Looking for simple ways to spread the love on Valentine’s Day? Here are 14 simple ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones!
I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. So much, in fact, that when I was in first or second grade my mom allowed me to throw a Valentine’s Day party for some of my little friends. I remember carefully choosing my Valentine’s cards for the class exchange and spending an evening as soon as I was able to do so slowly and precisely writing all fo my classmates names on to each card – choosing my favorites designs for my best friends and the not so favorite designs for the kids I wasn’t so much a fan of, as elementary school politics dictates.
Every Valentine’s Day I search for fun ways to make my loved ones feel the pink and red joy of the holiday. This year, I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time perusing my all-time favorite social media channel, Pinterest, looking for ways to decorate out little home and make the days special for Alex and Ryan. In that time, I’ve carefully kept track all of my favorites so that I could share with you all of the fun ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day! Below, you’ll find my 14 favorite Valentine’s Day pins and posts. Enjoy!
1 – Fingerprint Heart Ornaments. How cute are these? I don’t think I could get Ryan to do it easily without many tears (this kid does NOT like to sit still.) but maybe next year!
2 – Simple and Sweet Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas. So many cute ideas to add a little festiveness to breakfast without much work, but my favorite is definitely the egg in a whole!
3 – Adorable Printable Valentine Gift Tags. While Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily known for elaborate wrapping of gifts, I’m totally digging these printable gift tags to spruce up plain wrapping paper or gift bag.
4 – Roasted Heart Potatoes. If your husband is like mine, the way to his heart is meat and potatoes. Sides optional, but don’t count on him eating them. While I don’t think I personally have the patience to make these little roasted heart potatoes, they are so, so cute and festive.
5 – Salt Dough Heart Footprints. We all know how much I love my salt dough, and these adorable footprint hearts are no exception!
6 – “All About You” Gift Basket. I made something similar for Alex for our wedding, but this tutorial comes with the cutest printables to make it look a little more put together!
7 – Watermelon Heart Fruit Salad. Who wouldn’t love to wake up to a huge bowl of precut fruit? Even better is a bowl of precut fruit shaped into hearts. Perfect for a Valentine’s brunch!
8 – Pink Cinnamon Rolls. These are technically for breast cancer awareness, but how cute are these pink cinnamon rolls for a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast? Switch out the ribbon sprinkles for hearts and you’re golden!
9 – Valentine Glitter Votives. Here are a few of my favorite things: glitter, candles, mason jars – all of which this super simple DIY has! As someone who has a real problem throwing out glass jars, this sounds like a perfect easy DIY to spruce up the house!
10 – Queen of Hearts Garland. From what I can see this used to link to an Etsy listing, but it’s unlisted now. But it looks so adorable and easy that I CANNOT wait to try this out myself!
11 – “I Love You Because…” Message Board. How cute is this? It’s a free printable, and I love the idea of leaving a daily reminder of something little you love about the people in your house every day!
12 – Perfect Match Card. We’re not big on cards in our family (mostly because $$$$$$. How is a single card $5+!?!?) but I’m a sucker for homemade cards. This simple matchbook one is adorable.
13 – Free Printable Valentine Banner. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Print, cut, tape to string, boom your house is decorated. I can’t wait to hang this in my living room!
14 – Toddler Valentine’s Noodle Necklace. This may be my favorite of them all – how adorable is this noodle necklace and card? I would love to receive this from my little dude!
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Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Such a fun round up:) I’m always amazed with how many fun Valentines ideas there are for crafts and fun!
When I first started looking around, I was actually really shocked how much there was for such a ‘small’ holiday! Very fun stuff. Thanks for stopping by, Wendi!
I like the message board a lot… it’s about the extent of my creative skills 😉
I love Valentine’s Day and not just because I’m married. I know people argue that “we should show love everyday”, but I don’t see anything wrong with celebrating that fact! 😀
I agree with you! Plus, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for your hubs – I think it’s a chance t spread the love a little bit more than normal to everyone!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
Cute ideas for Valentines day! My hubby’s birthday is on Valentines day so I can use some of these ideas and surprise him. Love the watermelon heart fruit salad and the perfect match card.
Oh, how fun! I hope he enjoys them!
Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi says
I am dying over the “you make me lose my noodle” necklace! And I can’t believe I’ve never made a pasta necklace with my toddler!
I also love the heart potatoes and heart watermelon! Let’s just cut everything into hearts all day! <3
So cute, right!? And I know! I think that my dude is probably still a little too little for noodling decorating (it would be more like, yum, crunchy thing that looks like pasta..) but next year I’ll be all. over. that. It would be such a cute little grandparent Valentine’s gift! And YES to all the heart shaped food. Nothing is more fun!
Mother of 3 says
so many cute ideas! I think we’ll be trying the pink cinnamon buns for sure! Pinned this all for later; thank you!
Lou Lou Girls says
Great ideas! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing masterpiece! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing it at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. See you again soon.