Posted on February 05 2021
Like most holidays now Valentine's Day will look a little different so we partnered with two of our ambassadors to highlight some fun ideas to celebrate the holiday. Whether you are with family or looking for a date night activity. We've got some fun ideas in store for you.
Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's with the Family from Lani, Founder of Real Life Style
(Lani is wearing the Classic Pump in Gutsy Garnet Suede)
Make Valentine’s Day special and create lasting family traditions this year. Valentine’s Day has always been a family holiday for me. Growing up, my single mom always celebrated Valentine’s Day with me and my twin sister. This was helpful when we were teenagers and young adults. I never worried about having a “Valentine” because I knew I would have someone with whom to celebrate. Even in college, she would send me wonderful Valentine’s Day care packages. Of course, they always included a box of Necco Sweethearts!
Here are two ways you can make Valentine’s Day extra special for your family this year:
Make Something Sweet Together
Make a recipe from Raddish Kids (subscription) that is designed for cooking with kids or a family favorite like “grandma’s mac and cheese.” Let the kids choose the meal and dessert. Kids have so little control these days, and this gets them invested in the experience. We recently made homemade Tiramisu with Raddish Kids for the first time. It was heavenly! Looking for something easier? Make heart-shaped pasta or ice cream sundaes! Top your dessert with berries and chocolate.
Share Why You Think Your Family Special
Get a piece of red or pink construction paper and a big marker. There are two ways you can proceed, depending upon your kids’ ages and attention span. For younger kids, you can ask them what they think makes your family special. Write a heading and a list that you can put up on a wall in the kitchen or on the refrigerator.
If your kids are a bit older, give everyone their own piece of paper with the heading, “Insert name here is special because….” Pass the papers around the table, giving each family member a chance to author an attribute about their siblings, mom, dad, or kids. When your paper comes back to you, you have a list full of feel-good kudos. The kids (and parents!) can post their list wherever they will see it most often, from bedroom doors to bathroom mirrors. Grappling with confidence issues or pandemic-induced depression? Have other family members call out their positive statements and write down the items on your own list to help internalize the praise.
If you liked Lani’s ideas, you can read her full Valentine’s Day blog, Six Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special This Year on the Real Life Style blog.
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. They offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate style seminars, and training to become a personal stylist.
Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's with a special someone from Caterina
(Caterina is wearing the Classic Pump in Gutsy Garnet Suede)