Valentines Day Ideas For At Home and Out and About

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Happy Valentines Day

Valentines Day is coming soon.

My senior mom is busy prepping all the Valentines she loves to send her grandkids and great-grandkids. I’m having fun picking out online Valentine greetings. And I thought I’d share some¬†fun recipes, decor ideas, kid and grandkid fun and some interesting and tasty options in Roseville CA and the surrounding Sacramento area and more! Enjoy. And HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.

Valentines Day Home and Table Decor

Do you enjoy decorating for all sorts of holidays, not just Christmas? Here are some fun ideas, like this simple but pretty in pink table setting.

Lovely ideas for your fireplace mantel or other shelves in your home.

I¬†thoroughly enjoy¬†the home tours from Between Naps on the Porch and hope you do as well. She has many lovely and unique ideas for Valentines Day home decor. click here for¬†a lovely bedroom tour and delightful¬†ideas for tea in bed, that could easily be changed to breakfast in bed. ūüôā And click here for¬†an adorable tablescape idea that easily morphs from one holiday to the next with a few adjustments. She used a Vintage Copeland Spode that is quite beautiful. Last but definitely not least, this tablescape will put a smile on the faces of kids, grandkids, and even grandparents. A¬†very cute¬†Alice In Wonderland / Queen Of Hearts decor. ¬†Her’s is lovely and intricate. But you can also¬†set a simpler table with dramatic colors for a lovely effect, like this:

Simple home decor can be so lovely as it goes great with so many decors. It makes such a great backdrop for a splash of color at the holidays. Here is a home decor that is black and white and it looks great as well with all these lovely holiday ideas.

For those who enjoy the vintage, romantic, country style of home decor, Penny’s Treasures has some pretty in pink ideas including a decorated Valentine tree.

While here are a couple of posts with a more neutral take on Valentine home decor from Home Accessories and About DIY.

And, as you can imagine, How Sweet the Sound has lots of lovely Valentine ideas for Pink Saturday.

This belongs in Valentines Day home decor AND cute crafts for young and old so I’m putting it last in one and kind of first in the other as it has both and is from one of my faves – Tip Junkie.

Valentine Crafts Cooking and Activities Ideas for Kids and Grandkids

Isn’t this a toad-ally cute idea (below) at my G+ page shared by Frugal Fun For Boys. These cute cards with frogs and toads and cute sayings that play on the word TOAD-ally really made me smile and I know they’ll put grins on my grandkids faces as well!

Click here for Easy Creative and Free Valentine Ideas to enjoy with our kids and grandkids that is a “blast from my past” and full of fun ideas.

You can enjoy a fun Valentine Party outside like this sweet pup if the weather cooperates, with bubbles, cookies, cupcakes and more. Or if the weather didn’t listen to the groundhog and it’s a bit chilly (windy, rainy, snowy….), have a fun time inside with a picnic on the floor complete with big blanket. Bubbles work well there too. ūüėČ

I love “cheesy funny” riddles and jokes for grandkid Valentines Day cards and Valentine room decor. They’re also great¬†when¬†visiting¬†our¬†grandkids or talking on the phone with long distance kids and grandkids. My granddaughter and I were cracking up over them yesterday. Here are a few places with ones¬†to share:

And check out THIS fun Valentine game you can buy cheaply and adapt easily – gotta head to Dollar Tree, that’s for sure!

Do any of your kids or grandkids have to make a Valentine box? Skip To My Lou has several adorable ideas here. And one of them will go great with her delightful resource list of 100 DIY Valentine Cards and Sayings! Just click here and have fun!

In my family, LEGOS + Valentines Day = FUN.  At my G+ page, I shared this Red Chinese LEGO Lantern for Valentine smiles.

Speaking of LEGOs, click here for some¬†adorable LEGO valentines that are edible. But if you’re in a hurry, just attach a real lego to the easy and free Valentine Card printables and you’re ready to go in a jiff. ¬†ūüôā


Valentine Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Recipes

How about starting Valentines Day healthily with these protein ¬†Valentine pancakes¬†– just click here! ¬†Perhaps it will make it OK to indulge in double chocolate that way? ūüôā

I LOVED this cute and clever DIY Valentines Dinner that you could easily do in our Roseville Sacramento area. If the weather is wet or chilly, just do it inside instead of out. And she even has a download of the Valentine dinner recipes as well as sweet printables.

Awwww, I found several cute ideas to help you make Valentine gifts, along with Valentines Day pancakes, cupcakes, Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, and even a yummy looking healthier cheese platter option. Very fun and delish Valentines Day recipes here!

Pizza was always one of my sweet husband’s faves! Here is a cute idea and recipe for a home made Pepperoni Pizza – with the pepperonis cut in the shape of hearts. ūüôā

Romantic Home has some romantic Valentine home decor along with a yummy butter cream frosting for Valentine cupcakes.

Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe makes an easy and delicious looking cake for Valentines Day. Click here.

