What To Do To With Your Kids on Valentine’s Day In Chicagoland?


Were you asking yourself, “What is there to do with the kids for Valentine’s Day?”

Well, we’ve got you covered with over 40 events spanning the city to the suburbs! Enjoy these fun events with your kiddos, or choose one of the drop off events

and have a date night!

Events In Chicago

Friday, Feb 7th

 

5:00 PM: Paper Hearts, Flowers and Garlands

  • Lillstreet Art Center
  • 5-7 pm
  • “Cut, paste, paint, print and decorate cards, garland, and gifts for Valentine’s Day. Make it a family event and co-create handmade tokens of love to keep close to your loved one’s hearts for a lifetime. Make memories and gifts together in this one-day family workshop. At least one child and one adult must register for family workshops.”

6:00 PM: Valentine Family Dinner at The Kids Table

  • The Kids Table: Wicker Park location
  • 6 – 7:30 PM
  • Menu: Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce, Garlic Bread Soup & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • “In our Family Dinners, adults and kids work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together! It’s the perfect combination of a fun activity, hands-on cooking instruction, a delicious dinner, and recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.”

 

Saturday, Feb 8th

 

6:30 PM: Valentine’s Night Out: Spa Chemistry

  • The Laboratory Collective
  • 6:30 – 8:15 PM
  • 5 – 12 yrs old
  • “While parents have a night out, kids can spend their Saturday night with The Laboratory.
    Our Science Nights out include a pizza dinner and unique hands-on science activities based on kids’ favorite themes or movies.”

6:30 PM: Parent & Child Create Night – Valentine’s Day Craft

  • Kidcreate Studio – Lakeview
  • “Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your child! Prepare for an evening filled with love! You and your child will enjoy getting messy with clay! Air-dry clay and paint will be used to create a lovely heart-themed trinket box. Each parent and child will create their own craft. What a great keepsake!”

 

Sunday, Feb 9th

 

 

9:00 AM: V-Moji Workshop at Little Goat Diner

  • 2nd floor of Little Goat Diner, 820 Randolph Street
  • “Join Kidcreate Studio at Little Goat Diner for a fun Valentines Day Project! What’s a V-Moji? It’s a Valentine’s Day Emoji, of course! Nothing says “I love you” better than a hand-made gift and what could be better than a personalized V-Moji!?! Register early for this class, it will fill up fast! Come ready to get messy while you play right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please register each child, no need to register the caregiver.”
  • If you plan to stay for brunch, we ask you make a 10:15 reservation

1:00 PM: DIY Valentine’s Day For Kids

  • Foxtrot Market (Southport)
  • 1 – 4 PM
  • “Decorate Valentine’s Day cards, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate bar, and build your own festive candy bags. See you there!”

 

Tuesday, Feb 11th

 

 

6:00 PM: Family Valentine Dinner & Movie at Indian Boundary Park

  • Indian Boundary Park
  • “What says I love you better than a Dinner & a Movie in the park? Join us for a classic Disney animated flick “Sleeping Beauty”, which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. We will be serving a buffet meal along with the film presentation. space is limited.”

 

Wednesday, Feb 12th

 

 

10:30 AM: Valentines “Chocolate Box”

  • Be Kids Cafe: 2800 W North Ave
  • “During this class we will be making salt dough valentine chocolates!
    Mommy and me art classes are great for 2-7 year olds! During mommy and me classes your child will explore a variety of art and recycled materials and experience new textures as well as work on fine motor skills and learn to be creative in a group setting. Your child will be introduced to sustainable arts and crafts. They will be inspired to look at nature and everyday raw materials in new interesting ways. We pride ourselves on using as many recyclable and sustainable materials as possible for all the activities we do.”

Thursday, Feb 13th

 

 

5:30 PM: Valentines Day Party w/ Stages Performing Arts

  • Purple Monkey Playroom
  • “Join us for our magic combination of pizza, playtime, and Stages-led singing-and-dancing in our Valentine’s clad Bucktown playroom.”

 

Friday, Feb 14th

 

 

Valentines Day Craft and Cookie Decorating – Little Beans Cafe & Playspace

  • Little Beans Cafe Chicago & Evanston
  • “Join us and celebrate love and valentines day with a cute craft and cookie decorating. This will be offered all day and is included in regular playspace admission.”

