How About Some Non-Traditional Ideas For A Family Valentine’s Day?

Save money on a babysitter and enjoy Valentine’s Day as a family. Here are some fun ideas to show how much you love love! Adapt as you see fit. 🙂

1. Everyone help make a fancy dinner. Depending on the size of your family, everyone gets to pick a course. Make homemade heart-shaped pizza or hamburgers! Or have an indoor picnic!


2. Dress up and go out to a “fancy” restaurant. Not necessarily the most expensive, of course. Many restaurants will have specials or be decorated in a fun theme. For years, White Castle has hosted Valentine’s Day dinners with balloons, flowers, etc… I have friends who do this every year and they love it! (be sure to make reservations!).


3. Movies! If you have older kids, maybe put in a nice comedy/romantic comedy/musical. Who doesn’t like “Singin’ In The Rain”or “The Princess Bride”?

If you have younger kids, maybe a movie that deals with friendship such as “Toy Story” or “Wall-E”. Make some popcorn and settle in!


Paul Reyburn Paul has been an actor/director in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years and is very active in the MN theater community. His kid is really cool! He also writes the "Parental Writes" blog at
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