A family fun Valentine's at home

Valentine's Day is a great excuse to bring the whole family into your love celebration!

Read-on for a few fun tips on bringing to life the perfect Valentines Day at home…

GET CRAFTY

Show how you feel and get into some valentine craft

  • Spread the love by writing Valentine cards for everyone in your family.
  • Make some envelope art – taking inspiration from your card or go with your heart. Use pencils, paints, stamps, stickers and or whatever you have laying around.
  • Make boxes out of recycled cards – perfect size for that special gift. All it takes is a couple of snips and tucks – download the instructions (you’ll never throw away a card again!).

FEED THE HEART & SOUL

Add a special valentine touch at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Have a heart-y breakfast – cut out toast hearts, make pancakes or waffles in heart shapes or use small heart shaped cookie cutters on fruit salad – and what says I love you more than breakfast in bed!
  • Champagne breakfast – gets the day off to a popping start.
  • Pack a picnic – take your picnic basket and rug to the back yard or head down to the local park. The kids can run around and you can sit back and relax – knowing you don’t have to drive home.
  • Dine at home in style – set the table with your ‘just-for-guests’ fine china and silverware, make a table centrepiece from flowers from the garden and put on your Sunday best.
  • Add a little zest with after dinner treats for adults only (after the kids are in bed of course).

Upcycle cards and make cute little gift boxes

flourish heart apricot
flourish heart mustard

SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET

Sweets treats will get you on their good side.

  • Make and decorate lovely biscuits – it’s fun to do and they taste great too! Our friends at Hallmark Think.Make.Share have got you covered with Cookie Decorating 101.
  • Whether it’s a cake, brownies, fudge or a decadent self-saucing pudding or gateau - nothing says I love you better than chocolate.
  • Just like you and your family, the culinary perfect match – strawberries and cream. Dip strawberries in chocolate for an added treat.
  • And don’t forget your pets - make yummy dog biscuits and cat treats.

TOGETHERNESS

Romantic activities for the whole family

  • Have a movie night with a family favourite flick or rom-com – set it up outside under the stars and don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Write love letters for everyone in the family! Get everyone to write one reason they love each person and read them out together. (For more fun, keep it anonymous and try and guess who they’re from).

GIFTING

At the end of the day – we all love a gift

  • Make gifts with the kids – they’re the things we keep forever for sentimental reasons (even when they don’t go with the décor).
  • Devise a fun scavenger hunt - make up some tricky riddles and send them all over the house – we’ve got ideas and template for the clues.