Valentine’s Day is only days away and every year since the birth of our firstborn daughter, Valentine’s Day has been a beautiful family affair. Dinner, goodies, and the perfect time to teach our children the true meaning of love.

A major tradition is Valentine’s Day Dinner complete with little gift exchanges and lots of pink and reds!

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For the delicious Olivieri Recipe for Romance above, click here. You can also check out my recipe for a Valentines Day Red Velvet Milkshake that is a lovely treat for the little ones (or big ones!) 

On top of dinner, the days prior to Valentines Day, I usually like to create some fun DIY gifts and crafts with the kids as a more sentimental gift for loved ones.
I am not the craftiest mom out there, I admit.
I scour Pinterest hoping to re-create something amazing in my own unique way, and most times, they never really turn out as fantastic as I’d like them.

I found these really sweet and perfect Ideas that you can create at home and they’re easy to do! There’s something for the whole family – crafts for the toddler to a gift for the spouse.


1) Romantic Gift Basket
These are perfect for your husband (or wife)! Include their favourite movie, a bottle of their favourite wine or champagne and whatever other goodies you think they would love.

2) Love Quote Wine Wraps
A loving and creative touch for your V-Day Wine Bottles! Would be great for gifting or just for display and admiration purposes. They also are a lovely keepsake!

3) Valentines Day Heart Garland
Easy to create and a great craft for kids – hang the finished product on the fireplace mantle or anywhere you’d like in the home.

4) Heart-Shaped Tortilla Pizza
These are perfect for Valentines Day munching and extremely easy to make only requiring a few simple ingredients: Dempster’s Tortillas, pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Don’t forget the heart-shaped cookie cutter!

5) Toilet Paper Heart Stamps
Seriously toilet paper can do SO much when it comes to crafting with little ones. This is a cute and easy activity you can do with your kids (especially great for toddlers!).

6) Preschooler “I Wheelie Like You” Goody bag
I cannot get over the cuteness of this quick DIY goody bag! Perfect for preschoolers and their little friends. Adorable!

7) Keepsake Baby and Toddler Hand Print
This is definitely a frame-worthy keepsake that you will cherish for a lifetime. *Excuse me… just something in my eye.*


8) Valentines Day Heart-Shaped Animals
Fun and simple craft for the kids and Grandma will LOVE it!

And here’s another little treat! 


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20 Comments on Valentines Day Ideas for the Whole Family

  1. Suzie M
    February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am (2 years ago)

    Great ideas I love the You are my Bucket List

  2. Elizabeth H
    February 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Can’t wait to do #4 with my son. He loves pizza and this is great for family time fun! 🙂

  3. mrdisco
    April 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

    the hand stamp is pretty cool

  4. Maggie C
    April 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I love DIY’s and always look them up on Pinterest and Youtube. this is great – thank you!

  5. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    February 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

    My son LOVES #6! He wants that car!!!

  6. Jeannie
    February 15, 2014 at 3:21 am (3 years ago)

    I love your craft ideas for the kids to do. I think it’s great when kids make their own valentines…they end up being the best mementos.

  7. nicolthepickle
    February 13, 2014 at 8:38 am (3 years ago)

    I’m not the craftiest Mom either, that’s why Pinterest is so helpful. I like the heart pizza idea. I think we’re going to make heart pancakes tomorrow morning.

  8. Loretta
    February 12, 2014 at 12:16 am (3 years ago)

    looks fun !!

  9. Athena
    February 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm (3 years ago)

    What great ideas! Thank you

  10. DebH
    February 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

    I love #7. I have a similar version ( of my youngest son’s handprint hanging ) in my home.

  11. nicky
    February 9, 2014 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    great v-day ideas – i love the animal crafts!

  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    February 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Some great ideas here! A romantic gift basket is always a fun gift idea!

  13. Melinda L.
    February 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Those are some cute ideas. I especially like #1, 3 and 8.

  14. Anne Taylor
    February 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the heart shaped tortilla pizza! What a great and quick idea!


  15. Victoria Ess
    February 8, 2014 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

    I love the gift basket idea!! I’m sold!

  16. loriag
    February 8, 2014 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

    Great idea, I like the the “Your on my bucket list” that is not on your list but in your post. I did word art one year for my hubby, I think I will swap out this picture and see if he notices!

  17. Kelly Martel
    February 8, 2014 at 8:48 am (3 years ago)

    I’m so glad I found this post before it was too late.

  18. heidi c.
    February 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

    These are some really nice ideas! I hadn’t thought about crafting with toilet paper!

  19. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    February 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I love #7!!! I want to do the hand print for my husband!

  20. Lynda Cook
    February 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    These are pretty cool ideas, thanks for sharing


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