I love Valentine's day! Ok I love all holidays. Pinterest makes my life so much easier! I showed the boys some ideas that I pinned then I gathered the supplies. Yesterday we found out that the Valentines Day parties were being moved to today because of another Nor-Easter. I was ready last week (maybe earlier)! I heard that many people were scrambling to get them done last night. People get on pinterest! Or get some of the ready made kits that they make now, there are many.
Joshua loves vehicles and chocolate, so he chose this dump truck with chocolate rocks:
They look so cute all together!
The tags were downloadable here at DIY Network , the chocolate rocks came in a tube from Five and Below for $2. Each tube was two servings so I split each tube into two bags.
Joshua personalized them on the back. We had time to do these thanks to a February, work from home, snow day!
This may be Jacob's last year doing Valentines with me. He's getting too cool (tears from me). Due to his supreme coolness he chose a jokey valentine "Valentine you make me Laffy" he also chose it because he loves Laffy Taffy. I didn't like the labels that people were offering so I made my own in MS Publisher.
Jacob's candies were two big bags of Laffy Taffy for about $4 - $5 each and I was able to give each kid one of each flavor. I love the look of the colors. There were a few left over too!
Each Laffy Taffy wrapper has two Jokes on the inside which appealed to Jacob.
This year I made this really cute wreath that I found on Pinterest from Craft Envy.
I love the grey and red this year! It was easy. Yarn, felt, a wreath mold, and glue!
I always do valentines for the teachers, after school caretakers, and the bus driver. Another download that I found on Pinterest from They Are Crafty. The Brownie Bites seemed like a good idea since they are good 100 calorie treats for the teachers and they were on sale in A & P for $2.50 each!
I used red card stock and my paper punch to add the to & from, then tied them on with some pretty pink ribbon that I had laying around from a Benefits House Party that I hosted.
I printed a few other signs from Pinterest that I will click some pics of later as well as some cute pillow slip covers that I have to share from Pick your Plum!
I have some fun stuff planned for the long weekend too! Monster truck show and the Lego Movie at the Alamo Draft house. Can't wait!! Oh yea, Brett and I will have a date night too thanks to Uncle Jim.