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“My Family Valentine”

Because it's not Quarantine Date Night if your kids aren't there, right? This time with a Valentine's theme!

“My family Valentine, sweet party-of-6 Valentine”… tell me you know this song, too? My grandfather is Frank Sinatra aficionado and many of my childhood memories are set to songs by Old Blue Eyes. This year Valentine’s Day will be different even though in 2020 we had such high hopes of 2021 bringing back the OLD ways of doing things. As always we are here to help you make the best of things, and who knows? Maybe family Valentine’s Day for your party of 6 (or 3, or 4, or 9!) will become your new favorite tradition! Because if you’re doing it right “each day is Valentine’s Day”! (Go listen to the song, and join me in having it stuck in your head!)


Cupcake Decorating by Hippie Chic Cakes

Order a dozen cupcakes and get the icing and decorations from Main Line Parent LOVE Award Winner Hippie Chic Cakes- AND your purchase benefits The Saturday Club of Wayne! Orders must be placed by January 31.


The February menu at HomeCooked includes their “wait all year for them” heart shaped ravioli- with both cheese filling and lobster filling! They also have some ready to bake Valentine’s Day cookies, and hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries! Feel the love for longer and place an order for some extra meals to fill your freezer and enjoy all month long!

Pizza Night!

A few years ago someone posted in the Main Line Parent Community asking which pizza shops would be making a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day pizza. I had never heard of this and thought it was so fun! Ever since then I’ve been trying out different pizza shops to order one for my kids every year. It’s now a fun family tradition for us! This year someone asked and we got these responses: 30 Main Bistro in Berwyn, Paola’s in Wayne, Venice Pizza in Malvern, Wolf’s in Aston, Vic and Dean’s in Wayne, and Collegeville Bakery.


Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine in Wayne has been offering “painting to go” kits- just order online and pick it up! They have some super cute Valentine themed pottery options, or just pick something each child likes!

Lulu’s Casita

Party with Princess Poppy at Lulu’s Casita in Ardmore! Join in for a fun filled morning to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Meet & greet, story time, and dance party with Princess Poppy! Plus enjoy snacks and refreshments, and as usual mimosas and coffee for the adults! Limited spots available due to capacity restrictions so register now!

Amis Trattoria

Grab your friends, bring your kids, and celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend at Amis in Devon! They’re making it family-friendly with a fun take-your-own-photo booth, crafts for the kids, and fun kid-approved drink specials like Shirley Temple Floats, Cotton Candy Soda, and Strawberry Lemonade. (My kids LOVE their pizza and meatballs!)

Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo is giving you the choice- no judgement… enjoy a family brunch OR send the kiddos off to their fun and educational animal workshop! Brunch with a built-in baby-sitter is a real Valentine’s win for the whole family. Their brunch is on their spacious pavilion, and includes an animal meet and greet, as well as zoo admission. There are three sessions on February 13th and 14th but book early!

Kitchen Wizards

Owner Kathy says, “The way to the heart is through the stomach!” So check out her virtual cooking classes for adults and kids!
2/11: Sweet Endings – Crème Brûlée for adults
2/12: Supper Club Virtual Meal Prep – Chicken Francaise for adults
2/13: Kids in the Kitchen – Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Heart Truffles (Ages 8-12)

I Heart Art Workshop

Paint some adorable flamingos in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Pickup supplies and then paint at home all together.

Nailed It DIY Studio

Another potential date option for the parents! Drop your kids off for a fun Nailed It DIY workshop while you enjoy a lunch date out for Valentine’s Day. They can create 12″ x 15″ trays that double as tic-tac-toe game boards. The game pieces will be double sided for Valentine’s day and a second design from other options. This is a drop-off event, with limited seating. Recommended for ages 7+.

Cool As A Cuc

What a fun Valentine’s Day bundle! You’ll get three hand-illustrated recipe cards to make a fun meal with your family, plus a “You Make My Heart BEET” magnet, and beet powder (for use in the recipe!) all in a clear, reusable poly envelope.

Ridley Library Neighborhood Valentine Scavenger Hunt

Gather your team and your smart phone and earn points finding Valentine themed things in your neighborhood. Prizes for the top three teams! * This one is Sunday, February 7! Register your team in advance.

Sweet & Sassy Collegeville

It’s Daddy Daughter Day (or Grandpa, or best guy around)! Let your favorite little girl get pampered with a Valentine’s up-do, nail polish, dancing, a runway fashion show, and more at one of Sweet and Sassy’s Valentine Weekend Events!

Do you have older kids who don’t want to hang with you? Or much younger ones who go to bed early? Check out these at-home date night options!

Chaddsford Winery

Enjoy the month of love with this delicious pairing from Chaddsford Winery and their partner  Éclat Chocolate- all from home! You can access a pre-recorded guided tasting program conducted by the Chaddsford wine educator at your leisure. You’ll receive three bottles of wine and chocolates to pair with each. Orders will be shipped or ready for pickup beginning 2/5.

Gia Bella Catering & Matlack Florist

Through the magic of Party Host Helpers, Gia Bella Catering has partnered up with Matlack Florist to help you spoil your valentine this year with a four course meal, beautiful flowers, and free delivery!


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Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org