Valentine's Day with kids: 10 sweet and fun traditions to start this year 1 year ago

Valentine's Day with kids: 10 sweet and fun traditions to start this year

We LOVE love.

As every parent will know, once children enter the equation, even Valentine's Day will involve new ways of celebrating (I vividly remember one year, when my little boy was a baby, having dinner with his bouncy chain ON the dining table to keep him happy and entertained while also eating a romantic meal a deux).

However, while romantic love should always be celebrated, of course, now that you are a mama, there are also so many new, fun new ways to celebrate the cutest Valentines of all—your children.

Here are 10 sweet new traditions to start with your little ones this month – and keep up come next year:

1. Give cards

You are never too young to state how you feel on a card – so get the whole family involved in making and writing (if they are old enough to) cards to each other.

2. Make breakfast a cute affair


Start the day off in a cute way – use cookie cutters for all they are worth, because toast and bagels and everything, really, taste better when it is heart shaped.

3. Bake heart-shaped cookies

The simplest of sugar cookie recipes will do – today, it is all about the frosting and sprinkles.

4. Decorate the house


It doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming – some bunting and a few heart-shaped balloons will be more than enough to set the scene.

5. Start a fun (and themed) snack tradition

Salty pretzels drizzled with melted while chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles is in every way the perfect Valentine's Day snack.

6. Start a Valentine's Day movie night tradition


Lady and the Tramp is a good one for younger kids, for slightly older ones, how about a classic like "My Girl" or any cute or romantic comedy will do too.

7. Say it with donuts

Donuts are (still) having a moment, and for Valentine's, we say go all out.

8. Make hot chocolates


These pink ones are bound to go down a TREAT.

9. Craft, craft, craft

Because your kids will love doing this with you – and because you'll have some seriously cute and sentimental decorations at the end.

10. Celebrate "Galentine's" Day

If you are the mama of a little girl, take the opportunity to celebrate all things girly on this day. Bonus points for twinning!

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