Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Children

By Christine Salberg | Family

Feb 03
mother and daughters making Valentines cards

I knew I was a natural event planner from an early age. I always wanted to organize the doll tea parties, the Barbie vacations and later in life just about everything.

Inset_Kids_Valentine_01I went so far as to coordinate my children’s outfits to match their birthday invitations so that the scrapbook pages would be awesome. I have since taken it down a notch or two but suffice it to say I make a big deal out of any event!

My 22 year old son used to tease me when I insisted that we all have dinner together Friday because he would be on a hockey road trip for the weekend. “Mom I’ll be back Sunday, I’m not going away to University!” (He has since moved away to University, I am glad we had those dinners!)

So for me once Christmas is over it is time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day!

What’s not to love? Pink and red everything, chocolate, flowers, an excuse to get all sentimental with my grown children.

Wondering how to celebrate the holiday this year? It is on a Saturday so the sky is the limit! You can celebrate all weekend!

  1.  Spend the day making Valentine’s crafts.
  2.  Have a tea party, get dressed up and serve red, pink and white cupcakes.
  3. Make Valentine’s breakfast together. Heart shaped pancakes are easy and delicious.
  4. Play games together.
  5. Have a special family dinner. A home made heart shaped pizza is a fun meal the kids can participate in.
  6. Movie night with these kid-friendly love stories.
  7. Hide little notes all over the house for sweet surprises all day long.

Enjoy your little ones for they will be all grown up like mine in no time! No crafts or tea parties but the rest is fair game at my house!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

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