Fun Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Home

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This year celebrating Valentine’s Day at home will likely be the norm! We have come up with 3 fun ways to celebrate in your Glenwood apartment this year. Including your kids for a Valentine’s celebration can be a fun event for them to look forward to! Keep reading to find out more.

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

If you are looking for a nice way to get your entire family in the Valentine’s Day Spirit, try homemade Valentine’s Day Mailboxes. Glue, staple or tape two pieces of printer paper, or colored paper, to make a little open envelope that is decorated with your name. Everyday leading up until Valentine’s Day, you and your family write little notes about what they love or appreciate about you and drop it in your “mailbox.” On Valentine’s Day you can all sit down and read your notes!

Chocolate covered strawberries on a wooden cutting board

Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Making chocolate covered strawberries is a fun activity for a couple or family. It is simple and delicious! This recipe is from


-6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

-3 ounces white chocolate, chopped

-1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well


  1. Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
  2. Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
  3. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.
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Note: After dipping the strawberries, let the dark chocolate set slightly before drizzling on the white chocolate. You can leave them out 30 minutes at room temperature, or speed the process by popping them into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Valentine's Day dinner set up on a wooden table with red napkin and wine bottle

Dine At Home

If you want to make a nice Valentine’s Day dinner at home, it is all about the ambiance! You and your loved one can create a menu and pair it perfectly with a bottle of wine! A key tip: set the dining or living room up before you start cooking. You don’t want to have to worry about the food and the decor at the same time! If you are not a fan of cooking yourself, a lot of restaurants have amazing Valentine’s Day dinners to go, including the Polo Bar on 1 E 55th Street. Call or go online to see what your favorite restaurants are offering!

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