Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Family

Feb 13, 2018

By Arleene Mendoza


Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day? I am! This year I wanted to share with you all how you can celebrate this holiday as a family! As parents, all we want is some alone time with our significant other right? Valentine’s Day is a good day to leave the kids with the babysitter, but it’s actually fun to celebrate it as a family too.

If your kids are younger in age like mine, then you know all they want to do is spend time with you. Why not take advantage of that and make the best of it? Your kids will be thrilled and you will make memories that can’t be bought. This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day cooking with your family. You’re probably thinking: Cooking on Valentine’s Day? Really? Yes, really. My kids love to help out in the kitchen so having one night where they can literally get in there and help along with your spouse will be memorable. You can make heart-shaped pizzas or heart-shaped brownies.

Start by buying groceries with your kids. Get them involved: tell them what you need and have them help you put things in the cart. Have all the things you need ready before you start. Get everybody around the table and assign a job to everyone. While the food is baking have everyone help clean up. If there is still time, play a board game as a family. The most important thing is to have fun, make memories, take pictures, be silly… because at the end of the day, spending time with family is what matters most.

Preparation time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 35


  • eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon 
    baking powder
  • 1 cup 
  • 1/2 cup 
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon 
  • 2 cups 
  • 1 teaspoon 
  • 1 cup 


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Spray butter in a 9x13 non stick baking pan.

  3. Whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder and melted butter in bowl.

  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to wet mixture, stir together. Don't over mix.

  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool. Cut the brownies into heart shapes.

  7. Optional: Add frosting and sprinkles.

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