How is it already time to start planning for Valentine’s Day? Is it me or does it feel like we just celebrated Christmas and the New Year? Even though Valentine’s Day is a more informal holiday, I still enjoy planning different things throughout the day to make it a special time for my family. However, I try to keep the spending under control since we are coming off the heels of Christmas. Instead of only focusing on gift giving, I also plan activities that will be fun for the kids.
Below, I have listed some of my favorite activities (which are also linked on my Pinterest Page under Valentine’s day) that I have done in years past and turned out to be a big hit with my family. I have also included some small gift ideas for my hubby, kids and even myself! Happy Valentine’s Day!
For the Kids:
This onesie is so sweet for a little girl or boy. It also comes in black and is available up to 18 months.
What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs and steals the hearts of all those around him? This is such a cute t-shirt and is under $15 with free shipping!
I love this tutu skirt for girls. If it’s a chilly night you can pair it with tights and leggings for a fun look!
I am loving these fun mailbox kits for kids! They can be used at home or school to store all of their Valentine’s Day cards. Plus it doubles as an activity for them to do to keep busy!
This has got to be one of the sweetest keychains I have ever seen for your man. Plus, it gets great reviews, is under $10 and has free shipping! Win!
This is such a fun and silly shirt to give your guy. It combines sweet and funny without being overly mushy!
These mugs are so adorable and I am digging the pretty pale pink color and sweet saying on them. A perfect way to start your morning off alone or with your Valentine!
How fun are these matching shirts for the entire family? It would make the cutest photo session and they are all reasonable prices!
ACTIVITIES TO TRY
This mini stack of pancakes is super cute and easy to make!
We have set up a create your own pizza station with our kids before and they love it! All you need to do to make it different for Valentine’s Day is make the pizzas into hearts!
This is a fun, easy and romantic appetizer that you could share with your Valentine.
My kids love making cards for everyone they know! I love how these are personalized with their handprints!
This is another easy craft idea for the kids to make. They could also be used as cards or as a gift for someone!
This game is super easy to create and keeps the kids busy for a while, if they don’t eat all the game pieces!
This is a great game to get the kids to burn some energy and move around! It can also be customized to make it easier or harder depending on the age range!
We have made this snack mix a ton in the past and it is always a hit in our house!