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These Quarantine Valentine Ideas will show the ones around you how much you care! From the elderly and kids, to anyone on your Valentine's Day list – we have to think outside the box during this crazy season of social distancing.
Quarantine Valentine Ideas
After visiting my folks recently, it really got me to thinking how lonely and isolated the elderly are right now (and have been for nearly two years now). This pandemic has been especially hard on them since they really are some of the most vulnerable among us. With Valentine's Day coming up and distancing again seeming necessary for some, it seemed like a wonderful time to show some love to our elderly relatives, friends and maybe even some you may not know.
Along with those socially distanced ideas – we've also come up with some stay-at home Valentine ideas to show your family and friends how much you care.
Here are 10 Social Distancing Friendly Valentine Ideas to help you bless everyone on your Valentine's Day List. From porch drop off friendly ideas for the elderly – to cute ways to celebrate with little ones at home.
Socially Distanced Valentine Ideas (great for Elderly)
When I first shared how to make this oh~so~cute Paper Flowers Craft at the beginning of quarantine, we had so many readers send us pictures of paper flowers they had made. This one is perfect for the kiddos to make for grandparents or loved ones. Make 1 flower or a whole bunch and I'm sure you'll bring a big smile to someone's face. 🙂
If you're feeling really crafty you might want to make this adorable Dollar Tree XO Vase to go with your paper flowers (or fresh flowers)!
If dropping off flowers at a nursing home – you'll want to check first to see what their individual rules are before heading over. But you can never go wrong with fresh flowers. When I've done this in the past, our local nursing home told me they have oodles of vases from previous deliveries and such so I typically don't worry about taking flowers in a vase.
If you've been around Passionate Penny Pincher long you'll know that I love, love, love some fresh flowers.
I spotted 2 dozen roses over at Costco for just $17.99 and it got my wheels to spinnin'. I love the idea of grabbing up a big bundle of roses, some babies breath, tissue paper and ribbon and making several little bouquets to drop off and love on some folks you don't even know.
Or, drop off a fun flower bundle to an elderly neighbor, loved one or friend. Fresh flowers bring so much joy so you can't go wrong here.
My parents live a few hours away so on a recent trip to visit them I brought my cute momma some flowers and set her to work. This was a wonderful opportunity to let her have a bit of occupational therapy (she loved floral design in the past) and to also enjoy the flowers for a bit after I was gone.
If your loved ones aren't close by, consider sending them a fresh flower bouquet like these from Costco.
Quarantine Care Package
One of the most porch-droppable quarantine Valentine ideas you can make? A care package to show someone you love them!
The Dollar Tree has sooooo many cute options. I made this one up recently for just $6 (and that includes the container)! The Dollar Tree has everything so you can really customize it to your person. ❤️
A few care package suggestions for the elderly are:
- fuzzy socks
- first aid needs
- puzzle books
Or if you're making one up for a kiddo:
- Tootsie Roll Bank
- Silly sunglasses
- Stuffed animal
- Coloring Books
- Stamps, Markers
Or a friend or significant other:
Create a “Box of Sunshine” full of yellow items to cheer them up!
Or make up a “Galentine's Day Bucket” – full of goodies for your best friend!
Here are some goodies we put in ours cute bucket from Walmart
- Heart leggings (from Aldi)
- Candle (from Aldi)
- Mani/Pedi Tools
This quarantine Valentine idea is perfect for porch drop off! You'll need a poster board, some markers, maybe a few stickers and a few candy packages. Personalize it for your loved one and I'm sure they will get a big kick out of it. So, so fun and cute!
Don't underestimate the gesture of an old fashioned greeting card. Snail mail seems to be a thing of the past but if you're like me you love to get a handwritten note or card. Maybe have the kiddos draw a few pictures for their loved one and include a cute magnet so they can put it up on the refrigerator. 🙂
It's not the most original of our quarantine Valentine ideas – but it's ALWAYS appreciated.
Homemade Valentine Treats for Door Drops
Door Drops are a fun way to treat friends and loved ones to a special treat – without actual contact. This “Valentine White Trash Candy” is a great candidate!
We don't particularly love the name of this homemade candy… but we do love the candy itself and I'm betting anyone you want to make some for would love it too!
Grab some goody bags and you should be able to get quite a few treat bags out of 1 batch. Be sure to check with your loved one on dietary restrictions (I know my mom can't have peanuts so this wouldn't work for her).
Stay at Home Quarantine Valentine Ideas
If your kids normally get a classroom party and all the cards, treats and fun that goes along with that – they might be disappointed to find things may have changed this year. Treat them to a Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt full of fun clues and a treasure at the end!
Even better? We already created the clues for you – you can print them over here!
Cook a Special Stay-At Home Valentine's Day Dinner
If a crowded restaurant and long lines just aren't happening this year – making staying in extra special with this Valentine's Day Dinner Menu!
And you don't need to take a cooking class to pull this off – we have it all planned out for you. Everything from the scrumptious Caprese Salad Skewers appetizers – to the Flourless Chocolate Torte at the end. You can head over here to print it out (I just love the little menus you can put at each person's place – darling!)
Make a Fondue Bar
Take the date-night-at-home atmosphere up a notch with this Slow Cooker Fondue Bar! (This is one will really wow your special someone)
See our best chocolate fondue recipe here – with lots of fondue bar dipping ideas included.
Breakfast In Bed
Breakfast in Bed is ALWAYS appreciated!
Here are a couple of yummy breakfast ideas:
- Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls
- 5 Easy Muffin Recipes (Love the Blueberry Scone Muffins!)
- Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
We'd love to hear what you're doing differently this year to show a little extra love to your friends and family! Please share your quarantine Valentine ideas with us in the comments and we may add your suggestion to the list 🙂