Cupid’s Crazy Cafe: Family V-Day Dinner

A Family Fun Dinner for V-Day

Does your family have any fun Valentine traditions? One of my very favorite family traditions from my childhood was when my parents would turn our dining room into a restaurant. They’d act like our waiters,  let us order from “The Parent’s Place” menu, and even light a couple of candles. I thought it was the best thing EVER! So when I found Amy’s crazy dinner menu, it brought back so many fun memories. In fact, I loved the idea so much, I decided to make my own Family Valentine’s Day Dinner edition to share with all of you.

A new family Valentine's Dinner tradition with this silly V-Day countdown. #VDayDinner #FamilyDinner

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This Valentine’s, treat your family to dinner at… 

“Cupid’s Crazy Cafe!”  

That’s right! Turn your home into a special Valentine’s Cafe and serve up a delicious meal with our crazy menu! It’s seriously SO much fun, your kids will remember it forever, and with our free printable dinner menu, it’s super easy to do! If you love this idea as much as we do, you might want to PIN it to make sure you’ve got easy access to it for years to come!

Now, this is no ordinary menu! In fact, your kiddos won’t even know what they’re ordering. Instead of actual food names, you’ll be using Valentine code words. Trust me, it makes it so much more fun! Things are sure to get crazy when your daughter unknowingly orders dessert and a salad for an appetizer, and your son orders a fork and a drink.

Here’s how it works:

To begin, decide what you would like to serve for the meal. Then, assign each item to a code word on your “cheat sheet.”  (You’ll need 8 items total.)

Cupid's Crazy Cafe Cheat Sheet.

Once you have your menu planned, go ahead and turn that dining room into a restaurant. Pull out a nice tablecloth, light some candles, and set a menu on each plate.

Free printables for your family V-day dinner.

And just to make it even more fun, how about some cute, Valentine crowns for everyone to wear?

Crowns for him and her at Cupid's Crazy Cafe.

Isn’t that crown just darling?! Sameeha, the talent behind The Inked Leaf designed a girl AND boy version just for us, and we think they make the PERFECT addition to your Valentine’s Day dinner. I mean, what kid wouldn’t LOVE having a special Valentine crown to wear?

Then when it’s time for dinner, welcome them to “Cupid’s Crazy Cafe” and instruct them to “order” by filling out their menu.

Ordering dinner is silly and fun with Cupid's Crazy Cafe.

Make sure they use each of the 8 different items, one time each.  So they’ll be choosing two items for an appetizer, four items for the main course, and two items for dessert.

Cupid's Crazy Cafe Menu

Then just use your “cheat sheet” to serve each person, one course at a time…

Make your kids smile with Cupid's Crazy Cafe.

And wait for smiles and laughter to ensue when your husband orders all utensils for a course, and your son gets to eat dessert before dinner.

You can have dessert first at Cupid's Crazy Cafe.

Because at Cupid’s Crazy Cafe… anything goes!

About the Author: Becca

Besides my hilariously witty husband, I love a good book, sappy songs, old black-and-white movies, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four (seriously adorable) little kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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59 Responses to Cupid’s Crazy Cafe: Family V-Day Dinner

  1. Thanks for posting! Can’t wait to try this. I was already making a nice meal for the family anyway, and this will be a fun way to present it. The menus are printed, just need to figure out all the specifics for my meal and we’ll be good to go.

      1. Unfortunately my printer ran out of ink 🙁 but I still used handwritten menus.
        The children loved it and have already asked what will we do for our next holiday.
        My husband appropriately said “what’s going on? this is crazy!” Lol but he enjoyed it as well. 😉

    1. Elizabeth, sorry you’re having trouble with it!!! We want to make sure you get it in time to celebrate with your family tonight, so go check your e-mail. 😉

  2. I was SO excited to do this tonight, but for some reason my computer won’t open it! It says, “It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn’t recognize.” Any idea how I can open it so I can print it? Thanks so much!

    1. Ali- So sorry you’re having trouble with the file! It’s a pdf format and should be able to open in Preview. When you click a PDF file, it will be downloaded to your computer and Preview will launch automatically and display the PDF file. If a PDF does not display in Preview, you can locate a PDF document and select Get Info in the File menu. In the Info window, click on tab: Open with. Use the drop-down menu to select Preview. Also click on: Change All… to allow Preview to open all PDF documents.

      You could also open it in Adobe Reader (which is available for free online.) I’ve sent you an e-mail with a link to that. Let me know if it still won’t work for you. AND Happy Valentine’s Day!!

      1. I tried it on a different computer and it worked! Thanks for your help. I’m so excited to do this. My kids will LOVE it! Happy Valentine’s Day!