10 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make Your Teenager Daughter Smile

Before you know it, your beloved daughter will be all grown up and off to live her own life. The moments you have with her now are precious and should be lived with enthusiasm and filled with lasting memories!

Valentine’s Day may seem like a lovers’ holiday, but it’s also a great time to show your family members how much you love and appreciate them. A bond between a mother and daughter is truly special. Use this holiday as a chance to celebrate your daughter and show her how exciting Valentine’s Day can really be!

Take a look at these 10 creative ideas and activities that you can do with her now to happily celebrate this Valentine’s day together.


Plan a Mother-Daughter Date for Valentines Day

Take your mini-me out for a fun day with mommy. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate paired with a sweet treat at a favorite café or coffee shop.

If she likes the finer things in life, you can treat yourself and your daughter to a relaxing spa day filled with manis, pedis, and facials.

What girl doesn’t love shopping? Even at a young age, girls just can’t resist a colorful top or sparkly purse. It’s a fun way for both of you gals to enjoy a nice afternoon.

mom daughter shopping on valentines day


Valentine’s Day CARE package

If your daughter has already left the nest, surprise her with a Valentine’s Day care package! Being away from home can be hard sometimes and this is the perfect way to remind her how special she is to you.

Fill a box with her favorite treats, skincare items, makeup, and other miscellaneous things you think she may like. Maybe, even throw in gift cards to some of her favorite stores and restaurants. Then, simply ship it to her!


care package for daughter on valentines day

If you want to make your life even easier, simply ship her a Be Mine banner and stand from Birthday Butler.  Her friends will think you're the best mom ever!

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Sign up for a Cooking Class

This is a unique way to bring some excitement back in routine activities. There are so many fun classes to choose from like learning how to cook international foods or decadent desserts.

This is something that she can use later on in life and maybe even discover a hidden passion for cooking and trying new recipes.

mom daughter cooking class for valentines day

Give her a gift

Surprise your daughter with a special gift this Valentine’s Day. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a good old-fashioned present. She’ll enjoy opening it and you’ll enjoy watching that big smile come across her face.

The gift can be as elaborate as fancy jewelry or as simple as a snuggly stuffed animal and chocolates. Whatever you choose to give her, she’ll feel loved and appreciated.

Valentine's Day gift


Introduce her to the arts

Get tickets to a play or a ballet! There’s just something about seeing a live performance, it can’t be imitated. The loud music, live dancing, encouraging clapping all just adds a special kind of excitement to seeing a show.

It’s a fun way to introduce her to something new and a great excuse to get all dressed up! This will definitely be a unique experience that will remain a memorable moment for both you and your daughter.


ballet performance gift idea for daughter valentines day


Make Valentine’s Day Crafts

Arts and crafts is a classic way to bond with your girl. Bring out the pink and red construction paper, hearts, and glue to create love-inspired masterpieces with your little one.

If you need inspiration for craft projects, Pinterest and Facebook mommy groups have great ideas that you can grab from.


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Host a Galentine’s Event

Encourage your daughter to invite some friends over for a night filled with girly fun. They can paint each other’s nails, catch up on the many facets of teenage or tween life, and simply enjoy each other’s company.

Take the fun to kitchen and create some sweet treats together. Maybe even go for a Secret-Santa-like gift concept so everyone leaves with a personalized Valentine’s Day gift!


galentines day party

Plan a Lovely Family Dinner

This is an awesome way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family. Go through some favorite family recipes with your daughter and let her choose which one to make. 

You can set the dinner table with festive tableware and decorations, or even just wrap your silver and napkin with a ribbon. Super easy!

Feel free to dress up and even add some fun make-up.

This is also the perfect way to teach your daughter how to plan dinners for her future family, or at least appreciate all that you do to get a meal on the table!


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End the meal on a sweet note with some yummy Valentine's Day cupcakes.


Valentines Day cupcakes to delight your teenage daughter

Have a Movie Night at home

If your daughter is more of a homebody, plan the ultimate movie night at home. Grab some buttery popcorn, junk food, and get ready to dive into a favorite romantic movie.

Now is the time to introduce her to the classic chick-flicks of all time! Movie nights may seem like a small gesture, but they create close-to-home memories to look back on when your daughter’s seeking comfort.


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Send Valentine’s Day cards

Last but not least, you can go for this easy, simple idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Make hand-written Valentine’s Day cards together with arts and crafts.

Send these love-filled cards to friends and family who live far away to show them that you’re thinking of them. This is a fun mother-daughter project that may even turn into a tradition.

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