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12 Fun & Memorable Family Valentine's Day Ideas

girls making Valentine's Day cards with chocolate

Valentine’s Day, an entire day dedicated to love. A day typically centered on flowers, gourmet chocolates, and romantic dinners for two. While there is nothing sweeter than spending time with your significant other, why not make it a special day for all your loved ones and celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. To make sure your day is nothing but extraordinary, we’ve compiled an incredible list of fun family Valentine’s Day ideas.

12 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

  1. Share an Extraordinary Chocolate Moment
    Start Valentine’s Day off right by taking a minute to share a sweet chocolate treat with your loved ones. This delectable Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box of chocolates has something to delight everyone in the house – a chocolate truffle for your true love, a milk chocolate heart for your little one, and even some decadent caramels for you.  No matter what you choose, it’ll be love at first bite.

  2. Exchange Valentine’s Cards with the Entire Family
    Instead of just giving a Valentine to your significant other, exchange cards as a family. These fun and easy DIY Valentine’s Day cards make a great afternoon activity and are perfect for giving to family and friends.

  3. Host a Game Night
    Make it an evening of family fun with game night. Unplug from technology and choose from classic board games like monopoly, Catan, or charades. Need something a little more exciting? Change things up with a night of minute-to-win-it games.

  4. Make a Special Chocolate Dessert
    Grab your aprons and spend some time as a family making a decadent chocolate dessert. Chocolate fondue turns dessert into a fun activity, while these molten chocolate lava cakes are truly out of this world.

  5. Explore an Outdoor Activity
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family outdoors.  Spend the day skiing, hiking, or ice skating, then warm up and mallow out with a mug of organic hot chocolate. There’s nothing sweeter.

  6. Express Your Love
    Grab a notepad and a pen and have everyone make a list of five things they love about each family member. Whether it’s a quality they appreciate or an activity they cherish doing together, create one list per person, per family member.  After you are done, sit down together and take the time to share the lists. You might be pleasantly surprised at the heart-warming things they have to say.

  7. Relax With Movie Night
    Cozy up on the couch with the family for a relaxing movie night at home.  You can’t go wrong with classics like Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, or The Princess Bride. Just make sure there’s plenty of popcorn on hand (especially if it’s this homemade chocolate popcorn)!

  8. Have a Dance Party
    Turn up the music and start dancing. Make your family Valentine’s Day celebration an evening of fun with an at home dance party. Whether you love 80s power ballads, country love songs, or prefer chart-topping pop, Pandora is sure to make your evening moving and grooving with their numerous Valentine’s Day music stations.

  9. Share the Love
    Surprise and delight this Valentine’s Day with generous acts of kindness. Do a rose drop by leaving a little bouquet of flowers and a kind note to neighbors and friends. Or put together little care packages and send them to the extended family you won't be able to see. There are endless ways to spread love and kindness.

  10. Go on a Virtual Family Vacation
    Extend the holiday over the entire weekend with some virtual family fun. Spend the day taking a virtual visit to that museum you've always wanted to visit, watch a Broadway musical, or explore the National parks from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to go far to have a great time!

  11. Plant the Seeds of Love
    Winters can be gloomy. Spend an afternoon with your family starting seeds.  (We love this flower garden kit from fellow certified B Corporation®, Gardner’s Supply.)  Teach your little ones how to nurture and care for their plants. Then enjoy the colorful blooms all winter long.

  12. Let the Kids Pick
    Make Valentine’s Day “kid’s choice” day. Let your little ones decide the perfect way to celebrate and then just go with it. The key here is to fully embrace and partake in whatever they choose. They’ll be happy about having a say in your family Valentine’s Day ideas and you’ll have fun creating memories everyone will cherish.

Tell us how you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family! Did you pick one idea or two, or did you tackle the whole list and spread your celebration throughout the week? Share your extraordinary moments with us on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag it #ValentinesDay #makeitextroardinary.