One of our favorite family games is called "Don't Eat Pete". We love to play it on Family Night, which we have once a week on Monday evenings. It's a very simple but super fun game, and my kids especially love that they get candy. (Or mini marshmallows if I don't have any candy on hand!) This week I'm helping with one of my kindergartner's Valentine's Day party, and I knew this would be a perfect Valentine's Day game!
Can I tell you how much my kids love snacks? Whether it's choosing them for their school lunches, raiding the pantry after school, or taking them on the go, they pretty much love them for every reason and in lots of different forms. Around the holidays I like to come up with fun & easy snacks that make snack time a little more festive, and Cupid Crunch Trail Mix is a favorite for Valentine's Day!
At our house, we like ice cream pretty much any way it can be served, but one of our very favorites is an ice cream float. There are so many yummy flavors that we love, but the lovely pink and white Cherry Vanilla Float is perfect with Valentine's Day right around the corner!
I kind of love Valentine's Day. Okay, I big, fat, puffy heart Valentine's Day. There are just so many fun things about it, and one of them is that I can use my heart cookie cutters as much as I want. Nothing is safe--I will cut out anything into the shape of a heart! Isn't everything cuter like that? Well, brownies were on the list this week, and I made the most adorable & yummy Layered Heart Brownies you've ever seen.
I love packaging gifts in a way that's simple, inexpensive, but totally adorable. This darling Valentine's Day Gift Idea is all of those things, and it's perfect for giving to anyone on your gift-giving list this Valentine's Day.
Any excuse I can get to combine three things that I love--milk bottles, chocolate, and baker's twine--I take full advantage of it. These Valentine treat jars do just that, and they're the most darling way to tell someone "you're sweet". They're super easy to make, and the peek-a-boo heart is absolutely adorable!
I'm going to have to have the most gigantic garage sale this summer when we move into our new house. I can't tell you how many things I've bought or made to replace that very same or similar item that's in storage. We even have two trampolines! (The kids have big plans for them both...we'll see.) It holds true for holiday decor, too, but with one major difference--I don't believe in having too much!
I recently came across the most fabulous red and white striped pitcher, and being enormously obsessed with both red and stripes, I felt as if it was fate. The best part? It was only $10! It was a good day. I had packed it away for next Christmas, but then I realized how perfect it would be for Valentine's Day. With a little card stock, twine, and a few branches, an adorable Valentine Tree was born!
I can never resist a really cute serving platter, but when you add adorable little thumbprints, there really is nothing cuter! I absolutely adore my Heart Thumbprint Platter, and it makes me happy every time I look at it!
This darling "You are Sweet" Valentine's Day treat jar fits into my favorite simple + cute category. With my free printable tag, you can put it together in just minutes!
This cute gift is perfect for friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and more! It would also be a great favor for a Valentine's Day party. Anyone would love to receive this fun jar, so if there's someone in your life you want to thank, or let them know how special they are to you, this is a good place to start.
It's been a tough couple of years for my kids, and our family. We've lived in three states and moved cross country twice over that short period of time, and that's meant a lot of changes, including leaving the only place they've ever really known. We are starting to get settled here in upstate New York, and in the process of building a home, where we hope to live for a very long time. I've felt like doing some extra-special things for my kids and my husband, to show them how much I love them, and give them a little extra joy, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do that. I created a really fun 14 Days of Valentines, and I know they are all going to love it!
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Books are always a wonderful way to celebrate any holiday, and Valentine's Day is no exception. If you're looking for a really fun and easy Valentine's Day tradition for your family, try a Valentine's Day Book Countdown...one book a day from the 1st through the 14th!
The Patriotic Popcorn Lollipops that I made for the 4th of July were such a hit, I decided I just had to make a Valentine's Day version! My kids love these so much, and one of my five year old boys deemed them "the best popcorn balls in the world". So, there you go, all the recommendation you need. :)
I'm kind of in love with stripes, and I really love them on this Striped Love Sign I made to add to my Valentine's Day decor. Although I love it so much, I might leave it up year round!
We love family movie nights, and snuggling up together to watch our favorite movies. Valentine's Day is coming up in a few weeks, and a family movie night is a perfect way to celebrate together! I'm sharing a list of our favorite Valentine's Day movies that are great for families. So...grab your cozy blankets, make some Pink Hot Chocolate, and get ready for an evening of Valentine's Day movie fun!
Can I tell you how much I love Valentine's Day? I totally do, it's true. We make it a family affair at our house, and I just love doing fun things for my kids and husband to celebrate. We do a super fun and easy Valentine Countdown every year, and one of the things on our list is to play Valentine Bingo! I created a fun new Bingo printable, and I'm excited to share it with you!
Happy Valentine's Day!! We had such a fun morning, and I'm gearing up for our little party tonight. I love this holiday with kids--they love even the most simple of traditions, and it's really about celebrating together. I love it. However, my most memorable Valentine's Day EVER occurred before we had kids. It's most definitely unforgettable, and I thought I would celebrate today by sharing it with you. ☺
Ooh la la! I've got a fancy dessert for you...just perfect for Valentine's Day, or any other time you really want to impress. And in Simply Kierste style, it won't take you all day to make. ☺ It's layers of rich & chocolate-y brownie and fresh whipped cream, then balanced with the perfect tartness of raspberries. It is DIVINE. And SO easy.