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All About Love: A Valentine’s Day Guide for Bucks County Families

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re ready for Valentine’s Day, how about you?

You get a Valentine! You get a Valentine! Everybody gets a Valentine! From gal-pals to fur-babies, and everyone in between, Valentine’s Day has become a celebration of love in all its forms. And you know what?  We’re not mad about it. Happily married? Great! Bucks County has date-nights and romantic rendezvous galore. Celebrating with kids? Awesome! We’ve got you covered there too! Ladies night? Galentines? Or maybe a fur-baby love fest? Yes! Yes! And Yes! Our Valentine’s Day guide has got everything you need to make this Valentine’s day extra fun and fabulous, including a special bonus section at the end for how you can help spread love and kindness beyond the home and classroom. 

Speaking of Love: Nominations for The Bucks County Parent LOVE Awards are open through February 16! Make your voice heard by nominating a local business or nonprofit organization that you LOVE. Visit this page to learn more, or click here to go straight to the nomination form.

Jump Straight to our events and ideas for Kids, Pets, Couples, and a Valentine’s Day Bonus idea you’re going to love!

For the Ladies

For as long as there have been mothers, wives, girlfriends, and friends, there has existed a somewhat natural tendency to put ourselves last. We do the crafts, we get the snacks, we plan the dates, and we usually schedule. All. The. Things. And while we know that it all comes from a place of love, we also know that we could all do with a little down time . So before you organize another playdate for your kids, grab one of your best gal-pals for a playdate of your own at one of these awesome Galentine’s Day events.  You’ll be so glad you did.

Galentine’s at the Square

February 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

123 N Main Street, Dublin

With wine, flatbreads, a flower bar, DIY crafts, raffle baskets, a photo booth and more, this is one, girl-centric Valentine’s Day event you don’t want to miss!

Valentine’s Heart Wreath Workshop at the Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse

February 11, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

308 N Main Street, Chalfont

Grab those friends and sign up for the Craft Boutique’s Valentine’s Day Wreath Workshop where faux flowers in reds, pinks, and white join together to create a happy heart wreath for you to use for years to come.

Champagne & Charcuterie at Makers Off Main

February 12, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

38 East Street, Doylestown

Champagne and Charcuterie? Yes please! Join Emily of “The Board Housewife” to make your own heart-shaped charcuterie board while enjoying champagne with your girlfriends! All supplies included. One complimentary glass of champagne per customer. BYOB also welcome.

Photo courtesy of Board and Brush

Galentine’s at Board and Brush

February 13, 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

17 N State Street, Newtown

At this one-of-a-kind, Valentine’s Day themed workshop, simply select a wood project from their gallery and Board & Brush will provide all the materials needed for you to create your masterpiece. All you have to do is show up with a friend, a few snacks, and maybe a bottle of bubbly to make the night complete!

For the Kids

We love our kids, there’s no denying that. As a matter of fact, sometimes we love our kids SO much that we want to give them (and their classmates) everything their little hearts desire—including 5 million, heart-holding teddy bears and all the plastic tchotchkes (we’re looking at you pop-its and squishies). And while these trinkets are fun and definitely budget-friendly, their luster tends to wear off quickly. After a few days, the stickers have been stuck, the pencil toppers have been lost, and the squishes get all hairy.  So we’ve gathered some simple, fun, new, ideas to help you shake things up in the classroom this year.

Photo Courtesy of Five Marigolds

First off, how cute are these Candy Necklace Printables by Five Marigolds? If you have a printer, some scissors and crayons, it won’t get any easier than this. For an extra-personal touch, consider having your child “accessorize” the cards so that they more closely resemble the friends that they’re giving them to. Or better yet, if you have the time, buy some card stock and make them from scratch! Then your little ones can get really creative! (A tip for our non-necklace-wearing friends..the candy necklace can easily be made to look like a tie or scarf. Just change the placement of the slits on the paper. But honestly, boys wear necklaces too, so you could totally just roll with it.)

Looking to skip the candy altogether? Check out these fun, diy Valentine’s Day Bird Feeders by Simple Joy, or these adorable Seed Packet Valentines by Arts & Crackers. Both of these options are great because they provide your kids with a fun afternoon activity as well as an eco-friendlier gift for their friends!

Photo Courtesy of Arts & Crackers

And as for your kiddos, how about the gift of a shared experience? There’s no shortage of exciting, kid-friendly Valentine’s Day activities in Bucks County, so get out there and have some Valentine’s Day, family fun—together! 

The Lucky Cupcake and Beauty & Braidzzz

February 11,  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

74 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska

Join the Lucky Cupcake at Sweet Occasions for this one-night-only collaboration with Beauty and Braidzzz! Get your hair braided with either a single or double braid featuring Valentine’s Day colors while The Lucky Cupcake provides four Valentines-Day-themed sugar cookies for each guest to decorate! Cool hair AND cookies? What could be better?

Photo Courtesy of Beauty & Braidzzz

The Great Cupid Run

February 12, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown

This Valentine’s Day get out there and RUN! Featuring a comfortable distance for every runner (5k, 10k, 2 mile cupid shuffle, and 1/4 mile lil’ cupid fun-run), free Valentine’s Day cookies and hot chocolate, a costume contest, and various awards and swag, this is one family-friendly event you don’t want to miss!

Photo Courtesy of Scoogie Events

Goldfish Swim School Valentine’s Day Party

February 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1661 Easton Road, Warrington

A pool party in February? Why not! Featuring open swim, crafts, raffles, snacks and more, this fun event held by Goldfish Swim School is definitely one-of-a-kind!

