February 11, 2012

Princess & Toy Story Valentines

This year my 6 wanted to do some super cute, slightly different, Valentines for her class party. Her teacher isn't big on candy or the after effects on the kids, so I spent A LOT OF TIME on Pinterest pinning Valentine ideas. I originally liked this one but found it oddly difficult to find wild animal toys! So I looked through all of the stuff I've hoarded while on sale and came up with a SUPER cute idea of using Princesses and Toy Story toys I found at the dollar store!

There are only 20 kids in her class (THANK GOODNESS) and I actually had almost ALL of the small toys needed (I'm a dollar store/aisle hoarder) so all I had to pick up were the Valentines!

She loved them and while I was organizing the supplies she went through and wrote her name on the backs of them.

The next day I put her to work opening up all of the dolls.

I put the doll in the bag and took one Valentine for the front of the bag and the Valentine she signed for the back. It worked out SO perfectly that they matched AND matched the princess in the bag!!

I matched them up with the top one facing front

and the back of the signed card facing out back.

She enjoyed playing with the dolls ;)

Then I stapled them together with the bag in the middle, twice on each side, and one in the middle so the doll didn't slip out. Next, I cut off the rest of bag along the top of the Valentine.

The final product :) SO super cute and easy!!

It turned out SOOOO super cute!!! She is so happy with them too!

And since the boys would probably be NONE TOO HAPPY to receive a Sleeping Beauty doll, we did the same with some Toy Story toys! There are 10 boys and 10 girls in her class.

I'm so happy with how they turned out and can't wait for her party on Tuesday to see the kids faces!

Linking up to these lovely parties!!


sew many ways

February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Party!

Last year since Valentine's Day was on a weekend we had all the kids, I took the opportunity to have a little party for the kids ... and play with all the fun ideas I pinned ;)

I let my oldest invite a friend over and I invited a friend of mine and her 3 kids so we had a full house lol. But she brought a bottle of wine, so it was ok ;)

I made these cute cupcakes with the Valentine's Box mix you see in the stores, nothing fancy, but the kids enjoyed it ;)

I used the red flutes I found at the dollar store to hold some red vines, pirouline, and chocolate covered pretzel sticks! I LOVE chocolate covered pretzel sticks, they are SO easy to make and totally customizable to any occasion. Dip in chocolate, sprinkle with sprinkles, done :)

I also made cake pops!! It was my first attempt so I didn't get the sprinkles on before the chocolate melted. Minor Cake Pop Fail. But they tasted good so that's good enough!

I took a tray, covered it with a napkin, and put out some store bought frosted heart brownies.

I also made some Love Juice! Nearly as cute as my pin/link, BUT the kids liked em and it went with the decor ;)

To complete the setting, I put out some Hershey Kisses and some yogurt covered Whoppers.

The kids had a GREAT time and so did my friend and I ;) With Valentine's Day on a Tuesday this week, I'm not sure what I'll be doing for the kids or for the hubs but I sure have a lot of PINspiration to look at! What are YOU guys doing??

Linking up to the super fun parties in my side bar!!