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For the last few years, my husband and I have stayed home on Valentine’s Day. It can be a pain trying to find a babysitter that evening, fighting the crowds, etc. We have learned that we enjoy spending time with our kids that day and evening just as much as having an official date with just the two of us! We have created some wonderful memories with our kids on Valentine’s Day and I wouldn’t trade that for the world! Today I wanted to share with you some fun Valentine’s Day Stay at Home Activities!
Here are 10 Family-Friendly ideas that you can do with your kiddos at home to make your Valentine’s Day full of love and extra special! But stay tuned, because once the kids are in bed I have 10 Stay at Home Date Night ideas to share with you too!
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Hey friends! Today I am sharing this fun Basketball Valentine’s Day Box with you guys! How fun did this turn out? Come see how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts!
My oldest son is currently playing in his 1st season of Basketball and was so excited to create a Basketball themed Valentine’s Day box! Feel free to customize the look to meet your own wants, you can really do anything you want to it!
Black Apple Barrel Paint
9.5″x 12″ Ply Wood – mine was .25″ thick, but use what you have!
Mini Corrugated Tri-Fold Display Board (14 x 22 Inches)
Cheap Door Basketball Hoop (buy at Walmart or The Dollar Store)
Basketball Court Vinyl – you can create your own or use this one from Cricut
Graphics to decorate your Display Board – I printed a bunch of basketballs and the letters that say “Take a Shot at My Heart”
3 Cardboard Pieces to the sizes: 1 piece that is 2.5″ x 12″ and 2 pieces that are 2.5″x5″
Hot Glue Gun
To start putting your Basketball Valentine’s Day Box take your Tri-Fold Display Board and paint both sides with Black Paint. I also painted the backside of the 3 small cardboard cutouts.
Afterwards I got all my other supplies together: Basketball Court Vinyl, Plywood, Basketball cutouts, cut out lettering (Take a Shot at my Heart), cardboard cutouts, basketball hoop, Mod Podge and Paint (for touchups and cardboard cut outs.
I then applied the vinyl basketball court to the piece of plywood. If you don’t have access to cut a vinyl, you could easily just paint a similar design onto the board.
Then apply all your cutouts decorations to your black painted trifold display board with Mod Podge.
After it’s all dry, use hot glue to attach the basketball hoop to the board.
Next take your 3 small pieces of cardboard and apply them to the front and the front sides of the ply wood. You can use any pieces of cardboard that you have, an old box, cereal box, etc. I actually ended up using the headboard that came with the basketball hoop. That way I only had to paint one side of the cardboard and the other side already had a sort of basketball look to it.
Then to finish it off, glue the trifold display board to the plywood. I used hot glue and had the trifold display board overlap with my side pieces of cardboard and applied the glue in between them.
Now all your kids friends can just drop their Valentine through the basketball hoop and take a shot at their heart!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it can help you create the perfect Valentine’s Day box for your little(s)!
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Hello there! This is Camille from My Mommy Style and I am thrilled to be posting here at Over the Big Moon. At My Mommy Style we love to share parenting tips, recipes, stories, DIY, literature, activities, fashion and decor. With Valentine’s Day coming up we thought it would be a great opportunity to share with you some of our favorite ideas of ways to celebrate the holiday as a family. Although it can be ideal to celebrate as a couple, the reality is that a lot of times that just isn’t an option so we need to find ways to make it fun and memorable as a family. You can read more ideas here on Valentine’s Day Family Traditions, stay at home date nights, or active date nights on the go.
1. Take a Stay-Cation or Get-away
This could be a simple night away enjoying the hotel swimming pool or a quick trip for skiing or ice skating. It doesn’t need to be far away to feel like an amazing family vacation even if it is just for a night or two.
2. Go Bowling
A night away bowling may not sound like anything extra special, but why not up the ante a little and say a scoop of ice cream for every strike you make…or if you have small children, hitting pins at all.
3. Take a City Tour
Discover where you live a little more closely. You would be amazed what you could be missing in your own back door. Search the internet like you are a visitor coming to your own city and see what pops up. One of my favorite ways to do this would be a city tour bus. The tour guide would keep you covered with the history and you could hop on and off at your leisure.
4. Do a rose drop
Find ladies in your neighborhood that might be a little lonely and do an anonymous rose drop. It would be a great idea to find widows or women that have husband’s away serving our country.
5. Go to the Zoo
Believe it or not, even in Utah, winter is one of my favorite times to visit the zoo. It is cold outside so you must bundle up, but this happens to be one of the best times to visit because the animals are so active. So put on your coats and snuggle, then end the night with some hot coa coa and a movie.
6. Go to a fancy Restaurant all dressed up or a not-so-nice restaurant all dressed up!
Depending on the ages of your children you decide what the venue will be, but a dress-up dinner will take the ordinary to the extraordinary. If you have small children you could even do this at McDonalds, or if your kids are older try the Olive Garden and teach them about etiquette while you are at it…could be a lot of fun and prepare them for future dates!
7. Dollar store Blitz
Swap names from a hat and go to the dollar store to find a gift that would tell that person something that you love about them. Turn it into a game! For example: A hair brush: “I love the way you help me get ready in the morning” or a pack of gum “You always “chews” the right way to go.” Ha ha. I don’t know…but make it fun!
8. Budget Meal and cooking
Go to the grocery store with a budget for each member of the family and put them in charge of different courses of the dinner you will cook and eat together. Think appetizer, main dish, dessert, side dish. Make sure to light some candles to set the mood and have some fun.
9. Dinner and a Movie
Take the kids for a traditional night out. Just because.
10. Children’s choice.
Let your kids choose what they think would be the best date ever with you. You may be surprised to hear what comes out of their mouths and it could open you up to trying new things that they love.
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