I had so much fun planning this Valentine's Day party. I was able to keep it fun by doing simple ideas that don't take a lot of time to prepare but keep in the spirit of a heart theme. The more relaxed I am, the more fun everyone else has. Today I'm going to share some simple, inexpensive ideas for decorations, treat and activities. Hopefully these simple ideas will inspire you to create your own Valentine's Day party that your kids will love.
As I have said before, I love to change my seasonal decorations around a lot. That doesn't mean I like to spend a lot of money doing it. I actually enjoy the challenge of finding ways to repurpose what I have or, in this case, find inexpensive ways to make something new. Which is exactly how this Valentine's wreath was born.
Ah, love is in the air. At least it is at my house where I am figuring out how to use these cute new Valentine's printable that I made. I think sticking a printable in a frame is one of the easiest ways to add decorations for holidays, birthdays or other special events. Because it is so inexpensive and takes hardly any time to put up, it's one of my go to tips for decorating with limited time and budget.
I made this cute Valentine's wooden sign for under $3. I really like to get crafty and change my holiday decorations from time to time. Since I have a budget and little kids always vying for my attention, it can be tricky to do. This sign took less than 30 minutes from start to finish and I love it.
You made it through the endless round of holidays that begin in October and continue through January. Now you have a little breather. But wait, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and before you know it, that will be over too. Today I am going to share some inexpensive and easy Valentine's decor ideas that will help you to celebrate without feeling like you have to spend a lot of time or money on it.
I'm so excited to share this Corn Chex waffles recipe today. It actually came about accidentally. I improvise with ingredients when I don't have everything on hand, especially in the middle of winter when it is difficult to jump in the car and head to the grocery store. In this case, I was trying to make cornmeal waffles to pair with some homemade chili. I searched through my cupboard and found that I only had a little bit of cornmeal left.
This lava lamp in a bag is the perfect activity for kids on a day when it is either too cold or hot to play outside. With only 3 ingredients that you can find very easily, this activity can be put together quickly and provides lots of entertainment and even some educational value.
If you want to add it to science unit you can talk about the different densities of water and oil and how like molecules are attracted to each other. Or you can just let them play with the bag and watch their delight as they form different patterns merely by pressing down on the bag.
A long time ago I saw an idea for a juice drink that was very simple and refreshing. I took that idea and have explored lots of different combinations of citrus fruits to make a healthy juice drink that not only boosts your immune system, but provides a great pick me up with the bright scents and distinct smells.
If you have ever had the privilege of eating at the Kneader's Bakery and Cafe then you might have seen or tasted the cute seasonal gingerbread man cookies. This Kneaders gingerbread cookies recipe has been making a regular appearance at my Christmas festivities for the past 7 years. The spices are rich and the cookie is not overly sweet. You can dress them up or down to your hearts desires.