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Valentine’s Day 2022

Ahhh the season of love — February 14th, 2022 will mark the secondd Valentine’s Day that the world will celebrate in the midst of a pandemic. If you are still not ready for candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant, couple’s massage or a date at the movie theater, don’t worry — there are many fun and/or romantic ways to celebrate your love for each other — and for your kids! — in the comfort of your own homes.

Whether you’re planning to celebrate with the whole family or just with your significant other post-bedtime, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate at-home V-Day bash.


Family Activities ❤️

Movie Marathon

Make a a fort and cozy up in front of the screen all. day. long. Some of our current faves for the whole fam? Encanto, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Raya and the Last Dragon and Vivo And if you’re looking for a movie marathon past bedtime, here’s a lineup of romantic comedies to get you in the mood.

~ Brit

Love Tree Valentine’s Craft

This simple craft is a great way for each family member to tell the others what you love the most about them. Keep the little notes over the years to look back on when your kids are old and grown 😢. – via One Creative Mommy

~ Meg

Decorate Your Mailbox

A quick, fun craft that your kids can use to house all those Valentine’s Day cards they’ll get from family and friends.

~ Melissa

Valentine’s Day Craft

Do a Valentine’s craft with your littles — this Valentine’s Ladybug Graft is adorable, easy and fun! Here are a lot of cute projects that the whole family can partake in.

~ Marissa

Family Breakfast in Bed

There’s no better way to start the day than with breakfast in bed. Kids are crazy for this, really — and bonus points if you can pull off heart-shaped pancakes. Mimosas optional, but highly recommended.

~ Charlene

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin

A Valentine’s Day-themed sensory bin, like this one or this one is fun for kids and adults alike.

~ Marissa

Valentine’s Day Bracelets ~

Your kids will love these sweet little customizable bracelets — a great way to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.

~ Marissa

Take-Out from Your Local Restaurant

Not cooking/cleaning + supporting local businesses (especially during this time of waitstaff shortages) is a win/win this Valentine’s Day.

~ Meg

Cookie Decorating

You bake. Your kiddos do the rest. It’s an easy and delicious way to get your little ones involved in the festivities. Here are some tools of trade.

~ Charlene

Order a Fancy Dessert

Just because you’re not going out doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself and the fam to a sweet treat at home! Goldbelly ships delicious desserts right to you!

~ Marissa

Activities for Adults

Galentine’s Day Bake Off

Gather your best gals (virtually) and master this friendly V-day baking competition. You can then drop off your treats at each other’s doors for everyone to enjoy. No matter what, everyone’s a winner. Here’s a link with a few worthwhile recipes.

~ Charlene

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Wine, cheese and chocolate. With your other half. Then let the good time roll. Need we say more? You can participate in a virtual tasting here or here, or you can get this box with all the necessities. We also love Murray’s Cheese’s online offerings.

~ Charlene

Virtual Classes for Couples

Whether it’s a Champagne tour or a Valentine’s Day DIY happy hour, sign up for a virtual event that you and your partner are excited about. Other ideas: painting class or a virtual museum tour. The (virtual) world is your oyster. Check out Outschool for kid-friendly v-day classes.

~ Charlene

Show some love to your galentines.

Have a friend who’s been struggling the last year (or two)? Knacks has pre-made gift boxes that are sure to put a smile on your bestie’s face.

~ Marissa

Gifts Ideas for your Sweetie

Vuori Joggers ~ $89

Joggers are a wardrobe staple. Get your partner the cream of the crop — These Vuori joggers are super soft and moisture wicking, plus it’s made of recycled material.

~ Meg

Chocolate Fondue Maker ~ $29

Nothing say’s Valentine’s Day like chocolate covered strawberries. Use this fondue maker to create a fun V-Day dessert experience for the whole family… or to spark some romance after the kids are asleep!

~ Marissa

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker ~ $199

A friend recently gifted me this Nespresso machine, and it has literally changed my life. The coffee comes out so creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Honestly, Starbucks doesn’t even compare.

~ Marissa

Hearts Pendant Necklace ~ $48

This heart necklace is simple and sweet ❤️.

~ Meg

The Ultimate Game for Couples ~ $25

Put the kids to bed and enjoy some quality time as a couple with this fun game that initiates meaningful conversations and funny challenges.

~ Marissa

Date Night Bucket List ~ $20

Need a little help exploring new things to do as a couple? The Date Night Bucket List to the rescue. Printed on a cute collection of wood sticks, the prompts offer all sorts of ideas — from romantic adventures to intellectual stimulations.

~ Meg

Valentine’s Day would also be a great day to start our 8 Dates Challenge to strengthen your relationship and learn more about your significant other. How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments section!

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