2.06.2009

valentines day ideas! and CONTEST!

Last year we posted a fun valentines day project, but we posted it ON the day, not so fun. So here is a link to fun cards that you can make at home, if you have some creative tools on your computer (anything that helps you put words onto images works!) then you can make these simple and fun cards to share with your kids friends and family! Let your kids help you pick the image, font and colors and have a blast!


This year we are going to follow the lead of Martha Stewart (again!) and make cupcakes, in her February issue there are a whole bunch of great ideas for cupcakes and I swear they all look fun, some are a little over the top but I know there are those of you out there who are up for the task... you are just going to have to tell us all about it! We made a dry run with muffins, and somehow my kids knew the difference between muffins and cupcakes! "MOM, these are not cupcakes! these are muffins!" so we need to start over....

We would like to hear from YOU this year, all of you talented people out there I know you have some wonderful ideas for Valentines day, so sock-it-to ME! Just tell us any old thing and our favorite idea will win a Lucky Fish Sweetheart t-shirt! Yahoo!! So post your comment now and the winner will be announced on Valentines Day!!!

11 comments:

Kurara said...

We've never done much for Valentine's Day but this year we did two things. With the older kids, they wrote love poems in our family journal and made cards for everyone in the family. These cards go into a wooden mailbox. On Valentine's day, we'll open and distribute them!

joanna warren said...

my favorite valentine's day was a scavenger hunt collecting champagne, lingerie, and treats along the way and finally a hotel room key to meet my honey!

Pattie Cordova said...

I love scavenger hunts! One of my favorite valentines day was coming home to chocolate kisses on the floor with a note "I kiss the ground you walk on" by the hubster followed by a Thai dinner (my first ever) and jewelry gifts I discovered once I went to sit down (behind the pillow), went to bed and just plain in sight. I love our tradition of home-made cards too.

MB said...

We make cookies and decorate them and then some cupcakes for my daughter's preschool class. We're making valentine's for the first time for her for her classmates this year!

Anonymous said...

My son's half birthday falls on valentine's day so I want to make it a little special even though it will only be his 2nd one. I am planning to make yummy cupcakes like the ones you mention here, a homemade card using family photos, and a special V-day t-shirt. We are going to hide the goodies and have him follow little paper hearts to find them.

Rebecca said...

Here is an idea, and I'm a lover of writing lists and paper products so this suits me very well: This year I made a little book for my husband and each child and depending on how old they are, I wrote out a certain number of things I love about them. So, my husband gets to read 36 things I love about him and my daughter has 5 things, etc. And of course, we will chow down on a chocolate fondu as well. Happy Valentines!

Anonymous said...

This is my 3rd annual makin valentines for my daughter's school, the operative word here is my daughter makin the valentines - we have made wearable valentines in the past so the trend contines. This year it is using salt dough to make heart shaped charms which we will string on fuzzy yarn. She also wants to decorate them with glitter. We will be sans papi this valentine's day due to us traveling to florida for my nephews bar mitzah so we are celebrating early by turning our bathroom into a kissing booth, followed by chocolate kissy fondue, meaning - using fruit to dip and using our mouths only to hold the fruit so we are each on one end of the fruit - imagine two mouths btwn a chocolate covered bananna. We will leave love notes behind under our papi's pillow, underwear drawer and where ever our hearts content. XOXOXO

lesley said...

We don't have any special traditions for Valentine's Day. I love hand made valentines and always think chocolate is appropriate!

Becky said...

Valentines Day has always been a mostly non-retail holiday for our family.
The children and I usually make heart shaped sugar cookies and small cakes. We decorate the breakfast room and celebrate by eating a simple meal together followed by our homemade sweets. It is fun to write initials or messages on the cookies. We usually make our school valentines together as well. My 3 year old and I made some today. I hope the boys will want to make some tomorrow after school!

angela said...

This year, we made valentines for each other, friends, and classmates out of things around the house such as newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, fabric, buttons, ect.
The valentines turned out great, and the kids are so proud of their creations. We even made a few to leave in public places for whomever may stumble across them! "From your secret admirer" Fun!

Lia said...

This is my first year with a school aged child. And so I asked him if he would like to make valentines for his classmates or would he prefer to buy them. To my delight he decided to make them. I set him up with a potato stamp in the shape of a heart, an ink pad and some glitter glue. He couldn't have been happier and was even happy to write his name eleven times!