I have to confess. I LOVE Pillsbury cut and bake sugar cookies! Whether it’s a Christmas or Valentine cookie, they are my usual fave for decorating ideas and fun with my grandkids. I discovered Pillsbury has created a ton of adorable ideas for decorated Valentine cookies! Great for busy parents and grandparents, that’s for sure.

Here’s a variety of Valentines Day Dessert recipes from simple¬†to¬†a bit more challenging.

Do you like donuts better than cake or vice versa? With this¬†fun and unique Valentine Day gift or dessert, you can have your cake and eat the donut too. Or give it as a sweet gift. (YES, all puns and wordplays fully intended. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†)

A Pizza My Heart

For a more casual and very fun option, I know that Round Table on Foothills is¬† planning on making Valentine Pizzas. It’s possible other pizza places might as well – couldn’t hurt to ask.

If you’d rather make your own, Pillsbury comes to my rescue again with their easy version and directions ūüôā

And you can follow any of these fun Valentine pizzas with some tasty Valentine Pizza cookies – because, of course, you have a pizza my heart. ūüôā

Delicious Restaurants in and Around Roseville CA

Click Here for more Valentines Day fun AND the 2018 update for Roseville / Sacramento specific happenings. ūüôā¬†

For a fancy and romantic Valentines Day brunch, lunch or dinner out, here are some of our favorite restaurants in the area: 

Ruth’s Christ Steak House – They have a special Valentine offer
185 Galleria Blvd, #P-120, Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Roseville, CA 95678, 916-780-6910
501 Pavilions Lane, Pavilions Shopping Plaza, Sacramento, CA 95825
Paul Martin’s American Grill –¬†They have a fun Valentine contest going on.
1455 Eureka Road, Roseville, CA 95661 916 783-3600
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steak
1194 Roseville Parkway, Roseville, CA 95678 916-960-4875
Il Fornaio –¬†click here to see their yummy-looking Valentine dessert
The Galleria at Roseville, 1179 Galleria Boulevard, Suite P-118, Roseville, CA 95678, 916.788.1200
Wells Fargo Center, 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916.446.4100
Buca di Beppo –¬†Click here to see their gorgeous Valentine’s Day¬†heart-shaped lasagna!
1212 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, CA, 95678, 916-771-9463
1249 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 916-922-6673
Red Robin
1184 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678, 916-788-0211
751 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln, CA 95648, 916-434-6791
7990 Greenback Lane, Unit J, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, 916-726-7792
Olive Garden
Roseville РAcross from Galleria Mall, 1160 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678, 916-783-6005
5445 Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, 916-965-9537
Sacramento РArden Mall, 1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-649-8305
Mimi’s Cafe
1104 Galleria Blvd., Roseville CA 95661 916-780-2646
PF Chang’s China Bistro
Creekside Town Center, 1180 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678, 916-788-2800
1530 J. St. Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-288-0970
The Cheesecake Factory
Roseville Galleria, 1127 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95678, 916-781-3399
Market Square at Arden Fair, 1771 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-567-0606
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery
5525 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 916-961-8571
Claim Jumper
250 Harding Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678 916-788-1705
1111 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-442-8200

Valentine Fun Out and About the Sacramento Roseville Area

Click Here for more Valentines Day fun AND the 2018 update for Roseville / Sacramento specific happenings. ūüôā¬†

BounceU in Roseville CA has a special Valentines Day party earlier in the week going on from 6pm Р8pm on FEBRUARY 10 where the kiddos can enjoy making a Valentine craft and having fun with plenty of bouncing! Click here for full details.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Sacramento Zoo for Valentines Day. They are located at¬†Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822 and the phone number is¬†916-808-5888. The event is¬†called I Heart Sacramento Zoo¬†and it’s on¬†Sunday, February 14, 2016 from¬†9 am to 4 pm. Per their website, “Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables ‚Äď all included with general admission. Sacramento Zoo Teens will also provide interactive games and activities.”¬†And may I say, what a great opportunity¬†they offer teenagers with their Zoo Teens program. “Zoo Teens are 13 to 19-year-old volunteers interested in animals, the earth, and the community who spend their weekends at the Sacramento Zoo. Zoo Teens develop their own ideals, views, and passions to encourage Zoo patrons become better stewards of the Earth. I Heart Sacramento Zoo will give the teen volunteers experience communicating with the public and offer visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Zoo‚Äôs unique animals.” ¬†Here is a video of a pinata made by the Zoo Teens for the giraffes. ūüôā


Macaroni Kid – Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln has several fun Valentine activities listed for kids and grandkids that take place all around the area. It’s always a great resource in this area. ūüôā

Have A Fun Valentines Day!

Fun ideas for a fun day for all ages. You can also check my Pinterest boards for Valentines Joys and for Things to Do in the Roseville Sacramento Area. I update them regularly. And if you have more suggestions, leave them in the comments or share them with us at Facebook, Twitter РRosevilleJoys, or Google+  where you will also spot fun Valentine ideas. And again, Happy Valentines Day!


P.S. Want to send sweet flowers for Valentines Day? Just click here for my list of florists for Roseville and the surrounding area. ūüôā


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