Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as for lovers, but I think a lot of parents celebrate it with their kids as well.
My mom is the master of cute little gifts for Valentine’s Day. She sent the girls fake nails with hearts on them from Claire’s. (There’s no glue. The nails are just a little bit sticky.) They actually don’t stay on very well but Lilina especially thinks they are fun. She’ll spend an hour sticking them on and off.
My mom also sent the girls candy heart rings. There were about 10 in the package, all different colors with the different sayings. Both girls loved those too. (She sent Walsh a $10 gift card to Target.)
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the kids. I just wanted to get them some small things they would enjoy.
I wandered around Target for a while on Sunday afternoon and ended up picking up Lilina a Barbie Mermadia, Rose a Monster High fashion drawing kit and Walsh a non-computer version of Angry Birds, in which you physically set up the pigs and knock them down with little birds. We’ll see how that goes. I also got them little heart boxes of chocolates.
I haven’t decided what I am making them special for breakfast or dinner yet. I don’t think we have time for heart pancakes in the morning, unless I make them the night before. I would love some chocolate chip muffins but I don’t really think that’s a great start to their school day — maybe if I make them with whole wheat and banana? I think I am making Michael peanut butter pie for Valentine’s Day night. It’s a recipe his mom used to make for him all the time from the Master’s Tournament cookbook.
So what are you doing for your kids? Do you like to do an experience versus a gift? Do you like to do hand-made vs. bought? How much do you like to spend on the kids for Valentine’s Day? What are you making for a special breakfast, lunch, dinner or treat?