9:00 AM: Spring Flower Show at The Lincoln Park Conservatory

  • “Explore the Spring Flower Show: Renaissance features plants and flowers arranged in a way to replicate the still life paintings produced during the Renaissance period. The displays will feature a spring array of plants such as tulips, dragon lilies, Persian buttercups, roses, and peonies in a rich tapestry of colors such as lavender, chocolate, pink, and scarlet.The show will also feature a soundtrack of period music.”
  • February 14th to May 10th

9:00 AM: Spring Flower Show at The Garfield Park Conservatory

  • “Explore the Spring Flower Show: Understory: Layers of Light and get to know the plants that thrive below the forest canopy. See understory trees arching upwards toward the light, our historic azalea collection, and flowers blooming at the first light of spring. Observe fallen trees, hanging vines, and even mushrooms! What else will you discover?”
  • Show will run from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, May 12.

11:00 AM: Valentine’s Day at Monica + Andy

  • Lincoln Park Guideshop: 2052 N Halsted St.
  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • “MONICA + ANDY INVITES YOU & YOUR MINI SWEETHEARTS TO COME CELEBRATE AT OUR ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT!
  • Join us for Instagrammable mini sessions by Photographer Tracy Dyer, custom backdrops and heart crafts by Sweet Jory’s, sweet treats and more! Complimentary Music by Tunes with Tim for all ages.”

3:00 PM: Valentines Crafting & Open Play Party

  • Be Kids Cafe: 2800 W North Ave
  • 3 – 5 PM
  • “Parents will have two options: for $10 your child can drop in from 3 – 5pm and make valentines from all sorts of fun supplies as well as paint their own clay hearts. We will also have a fun photo back drop for the kids to use. For an additional $12 your child will enjoy open ‘Play for the Day’ when you sign up in advance, here. It is going to be tons of FUN and we can’t wait to see you there!”

 

Saturday, Feb 15th

 

 

12:00 PM: Sweet Saturday at Garfield Park Conservatory

  • Noon to 3 pm
  • “This drop-in event will let your whole family try some sweet treats while learning about plants in our collection. From chocolate and vanilla, to banana and papaya, your family will love this Valentine’s weekend event.”

5:30 PM: Date Night – Valentine’s Candy Mosaic

  • KidCreate Studio – Lakeview
  • 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • “Do you have plans that don’t include your little ones? Do you want to see a movie that isn’t animated or enjoy a dinner that doesn’t include french fries? Sign your kids up for their own night out. It’s Valentine’s Day, and romance is in the air. Sign your kids up for some fun of their own while you enjoy an evening out with your Valentine. The kids will create a heart-themed mosaic made out of frosting and Skittles®. Art doesn’t get any sweeter than that!”

6:00 PM: Valentine Family Dinner at The Kids Table

  • The Kids Table: Lakeview location
  • 6 – 7:30 PM
  • Menu: Heart Shaped Pizza, Balsamic Glazed Strawberry Salad & Strawberry Milkshakes
  • “In our Family Dinners, adults and kids work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together! It’s the perfect combination of a fun activity, hands-on cooking instruction, a delicious dinner, and recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.”

 

 

Events In The Suburbs

Saturday Feb 8th

 

 

10:00 AM: Kid’s Valentine’s Day Party

  • Compass Mortgage: 27755 Diehl Rd., Warrenville
  • 10 – 11:30 AM
  • “Join us for a fun morning filled with games, prizes, crafts, treats and a special Princess appearance from Princess Fairytale Parties!! Please RSVP with the eventbrite link above so we have enough goodies for all.”

1:00 PM: Victorian Valentines

  • Dupage County Historical Museum
  • Feb 8th 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Feb 9th: 1:30 – 3 pm
  • “Valentines of the Victorian era were treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop.”

5:00 PM: Valentine’s Day Parent’s Night Out

  • Naperville Yard Indoor Sports Complex
  • 5 – 9 PM
  • “Enjoy a night away from the kids with the Naperville Yard Valentine’s Day Parent’s Night Out. We will keep them busy with arts & crafts, sports, bouncy houses and our playtower while you enjoy a night out on the town. All children will be served dinner. All children must be potty trained.”

6:00 PM: Sweetheart Ball

  • White Pines Golf Club, Bensenville
  • 6 – 9 PM
  • “Have a sweet time at this year’s candy themed Sweetheart Ball. Enjoy a decadent evening which includes a delicious dinner (choice of chicken fingers, chicken breast, or vegetarian pasta), dancing, entertainment, and a magnificent sweets table. For boys and girls ages 4-12 with parent. Register at the Deer Grove Leisure Center by Feb 5, $22 | $27 per person.”

Sunday Feb 9th

 

 

10:00 AM: Be Our Minnie Valentine

  • Playroom Cafe Two – Naperville
  • 10 – 12 PM
  • “Minnie will arrive at 10am sharp for a meet and greet and to take pictures with all at our beautiful Valentines Day themed backdrop. Valentines arts and crafts to follow after Minnie’s departure!”

