10 Valentine’s Day Dates for the Family

Let’s be honest. If you have a baby, the chances of sneaking away for an amazing romantic Valentine’s Day date are slim. But that doesn’t mean you need to skip out on the holiday altogether. There are plenty of ways to celebrate love without leaving home. From a special breakfast to a 3-course meal, you can still enjoy the holiday this Thursday. Click through for 10 Valentine’s dates to enjoy at home with the whole family…

  • A Family Affair

    A Family Affair

    Click through for 10 fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family!

  • A Special Breakfast

    A Special Breakfast

    Why not start the day off right by celebrating love? Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast like heart-shaped pancakes or poached eggs on toast. Throw some strawberries and chocolate chips into your oatmeal for a special Valentine’s Day treat.

  • Movie Night

    Movie Night

    At the end of a long day, a movie is a great way to relax. If the entire family is watching, enjoy a kid-friendly love story like Lady & the Tramp or Aladdin. If it’s just you and your honey, find a classic love story like Gone with the Wind of Casablanca.

  • Reminisce Your Past

    Reminisce Your Past

    Look through some of your old photos and reminisce the times you’ve had together. From dating and marriage to vacations and new babies, it’ll be fun to see how far you’ve come. The kiddos will enjoy it, too!

  • A Picnic Lunch

    A Picnic Lunch

    Maybe you don’t have romantic reservations for dinner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a special meal. Sneak away to your favorite park for a picnic lunch with the whole family. If it’s too cold, enjoy a picnic indoors.

  • Love From Afar

    Spending Valentine’s Day apart? Take some sweet photos of you and the kids and email them to your love. How cute is this little photo shoot?

    Photo Shoot by Jen Gronick of Experience the Wonderful

  • Love Letters

    My friend Maggie and her husband exchange love letters every year. I can’t think of a more romantic way to tell your spouse how you feel about them, year after year.

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  • Reenact a Favorite Date

    Reenact a Favorite Date

    That night in Rome? A first date at Starbucks? A walk in the park? Nothing says “I love you” like remembering your sweet past. I’m sure the kids will love hearing about your days of old.

  • A Dance Party

    A Dance Party

    Turn on some oldies and get your groove on. Little ones will love to dance. When they’re asleep, you and your lover can break out the Marvin Gaye and Boys to Men!

  • A 3-Course Meal

    A 3-Course Meal

    Spend some time in the kitchen and whip up a romantic meal for the entire family to enjoy. Things like cheese fondue, a grilled steak, and creme brulee with chocolate covered strawberries are easy to do at home.

  • Make Something Together

    A Valentine’s craft project can be a fun way to celebrate with your family. How cute is this ‘heart-felt’ tree? Inside each heart is a little love note for each member of the family!

    Heart-Felt Tree by Caroline of Salsa Pie

What about you? How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day with your family?

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