Valentine’s Day Photoshoot and Pony Rides at Baling Twine and Hope

February 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1154 State Highway 12 Frenchtown, NJ

Ponies. Need we say more? Join Baling Twine and Hope for a fun afternoon of Valentine’s Day photos, hot cocoa, and pony rides! Price of admission includes a digital photo sent to your email. All proceeds benefit the herd at BTH. Please RSVP by email to goodvibesfamilyfarm@gmail.com or via their Facebook event page.

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating at Sweet Occasions

February 14, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

74 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska

More decorating-fun with The Lucky Cupcake! Because one night of sweet treats is never enough. This time, join the Lucky Cupcake at Sweet Occasions to decorate six Valentine’s Day themed cupcakes! The experts will be there to demonstrate techniques and guide you along, but your creativity will make for the best designs! All materials & supplies will be provided. Ages 8+

For the Animal Lovers

While we’re spreading the love, let’s not forget our furry friends and owners that love them. 

Did you know that research has shown that simply petting a dog (and probably any animal you’re fond of) lowers the stress hormone cortisol while INCREASING the levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin? It’s true! So, this Valentine’s Day, don’t think twice about spending a little extra, one-on-one time with your favorite, furry, friend.  Heavens knows we could all do with a little oxytocin boost these days. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started.

Valentine’s Day at Rose Bridge Farm

February 14, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

1314 Limekiln Pike, Dresher

Spend the evening loving on some rescued baby goats, bunnies, and piglets at Rose Bridge Farm! Then, head up to their studio where you’ll be making organic soy candles, bath salts and scrubs, and planting a succulent to take home. Event is rain or shine as the barn and studio are heated. Adults only please. BYOB

Photo Courtesy of Bella-Reed Photography

Bella-Reed Photography Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

February 5, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Is there anything cuter than a dog in a bow-tie? We think not! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Bella-Reed Photography (of Bella-Reed’s Pit Bull Rescue) is offering Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions for you and your fur-baby! A basic set up and props will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring a few of your own. Can’t make the mini sessions? Schedule your own private session and a percentage of the proceeds will go to Bella-Read Pit Bull Rescue. For an animal lover, it doesn’t get any better than this.

For the Love Birds

Of course, our Valentine’s Day Guide wouldn’t be complete without a few special events for mom and dad. Thankfully, Bucks County has plenty of fun, romantic things to do with your sweetheart. So, get out there and have some grown-up fun at one of our favorites below.

Photo Courtesy of VisitBucksCounty.com

Dinner at Peddler’s Village

February 11th-14th, All Day

100 Peddlers Village, New Hope

Can’t make it out on Monday the 14th? Don’t worry! Peddler’s Village has got you covered with a whole weekend of culinary highlights, entertainment and shop discounts. From February 11 through February 14, enjoy food and indoor/outdoor beverage specials at Buttonwood Grill, Earl’s New American, Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, and other Valentine’s-themed treats throughout the Village!

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Workshop at Newtown Brewing Company

February 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

103 Penns Trail, Newtown

Looking for something other than dinner? Try a fun day out learning how to build and enjoy a beautiful Valentine’s themed charcuterie plate. Ticket includes all supplies and a drink.

Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink

February 14, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

101 S Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia

If you can manage to get out on the big day, head over to Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest to enjoy dazzling views of the Ben Franklin Bridge while you ice skate to slow jams, and more at one of Philly’s most romantic settings.  Definitely a babysitter-worthy event!

Three Course Wine & Dine at Bishop Estate Vineyard & Winery

February 14, 6:00-9:00pm

2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie

Come out to Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery for an exclusive ticketed event for a special Valentines Day dinner! Enjoy live music and a delicious dinner provided by Scratch Kitchen Catering.  Each ticket includes one flight of 3 different wines or one glass of a single wine. Unique, edible, chocolate-covered bottles of wine can be purchased but must be ordered by February 10th.

Valentine’s Day Social at Fred Astaire Dance Studios

February 18, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

30 W Oakland Avenue, Doylestown

This one’s a two-fer, go for the party and then surprise your loved one to a gift certificate for more lessons. Talk about romantic!

For the Love of Others

While it’s only natural to want to gush over our own families and friends at Valentine’s Day, it’s also important to remember that the love doesn’t have to end with our immediate circle. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to remind children of some of the ways that they can extend kindness and love to everyone around them.  After all, kids are natural-born givers. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not foster that love of giving with one of these compassionate opportunities.

Check in With Your Local Food Pantry

Did you know that Bucks County has over 25 local food pantries? Check out the list here and consider volunteering or making a donation. Doing so during the cold, winter months, is especially helpful as their stocks tend to run quite low this time of year, especially in the categories of fresh fruit and veg. 

Photo Courtesy of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Make a Card for a St. Jude’s Patient

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital makes it easy to spread a little love with hospital-bound patients with their custom, e-card creator. Featuring artwork by some of the patients themselves, these cards serve the dual purpose of fostering creativity and spreading good cheer.  If you’re able to do so, consider making a donation afterwards. (Please note that while we’re sure this is appreciated, it is certainly not required to send the card.)


Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. They have put smiles on millions of faces and you can too! Simply visit their website, follow the directions to print, color, and mail and you’re done! Spreading kindness doesn’t get any easier than that. 

We hope this guide makes planning your Valentine’s Day just a little bit easier this year. Remember, if you decide to visit any of the events listed above or find a new business that you LOVE and just HAVE to share, please consider nominating them for a LOVE award so that we can help spread that love to the rest of our Bucks County Community. 

Looking to enjoy some fun beyond the Bucks County borders, don’t forget to check our sister-sites Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Families for more Valentine’s Day fun!

Lead photo courtesy of Adobe Photo Stock Images

Writer & Calendar Editor, Bucks County Parent-Email me at Tatiana@FamilyFocus.org


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