Valentine's Day on ParentsConnect
Submitted by Erin
Yeah, yeah ... Valentine's Day is cheesy, mushy and overcommercialized. But we don't care! We LOVE cheesy and mushy. So to Cupid we say, "Yo! Winged baby with the bow and arrow! Better bring your A-game!! 'Cause it's a Love-a-palooza 'round here!!" Check out our goodies:
Planning a romantic Valentine's evening?
We've got tons of romantic and
cheap date night ideas
Wanna share the love with your kids?
Have your kids pimp your place up with a cool Valentine's craft
. We have all of the pink and red bling you can stand with sparkling heart ornaments, shimmering heart-shaped wreaths, boingy Heart Doingily Bops and magic heart wands
for every Valentine's princess. (Pssssst ... if the thought of glitter and rhinestones in your house and
on your floor makes you want to vomit red heart confetti, try making glitter-free Valentine's word signs
). Not the crafty type? Play Invasion of the Heart Snatchers
or find tons of other simple, kid-friendly ideas on our list of Valentine's Day activities
Cooking a romantic Valentine's dinner?
Even if you're not a kitchen whiz, you can still cook something romantic and delicious. Check out our recipes
that look complicated but are really simple to make—even with a clingy toddler between your legs. Can't decide? Try this delish Pasta Puttanesca recipe
or Gnocchi With Spinach and Ricotta
. Or get your Martha on and make Heart-Shaped Empanadas
or Pretzel Lips
. Toss in a tasty salad
and you have a romantic dinner a deux
(or a four,
Looking for a creative Valentine's gift?
We have sexy
gifts that go beyond long-stemmed roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates (not that there's anything
wrong with those!). For your kids, check out some cute Valentine's T-shirts
, a Valentine's heart puzzle
, or go sci-fi (or just sci) and get 'em this life-size heart model
Looking for some chocolate (and who isn't)?
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in rich, yummy deliciousness. Before you down that entire box of truffles (or in addition to!), try one of our rich, easy desserts
. Some of our favorites? Bakerella's Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
and Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
. Or try one of our scrumptious cupcake recipes
. Or Chocolate fondue with fruit
. Or Blender Chocolate Soufflé
. Or ... there are just too many. If you can't decide, make 'em all!
Want to get into the lovey-dovey mood?
Read up on what other PC peeps have to say about Valentine's Day. Some love the cheesiness of it all
and others are boycotting the whole mushy-romantic day
. Have your own mushy, romantic Valentine's Day story to tell (and please
do share)? Submit it to ParentsConnect
and we'll publish it for the whole world to see.
Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!!