One of my favorite holidays (after Christmas) definitely has to
be Valentine's Day. I love preparing all things pink and red and
putting everything I can think of into a heart shape. This year,
Charlie is in preschool, so he will have the added bonus of a
classroom party and making Valentines. I thought I'd pull together
some of my favorite ideas (including those I plan to try) so that
you can spend the next week getting ready!
valentines have been floating around Pinterest for a while. I
had every intention of doing them this year, but have had virtually
no luck finding the shovels. If you know of a place, please share!
(Either way, I think these are pretty darling). Have a little
fella? What about these robots made
out of tic tacs and Starburst! Plus, they have goggly eyes. What
kid doesn't love those! After a few unsuccessful searches at the
stores, I finally decided to find rubber bouncy balls and go with
this "Have a Ball"
valentine. I'll have Charlie write his name and then we'll be
all set! Easy to put together, but different than the typical candy
kind. Still looking for some ideas and printables? Check out this
site for 29 more ideas - some of which are pretty cheap
Charlie's school will be doing a Valentine's Day tea this year
and I'm helping, so of course I turned to Pinterest to get some
inspiration. I was given the task of finding an easy craft and I
stumbled upon these pop-up heart
hats. Before his party, I plan to cut out all the hats and have
them ready for the kids to decorate. You can use stamps, stickers,
markers, crayons, or paint - whatever you may have lying around the
craft drawer. I tried this idea out on Charlie and he loved it so
much he didn't even want to take it off. The best part? You just
need a paper plate. For snack, I thought about what to do instead
of the usual cookie fare and decided this recipe for hot pink
chocolate chip cookies was perfect!
Finally, we love to celebrate Valentine's Day at home, so I
thought it would be fun to make cards this year rather than spend
any money at the store. For my hubby (from me), I opted to create
heart you" printable. I couldn't find this specific one online,
so I created my own and you can see that picture above and plan to
add a candy heart. From the boys I plan to make this easy love poem
with candy bars and I already started a card with a
heart made out of feet. I recommend the latter with slightly
older children or infants; my toddler's foot heart looks like it's
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