Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just about the people who are already important in your and your child's lives -- it can also be the perfect opportunity to make new acquaintances. One great way to do this is to spend time baking cookies or cupcakes together -- with the appropriate red, pink and white color schemes, of course -- and then sharing them with new people. Share with the new neighbors on the block or a classroom friend you don't know that well.
Residents at senior living facilities and homeless shelters are great candidates for fulfilling new friendships. If you're looking for a social atmosphere, senior centers can be just the place to find some interesting elderly people to interact with.