Kids can get in the Valentine’s Day spirit this weekend! Dancing and face painting will make Valentine’s Day Baby Loves Disco a real family party! Little gardeners will create their own afternoon tea at a Garden Valentine Party. Everyone will have mail to send after going to Valentines at Marin Country Mart and to a Card Making Workshop.

San Francisco

Crazy for Cookies Baking Class
Kids will learn how to make yummy cookies from scratch, from classic chocolate chip to rolled, decorated and frosted masterpieces. Tasty flavors, frostings and decorations will make this class a hit! Sun., 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. San Francisco. $35 per non-member. $30 per member. $15 per non-member additional child. $10 per member additional child. Ages 4 & up. Event details.

Valentine’s Day Baby Loves Disco
There will be lots of music, dancing, unlimited juice boxes and a cash bar for mamas and papas at this party! Kids and parents can boogie down together! Kids can get their faces painted, make sock puppets, grab a tattoo and decorate their own Valentine’s Day cards. Sun., 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. San Francisco. $15 per walking child or adult. $55 per people. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Father/Daughter Valentine Party
This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the special relationship between daughters and their fathers! There will be dancing, arts and crafts, appetizers and a special memento for the girls. Fri., 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Alameda. $25 per pair. $15 per additional daughter. Ages 5-11. Event details.

Garden Valentine Party
Kids will enjoy a special celebration of flowers at this afternoon tea party. They will use their senses to explore fragrant edibles and see how they grow. Kids will also make fresh teas, herbed finger sandwiches and botanical cards. Sun., 10:00 am & 1:00 pm. Berkeley. $18 per non-member. $15 per member. All ages. Event details.


Valentines at Marin Country Mart
Activities will include sugar cookie decorating, old-fashioned Valentine making with complimentary postage, a retro photo stand, face painting, pony rides and music for kids. Sat., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Larkspur. Free. All ages. Event details.

Card Making Workshop
Everyone loves to make and receive handmade Valentine cards! At this event, kids can make some to keep or to give away to loved ones. All materials will be provided. Sat., 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. San Rafael. Free. All ages. Event details.


Multicultural Peter & the Wolf
This narrated performance of this classic symphony for kids will be performed in four languages. Kids will learn about the different instruments that represent the animals in the story, make animal masks and visit an instrument petting zoo! Sun., 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Palo Alto. $15-$20 per person. Event details.

Making Valentine’s Day Peg Dolls
Parents and kids can help launch Margaret Bloom’s new book Making Peg Dolls. They will be making Valentine’s Day themed wooden peg dolls. This is a great project for kids, and the dolls will inspire play and storytelling. Sun., 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm. Menlo Park. $6 per adult-child pair. All ages. Event details.

Will your fam be attending any of these events or are you planning your own adventure? We wanna know!

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Baby Loves Disco