I’m taking part in a fab Valentine’s day blog link up organised by the lovely Maybe Miss Molly. There’s 14 bloggers and we all have a post going live each day until Valentine’s Day. Mine is today. I’ve chosen to share with you some of my Valentine’s Day ideas for the whole family.
I know a lot of people see Valentine’s Day as a couple’s only day but when you have children, unfortunately you don’t always get to have the chance to be a couple so why not get the children involved too?? I mean we all love each other and I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to talk to your children about love and the meaning of love and just enjoying that time together as a family to grow and bond.
Here are my ideas and I hope you enjoy reading my post.
Why not all go for a nice day out and spend time together talking and walking and just having fun together?? We absolutely love going out as a family and enjoy spending time walking and enjoying the sights, living in North Wales we’re close to a lot of really pretty places.
Make heart shaped cookies together and your own Valentine’s day cards
No matter the age of the child they will still enjoy baking with you in the kitchen. Both the boys really like being in the kitchen and you can even get them to bring some friends to join in. It’s another great way to bond and they can even make cookies for their classmates. I also love nothing more than a handmade card and look forward to the 6 year olds creation in school, this is another great way to have fun and get them to write down why they love you or the recipeiant of their card.
Enjoy a movie night in
Who doesn’t love a movie night in on the sofa watching your favourite films, with snacks?? This is a great way to all get close and snuggle up and feel the love. It also gets the smaller ones involved too, it’s also fantastic if you’re on a budget and don’t want to be spending money going out.
Enjoy an overnight stay in a hotel
As a couple you would do this so why not let the munchkins enjoy the experience?? Even if you go and use any pool facilities they may have and let them swim, then head to the bar or restaurant for a drink and a bite to eat later on. Children need to be able to relax and let off steam too so why not enjoy it as a family?? They’ll love staying over somewhere new and the whole experience no matter the age.
Sit for a meal in or out and talk
This is a really important one for me I think, there’s nothing better than all sitting down together to enjoy a really nice cosy meal, whether you’re in a restaurant or at home. Take this time to talk about love and listen to what each other says and take it in turns to all choose one thing about each other as to why you love them. Children also love hearing stories about how mummy and daddy met, you could talk about that. I think it’s very important that they learn the right things about love. Let the children talk about what they think love is. Nothing bonds a family more than these special times together.
Putting little love notes in lunchboxes or school bags
This is very much a mum thing to do, and something I will be doing this year to not just the kiddies but for the OH too (if he’s not off for his paternity leave). It’s something to put a smile on their faces and lets them know you’re thinking about them throughout the day. You can hide a few for them to find in lunchboxes and schoolbags. Even the older ones as much as they say it’s embarrassing, secretly enjoy it. They could be having a bad day and boom, they see a little note and it will cheer them up again.
Whatever you decide to do as a family, just enjoy the quality time you have together. I find these days we don’t make enough time as families to spend together. Start your own Valentine’s Day Tradition, and set aside this one day to just enjoy and love each other.
Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions?? What do you enjoy doing as a family??
Lots of Love