10:00 AM: Kids Cooking Class – Valentine’s Day Brownies

  • Maggiano’s Vernon Hills
  • “Come join us in the fun as one of our outstanding chef’s teach your little ones how to make brownies for Valentine’s Day!
    They will enjoy them so much more knowing they made them themselves 🙂
    Following this chef guided activity; a wonderful brunch will be served for the kids and the parents alike.
    Don’t forget, if your child participates in 7 classes, they will receive a complimentary chef jacket in their own size!”

10:30 AM: Valentines Party with Rapunzel

  • It’s A Girl Thing, Geneva
  • “One of our favorite princesses is coming back..Rapunzel will be joining us for a fun Valentines Day party! Come enjoy a fun time decorating a valentine craft to take home. We will have yummy valentine goodies for everyone to enjoy. Rapunzel will sing, dance and play games with all of her friends!
    There will be time for everyone to get their own picture with Rapunzel and she will have a special gift to give everyone!”
  • Call 630-234-2000 to reserve your spot

11:00 AM: Induo’s Mom & Mini Day Out

  • Abbington Banquet Hall, Glen Ellyn
  • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • “We admire moms for their hard work and we want to celebrate moms and their daughters at our Mom & Mini Day Out™ Event – VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION! This event is styled like an expo, but to make things easier for moms and their little ones, we’ve separated it into 5 different “corners”: CRAFT, GAME, SNACK, PAMPERING & SHOPPING!”

12:00 PM: Sweetie Sweets Valentine’s Day Event

  • Bock Neighborhood Center, Schaumburg
  • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • “Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bock! We will make fun candy creations, do Valentine’s Day experiments, make a craft, and embark on a scavenger hunt to find the missing heart in the park!”

12:30 PM: Hearts & Crafts: A Princess Valentine’s Party

  • Fitz’s Spare Keys, Elmhurst
  • “Love is in the air and your favorite Princesses Belle & Ariel want to share it with you! Join us for a very special event full of arts, crafts, games, singing, dancing and much more with your family, friends and little ones!”

1:30 PM: Victorian Valentines

  • Dupage County Historical Museum
  • Feb 8th 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Feb 9th: 1:30 – 3 pm
  • “Valentines of the Victorian era were treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop.”

 

 

Wednesday, February 12th

 

 

10:00 AM: Love Bugs: A Valentine’s Day Celebration

  • Cantigny Park, Wheaton
  • “Celebrate Valentine’s Day! This celebration of family and friendships will include stories, songs and Valentine Day inspired crafts-plus a special Valentine’s sweet treat! Bring your little love bugs and join us!”

6:00 PM: Kid Rock’s Swingin’ Sweethearts

  • Cantigny Park, Wheaton
  • “Bring your special Valentine to our sweetheart music and dance Kid Rock Party! Enjoy musical activities about Valentine’s Day, hearts, friendship, chocolate candy, flowers and more! Our upbeat music, and child-friendly rhythm instruments and movement props will tickle your little Valentine’s heart and make this an event you will remember forever!”

7:00 PM: Water Color Painting on Sugar Cookies

  • Art & Events at Delish, Bloomingdale
  • “Create an edible assortment of edible water color paintings on sugar cookies by Delish Cakes. This class will be held in the Art Studio and is a BYOBorW class! We will show you how to make each one beautiful with a valentines color pallete and some edible gold leaf. Take home 12 edible pieces of art in an adorable valentines day cookie box.”
  • Perfect for a Galentines Day or Mommy and Me!

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13th

 

3:30 PM: Lezzas Valentines Heart Cake Decorating Workshop

  • Lezza Spumoni & Desserts Inc, Elmhurst
  • “Show your special loved one just how much they mean to you by decorating your very own Valentines Heart Cake here at Lezza!
    Each participant will receive one red velvet heart shaped cake, iced in your choice of white or pink buttercream, or chocolate ganache. Each cake includes multiple colors in piping bags, a wide variety of sprinkles, assorted valentines day candies, one red buttercream rose and a decorative box to gift your masterpiece!
    So think out side the box of chocolates this year and create something not only with your hands but your whole heart too.”
  • Ages 8 and up
  • *Please call ahead to book your reservation , before Wednesday, February 12th, at (630)530-0630

5:00 PM: Kids Club Valentines Day Party

  • Kids Club & Party LLC, Schaumburg
  • Join us for our special Valentine’ Day Party with Princess and Prince Charming!
  • Admission $15 per child (0-7 yeras old only). To make a reservation call us at 224-653-8623 or send us a message on Facebook. Please make sure one of our staff confirms your reservation.
  • Dancing, music, singing, and much more fun. Snacks, water, and jucie will be offered.

