Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Easy Valentine's Day Ideas
Valentine's Day is supposed to be the day of love and romance. Sometimes when you're a mom, there's plenty of love, but maybe not so much romance. I know we should show our love every day, and not save it for one special day, but I admit to falling victim to the allure of paper hearts, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and all things red and pink.
But Valentine's Day has a habit of sneaking up on me. I don't really "decorate" for Valentine's ahead of time, but I do comb the house to find things that will work for easy Valentine's Day decorating ideas.
Typically, I decorate the dining room table after the kids go to bed on the night before Valentine's Day. I put out red place mats, Valentine's Day plates and cups (when they were younger). I sprinkle candy hearts, hang some balloons . . .just some little touches to let them know I think they are special.
Maybe an easy Valentine's Day centerpiece, using things I have around the house and adding some candy hearts.
I typically buy them cards. Sometimes I make them handmade Valentine's Day cards. They may get a small present if time and budget permit. Of course there is candy.
A heart-shaped cake is nice. Maybe Red Velvet or Chocolate. Setting it on a white cake stand with sprinkles or some little candy hearts can add a festive touch. I've also been known to make a heart-shaped pizza and Valentine Sprinkle Pancakes!
How does your family celebrate Valentine's Day? For even more ideas and inspiration, check out my Valentine's Day Pinterest Board.
catch you soon -