Valentine’s Day is all about love, so why not spend the day celebrating with your little ones and let them know just how special they mean to you? We’ve rounded up a list of simple ideas for your family to celebrate all things love-related.
1. Redefine Valentine’s Day Gifts
While we all love receiving and giving Valentine’s gifts, one of the best gifts you can give to your loved ones is spending quality time with them. Try making your own storybook about love together with your little ones and get them involved in drawing hearts and illustrations.
Here’s a prompt for you: What do you love about (family member)? What’s your favourite memory with this person?
Another great and thoughtful gift idea is arts and crafts activities with little ones. There’s nothing more enjoyable than getting your hands all messy and creating something by yourself!
We love making natural bath bombs with our little ones with Nailmatic Kids bath bomb kit. The base materials of the bath bombs are made with natural ingredients and are ultra-gentle on your little one’s skin. After the DIY time, they get to enjoy a warm and bubbly bath too!
2. Enjoy a specially made breakfast on the day
Celebrate the day of love together over some quality breakfast! Go for homemade pancakes topped with your little one’s favourite fruits and syrups, or heart-shaped waffles! You can also get your little ones involved by having them draw hearts with syrup on their plate too.
3. Decorate the house with all things love related
Dress up your apartment with all things love-related and get everybody in the festive mood! You can also set up a balloon arch as a centerpiece in your living room and have a mini photoshoot with your family. If you’re looking for a more sustainable home decor solution that can still tie back to Valentine’s Day, we love Lorena Canal’s heart cushion and they look super cute and sharp on any sofa!
4. Slip in cute love notes everywhere
Let your little ones know just how much you love them by tucking little construction paper hearts with love notes into their backpack, lunchbox, and jacket so they can find them throughout the day! Here are some love note prompts: what makes your little one extra special and what you appreciate about them.
5. Make your own chocolate at home
If your little ones have a sweet tooth, get them busy with a chocolate workshop at home! You can make your own truffles and chocolate-coated strawberries, have some tea after and just snuggle up for the rest of the afternoon.
6. Get everyone to bake sweet treats
Nothing says "I love you" like a freshly baked treat made with love. Get your little ones in the kitchen to help make heart-shaped cookies, cupcakes, or even a chocolate cake. Make your baked creation extra special by adding a personal touch such as putting their names on the cookie!
7. Love Actually kind of movie night
Snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn and sweets, and pull out your latest Netflix movie collection! Love Actually is also a classic, and watch a bunch of your favorite love-themed movies together. You can also make a list of romantic comedies that everyone in the family will enjoy.