This will actually be the first year since I’ve been married that my husband will actually be home to spend Valentine’s day with us. In the past 5 years, though, he has been gone and I have turned Valentine’s day into a hugely overdone ordeal for my P’s. Although my husband will be home this year, the day is still all about the kiddos in my house! So here’s what we have planned…
I made these adorable shirts for the kids to wear to school. The best part, I had just about all the materials at home to make them and didn’t have to buy anything but the pink shirt for Peyton (which I found on clearance at Target) and the pink/red paint.
1. Pixi’s Shirt: Using a shirt she already had, a heart shaped doily, and some fabric paint this is what you get! So cute! Visit FamilyFun.com for full instructions.
2. Miss P’s Shirt: I used a different doily for hers that was slightly bigger and added some rhinestones. That girl loves her bling!
3. Hair Bows: Valentine Korker bows from Too Tutu Cute
4. Bubba’s Shirt: For this shirt I used a plain white T-shirt (that we already had) and a heart stencil from Michael’s. I added the googly eyes and used puff paint for the smile and arms. He was very adamant about his shirt reading “Hug Bubba!” It turned out great and totally fits his personality.
1. Marshmallow Candies for Playgroup: These are ridiculously easy! I melted pink candy melts, and then dipped in large marshmallows and rolled them in sprinkles. I put a couple in a cute Valentine’s bag and tied them off with curling ribbon.
2. Oreo Truffles for the teachers: Again, another super easy recipe. But they were a little time consuming. Combine one package of oreos (crushed) with one 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened). Mix with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Chill dough for about an hour. Roll dough into 1″ balls and dip into melted chocolate (you can add your choice of sprinkles or leave them plain). Refrigerate until hard. I packaged them in these cute little containers found at Michael’s craft store.
The Class Valentine’s
1. Preston’s Preschool Valentine’s
2. Peyton chose these pencils and erasers to give to her Kindergarten classmates
To see more Candy-free Valentine’s for kids click here.
The Scavenger Hunt tradition
Last year I hid the kids Valentine’s. I cut out a bunch of paper hearts and wrote simple clues on them. They had so much fun searching for their Valentine’s that Peyton asked me weeks ago “Mommy are we going to hunt for our Valentine’s again?” Why yes you are! Right after we eat our heart shaped pizza for dinner 🙂