Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day with the kids

We would love a Valentines day with just the hubby in a fancy hotel, complete with a couples massage, some sort or sparkling drink, maybe a bubble bath, swimming, watching a movie or a fancy restaurant or a trip just the two of you and sometimes this happens and it is special and unforgettable but we can't do that every year and then we have kids and we can't find a babysitter, or we have a baby that needs to be nursed or its on a school night. This doesn't mean we can't have fun on Valentines Day with the kids and even make it all about the kids and then when they go to bed you can pop in a movie and have that sparkling drink just the two of you. Today I am going to share some fun things you can do on Valentines day as a family that will make it special and fun for everyone.

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1. You can start out the day with a special Valentine's breakfast. Get heart themed paper goods at the dollar store, maybe have some heart balloons. Then make some pink pancakes with just a little food coloring and if you really want to make it fun make them heart shapes, with some red bacon and some strawberries complete with strawberry (pink) milk.  Don't you think your kids would think this is so fun to start out the day? I know Maddux would love it and Ty would too.

2. If your kids are in school you can put it a special valentines treat like these: HERE and HERE complete with a little note saying "Happy Valentines Day" and tell they why you love them.

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3. Dinner can be both romantic for the husband and fun for the kids. This year I thought it would be really fun to do my own Melting Pot dinner at home. Complete with an appetizer of spinach fondue with bread to dip, Caesar salad, Pork tenderloin with some yummy warm sauce to dip it in, and of course end the meal with some strawberries, marshmallows, and cheesecake dipped in some chocolate fondue. Your hubby will love this well because it is delicious and your little ones will think it is fun to dip everything all meal time.

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4. You can even take the whole family out on a date. I was thinking you could go to a movie, ice skating or do a fun activity such a bowling. We are going to be taking our kids bowling tomorrow after dinner. It will be fun for everyone in the family.

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5. Gift exchanging with your hubby is fun and you could of course still do this but why not get the kids just a little V-day gift to show them how much you love them. A shirt, a little inexpensive toy, or a movie with a little treat would be perfect.

I hope I was able to give you some fun ideas that you will be able to get your kids involved in during the Valentine's day festivities tomorrow. Whether it is just you and your hubby or your whole family celebrating together I hope you all have a fun and happy Valentine's day! Spread the LOVE!


Tiffany Renee said...

Great ideas! Valentine's day is about love for everyone, not just couples! And it's probably the most impossible day to find a babysitter!

Mariel said...

What a great post! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

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