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Best of Valentine's Day - Loomis Edition

Jan 21, 2019 01:32PM ● By Dawn Harrigan

Best of Valentine’s Day - Loomis Edition

The romantic version of Valentine's Day is celebrated in a variety of ways: flowers, chocolate dipped strawberries, fancy dinner at a local restaurant, jewelry, and other gifts of love. However, making Valentine’s Day family friendly can be a fun and different twist on the day’s festivities!  Once I had kids, I changed my idea of the day from being a romantic holiday to more about showing little tokens of love throughout the day.

Some of the things I do to make it fun include: love notes, love themed games and decorations, heart-shaped foods, and a fancy dinner with festive table settings. It’s just my way of making Valentine’s Day a day that we focus on the love in our family. The kids are always super excited with the little details that I’ve come up with in this cute family tradition.

And now... just for you, my friends, I’ve created my “BEST OF VALENTINE’S DAY” List to help you plan your family day.  

Best Way to Show Your Loomis Love

Click Here to buy Loomis Merch!

Flower Specials

  • Heaven Scent Flower Company- Dozen Long Stem Roses $90/Dozen Regular Stem Roses / $65 Mixed Bouquets starting at $25

Best Drinks Out

  • Gander Taphouse

Best Desserts 

  • Raley's Dessert Case! 
  • Divine Desserts is offering heart-shaped treat for under $4

Best Family Dinner Party: 

Fondue party with heart-shaped dippers!

Best Family Games

I’m all about making Valentine’s Day a fun family memory making day. Plan a family game night: Valentine Edition! Here are some game ideas:
Best Kid Books 

Want to have special Valentine reading time with the little ones? Click here for our list of books that are sure to please.

Best Nature Activity

Go on a family nature walk looking for heart-shapes in nature. You can even make it a competition of who can find the most! Some nature scavenger hunt ideas to look for are:
  • Heart shaped clouds
  • Heart shaped rocks
  • Heart shapes in tree bark
  • Heart shaped leaves
Click here to find the perfect trail. 

Local Activities

Check out the family events at the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center:
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • Heart-shaped Origami
Click here for more information and to sign up.