Friday, February 13, 2009

school valentines 09...

Phew, the Valentines are done and on their way to school. It was fun, but I'm so glad when they're finished and out of the house.
















This year we had decided to make chocolate dipped mini-pretzel sticks and package them up. Cha-Cha gave them out at preschool on Tuesday and then I procrastinated making the rest until last night. It's a good thing I did because The Boy came home with a letter from his teacher yesterday specifically prohibiting Valentines that included food items. Oi!

Princess and Cha-Cha had a great time dipping and decorating about 100 pretzels. Oh, chocolate and sprinkles everywhere! Too fun! The Husband and the girls bagged them up while I made bag-toppers decorated with argyle hearts, the recipient's names and a simple Valentine message on the back. Pretty.

We scratched the pretzel idea for The Boy and gratefully adopted Design Mom's Mad Lib Valentine idea. It wasn't as simple as we thought it would be. Turns out Mad Libs aren't so easy to find 'round here. The Husband ran to four different stores finally returning with a stack.

From there we had a bit of trouble again since the blind fill-in pages are on the back of the previous Mad Lib page. We decided to photocopy several of our favorite Mad Libs with their accompanying fill-in page onto festive red paper. It worked out well.














We cut the 8.5x11 sheets in half, rolled them up, and wrapped them several times with baker's twine. Then we typed up Design Mom's clever sentiments, "I'm mad about you," "I can't 'lib' without you," and "You've got mad skillz" onto cardstock tags we designed to look like notebook paper. We added a clip art Mad Lib face for fun and then used a heart-shaped punch to cut them out. (click on images to view larger)














We tied the tags on and were pretty happy with the results. The Boy was excited to give these out. I hadn't even known that he knew what Mad Libs were. He's thrilled to have several books of his very own to fill out now. Thanks Design Mom for the great idea!















Some of our past Valentine projects...

Bookmark Clips, Cookie Valentine's for the Teacher, Valentine Frogs, Valentine Fortune Cookies

5 comments:

Vi 12s said...

Wow- you are ridiculously talented! Gorgeous! (past ones too!)

Shaka said...

they're cute! we did "valentines are for dum dums" here. the boys thought it was funny!

Liz said...

My valentines were never that cool. Cute ideas!

Bonnie Tautkus said...

Very cute! You're awesome Darlaina! I've been trying to send you bookclub info, but the e-mail address I have isn't right - care to update? Thanks! You can call or e-mail me - 875-9437 - gregg_s_tautkus@sbcglobal.net

Thanks again! Bonnie

LaughAtMe-Laurel said...

I LOVE mad libs! I shoulda done these valentines for myself :)