Create a Romantic Valentine's Night In
Short on cash this Valentine's? This Feb. 14, you could tuck the kids in bed early and show your spouse you care by planning a romantic evening at home with all the trimmings. Create the right ambiance at home, and you're on your way to having a better experience than if you headed out to a crowded restaurant or movie theater.
From dinner and a movie, to spa night, a fireside picnic and a grown-up treasure hunt, you'll find titillating suggestions for spicing up Valentine's night in this article.
As for the kids, you could schedule in day-time Valentine's fun, as well. Triangle venues are planning lots of creative ways to celebrate love with Valentine-themed events for kids throughout the month of February. You'll find a Valentine's Day party featuring healthy treats, proper Victorian etiquette as well as events that offer Valentine-themed story times and crafts. For details on these events and others, like a Valentine-themed jazz concert and Valentine trolley rides, visit Valentine's Day Events for Kids and Families in Raleigh, Durham & Apex.
If baking is your thing, see these recipes forscrumptious Valentine's treats, from Raspberry Cream Cheese Heart Tarts and Raspberr-Wee Pancakes to Blood Orange Granitas. The photos are enough to make me happy. The recipes come from Catherine McCord, a mom, model, and former MTV co-host, whose Weelicious website offers parents easy, healthy recipes.
Need to rekindle your romance with your partner in parenting? You'll find tips to keep those love fires burning in our Valentine's Guide to the Triangle. Plus, enter to win a Valentine's outing for two.