7 Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Family

blueberry heartIf you have children, there's a good chance you won't be spending your Valentine's Day alone with your sweetheart. But that doesn't mean Valentine's Day can't be a special time for your family, because it can! Thanks to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, here are 7 Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Family. Not only will your night be fun, it will be DELICIOUS!!!

Breakfast in Bed: This year, your significant other and you can surprise your children with a special breakfast in bed. This treat just might be a first for them, and they will surely remember this Valentine's Day forever! Hint: Try making some blueberry pancakes in the shape of a heart.

Play Valentine’s Hide & Seek: Get everyone to write down a Valentine note, or get gifts, and hide them somewhere inside the house. It will be a fun scramble to find them, and everyone gets a Valentine present!

Spread the Love: Spend time with your kids baking and decorating cookies. Then, your kids and you can deliver them to your neighbors or friends. Note: Plan on making extra cookies so your kids can eat them before and during delivery!

Put Together a Valentine's Day Photo Shoot for the Family: How fun! Have the kids craft some silly props like streamers, signs and balloons and get snapping. You’ll keep the kids busy crafting and end up with some adorable family pictures.

Make It a Family Date Night: Take everyone out for a nice dinner or cook a special meal at home. Go with a family favorite, or try something new like pork tenderloin with blueberry compote. Don’t forget to finish it off with a blueberry rum punch for mom and dad and blueberry ice cream for the little ones.

Celebrate Your Love: Go around the table and take turns saying something you love about one another.

Snuggle In for Family Movie Night: Don't forget the candy conversation hearts and popcorn!

Just because you’re spending Valentine’s Day together as a family doesn’t mean it has to be all about the kids. After they’re tucked in for bed, spend quality one-on-one time with your partner and reminisce on the special day that you just shared together. And for your post-dinner toast, try the fuchsia-hued blueberry lavender cocktail.

Thanks to: 7 Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Family