Who said Valentine’s day is for mummy only? If you have a daughter, you have more than one woman in your life. Valentine’s day is not just for your main woman, but also for your little girl – age does not matter, she will always be your little girl. Therefore, if you are working out something special for your wife, plan for two! Don’t live out the other. You know how us women can be.
Little girls love Valentine’s Day and are always appreciative when their father remembers just how special Valentine’s Day can be for them. Lots of fathers have a romantic heart, and love making Valentine’s Day special for their wives or significant others. But the rewards, while different, are just as great when a dad focuses on his daughter on Valentine’s Day.
Now that this special day is just around the corner, Mum and Dad has tips in how you can spoil and make it special for those fathers with little girls and make it memorable. I guess it is part “Daddy’s Little Girl” and part “Guys Are Supposed to Spoil Us on Valentine’s Day,” but whatever it is, little girls love some Valentine’s Day attention from their dad.
- Do Some Fun Crafts Together. Even if you do not consider yourself a crafty dad, you can still sit down with your little girl and make something fun together. These craft ideas don’t cost a lot and they are relatively easy to do.
- Take Her On a Date. Make a little date invitation and then dress up and go out together on or near Valentine’s Day. Take her out to dinner and then to a movie or a play. Or be more casual and head off for pizza and a bowling alley. The activity is not as important as the time you spend together.
- Make a Treat Together. If you enjoy cooking (or even if you don’t), one great idea is to make something together in the kitchen. It can be a main dish for the family to enjoy, a favorite treat or heart-shaped pancakes.
- Host a Party. Girls usually really love to socialize with their girlfriends, so hosting a Valentine’s Day party for them is a lot of fun. Have some good treats and maybe a chick flick of some kind.
- Be Her Secret Valentine. In advance of Valentine’s Day, do some little gifts of service for your daughter like making her bed, cleaning up her room, hanging up her laundry, or doing some other chore for her. Then leave a little card with hearts on it on her pillow telling her that her Secret Valentine did the thing for her and that she is loved.
As you are planning all these wonderful ‘dates’ with your daughter, you have to put into consideration the different personalities of your daughter. You could incorporate the following tips and ideas for different personalities.
- The Princess
A princess would not be complete without her prince. Make a dinner reservation at her favorite restaurant, get all dressed up, and have a dinner date complete with flowers, candy and everything that matters to a ‘princess’. Get her a special dress too.
- On a budget? Have a “house date.” Dress up yourselves and the dining room table with a the fancy dishes and ask Mom to join in on the fun by serving dinner! Make a cake or cupcakes with a princess theme and spend the night twirling and dancing to Disney princess tunes.
- The Sporty Girl
Has your daughter outgrown her inner princess and traded her wand for a soccer ball? You can still have a blast together with a sport’s theme!
- Take your sporty girl on a date to a local hockey or basketball game. Combine it with a trip to a sports-themed restaurant like Medieval Times or Quaker Steak and Lube and you’re golden.
- Budget option: Stay in and watch a game on television. Pop some popcorn, wear your favorite team’s jersey, and have a ball yelling at the T.V.
- Outdoor Girl
Does your baby girl love exploring the great outdoors? If you’re lucky to live in a warmer climate or stuck inside thanks to a cold climate, a date with an outdoor theme is budget-friendly and fun.
- Plan a hike to Ngong Hills maybe or a drive to the Great Rift Valley view point (Anywhere she will like). Bring a picnic basket filled with her favorites and enjoy the majestic scenery. Bonus points for bringing a pair of binoculars to have a closer look
Whatever you do, take the opportunity for Valentine’s Day to let your daughter know that you think she is extra special and that you love her. The memories of Valentine’s Days spent in this way will live with her all of her life