Valentine’s Day is not always about couples and romance. Mighty Mommy has 5 ways to show your family love on February 14th.
With the holidays behind us and a long winter ahead, Valentine’s Day really comes at the perfect time. Although Valentine’s Day focuses primarily on couples and romance, why not change it and celebrate the day with your family?
Here are 5 ways to show your whole family the love of February 14:
Get everyone excited with an invitation
Invite your children to a Valentine’s Day show full of fun. Publish a creative invitation in a place where you see it: the kitchen, the bathroom mirror, next to the pillows in your rooms. Use festive scrap paper to shine and shine!
Decide what you would like to do in advance. Maybe create a special menu or make a movie (either at home or in the theater). Whatever is fun, Valentine’s Day is about what you are planning, be sure to show it in your invitation.
Decorate the house
The night before Valentine’s Day, after the children go to bed, decorate the house a little.
Try preparing a festive table for breakfast. Use colorful, red or pink place mats and sprinkle decorative confetti in the center. Create a centerpiece with hearts, Valentine’s sweets and other affordable items you can buy.
Hang the roof paper construction hearts with fishing line to add some additional magic to your home.
Start the day off
Feed your family with an extra special breakfast.
Heart-shaped breakfast items are easy to make and give your breakfast a Valentine’s touch. Use an extra large cookie cutter to shape your French toast, pancakes or waffles and eat your heart.
Of course, the red and pink sprinkles and the M & M’s, the strawberries and the whipped cream will really take your breakfast goodies to the next level.
Play fun and cheerful music to help set the tone of your day of fun and love.
Hide and Seek
Surprise your children and partner with a Valentine card hidden under your breakfast plate. Leave a couple of fun clues on the card to find your Valentine’s Day gift: a new book, a stuffed animal, movie tickets or maybe an iTunes gift card.
This will give them something exciting and fun to wait until everyone gathers at home again to share a cozy Valentine’s dinner.
Cook a festive Valentine’s dinner
Prepare a dinner filled with your favorite foods to keep Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day. Make pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, roast beef with mashed potatoes or the dishes that your family likes best.
Serve all in party trays and decorative dishes that you can easily find at a party store. This helps improve it and lets your family know that you took the extra time to make your Valentine’s night special.
If you are drinking wine, serve the children sparkling grape juice in small plastic wine glasses. Propose a toast at the beginning of the dinner for your amazing family and let them know how much they mean to you. After all, this day is about love and affection!