How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you celebrate? Go to dinner? Have a fun date? Exhange cards? Gifts? Anything?
We didn’t do much yesterday. Simon was in bed by the time Daddy came home and we just had some Thai takeout. Simon and I saved our celebration for today!
Today we had a little Valentine’s Day party with a bunch of Simon’s little friends! It was so much fun, we got to make Valentine’s, make snacks (it was a potluck), and the kids got to run around destroying my house. Really, it got way more out of control than usual.
But it was all in the name of love!
I love a good potluck, and this one turned out really well! Normally everyone wants to bring chips and dip, or soda, or something lame like that. But we had everything from pizza and sushi to banana bread and cookie dough dip.
Simon and I made the pizza. Besides us, one of our friends is vegetarian, and another is vegan, so we made one a veggie pizza: green peppers and onions with cheese, and one vegan: hummus and roasted veggies (red pepper, red onion, yellow squash). We used Pillsbury pizza crusts (accidentally vegan!). They both came out great!
After snacking, we went ahead and exchanged Valentines! Having a kid can be so much fun. I think you stop exchanging Valentines in elementary school, so its been over 15 years!
I made Simon’s Valentines this year. You can see some of his older friends helped with theirs this year, I can’t wait until he can help me next year!
I got the idea from make and take, they came out pretty cute…
We had such a fun day! I hope you found a fun way to celebrate Valentines day too! Have you found anything to be more fun now that you have kids? Or if you don’t have kids, is there anything you anticipate being more fun? It is definitely a coin with two sides, but days like this makes any bad day worth it.