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Valentine’s Day 2021

Ahhh the season of love — Candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant, couple’s massage, and a date at the movie theater. Not this year… In the midst of the pandemic, we are all forced to celebrate our love for each other in the comfort of our own homes, and you know what? We aren’t mad about it.

Whether you’re planning to celebrate with the whole family or just with your significant other once the kiddos are in bed, 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? Soul, Dora And the Lost City of Gold, Onward and Trolls World Tour. 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

Send Postcards with Hugs Inside

Spoiler alert: this is going to melt everyone’s heart. Have your little ones DIY V-day postcards with personalized hugs. This is perfect for grandparents or friends that you haven’t seen (much less hugged) during the pandemic.

~ Charlene

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 TP Roll Love Bug art project is adorable, easy and fun!

~ 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, 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 that are hurting 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 cocktail and truffle making happy hour class, 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

Recreate your first date… at home

Nothing like taking a trip down memory lane. Get creative by recreating your very first date with your other half… at home — whether it was at romantic French restaurant or at a frat party. Are you up to the challenge?

~ Charlene

Show some love to your galentines.

For that friend who’s been struggling hard this year, show her some love with this super thoughtful gift.

~ Marissa

Gifts Ideas for your Sweetie

Ascot Leather Slippers ~ $119

My husband’s work-from-home attire includes his ratty old slippers. I decided this would be a thoughtful winter essential gift to spruce up the “look.” Comfort and warmth = true love

~ Melissa

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

Kate Space Heart Mom Pendant Necklace ~ $34

This necklace with glittering pavé 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

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments section!

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