Valentines is such a sweet holiday to celebrate. We love showing our fondess for friends and family members and we love pink and fuschia so we celebrate in a big way all month long! See here for past Valentine’s parties and treat ideas. This year, we are making 1 new Valentine’s food/dessert each week leading up to Valentine’s for the entire month! And we are hosting a series of playdates and parties to keep the celebration going! How are you planning to celebrate this special holiday? In case you needed ideas, I put together this list of 5 simple ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Kids.
- Deck the walls! With easily, removable stick-on decals like these black hearts, you can easily transform any space into a photo-shoot worthy wall (and then use them again and again)! Thanks Wall Decor Plus More! I also added banners to the mirror – the heart one was from the Target dollar bin, the pink flags were from a Michaels sale years ago and the other one is a random ribbon I had. I find that hanging and displaying things in odd numbers like the 3 garlands here, makes for the best presentation. I learned that from a home makeover show on TV. So it must be right, Right? Concentrate on making one wall a focal point and you’ll have an Instagram-worthy backdrop in no time!
- Make your sweetheart a Valentine’s ice cream sandwich! Take any ice cream sandwich, cut a heart out while frozen, and add pink/red sprinkles to the ice cream sides! (This is easy for kids to do by rotating the ice cream sandwich in a ziploc bag full of sprinkles). Or your child might want to decorate his/her ice cream sandwich by drawing a heart on top with frosting and adding Valentines candies to the side.
- Make your own Valentine’s cards for your classmates without dolling out more candy. Try this easy to create, goldfish cracker Valentine which reads, “Dear Valentine, I’m so glad we’re in the same school.” And you’ll be a hit with the kids AND parents! All you need is this printable, a clear baggy (without ziploc seal), and cute washi tape. Print and cut printable, insert into baggy along with goldfish and tape up! Kids can sign the bottom and will love being able to craft their own valentines with their own little hands.
- Enjoy an UN-romantic mommy and me meal in a pink restaurant! In NYC, I highly recommend checking out this darling, tiny restaurant so pretty in pink it will have YOU blushing! Pietro Nolita (click through for full review and all the pics) Extra points to you if you show up dressed in pink like our little divas did!
- Play Dress Up! It’s far too often that moms are behind the camera shooting the kids and not with them in the picture. Use the holidays as a reminder to track your child’s growth next to you by taking yearly Valentine’s picture with your most favorite Valentine! Have the little ones choose the color theme. Pink? Fuschia? Red this year? What will it be? And have fun playing a little dress up together! Click here for more mommy and me Valentine’s outfit inspiration!
Want MORE ideas? I’m glad you asked! Click here for a homemade, heart-shaped, pop tart recipe, here for 5 steps to planning a Galentine’s party for the little girls, here for a Wild Valentine’s party for toddlers, and here for 6 tips on hosting a Valentine’s pancake and pajama playdate!
Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment on which idea you liked best. Will you be trying any of these this year?