I've always enjoyed doing a few special things for the kids on Valentine's Day. It's a fun holiday and a great excuse to make everything red and pink :).
(I have some thoughts about the "heart", so to speak, about Valentine's Day, but I want to make that another post :)).
So for now, I have a few things planned to spice up our day! I've been scanning the web (mostly Pinterest) for some great ideas. Here's our plans so far-
Fruity Breakfast Smoothy-
1 Cup of frozen fruit/person (I usually let the fruit thaw a little bit before I give the processor a go)
About 1/2 cup yogurt (any flavor)/person
About 1/4 cup of milk/person
Honey or Stevia to sweeten
Blend in a food processor or blender. Honestly, I don't really measure the amounts of yogurt and milk. I usually just start blending and go from there.
Heart shaped cinnamon buns- found here- http://spicedblog.com/valentines-heart-shaped-cinnamon-rolls.html
These are so cute! Although, I'll be honest, I don't know that I will make these from scratch...I might perhaps buy them pre done and then shape them.
Bag of Goodies- I like to surprise the kids with a little bag of goodies..stuff I usually grab from the dollar store. (Little tip- if you live by a Wegman's or somewhere with bulk candy..I find it extremely cheap to buy the kids a few chocolate hearts in bulk or whatever candy. I can usually get it for like 75% percent off the price of buying a retail bag.)
Valentine's Jelly Pops- Yummo! You can find the recipe here- http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-jelly-pops.html.
These looked so fun! I am really excited to make these, and really, their not too sugary.
But, as you can tell from my other plans...I'm not going for the no sugar valentine's day option....
I saw this and thought I have to do it with the kids!! What a cute idea, found here- http://www.classifiedmom.com/2012/02/valentines-day-kids-craft-love-cupcake.html.
One book we've used for years is the Story of Valentine's Day by Nancy Skarmeas. It's a cute little board book that explains Valentine's Day very basically.
Movie Night with Valentine's Day Popcorn Mix- found here- http://sweetpenniesfromheaven.com/valentines-day-kids-treats-sweet-heart-trail-mix/
So, I don't really have dinner plans just yet. But I think I might have enough on my plate with these other plans!
Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? I've love to hear about them!