Simple & Fun Family Valentine's Dinner
We don't usually go out for Valentine's Day. We used to. But then with kids it became more challenging for us to find a sitter, a reservation, and a restaurant we'd want to spend a fortune at for a prix fix menu.
So we stay at home. It's fun to spend time with the kids and do something special for them. I started making a family friendly valentine's dinner when my oldest was a baby and the tradition has carried on.
And then we go out to dinner another night when it's not the night every other couple goes out to dinner.
My favorite part is having them make their own heart shaped pizzas. They could make plain shapes too, I guess, but it's Valentine's! Have a little fun with it! For my kids, all I really need is cheese and pepperoni. But you can add olives, bell pepper, sausage, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and different kinds of cheese - like feta.
In the video I made fun soda floats with my kids. It's a simple option that's a huge win for the kids - and doubles as dessert. But I really really like dessert and I am not the hugest fan of soda floats...
The point is to have a fun cocktail that's just for the kids. Floats are a great time for everyone - but Shirley Temple's are just as popular. My kids also love Dry Soda's - the Rainier Cherry flavor is a favorite!