Create Valentine’s family dinner that will be a night of laughter and connection!
Having Valentine’s family dinner is a great way to connect as a family unit and to focus on celebrating together. During February, I love to find time to go on a date with my husband but on Valentine’s Day, it has become a fun tradition to have a family dinner.
A Valentine’s family dinner does not have to be over the top or stressful. There are simple ways you can create a night to remember!
How to Create a Valentines Family Dinner
Decide on the menu.
Sticking with the simple theme, I love the idea of making heart-shaped pizzas. You can use store dough or use my pizza dough recipe. Either make one large pizza or make personal pizzas. Hunny I’m Home has adorable ideas for the pizzas!
Add in a salad, veggie tray, or fruit tray! For dessert, try making some heart cookies! I love how Mauri shows us how to make delicious cookies!
Decide on the decor.
One easy way is to use paper plates. Another idea is to just add in a touch of pink or red with the napkin. Keep it simple and fun. We have used candles for this dinner and battery-operated candles always make things super easy!
Plan some connection time.
Conversation Cards – Use Valentine’s Day conversation cards to help create some fun connection time during the dinner. Prep these ahead of time by printing them and cutting them out. Then place them in a bowl or jar. You can take turns asking a question and answering it.
I Love You Print- Another fun idea is to use the I love you print. Simply print this off and cut out the heart. Then write why you love the family member that the heart is for. I suggest printing off a lot of these. You can do them for all of your family members and you could have enough printed so everyone can fill them out for each other.
Get these printables here!
It is a great way to connect us all. If you have toddlers, just let them color their hearts!
Let go of expectations.
I always try to remind myself to make the plans but to hold them loosely. Kids get sick. Tantrums happen and sometimes things just do not go as we had hoped. This does not mean that we give up on being intentional. It means we continue to press on and have grace. We can remember that it does not have to be perfect to be meaningful. Grab the Valentine’s conversation cards and get ready to have fun!
Want more family Valentine’s activities? Check out this great list of activities and the family valentine’s mailboxes!
WELCOME TO THE WEDNESDAY LINK PARTY! MEET YOUR HOSTS:
Jaclyn from Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams
Brittany from Dreams and Coffee
Mary Leigh from Live Well Play Together
Tiffany from Lake Life State of Mind
Lindsay from Lindsay’s Sweet World
Keri from Cultivate an Intentional Life