Tips For Making Valentine’s Day Special

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…

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.

Romantic Dinner IdeasI 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. ;-)

Do you have any tips for making Valentine’s Day special?

Disclosure: #Spon. And my pasta is my fav. romantic dinner – true story. As always, the opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Nice post! I’d like any of these for Valentine’s Day! :)

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    All great ideas for Valentine’s Day! We will be doing several of them!

  3. kathy downey says:

    awesome idea,we will do some of these for the kids

  4. I’ll have some treats for the class, treats for the kids, and some chocolate trifle for myself ;-)

  5. All lovely ideas! I’m sending notes in my grandkids lunches this year!

  6. One year when things were particularly stressful, for the husband I did 14 days of Valentine’s starting on Feb. 1. They were corny and inexpensive Valentine’s cards, treats, theme items. It made him feel loved and special. Love your tips as well.

  7. great tips!

  8. I don’t have the Valentines ready yet but we have all our materials! Have to get on it ;)

  9. I’m single but I like sending Valentines to my friends.

  10. kristen visser says:

    i use to do lunch box notes all the time for my hubby !! i have to start doing that again he loved little surprise notes ;)

  11. lunch box notes are a great idea

  12. Everyone can use a warm blanket

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