This is the post where I share some of the special things I do at home to make Valentine’s Day special chez moi. For the kids. For my prince. Even for me. Here are my Tips For Making Valentine’s Day Special…
Lunch Box Notes are an easy (and FREE) way to make Valentine’s Day Special. A simple post-it note saying “I love you” is perfection.
I love making Special Meals for Valentine’s Day (and birthdays and most holidays – I special days require special meals). I highly recommend the easy Valentine’s Day recipes in my Romantic Dinner Ideas post or this recipe for Ravioli Hearts with Brown Butter Sauce because they all follow my philosophy “Valentine’s Day should be easy”. And parents just need more easy don’t they?!
Time Together really makes Valentine’s Day. I ensure we all have a sit down dinner where we can talk about our days. Even the bad stuff in our days. It connects.
Yes, I already have the class Valentine’s Day Cards ready to go (I’m such a keener!). Those class cards are such an activity in school. My kids always come home with a brown paper bag of them. We love to put on some Music and play “show n’ tell” with the class Valentine’s. Though I prefer Michael Bublé my big kids will certainly choose a playlist of Bruno Mars.
And of course we gift. Gifts (homemade or store bought) are always a treat. Whether it be a “I Love Bacon” t-shirt for my big kids or a jar with “reasons why I love you” handmade…gifting is good. So are Red and White themes – from clothing to home decorations – it puts you in the mood. I don’t expect Flowers on Valentine’s Day and Surprises like flower, sweet treats, and cards can really bring a smile to my face.
And there is nothing better than cuddling up next to your sweetheart on the couch – under a mountain of Warm Blankets. Ok maybe better than that would be Hugs and Saying “I Love You” to that sweetheart.