Simple Valentine’s Day Treats

I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day.

I love the colors.  I love the sweets.

I have fond memories as a child giving and receiving valentine’s.

As a teenager, I hated it.

If you had a boyfriend or a secret admirer,

you received a rose during one of your classes.

A total bummer if you weren’t a “popular” girl.

As an adult, I’ve told my husband,

“Do NOT bring me flowers on a day that the calendar says to bring me flowers.”

He understands.

I usually get them the day AFTER Valentine’s Day :-).

Here are some goodies that would be great to whip up for your little valentine or

your BIG Valentine on Valentine’s Day

OR

in our case,

the day after.

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1.  Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies from Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog

2.  Valentine’s Marshmallows On a Stick from Apple Valley Girl

3.  Valentine’s Brown Sugar Blondies from Baked Perfection

4.  Valentine’s Dipped Rice Krispie Hearts from Cooking On the Side

5.  Valentine’s Pretzel Buttons from Griffith’s Rated

6.  Valentine’s Chocolate Dipped Oreos from Your Home Based Mom

7.  Strawberry Valentine’s Chex Mix from Butter With A Side Of Bread

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Simple Handmade Valentine’s For Girls

Here are some great Valentine’s Day ideas for the little girls in your life.

I’ve had so much fun looking at all the different ideas.

Hope these get your creative juices flowing.

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1.  Valentine Bracelet from Whip Up

2.  Valentine Rock Candy Headphones from Spoonful

3.  Valentine Hair Barrett  from Write From Karen

4.  Valentine PomPom from Tangled Happy

5.  Valentine Fairy from Creative Works For Children

6.  Valentine Ring Bling from Mom On Time Out

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Simple Handmade Valentine’s For Boys

Need some quick and easy ideas for a Valentine that your little guy can make?

With a little help from an adult, these could be done in a flash!

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1.  Valentine I Dig You Shovel from Spoonful

2.  Valentine You’re A Blast! from Spoonful

3.  Valentine Candy Airplanes from Creative Day Cafe

4.  Valentine You’re Dinomite from Beth Proud Foot

5.  Valentine Robots from Shim and Sons

6.  Valentine Candy Cars from Busy Bee Kids Crafts

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Valentine Teacher Gifts

Hello Friends!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a nice long weekend.
A three day weekend!

I love seeing all of the Valentine posts on the web.  My Valentine Pinterest Board has lots of good stuff.

You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking HERE or if you’d like to check out
my ♥Valentine Pinterest Board you can click HERE.

My kids always loved making something special for their teacher
on Valentine’s Day.
Too bad we didn’t have Pinterest (or a computer) back then.

I put a few ideas together for you.

Please visit the individual blogs and PIN from there.
I want the crafter to get the credit, not me :-).

Enjoy.

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1.  Valentine Bee Mine from Make-It-Do

2.  Valentine Felt Wrist Corsage from Lilly Cakes

3.  Valentine Brown Points from Party-Wagon

4.  Valentine Hands from Write From Karen

5.  Valentine Soap “I was soapin…” from Tip Junkie

6.  Valentine You Rule from Thompson and Spring

I’ll be back with more Valentine ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Valentine’s Day Games

I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa today.  She is a guest blogger and party planner who knows how to throw everything from a nautically themed bachelorette party to a Super Mario birthday party.

Fall In Love With These Games On Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. From the candy to the outrageously public displays of affection, I just can’t get enough of Feb. 14th.  Maybe that’s why I enjoy hosting Valentine’s Day parties so much.  I usually like to have a few couples over and we play a game and have some drinks. These same ideas will work great whether you’re entertaining a group of 30-somethings or some children who are just developing their first crushes.

Valentine’s Bingo

What You Need: Heart-Shaped Bingo Cards, Valentine’s Day candies to use as markers (I like using the little Valentine’s Hearts with cheesy pick up lines on them) and prizes (candy is usually a good prize for kiddoes. If your audience is older, ask them to each bring a $10 item that can be given away as a prize).

Come up with a Valentine’s-inspired theme like Cupid and Arrows and use that as the template for your bingo cards. Write H-E-A-R-T across the top and fill in each square with words like love, chocolate, romance, candy, flowers, kiss, and hug. Take each letter and put it in a hat and do the same thing with the words, but put them in a separate hat.

Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt

For this game you’ll need paper, scissors, a marker and some sort of prize for the winning team. You’ll also need a partner in creating this game. Cut two hearts out of construction paper and write a message on it that covers nearly the entire heart. Something cutesy like “Valentine’s Day Is Best Spent With The Ones You Love” will work. Then cut up the hearts into the same number of pieces. Scatter these pieces all over the house (you scatter your pieces and your partner scatters the others, but make sure you don’t reveal where the pieces are hidden to your partner). Also include hints about how to find the next piece at each location. Once the guests arrive, divide them up into two evenly numbered teams and set off on the hunt. The first team who finds all the pieces and decodes the message on their heart wins the prize.

Thank you Lisa!

 

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