9 of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Best Valentine’s Day Traditions
Chip and Joanna Gaines have all the tips and tricks for your sweetest Valentine's Day ever.
Get DIY Decorative
Of course the HGTV star isn’t settling for a few heart-shaped window stickers when she decorates for Valentine’s Day. You shouldn’t, either! Not only are DIY decorations easy on your wallet, they’re also a great activity to get your family excited for the holiday.
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Give Honey to Your Honeys
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it’s also a great time to tell your squad that you think they’re the bee’s knees. Joanna lets her friends know that she’s grateful for the sweetness they bring to her life with cute, DIY honey jars.
Did you know you might be buying fake honey? Here’s how to spot a fraud.
Craft With Your Kids
Chip and Joanna Gaines make sure their kids get excited for the holiday with easy, kid-friendly crafts, like this Tic-Tac-Toe Board. It’s also the craft that keeps on giving—get ready to settle in for an epic Tic-Tac-Toe battle with your little ones.
Practice Being Present
If you’re like most people, your smartphone has permanently attached itself to your hand. Joanna says on her blog that she began to focus on being present with her children after her oldest son said “Mom it’s Valentine’s Day, no texting today, okay?”
Power down the devices—and you might find you feel more connected to your loved ones.
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Spread the Love
Joanna Gaines uses Valentine’s Day to teach her kids about random acts of kindness. Baking a batch of Valentine’s Day cookies is the perfect way to put a smile on somebody’s face.
Keep It Simple
The last thing you want to do on Valentine’s Day is be stressed in the kitchen while whipping up an intricate recipe. That’s why Joanna keeps her sweet treats simple. Spend the time you save with your loved ones, or take advantage of the easy recipe and get your kids in on the baking.
Celebrate With the Kids…
Joanna and Chip’s favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is a family affair. In an interview with Traditional Home, Joanna says that since she and Chip already have a special date night to themselves once a week, they make a point to include the kids on Valentine’s Day with a big, candlelit dinner.
…But Sneak a Little Alone Time, Too
And if that alone time happens to be in an upscale jazz club, all the better! Last year, Chip took Joanna out to Jazz, TX in San Antonio for a romantic evening of music, dancing and true South Texan spirit. Joanna’s response? “Good work, @chippergaines, good work.”
We live in the age of social media, so that means that no Valentine’s Day is complete without P.D.C.—Public Displays of Commitment. Last year, Chip Gaines posted the sweetest message on Twitter, which might contain the secret to a successful marriage. “Every morning I wake up committed, and pray that she chooses the same. And so today, again, I choose my beautiful bride.” *Swoon*