Family Fun Valentine's Day Guide ❤️

Events, crafts, recipes, ideas and more!

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher January 15, 2023

Valentine's Day is a great way to beat the winter doldrums!  Make some Valentine's crafts, show your love with yummy Valentine's treats, and before you know it, Spring will be here!


Saturday, February 4 - February 14

Valentine's Day Gingerbread House at Verrill Farm
Looking for a fun and festive Valentine's Day activity? We've "Valentine'd" our classic Holiday gingerbread houses- pink frosting and perfectly themed candies to decorate! $40 per house. Order online for pickup 2/4-2/14

Saturday, February 4

Everyday Engineering: Pop-Up Valentines at Discovery Museum
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Join us and make a pop-up card or two! Use some simple paper engineering and your creativity to make one-of-a-kind Valentines to share with family and friends.

Saturday, February 11

ABFN Sweetie Valentine's Party (All ages) ~ register in advance
Both members and the public are warmly welcomed to join this year’s event. It will be located at Blanchard Elementary School gymnasium. Young children will be sure to love the live music, crafts, activities, and more!

Sunday, February 12

Sweet As Candy! Dance Party at Acton Boxborough Dance Center (ages 3-8)
Ages 3-8 are invited to join us for a sweet morning of dancing and crafts-parents, get out there and enjoy a coffee date while we cook up some sweet moves! No actual candy will be served, but you might get a fun surprise to take home!

Teddy Town Workshop: Hearts and Lots of Love (Ages 5-10) ~ register in advance
Children will make, stuff and dress their own Teddy Bear (from a selection) and enjoy making Valentine crafts at Acton Recreation Center!

Minnie and Mickey Valentine's Party (Ages 3.5 -7) ~ register in advance
Join in for a fun Minnie and Mickey Valentine's Party at The Movement Center! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and be ready to dance, make a craft and read a story! There will be a special dance performance at the end of class.

Monday, February 13

Teen Chocolate Party at Maynard Library
Enjoy all things chocolate! An M&M® themed game, a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Chocolate Tasting, trivia, and more!

Card Making Crafternoon at Bedford Library
Join for an afternoon of card marking. Coloring, stencils, doilies, glitter glue will all be provided. There will be plenty of red and pink or those that wish to make Valentine's Day themed cards!

Valentine's Ukulele Sing-Along (All ages) ~ register in advance
Bring your own ukulele--or guitar! or any other instrument you think will blend in!--or just your voice, and join for a community sing-along of love songs for Valentine's.


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