Celebrating St. Valentine

by | Feb 15, 2009 | Kids in the Kitchen, Liturgical Year, St. Valentine's Day | 9 comments

On Friday a friend of ours had a few families over for a visit, including us. Since it was the day before Valentine’s Day, our little get together quickly turned into a St. Valentine’s Party for our children. I can’t take any credit for the afternoon… My friend Trina is the ultimate party planner and she had so many fun things planned for the children.

After everyone had eaten lunch, Trina’s daughters performed a puppet show for everyone while Trina read the wonderful book Saint Valentine. It was so nice to start our afternoon together learning more about this saint, and the girls did such a great job acting out the story!!

Next it was time for a craft. I had mentioned that Heart Shaped Creature Cookies would be fun, and Trina pulled it all together!

It was so cute seeing everyone’s yummy creations! Let’s see, we had fish, jellyfish, teddy bears, dogs, bunnies, birds, butterfly’s, snails and scorpions, and probably many more that I am forgetting to mention… The possibilities were endless!

Rascal made a snail.

Twinkle Toes made a butterfly, and Chiquita made a fishy…

Captain said he made “a tree… The licorice is the roots, the pretzels are the trunk, the red pink and white candies are the blossoms, and the green hearts are leaves…”

This is one of my adorable Godsons!
He made the cutest “scorpion” I have ever seen.

After all that sugar, it was time to let them all outside to burn off some of that energy!! When I saw all the children on the Plane shaped teeter totter I had to run out and snap a few pictures… Isn’t it great!?

Once all the sugar had worn off, it was time to come back inside for some Valentine Bingo!

In the meantime Snuggles was practicing taking the lids off of markers.. Uh oh!

And that wasn’t it!! After Bingo, there were even more crafts to choose from, and the girls got make woven paper hearts for the first time… I remember making those when I was their age!!

I have even more pictures, but I have posted too many already, and we have to leave… We are off to a carnival themed double birthday party for one of our Godsons and his older brother this afternoon… Boy, after all this celebrating, my children are sure going to be in for a shock when lent begins next week, aren’t they?!

Hope you are all having a great weekend! God Bless!


  1. Erin

    Wow sounds like so much fun for those kids!! And good ideas to keep in mind for when my little ones get older!! Happy V-Day!

  2. Regina

    aw, look at all our old friends! glad you had a good time

  3. Kathryn

    Lots of great ideas here!! I’m book marking this page for next year!!!

  4. Christine

    I cannot believe how warm it must have been…look at all those short sleeve shirts!

    Great ideas! Fun with friends.

  5. Sarah

    What a fun party! Great photos! How do you get them to be side-by-side like that? I’m still learning this blog stuff …

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I wanted to let you know that I just changed its name. I think that if you just click on my name it will direct you to the new one.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Aubrey

    That is so neat! You always have such beautiful pictures to share. Your children aren’t so bad looking, either! 🙂

  7. Amy

    Looks like so much fun! Love all the pink and red!

  8. Barbara

    I can’t remember now how I got to your Jesus tree posts this weekend, but thank you for the inspiration. I’ve been in contact with the Scripture Trees company, and am ordering some kits today for myself and friends.

    You’ve enriched the Lent of at least seven families!

  9. Aubrey

    I enjoyed this post! The part that made me smile was seeing Snuggles taking the caps off of the markers. This is what Isaiah does, only once he has the cap off and he’s scribbled, he EATS THE TIPS. *sigh* Crayons, too.


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