Family Valentines Day Ideas for a Special day Together

Family Valentines Day Ideas are great for those that will be spending the day with their little ones too. 

family valentines day ideas

I know, for us, we like to spend the day with the kids and do some fun things together. After the kids go to bed, we then settle down with a glass of wine and watch a movie. No fireworks. No incredibly romantic gestures. Just together. That’s perfect to me.

10 Family Valentine’s Day Ideas 

1. Make a Special Breakfast Together

Heart shaped pancakes with strawberry hearts and a little whipped cream make an amazing Family Valentine’s Day Breakfast!  

2. Do a Family Craft

Buy a large canvas and create a lovely piece of art as your family that can be hung on the wall. Using your hands dipped in paint to create heart shapes on the canvas, is a lot of fun and can make some awesome wall art! 

3. Bake Treats

Check out some awesome Valentine’s Day Recipes that you can make with your family. Set to work making the treats together. Get your hands dirty, have a flour fight. You may end up with a few hubby flour hand prints on your bottom… That’s ok just wipe em off! Just let go and have fun. 

4. Decorate Together

You can use some time to make your own Valentine’s Day decorations and decorate the house! Put up some streamers, wrap each other in streamers… Just enjoy!

5. Make Special Drinks

Make some special Valentine’s Day Drinks like this really cute Shirley Temple Recipe from This Lil Piglet!

6. Local Family Friendly Activities

Search for Family Friendly Valentine’s Day activities in your area and participate in them with your family! There are lots of towns and cities that will have special activities for your family like craft shows, concerts and potlucks. 

7. Involve Other Members of your Family

If you live far away from your family, use face time or another application to video chat with the rest of your family and spread the love! 

8. Have a Dance Party 

Make a playlist of fantastic songs and have a dance party with your family in the living room. Put your dancing shoes on and boogie on down. Have a dance competition even, winner gets more treats!

9. Get Dressed up

Get all dressed up in your fanciest clothes, even if you aren’t going anywhere! 

10. Go on a Family Dinner Date

Pick your favorite Family restaurant and end the night with a delicious family dinner out. No clean up, no mess! 

What are your Favorite Family Valentine’s Day Ideas?


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) on February 9, 2015 at 7:52 am

    We actually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house, but we do many of these things for the other holidays we do celebrate.

  2. Deborah A. on February 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I love this. We tried for YEARS to have kids. Now that we have our two, Valentine’s Day feels like a day to celebrate our love for each other. All of us, not just my husband and I. We don’t even try to go out for V-day anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kelly Hutchinson on February 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I love the idea of doing something as a family for Valentines Day. We just did a fun craft, so the breakfast would be great for us to try!

  4. Amanda on February 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    These are great! Valentine’s Day is about all kinds of love not just between a couple.

  5. Mandi on February 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    They don’t know it, but we are doing heart shaped pancakes with sprinkles for breakfast and a special dinner (not cooked by me!). And of course, chocolate!

  6. mamabear6910 on February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    we don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day. We don’t go out since it is hard to get a babysitter. We will have a nice dinner and a movie.(kid Friendly of course)

  7. Crystal @ Sew Creative on February 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Such great ideas not just for Valentine’s Day but for all year long! I love the idea of getting dressed up and going for dinner. We go for dinner fairly often but not dressed up in our finest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Angie@Echoes of Laughter on February 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I love all of these ideas! Especially since a lot of these things can be done without spending any money! We alway usually have a special breakfast of homemade waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. And if everyone is too rushed in the morning, then we have it for dinner! Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

  9. Randa on February 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Baking treats sound like a great idea, my son has recently expressed his love of decorating cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. kathyssavings1 on February 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    These are some great ideas. I actually plan to do some of them. My daughters love to decorate, so I’m definitely thinking of decorating the place for Valentine’s Day. I’m so glad it’s on a weekend this year!

  11. Ann B (@AnnBac9) on February 9, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Great list! I would love to do many of the items with the family. I think a family dinner sounds like a great way to treat everyone. Like you mentioned….no clean up, no mess.

  12. Autumn @Mamachallenge on February 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Great ideas! My family will probably be making a special breakfast and eating out that night!

  13. Liz Mays on February 10, 2015 at 12:16 am

    These are all really cute ideas. I never thought of having a dance party. That would be so fun!

  14. tammileetips on February 10, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Oh I love these ideas!! So much better to build memories then to just give gifts.

  15. NPC on February 10, 2015 at 8:53 am

    These are great ideas!! ๐Ÿ™‚ We always do family dinner dates!

  16. kwhiz84 on February 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I love all these great ideas! Thanks

  17. Sarah Marturano on February 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What awesome ideas! I love the idea to involve members of your family. That usually gets overlooked on V-Day.

  18. Amy Desrosiers on February 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    My family will be enjoying a nice lunch and maybe a trip to the mall? Not sure what the day will bring yet,

  19. Kristin on February 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    love your list! We are spending the day as a family and these would be a lot of fun to do together. Baking treats is on my to-do list.

  20. Debi on February 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    We love doing crafts. We tend to do them for every season and holiday

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