Yes I know this might be a bit over the top for my family and I. But being that my kids are currently being homeschooled I didn’t want them to miss out on the holiday fun they would otherwise be having with their classmates had the end of 2020 been different. So although I’m not trying to recreate a classroom party I still want to do something extra special for them. They really loved their boo baskets we made them for Halloween. You know since we didn’t go trick or treating last year. So I decided to create them a Valentine’s version. But instead of four different ones (we used their trick or treat buckets last year) I decided one basket was enough for all of them to share.
In our basket I decided to use just a bunch of little Valentine’s Day trinkets that I know they would enjoy. I’ll provide a list of what’s all in our below with the store that they can from if you decide you’d like to snag some of these items yourself. I also have some heart balloons I’m going to use our helium tank to blow up the morning of. I didn’t want to use them for the photos and lost out on them being for my kids since latex balloons can’t be refilled.
To keep all the items from just laying flat and frompy inside the basket I used some cut up drop cloth I had to fluff it up and stack the items on top. This just raises everything a little bit and gives it a nicer fuller look. Everything is then layered inside it with the bigger things in the back. I also like to include things in front of it so they are encouraged to grab those to check out and not everyone trying to grab at the basket at once.
What’s In Our Basket?
From my Blog:
- Valentines themed pencils
- Airplane erasers
- Heart crayons
From Dollar Tree:
- Sticky hands (in the little balls)
- Heart coasters
- Little canvases to paint
- Pokémon cards
- Vday fortune cookies
- Smash pack balloons
- Lip lollipops
- Sour patch conversation hearts
- Sticker boxes
See I kept it pretty simple. And kinda just used things they may have otherwise got from a class party. With the exception of my printable coloring pages and the activity holders. And it was all probably less than $25 so it’s not like it broke the bank. We may have spent more than that doing cards for two grades and gifts for their teachers.
So for me, yes it’s a little over the top and not something we normally do. But I don’t regret it and I know that the look on their faces when they see it is going to make it all worth it and confirm my no regrets on doing it.
So you plan to do anything extra special this year for your littles? Or if you homeschool do you do anything specific for Valentine’s Day to celebrate with your littles? Comment below and let me know.
Until next time, live a life you love!