Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Home with Kids

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In the middle of a pandemic Valentine’s Day might look a little different than the typical romantic dinner out at a fancy restaurant. If we can surrender our prior expectations and embrace the uniqueness of our current circumstances we can find ways to make Valentine’s Day a fun and meaningful time to celebrate our loved ones, even while staying home with the whole family. This might be a little more chaotic and rowdy than an expensive dinner, but the memories of creating a sweet celebration for the whole family can last a lifetime.

Decorations for Valentine’s Day at Home

Decorations can help set a sweet ambiance. They can be as simple as lighting a special candle and buying a bouquet of fresh flowers, or you could incorporate any of the store-bought or homemade options below.

Store-bought

Homemade

Activities

Food for Valentine’s Day at Home

Themed foods are a great way to make holidays feel extra special. For Valentine’s Day at home or other holidays at home, my family likes to do special dinners like Charcuterie Boards or Cheese Fondue that tend to be a whole experience where we linger around the table longer, snacking and talking. You could even get the kids involved in helping to make a sweet treat and make it a yearly tradition you do together going forward.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snack

Dessert

For additional ideas for your family to celebrate in a fun way, check out this post: Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party.

What are you doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?

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Shannon recently moved to Columbus with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading books, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog shannonmangerchine.com.