Incorporating a fun, family centered celebration for Valentine’s Day can become a sweet tradition. Carving out a romantic date with your beloved can remain a priority, while setting time aside to celebrate as a family. In our home we figured out how to do both and our kids look forward to our annual Family Valentine’s Day Dinner! My husband and I choose a date night, either on or around Valentine’s Day, and on a separate night we have a family fondue feast with the fondue pots we were gifted at our wedding almost 22 years ago. This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, so we will have our at home fondue night on Valentine’s Day and my husband and I have made plans to celebrate the following weekend. Here are 6 family fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home and around Waco.
3 Family Fun Ways to Celebrate At-Home
1. Fondue Dinner
Fondue dinner is a family favorite! You can purchase fondue pots at an affordable price on Amazon. We always fix a meat in addition to our staple cheese and chocolate fondue recipes. We dip fresh vegetables and French bread in the cheese, while dipping pound cake, strawberries, and marshmallows in the chocolate for dessert. You can find our favorite cheese fondue recipe, we use every year, here!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast
When you and your husband make plans for the evening you can still make your kids feel special by kicking off the day with a family Valentine’s Day breakfast – complete with waffles cut into hearts with cookie cutters. Make it easy with festive paper plates, napkins, and cups and a little sweet treat or gift to kick off the special day! This works great with younger children because their bed time will most likely be around the time of your reservation! That way everyone feels special.
Indoor Picnic and Scavenger Hunt
Food can be simple or lavish while clearing a living space, laying down a favorite quilt or blanket, and having an indoor picnic since February is typically cold. Top off the evening with a pre-prepared scavenger hunt made with hearts cut come from construction paper. Each heart will offer age-appropriate clues that will lead to the next heart and/or treat. This is a fun way to mix it up and makes a fun tradition!
3 Family Fun Places to Celebrate in Waco
This is a fun family activity that can work with different ages – all the way from preschoolers to teens. Schedule a time as a family to go and paint a Valentine’s Day keepsake your children can place in their rooms or gift to you.
As kids get older, they are always looking for an activity, music, and food. Top Golf Waco appeals to all ages, serves food, and offers games to accommodate and include smaller children such as mini golf and corn hole. If the weather is chilly, they have large heaters through the facility that offer the warmth of the inside while still playing some outdoor games the entire family enjoys!
This is a way to include all ages while carving out that special family time during a game of bowling or pool. You also have the option to purchase snacks, eat a full dinner, add laser tag, or make it more affordable by sticking strictly to the game section. No matter what you choose, you customize your experience to the age and budget of your family while everyone enjoys a good time.
Hopefully this list will provide you with a few fun new ideas for how to turn Valentine’s Day into more of a family affair! Drop your favorite ways to celebrate in the comments below.