Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Cards

We always make our own Valentine cards......the kids love creating them! My son is getting older and last year he requested 'cool' Valentine's cards. He loves surfing so we came up with the idea to make a surfboard--the card had a heart shaped lollipop in it and read 'eat your heart out'....we then decided it would be fun to use jagged scissors to create a bite mark--to look like a shark took a bite out of the surf board! The kids loved it.

My daughter wanted to make hot air balloon cards last year......our old house was not too far from Napa and we were able to view beautiful hot air balloons going over our house! We found cute hot air balloon stickers and placed blow pops in the cards. The hot air balloon cards read 'I hope this special day has you blown away!'

We had a lot of fun making Valentine cards last year! The kids were excited to come up with new fun ideas  this year.........
My son really wanted to somehow include surfing in his cards again this year....we visited Hawaii in the Fall and he loved the hang loose/shaka gesture associated with Hawaii and the surfer culture.
We traced his hand onto card-stock paper and glued the finger portion down 'holding' a Pixi Stick. The cards read 'Hang loose Valentine'. He is so excited to 'hand' them out haha!

My husband and I visited Paris this past summer and my daughter has become obsessed with Paris and the Eiffel Tower! I found the most adorable miniature cut out Paris activity on Made By Joel
I love this site--so many amazing activities for kids.

We decided to do her Valentine cards on a bag to include the Paris cut out activity and conversation hearts. We took a photo of my daughter sitting next to 'the Eiffel Tower'......we then edited it using a drawing application. I love her Mona Lisa like smirk in the pic--perfect for the Paris theme!
The cards read..... Eiffel (I fell) for you Valentine--so fun!!

We had so much fun making the kid's cards this year! Happy card making everyone! I hope you have a LOVELY Valentine's Day!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Baking Party

My daughter has been really into baking these I thought that it would be fun to have a Valentine baking party! I made the girls personalized baking aprons and cupcake wrapper headbands to wear during the party!

Instead of setting up a dessert table, I set up a baking supply table! The table had a variety of baking goods--including a lot of frosting and sprinkles. We baked some items ahead of time to have a selection of baked goods to decorate. I found these cute little rolling pins at the 99 cent store--so perfect for our party!!

My daughter got this adorable cloth bakery booth for Christmas a couple of years ago....It was the perfect place to display all of the beautiful baked goods created by the kids.

I had a few tables set up with different activities ...Including Valentine card making and their FAVORITE activity...working with fondant! The kids had a great time and created some beautiful and yummy treats!

We have been working on some DIY class Valentines that I plan on sharing soon!
Happy Valentine crafting everyone!!


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