10 Ideas to Make Valentine’s Day Fun For The Whole Family!

Valentine’s Day is usually thought of as a holiday for romantic love. But why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day as a special family day?  Using this winter holiday as a time of family togetherness is a fun way to share the love.

Kids Activities Blog is in favor of activities that can bring families closer together. A day devoted to love is the perfect time to celebrate family!

Make this Valentines Day family day

Valentine’s Day Family Fun

This Valentine’s Day there are lots of ways to celebrate family love.

Communicate love with your words this Valentine’s Day

Here are some simple ways we can show love to our families.

  • No Complaints – Use the 24hr period of Valentines Day to ban complaints. Parents included!  
  • Be the first to apologize – If you have done something hurtful or inconsiderate take this time to apologize.  As a parent, it is often hard to admit when we are wrong, and yet, apologizing can bring you closer together!
  • Tell a love story – Tell the kids one of the reasons that you fell in love with their mom or dad (even if you are separated from your child’s other parent, this is good for your kid to hear).
  • Share the love – Tell your family members that you love them. It is amazing how important those words are!

Family Day Activities

  • Go on a date together as a whole family –  Is there a family event or place that your kids enjoy where you can be together?   We love going to play centers and the park if the weather is nice.
  • Share a meal – Have a picnic as a family. On cold days it can be really fun to spread a sheet out on the living room floor. The change of scenery makes the meal more exciting for the kids, and the paper plates make clean-up fun for the parents!
  • Create a surprise – Encourage your kids do help you with a surprise for your spouse or another family member. You can decorate a welcome home banner, decorate pictures, bring him something at work, be creative. Think about doing a family secret pal activity.
  • Be close – Cuddle together as a family. If your kids are young, have a tickle-fest! My preschoolers love being with their mommy & daddy.
  • Be thankful – Look for three things to thank each of your family members for throughout the day.
  • Be thoughtful – Make an extra effort to actively listen to to your children and your spouse. Ask them leading questions to encourage them to talk to you.

Valentine’s Day as Family Day

There are lots of ways you can celebrate this Valentines Day in a special family way.  The main thing is to step back and think about what might make a special memory beyond flowers and candy.

 Thanks to  Aimee for inspiring this post.  If you are looking for more Family Day ides, check out this  top ten.

Do you have unique Valentine’s Day traditions? Tell us about them in the comments!


  1. Last year my husband and I gave my 2 girls a spa day Valentines. We made up a brochure and everything. They got a mani/pedi, a massage, a glow in the dark bubble bath, mud mask facial and candle light dinner. They thought they were QUEENS!! We had a blast!

  2. We are going on a date a couple days later as a family to see a glow in the dark puppet show and have lunch.

  3. This sounds great and I never thought of making the valentine day as a family day. Thanks for giving some awesome tips to have a great family day.

  4. Love this idea!!! Well done, mama! 🙂

  5. My husband and I like to dress up fancy with our 2 girls, who are 6 and 8, and have a fancy dinner at home for Valentine’s day. Sometimes the girls like to wear their “dress up” clothes, sometimes they wear their sunday clothes. My hubbie and I wear our sunday best. We eat on our fancy china, use cloth napkins, crystal glasses (carefully), and I cook something “fancy”. the girls think this is the best ever!! We even use candlelight. My hubbie and i go out another night, just the two of us, but the girls know that our love as a family is just as important as our love as a couple.

  6. Such a wonderful idea. Love it!

  7. Amy @ Serving Pink Lemonade says:

    Love these ideas!

  8. Lauren Earl says:

    Thanks for these fabulous ideas!!!!

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