Valentine’s Day is a beautiful time of the year. Love is in the air everywhere you go. Valentine’s can be a time of romance for a married couple, puppy love for high schoolers, or a chance for your little ones to say they love their teacher (after all, they do work hard throughout the year teaching your children). Many people go out of their way to get cards, candy, and flowers for their significant other. The guys may enjoy a romantic negligee for a very romantic evening. However, there are more ways to celebrate the spirit of love on Valentine’s Day besides the traditional methods.
Trendy New Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
If you’re a close knit family, there’s nothing like spending Valentine’s Day together. Post it notes around the house may show how much you care, but what else can a family do to show their love for each other? There’s nothing like gathering around a meal that the entire family has put together. The list of Valentine’s drinks, desserts, and meals that the family can put together are endless. Find out what the family would like to cook, put together their favorite meal, or do some research to find out what has worked for others.
Great Valentine’s Day Drink Recipes
Of course, the kids will love any Valentine’s drink that’s sugary sweet, but you can try Monin. Monin creates delicious syrups to give any beverage the certain flavor you are looking for. Check out their site to see all the wonderful recipes and syrups they have. You can make a great tasting float that will make a great beverage for the entire family to put together. Most drinks take as little as 2 minutes to put together for the little ones. If you’re health conscience, add a hint of fruit for a healthy drink with ingredient alternatives.
For the Kids
- Stir one 64-ounce bottle cherry or cranberry-cherry juice
- 1 liter ginger ale
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Monin Grenadine Syrup
- Add 2 cups frozen cherries and 1 orange cut into chunks.
Mix it all in a large punch bowl and enjoy. Be sure to accent your drink for the kids with some cute glasses.
For the Adults
Making a Valentine’s drink for mom and dad or the adults can be a little more sophisticated. Plus, you may want to add some alcohol to spruce things up. You may not want the kids to help with the adult’s drinks, but it can be something all of the adults can participate in while you’re putting together a nice Valentine’s Day dinner.
Be Mine Bourbon Martini
- 1 1⁄4 bourbon
- 3⁄4 vanilla liqueur
- 1⁄2 Monin Dulce de Leche Sauce
- 1 1⁄2 half & half
- Glass: 8 oz.
- Garnish: Monin Dulce De Leche Sauce, Whipped Cream
- Chill serving glass.
- Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in the order listed.
- Cap, shake and strain into chilled serving glass.
- Add garnish, and serve.
Valentine’s Day Recipe
If you’re watching a good love story for Valentine’s Day, you can add some red food coloring to your popcorn. The red and white popcorn mixture will be exciting for kids and adults. You’ll love the way the popcorn highlights the Valentine’s Day mood. In fact, it’s a great way to watch your favorite romance movie with a great snack. You can also make some special Valentine’s Day cookies with the kids or a scrumptious heart cake for mom. You should be creative and have fun whatever you decide to make for Valentine’s Day dinner or dessert.
You can save a ton of money by eating in for Valentine’s Day. You can avoid the Valentine’s Day crowd by cooking at home. An average of 51 of 100 people surveyed said they go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. A restaurant meal can be expensive and informal. Putting together a meal at home can always be fun and very creative. Your entire family will enjoy being a part of a special meal plan on a holiday filled with love. The Internet also has a lot of recipes for any occasion. Be creative in the kitchen and enjoy Valentine’s Day with the ones you love.