Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples, it can also be a time to celebrate your family! Family date night is the perfect way to turn Valentine’s Day into an evening for your entire family!
Family nights out are a great way to make everyone feel special and enjoy this holiday (or really just any day at all). We’ve got seven easy to plan family date night ideas that can add a touch of sweetness to Valentine’s Day this year!
7 Valentine Family Date Night Ideas
In case you’re wondering, these family night out ideas aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. You can snag any of the family date night ideas to use any day of the year. But these ideas do build off of some activities that you might think of when you think of Valentine’s Day.
Whether you take the sweet treat route or do an activity that might also make for a romantic date night, almost any Valentine’s date idea can be adapted to be family things to do on Valentine’s Day!
1. Family Ice Cream Sundae Night
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of all things sweet! Whether it’s chocolate or strawberries or cake or ice cream, I want a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day.
Instead of going out on a romantic date and sharing a dessert, take the sweet inspiration and turn it into a family date night! It’s so easy!
Gather your favorite ice cream flavors, syrups, nuts, and sprinkles. Then gather everyone in the kitchen and have an ice cream sundae night. Let everyone make their own sundae just the way they like it, and enjoy the sugar rush together.
2. Family Bonfire Night
Sitting together in front of the fire is so romantic, right? Well, a good fire can be a great way to bond with your family too!
If weather permits, gather around the fire pit or bonfire. This is a great way to warm up! Make smores, tell stories, look at photo albums, and enjoy being unplugged for awhile. If you can’t get to a bonfire, a fireplace is a great alternative!
3. Family Movie Night
Going to the movies is a default type of date for Justin and I. We both love movies so it’s an easy thing to plan. Add in a romantic dinner and it works well for Valentine’s Day. It’s also an idea that is easily adapted and is one of our favorite family date night ideas!
You can go out or stay in!
Gather some snacks and either head to the theatre or rent a movie to watch at home. Find a family-friendly flick that everyone can enjoy. This is a great way to spend some time together while being entertained.
4. Family Concert Night
Picture sitting with your partner, listening to some good music and sipping on your favorite drink. There is definitely romantic date potential there. But you can take your kids to enjoy good music too.
Plan a family night out around a music event! Get everyone some culture in honor of Valentine’s Day!
Find a concert at a local school, club, or recreation center. Take the family to a musical event to enjoy the tunes and the time together. Chances are you can find free events in your area, or find inexpensive tickets on reputable websites.
5. Family Bookstore Night
Take the family to a local bookstore to enjoy story hour, to roam the aisles, and to choose a book of course!
There is nothing better than a family that reads together, so this is a fun activity that can strengthen families while helping them bond and have fun. If you wish, you can even choose a bookstore that offers coffee or hot chocolate, live music or poetry readings as well.
This is one of our family night out ideas that I highly recommend adding a sweet treat too as well! Get a Valentine’s Day cookie and some hot chocolate to enjoy together as you share your new books!
6. Family Baking Night
Family baking night is also a sweet take on a family date night. It’s the perfect time to whip up these sweets I’ve been talking about!
Gather the flour and sugar and enjoy a family baking night.
Make cookies, bread, or cake and enjoy it when you are done. Or, you can always take some of your baked goods to a neighbor or friends who may be alone this Valentine’s Day!
7. Family Volunteer Night
If you want your family night out ideas to center around a theme of love, you can always think outside of your family. Valentine’s Day is a great time to talk about showing people how you care.
Pick a place for your family to volunteer together at. This can be a soup kitchen or pet refuge center.
Volunteering together allows you to bond as a family while helping others in need. Another perk about this family date night idea is that it doesn’t cost anything to help others! Call local not for profits in your area to find a location in need of volunteers.
Are you ready to enjoy the perfect family date night? It may not be the romantic Valentine’s Day date that all of the commercials want us to think we need to have, but it will be a great time for bonding with your family!
Family nights out are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but remember that you can plan them anytime for easy quality time together!
If you’re looking for some really quick fun, try playing some valentine games together! You’ll all be laughing in no time!