Top 20 Valentine’s Day Activities and Recipes
Spending time with your loved ones is a great way to show you care, and what’s more special than creating something you made with love? Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day as a couple or as a family, there are a variety of activities and recipes to make this holiday memorable!
We have compiled a list of 10 of our favorite activities and 10 mouth-watering recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While a few of these activities and recipes appeal primarily to adults, many of these ideas will work well for family and friends of all ages.
Valentine’s Day Activities
Melted Crayon Hearts
This Valentine’s Day activity is not only a great family bonding activity, but it’s a great way to recycle old or broken crayons and breathe new life into them! To get started:
- Place roughly 100 unwrapped crayons in heart-shaped silicone molds
- Place them in an oven set to 250 degrees
- After the crayons have melted, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely
The completed molds can be used for homemade crafts and ornaments. Don’t have a heart-shaped mold on hand? You can also use plastic cups, egg cartons, cans, or ice cube trays to shape your new creations.
Hanging Flower Hearts
Creating a hanging flower heart is a quick and easy do-it-yourself project with endless customization options. Whether creating a surprise for a significant other or working together, the result will be a beautiful Valentine’s Day decoration. Using artificial flowers will make the hanging flower heart reusable for years.
Mason Jar Votives
Your family will have fun creating mason jar votives together. This do-it-yourself decoration combines mason jars, multiple colors of glitter, and paint to create visually pleasing candle holders. These votives are simple to make and can be created for any holiday or occasion by switching up the materials and colors used.
Felt Valentine Hearts
Felt Valentine hearts are simple to make, but they do require sufficient time. This project is also kid-friendly, making it an ideal choice for a family Valentine’s Day activity. An inexpensive shopping trip to any craft store and some creative energy yields a beautiful and reusable Valentine’s Day decoration. You will need:
- Styrofoam Heart
- 1 yard Felt (off the bolt)
- Straight Pins
- Scissors or a Rotary Cutter
- 3-inch circle pattern
Now is the perfect time to put in writing how much your family means to you. Give everyone a piece of paper and ask them to write down what they love the most about their family, friends, and life. This inexpensive family (or couples) activity will create a great discussion opportunity and put gratitude front and center this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Tissue Wreath
This Valentine’s Day Tissue Wreath is easy enough for small kids to participate and is a fun way to add the Valentine’s Day spirit to your home. You can create this wreath using:
- Cardboard (a pizza box is perfect)
- Butcher paper
- Tissue paper
- Kid-friendly paint
While the example wreath is a circle, you could easily make it a heart shape, too, to feel even more like Valentine’s Day.
Homemade Heart Bird Feeder
Show some Valentine’s Day love to your neighborhood feathered friends during National Bird Feeding Month with this easy-to-make Homemade Heart Bird Feeder. Simply cut a piece of toast into a heart shape, slather it in peanut butter and birdseed, punch a hole in it, let it dry, then hang it where you can watch through a window as birds enjoy your creation!
Shaken Painted Hearts
Toddlers and paint are usually a messy combination, but these Shaken Painted Hearts are the exception to the rule. Not only is the project itself low mess, but you can include your small child in the cleanup process as a separate activity. Using a shaken box and easy-to-clean toys or other small materials, you can create unique painted hearts without a massive scrub of your table or child afterwards.
Stuffed Heart Balloon
While it isn’t technically a balloon since it doesn’t float, the Stuffed Heart Balloon is a fun Valentine’s Day project you can do with kids of just about any age. The hardest part of this craft is arguably finding newspaper to stuff it with. So, if you get your news online these days, you might want to try using marbles or pillow stuffing.
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt to Find the Ways I Love You
A scavenger hunt with love notes. While the Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt was designed for kids, you could do it with your spouse, as well. The whole family can participate in the scavenger hunt together on Valentine’s Day – or you can hide one or more notes every day for a week or two leading up to the holiday. The best part is your child or partner can keep the love notes forever to remind them how much you care.
Valentine’s Day Recipes
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
What could be better than chocolate and strawberries on Valentine’s Day? Making these cupcakes is a three-part process, but the end result will please Valentines of all ages! Kids can help make the chocolate batter, decorate the cupcakes, and cut the strawberries.
Strawberry Heart Cream-Cheese-Filled Cookies
The recipe for this Valentine’s Day dessert is relatively simple. You will need strawberry cake mix, eggs, shortening, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. This treat is an excellent choice for get-togethers involving families and friends.
Valentine’s Day Brownies
Get the entire family to participate in the baking and decorating process. Valentine cookie cutters can be used to customize your brownies into heart shapes, flowers, angels, and more. The kids can also have fun decorating the brownies with their favorite frosting.
Lovers’ Beef Burgundy Filet
This Valentine’s Day dinner is said to be a great date-night meal thanks to the perfect pairing of the filet and wine. With a bit of planning, lovers’ beef burgundy filet can be as simple to prepare as it is indulgent to enjoy.
Pink Champagne Mocktail
Despite it being called “champagne,” this beverage is kid-friendly (non-alcoholic). Mixing pink champagne mocktails is simple, and it’s a fun drink for Valentine’s Day. Cheers to another year filled with love!
Red Citrus Salad with Berries, Pears, and Pomegranates
Simple, delicious, healthy, and the perfect color for Valentine’s Day, this salad can be a vegetarian appetizer, dessert, or light dinner. Simply:
- Cut 2 blood oranges, 1 red grapefruit, and 1 red pear into wedges
- Scatter pomegranate seeds and raspberries over the top
- Add Greek yogurt and honey
- Top it all off with lime zest to make this colorful creation
Valentine’s Day Baked French Toast
Start Valentine’s Day with a delicious breakfast you don’t need to wake up early to make. Since you can prepare the French toast the night before and refrigerate it, all you have to do is pop it in the oven when you wake up. Making it in a heart-shaped pan is the perfect way to start your family’s Valentine’s Day with a little love.
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
Pepperoni. Pizza. Dip. Could any three words be more suited to go together? Served in a heart-shaped cast iron casserole dish, this cheesy delight makes a delicious start to Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Serve this Pepperoni Pizza Dip with a warm, sliced baguette for the ultimate savory treat.
Puff Pastry Berry Hearts
People who don’t love heavy chocolate desserts will adore these Puff Pastry Berry Hearts for Valentine’s Day. They’re also so simple to make. Simply:
- Defrost a package of frozen puff pastry
- Cut it into hearts using cookie cutters
- Whip up a simple whipped cream while the puff pastries bake
- Cut the hearts in half
- Add the whipped cream and raspberries in the middle
Creamy Thyme Chicken with Sautéed Apples and Mushrooms
This tasty chicken dish only takes half an hour to prepare, leaving most of your evening free to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your family and friends. Best yet, this sweet and savory meal only uses one skillet, so you don’t have to spend extra time scrubbing pots and pans after the meal.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sky Cove South
Regardless of how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, we believe home is where the heart is. When you call Sky Cove South home, there’s always something fun to do with the family. The team at Sky Cove and Sky Cove South wishes you and your family a Happy Valentine’s Day.
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