Now THIS one I actually had some material for in advance! Cecilia's birthday party was heart-themed, so here's her cake and our garland (which doubles as a prayer garland for the whole month of February):
|When decorating with a real piping tool, don't forget that there's crushed peppermint in the icing, because then you'll end up having to go the ziploc bag route...|
|We're almost halfway through!|
And since we've got a snow day today, we've been crafting all morning:
|John Paul's Valentine card for Elizabeth's Godfather (I don't know why, but he and Cecilia decided they wanted to make Valentines for that family and nobody else...)|
|Cecilia also wanted to make a heart wreath, but pretty much lost interest after gluing the hearts you see here...|
|I drew a bunch of hearts on watercolor paper last week and John Paul, Cecilia and I all had a lot of fun painting them (really I love watercolors!), then I cut them out to use for just such an occasion!|
|And we've gradually been transferring our prayer intentions from our garland to heart doilies (dollar store ftw!) and decorating the playroom windows with them.|
Really I care not even a little bit about decorating for Valentine's Day, and I get that it's not a "real" holiday, but hearts are pretty! And a reeeeeally easy way to create a craft theme for an entire month, since for some reason the big kids have gotten it into their heads that they should be doing a craft every. single. day.
Linking up with Cari & the Theme Thursday crew!