Making Valentine’s Special for Kids: Kits to Go, Daddy-Daughter Dances, and More

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and so are daddy/daughter dance events! Some events are specifically for kits to take home, so be sure to read the details when you register. Registration deadlines for these dances, and other Valentine’s Day events, are fast approaching, so sign up today. Valentine’s day is all about spending time with the one’s you love. So soak up the love with these in-person, virtual, and at-home events!

2021 Valentine’s Kits to Go, Daddy-Daughter Dances, and More

Daddy Daughter Date in a Box (Batavia)
February 5, 2021 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
Pick up your to-go kit and enjoy a night of fun.

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Lombard)
February 5, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Come dressed for a night on the town and spend some time with your ‘Best Gal.’ Dads, Uncles, Nieces, Grandfathers and Daughters will dance the night away, take photos, play bingo, create beautiful craft projects and enjoy delicious desserts. Must register in advance.

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Lemont)
February 5 or 6, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
A Retro 80s celebration at The Core. Ages 5+ with parent. Two nights to chose from. Registration required.

Daddy Daughter Dance Restyled (North Riverside)
February 12, 2021 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Pick up your party box in advance, but sign up for your photo op timeslot!

Sweetheart Ball without the Hall (Bensenville)
February 13, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Pick up your to-go kit and enjoy your magical night at home. Must register in advance.

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Sweetheart Ball (North Berwyn)
February 13, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Must register in advance to pick up your activity kit and dinner to go.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Mask Parade Ball (Roselle)
February 26, 2021 | 5:00 pm , 7:30 pm (2 sessions)
Ages 3-12, with an adult. This dance will embrace all things masks! Show off your unique mask! Enjoy an evening filled with dancing, partying,
mask-wearing and capturing every unforgettable moment!

All Valentine’s Day Events

Everything in one place! In addition to daddy daughter dances, find parties, crafts, story times, geocaching, chocolate treats, and more family events in celebration of Valentine’s Day below.

Valentine’s Day Sweet Treat Workshop (Darien)
February 3, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Must register in advance. Come create a sweet treat to take home to your loved ones.

DIY Valentine Workshop (Western Springs)
February 5, 2021 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
This one day workshop is a combination of yoga and valentine’s activities. Must register in advance.

Valen-Slime: A Slimeology Lab (Darien)
February 5, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Create your own slimy valentine’s concoction. Must register in advance.

Valen-Slime Lab (Glen Ellyn)
February 6, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Ages 5-12. Have the slime of your life making valentine’s day slime. Advanced registration required.

American Girl Doll Valentine’s Day Party (Downers Grove Museum)
February 6, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Dress up and bring your doll to this fun Valentine’s party. For ages 6-12. Registration is required.

Victorian Valentines (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
February 6, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Participate Remotely. Craft kit pick up at the DuPage County Historical Museum. Create 15 beautiful greeting cards using this kit. 

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Valentine’s Day Craft Take Home Kit (Naperville)
February 6 and 13 | Pick up
This nature discovery kit creates ways to celebrate the holiday and make gifts for friends and family.

Sharing Our Hearts with Animals (Inside Out Club, Naperville, Virtual)
February 7, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Online via Zoom. Let’s spread love to rescue animals this Valentine’s Day! Must register in advance.

Valen-slime: A Slimeology Lab (Downers Grove)
February 8, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Create your own Valen-slime to take home. Ages 5-12. Must register in advance.

Valentine’s Day with Your American Girl Doll (Western Springs)
February 10, 2021 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Come to this special Valentine’s Day class and bring your American Girl doll to design a lovely two-piece outfit for the holiday, create jewelry to match and take a trip to the hair salon to create hair designs. Must register in advance.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating (Oakbrook Terrace)
February 11, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Parents and children come together to create a sweet treat. Ages 2-8, with parent. Must register in advance.

Be Our Valentine (Oak Brook)
February 12, 2021 | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Start at Central Park West where Minnie and Mickey Mouse would love to meet you and have a Valentine treat for you! After you meet them you can visit our patio dance party and walk the very special Winter Lights show. Register in advance for your 15-minute session.

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Valen-Slime: A Slimeology Lab (Westmont)
February 12, 2021 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Customize your slime in the concoction center to smell
like gourmet chocolates, fresh cut roses, or chocolate covered
strawberries. Ages 5-12. Must register in advance.

Victorian Valentines (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
February 13, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Participate Remotely. Craft kit pick up at the DuPage County Historical Museum. Create 15 beautiful greeting cards using this kit. 

Animal Valentines (Downers Grove)
February 14, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Come make some goodies to show animals and plants how much you love them. Must register in advance.

Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

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About the Author

Nicole Majewski
Nicole and her family live in Bloomingdale. She is a former teacher and now stay at home mom of three adorable kids. Her family loves to be outside, exploring nature and getting dirty. In the winter months, you will find them at the local library or an indoor play place.

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