Valentine's Day 2013

We've rounded-up our favorite Valentine's crafts, events and recipes in one place to help make sure you have everything you need to fill February with love. We've also included gift guides so you can surprise all your loved ones with just the right neckalce, toy or treat.

 
 

Valentine's Day events around Chicagoland

Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, so there aren't many day-of events. Luckily, plenty of our favorite family destinations have chosen to host Valentine's Day events ahead of time. Check out our list for dances, craft nights and more.

 
 

3 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Chicago with kids

Valentine's Day isn't all about romantic dates for mom & dad. Check out these kid-friendly events the whole family will love.
 
 

Unconventional Valentine's Day Treats

We all usually think of Valentine's Day as a time to shower our loved ones with sweet or chocolate treats. But there are plenty of ways to make Valentine's Day special for your kids that don't involve a sugar rush (and of course the subsequent crash from that short-but-sweet high).

 
 
 
 

Valentine's Day from breakfast to dinner

From pink pancakes to spagetti and sweet-balls, we have a full menu of lovely foods to serve your family from breakfast to dinner. Valentine's Day has never tasted so good.

 
 

Valentine's Day Crafts

From stained-glass hearts to tissue-paper flowers, these Valentine's Day crafts are sure to melt hearts this February.

 
 

Valentine's Day gift ideas from Chicago Etsy shops

There's nothing quite as special as a handmade gift, but we all can't be artists. Luckily, there are plenty of talented people on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, eager to sell you their creations. And one of the best features about Etsy is that you can search for sellers by their location, which means you can still shop local even on the internet.

We've rounded up our favorite picks from Chicago-based Etsy shops for gifts for babies, kids, moms, dads and anyone else you might want to share some love with. We've chosen gifts that not only help you show someone you care, but also show Chicago some love as well.

Know of a great Windy City Etsy shop we missed? Share it in the comments below!

 
 

DIY Valentine's Day treats for the classroom

Pull out the craft bin and DIY your child's classroom valentines this year.
 
 

Valentine's preparations on Pinterest

Use these great Valentine's Day ideas from Pinterest to prepare for your kids' classroom parties.
 
 
 







 
 
 
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