11 Good Valentine Ideas- The Red Headed Hostess


Egg in a Heart

Make heart-shaped egg-in-a-nests for breakfast.  Go here for instructions.


“Heart Attack”  a neighbor.

Have you done this?  You and your kids just cut up several hearts from paper, write kind notes on them, and then leave them on their front door and porch with some Valentine treats.  This would be a fun Family Home Evening activity since  Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year.


Make Heart Shaped brownies for dessert.  This is Betty Crocker’s recipe.


Tell your kids the story of how you and your husband met and fell in love.


Send your kids to school with heart-shaped sandwiches cut from cookie cutters with heart confetti inside of their lunch sacks.


Stuff every pocket of your husbands pants, shirts and coat with love notes


Take a fun family portrait.  Let the kids bring in props and their own ideas of what would make the picture fun.  They could cut out large hearts and everyone can hold one – wouldn’t this make a fun tradition?


Make a strawberry smoothie for your kids.  Layer the top with sliced strawberries so they look like hearts.  Here is a great recipe.


Give everyone slips of paper and have each person write down something they love about each member of the family.  Put everyone’s papers in a bowl and then read them and try and guess who wrote what.


Make your favorite sugar cookies –  but put real raspberries or strawberries  in the frosting.  They will color the frosting pink and add flavor.  I used raspberries in the cookies above.


Go to dinner with your husband – and take this list of questions with.   Get to know each other a little better…

Here is a list you can print:  Getting To Know Your Sweetheart


  1. Fabulous ideas. Idea #12: write your sweetheart a love letter. We have done this since we were engaged. It is the highlight of our year! (And we have kept them all)

  2. Hi there! I so love your blog. You are such a GREAT woman! I like your valentine ideas. I’m so excited to do it expecially NO. 1. 🙂 You inspire me in your scripture reading and study as well.. I will just mention it here. 🙂 Thank you so much!

  3. I did this fun questionnaire with my husband while we were out to dinner and it was so much fun. It was probably one of our funnest date nights. I started with a letter to him about 50 things I am thankful to him for. Thanks for the great questionnaire. You are amazing.

  4. LOVED this idea but in a different way. This summer we are going to interview my parents (Dad is 69 and mom is 63) for a family history project and will have grandkids asking the questions while we film it. I am going to incorporate these questions, changing the pronouns where appropriate of course. Just wondering if you have other family history interview type questions?

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