Today’s Valentine’s Day Fun Week post is a kid-friendly Valentines Day menu!  This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday – and if you are like most parents, you will be celebrating at home with your kids, and not at a romantic dinner for two.  Those days are long gone for Don and I.  So, why not make it a special dinner for the entire family?  Growing up, Valentine’s Day dinner at my house was a family event.  We would have everything red.  Even down to the paper plates Nana would buy for us to eat from.  

kid friendly valentines day menu at mini van dreams

Why not start the same tradition with your family?  You can pick up some inexpensive red plates and napkins at the store and serve our special kid-friendly Valentine’s Day menu below! I have even included the recipes – and they are all SUPER easy and delicious!  Make the ordinary, extraordinary by serving dinner by candlelight, pretending you are at a fancy French restaurant, and have some fun!  Your kids will remember it for years!


For Your Valentine’s Day Dining Pleasure … let us present your menu… 

kid friendly valentines day menu at mini van dreams

Jeff’s French Pastries

Spaghetti et Fromage (recipe below!)

Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Hawaiian Punch


Spaghetti and Cheese
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This was a staple of Don's family when he was growing up. Quick and easy and great as leftovers.
  • 1 block colby cheese, chunked
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  2. To spaghetti pot, add sauce, mushrooms, black pepper, and salt. Stir.
  3. Return drained spaghetti to pot and add cheese. Stir.
  4. Continue cooking, on low heat, for approximately 6-8 minutes to allow cheese to just melt, Stirring occasionally.


Don’t be afraid to have some fun with your kids on Valentine’s Day!  Make it a party!  Wear a silly mustache!  Talk in a French accent.  Just because it’s normally a day for romantic dinners, flowers and candles… it doesn’t have to be that way at your house!  Make some memories with your kids!  

 Check out our other Valentine’s Day Fun Week Ideas!

{Monday} Free Valentine’s Day Subway art Printable

{Tuesday} Healthy Strawberry Crepes

{Wednesday} Lunchbox Pals

{Thursday}  Free Printable Retro Valentines

{Friday} Valentine’s Day Menu

{Saturday} Easy Treat Bags

{Sunday} Origami Heart and a Surprise!

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