Valentine’s Day is practically here and I don’t have the extra money to make it special for my family. I’m really down about it. It’s always been my favorite holiday. Do you have any suggestions?
It doesn’t take a lot of money to make the day special for your family, just a little creativity. Buy a heart shaped cookie cutter and some red food die and start the day off with heart shaped pink pancakes. For an extra special touch, get a paper doily, cover the pancakes with it, and sprinkle a little confectioner’s sugar over it. When you remove the doily (carefully), you’ll have a pretty lace design.
Buy small heart shaped boxes of chocolate for each of your children ($1.50 each) and send them on a treasure hunt to find them. Bake a pink and white checkerboard cake for dessert or layer vanilla and strawberry ice cream with oreo cookie crumbs for a delicious ice cream cake.
Buy some construction paper, markers, glitter glue, and pink, white, and red ribbon to do a Valentine’s craft with your kids. If you’re feeling very inspired, think about doing a paper mache Valentine’s art project with them – messy, but so fun. Brainstorm with your kids – tell them that this year you’ll be doing something extra special. Set your budget and see what they come up with.
Whether you choose one of the afore-mentioned ideas, look up some others on the internet, or walk through a crafts store like Michael’s for inspiration, your holiday will be as special as your creativity flows. I have no doubt that your family will remember this Valentine’s Day with nostalgia in the future. Please let me know how things work out!
All my best,