For the next treat I used a Pinterest idea. This was my inspiration.
I wanted to use the heart shaped foil containers I have had for 2 years now. I had all the ingredients so I went to baking. These actually turned out really well. They tasted so good. Kids and adults both had high reviews. I will be making these again! So here are the pictures of how I made mine and how they turned out. I tried to decorate each one different just for fun!
Here it is all put together on the food table at the Preschool party! The kids ooooed and ahhhhed thats all I needed!
On to the yummy treats! I wanted a couple of cute and sweet treats for the kids (someone else was in charge of the healthy stuff). Here is what I did for the first one. Oh and I also wanted it to be easy and cheap for me. So I used pre-made, store bought, Valentine rice krispy treats $3.00 for 16 or 2 boxes. I found really cute heart boxes from the Hobby Lobby clearance isle, 20 boxes only $0.68, the package had been opened and I guess most of the goodies were lost. But all I needed were the boxes so it worked for me! I used some styrofoam from packaging in a box. The lollipop sticks I have had forever finally had a job, and the sprinkles I saved from a birthday would come in handy. Along with some red colored chocolates I could melt and dip in.
Okay so I put the boxes together, cut the styrofoam to fit, placed some red tissue to cover the styrofoam, stuck a stick in each rice krispy.
I melted the red chocolates, dipped each treat and then sprinkled them with sprinkles. Placed them on a large piece of styrofoam, to dry then poked them into cute little boxes. I thought they turned out cute. Kids ate them up too!
Another party of 2012 over and out! I will start with sharing one of my game ideas I planned for the kids. I called it “Deliver the Valentine” creative right? First I made a large mailbox from an old, lots of dents tears good stuff, science board. I just painted the whole thing blue, added a red construction paper stripe, black construction paper to give it an effect of legs and white felt sticker letters (I found in my craft supply). The whole project took about 30 min and cost me nothing, I love using what I can find here!
So a mailman also has to have a mail bag, so I found a few pieces of dark blue and white felt I had on hand. I am telling you this house is like a junk store look around long enough and you will find anything you could possible want to craft with! I free cut a rectangle and a 3in white stripe. I used my handy dandy glue gun, glued the white stripe down folded the blue in half over the white glued down the sides. Cut a bag handle out of dark blue, I just estimated the length. glued each end to the corners of the rectangle. Turned everything right side out and bingo a cute little mail bag I made 2 for the game. this also was super quick and easy so about 10 mins. total and free again since I used stuff we had.
The game itself was played in a gym, I set up a obstacle course for the kids to follow as they went along they picked up hearts (Valentines) at check points of the obstacle course. They gathered the hearts in the mail bags. Once they reached the end they delivered the Valentines into the mailbox. They loved this game and wanted to do it over and over!
It’s already Valentines? Well in a few days. This year I have the honors of doing the Valentines party at my youngest school. Along with some other great parents. Pictures to come soon from that fun day!
For my Daughters special Valentines treat to her friends we chose this cute idea from Pinterest. http://www.blessthismessplease.com/2012/01/how-to-healthy-valentine-treats-to-give.html
Love the idea and it’s perfect because the theme this year at school is “Wild About You!” Heres what we did and how ours turned out. Oh and by the way the total cost for the 15 Valentines (plus we can make plenty more) $5.50! That adds up to 37 cents each!
Bags of Animal Crackers 1.99
Zip top Valentine bags 40ct 1.00
Scrapbook paper .50
Have a Happy Valentines Day!
Thought this snack idea was too cute. I was so excited to make it for the preschool class. Unfortunately I didn’t give myself enough time and well I ended up making 4, and it took me about 20 mins. So the class didn’t get the snack but my kids did and they were thrilled to have it. So I found the idea on Pinterest, and here is the link. http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/01/groundhog-day-desserts.html
This blog has wonderful ideas make sure and add it to your favorites!
I always change things up a bit so my version ended up looking like this.
I used these ingredients. But I didn’t picture the mini chocolate chips and chocolate icing for his little ears.
Hope you had a fun Groundhogs Day!