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Thursday, July 25, 2024

A Household Valentine’s Custom – Dwelling in Yellow


I was by no means into Valentine’s Day, till I had children. One thing concerning the idea of creating an enormous present of affection to somebody particular someday a yr at all times rubbed me the incorrect means, particularly within the case the place that someday is meant to make up for not prioritizing one another the remainder of the yr. I do know, I do know, cynical Sally has arrived. This could most likely be a great time to say that certainly one of my favourite songs is Greater than Phrases – I believe my love languages of high quality time and phrases of affirmation communicate fairly loudly to me in relation to Valentine’s Day.

No matter all of that Valentine’s negativity – caring for kids and figuring out love as a dad or mum modified my tune and Valentine’s Day has developed into one of many greater occasion days of the yr for my household. It began innocently sufficient the primary yr I spent with my bonus daughter. We made pink pancakes, cooked bacon within the form of a coronary heart and drank strawberry milk. It was candy, and it planted in me the idea of creating particular recollections with and for our children to indicate them love and make them really feel particular. Over time our household grew and this custom developed. Yearly I sit up for coming collectively as a household and celebrating the love we now have for one another. And as somebody who actually enjoys a themed occasion, I’ve enjoyable developing with new concepts every year. So what are we as much as this yr? I’m so glad you requested!

Serving Tray / Serving Bowl

These pizzas are SO SIMPLE and will be personalized to every relations’ preferences! Merely take a loaf of bakery bread (I purchased the pre-sliced!), add some pizza sauce and toppings of alternative. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. That’s it!

Lazy Susan Serving Tray / Ramekin

I do know it’s a vacation, however we’ve obtained to maintain one thing wholesome in right here! I’m serving apples, watermelon, purple peppers with Erin’s simple and scrumptious veggie dip and strawberries. These cute little strawberry hearts are as easy to make as reducing a v as an alternative of straight when slicing off the highest!

Serving Bowl

Strawberry Fluff

Easy and scrumptious, simply swap out the Jello for any coloration or taste you need.

  • 24 oz
    Container of Cottage Cheese
  • 8 oz
    Container of Cool Whip
  • 6 oz
    Field Strawberry Jello
  • 2
    Cups
    Strawberries
    Diced

  1. Combine all elements collectively, retailer in fridge till able to serve.

Serving Tray / Twizzlers / Sweet Hearts / Mini Starbursts

Shatter Resistant Glass (good for teenagers!) / Carafe

This yr I’m serving raspberry lemonade and strawberry milk. For additional enjoyable, chunk the ends off a Twizzler and use it as a straw for lemonade. For strawberry milk, prime with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Seize some put up it notes and have every member of the family spend a while writing notes to one another.

Every member of the family holds a big popsicle stick of their mouth. See what number of dialog hearts you may stack on prime earlier than they fall. Whoever stacks essentially the most wins!

See who can stack the tallest tower of dialog hearts.

Give every member of the family a special coloration of sweet hearts. See who can take advantage of right into a cup or small bucket in the midst of the desk earlier than a minute is over.



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