For Valentine's Day, we stayed home and had a family party. We moved our dinner spot from the kitchen to the dining room, lit some candles, hung some old decorations, let the kids drink pink ginger ale from wine glasses, and had real dessert. It was nothing extravagant, but in our children's eyes it was a legit part.
Of course, they knew that they were going to get a few little presents, which added to the excitement. They each got a new book (Burl's book & the cutest book for Fern), stickers, and some candy hearts. I also got them some goldfish that were dead by morning, but that's a story in itself. They were not phased by our loss and ecstatic about their candy hearts. We call that a wonderful, exciting Valentine around our house.
Good to the last drop.