5:30 PM: Love Bug Dance at the Dupage Children’s Museum

  • Naperville
  • “You’re invited to celebrate an evening of love, friendship, and family with your little “Love Bugs” at the Museum’s Valentine’s Dance. Groove out with Bach to Rock’s family-friendly DJ, indulge in tasty treats from Fiammé, remember the evening with special photo ops, explore a variety of special activities, and play in the Museum’s exhibits.”

Friday, Feb 14th

 

 

9:00 AM: Valentine’s Day Event at Rockin Tots

  • Rockin Jump Buffalo Grove
  • “Come join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration! Valentine Arts & Crafts! Coffee & Sweet Treats! Tattoo Station! Jumping, Bouncing, playing all over the trampolines!”

9:00 AM: Valentine’s Day Event at Rockin Tots

  • Rockin Jump Carol Stream
  • “Come join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration! Valentine Arts & Crafts! Coffee & Sweet Treats! Tattoo Station! Jumping, Bouncing, playing all over the trampolines!”

9:30 AM: Valentine’s Day Free Mini Photo Session

  • Fit4Mom Oak Brook / Hinsdale
  • 4500 Belmont Rd, Downers Grove
  • “Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free mini photo session, Stroller Strides Class and a quick discussion on pelvic floor health! MegCal.Photography will be offering 5-minute free photo sessions throughout the duration of class (9:30-10:30am). You will receive one FREE digital photo. All other photos from your mini session will be available in digital format for purchase. Megan is also a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and will give a brief discussion on pelvic floor health! This event is open to the public, and you don’t need to attend the Stroller Strides class to participate in the mini photo session. However, moms who attend the class will be first in line for photos and after that they will be offered to ANYONE on a first come, first serve basis (until 10:30am). So tell your friends and join the fun!”

5:00 PM: Valentine’s Day – Science & Movie Night

  • 5 – 8 PM
  • Funday: 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
  • “We are planning a fun night with some science experiments – think Candy experiments :), and we will wrap with a movie night: we will be watching LADY AND THE TRAMP – a Valentine’s Day Classic. Science, Movie and Pizza! Isn’t it awesome?”

5:45 PM: Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out

  • River Forest Park District
  • 5:45 – 8 PM
  • It’s Valentine’s Day! Parents want a date night! Drop your kids off with us for an evening of Valentine’s Day art, movie, pizza, and more.
    Ages: 4-12
    $10 per child
    Code: 4220.3120
    Pre-registration required

Saturday, Feb 15th

 

 

10:00 AM: Oswego Chocolate Walk

  • Downtown Oswego
  • 10 AM – 3 PM
  • “Join us for the Chocolate Walk in downtown Oswego on Feb. 15th. Only 350 tickets will be sold. $20 a ticket includes treat box and Hot Chocolate Taster Ceramic Mug. Every participating location will have a chocolate treat and hot chocolate for you to taste. 50% of the net profit will be given to Fusion Project.”

11:00 AM: Valentine for the Birds

  • The Morton Arboretum
  • 11 am – 3 pm
  • The Children’s Garden
  • “Celebrate your love for nature on Valentine’s Weekend  in the Children’s Garden!  We will make some tasty treats to hang on the trees for our favorite feathery friends!”

5:00 PM & 8:00 PM: The Best of Second City

  • McAninch Arts Center at College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn
  • “Find out for yourself why The Second City has been the first name in laughter for nearly sixty years! From the stages that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more comes the next generation of comedy superstars. This laugh-out-loud, must-see production features some of the best sketch comedy and songs from The Second City’s comedy vaults updated for the modern era, plus trademark improvisation performed by The Second City’s best and brightest…and funniest! It’s the perfect date night out with your loved one or friends! Enjoy a Fannie May chocolate heart and drink specials from your Valentine – the MAC!”

5:30 PM: Parent Night Out!

  • Rockin Jump Buffalo Grove
  • 5:30 – 10 PM
  • “Let Rockin’ Jump take the kids and you take some time for yourself! Includes a Rockin’ Jump T-shirt for your kiddo! Plus food & drink to keep them energized and happy! The kids will have a fabulous time bouncing, flipping, battling it out on the X-Beam, climbing the Vertical Ops Challenge Wall and showing their skills! Includes 2 slices of pizza, drink, and Unlimited good times! We will return them to you exhausted & ready for bed!”

Sunday, Feb 16th

 

 

11:00 AM: Valentine for the Birds

  • The Morton Arboretum
  • 11 am – 3 pm
  • The Children’s Garden
  • “Celebrate your love for nature on Valentine’s Weekend  in the Children’s Garden!  We will make some tasty treats to hang on the trees for our favorite feathery friends!”

 


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