Monday, February 13, 2012

Candy Free Valentine Ideas

This year for Valentine's Day we I decided to go candy free.  The kids didn't put up a fight about it either.  It was probably due to the great ideas we found on pinterest.  There were so many to choose from.  We were able to try out a few different ones since they each had to have something different.  If you still haven't got your Valentine's for tomorrow no fear.  These ones were super easy and actually really cheap!
Valentine Bookmarks
Razy and Doble made these for their preschool class.  I went to home depot and got paint sample cards and cut them down to 2 inches.  Then I added ribbon that I already had on hand and wrote "Happy Valentine's Day! Love," Then they wrote their name. 

Have a Ball
Lil' E took these to school and Doble brought them for Joy School.  We found the popper balls in the dollar section at walmart.  They came in a pack of 12 for $1.  I bought 3 packs and then bought a package of the small treat bags also from walmart in the cake/wedding section.  I then made a card that said "Have a BALL this Valentine's Day! xoxo" Then they wrote their name.
Cost: 3 bags of balls $3 and 50 treat bags for 97 cents.  Total: $3.97 for 36

I CEREALsly Like you!
Razy brought these for Joy School.  We bought a pack of the individual sized boxes of cereal and spoons and tied them all together and wrote, "I CEREALsly Like You! xoxo"  She then wrote her name. These were a little more spendy but she only has 8 in her class.
Cost: $3.97 for a pack of 8 cereal boxes.  97 cents for a set of 8 pink spoons.  Total: $4.94 for 8

I was "Soapin"
We made these for the kids teacher and Lil' E's bus driver.  They are soaps with a tag that read "I was "soapin" you'd be my Valentine! xoxo.  They then wrote their name.
COST: 97cents for the soap at walmart. Total: $4.85 for 5 teacher gifts.

So there you have it.  Aren't they cute.  I think the sure do beat those boxes of valentine cards that cost you about $2.50 for a box of 24.  Especially if you do the ball idea.  It comes out to the same price and they are much cuter.  What were your Valentine ideas this year?



Love these ideas! If you're going to give a gift, it might as well be useful! Thanks for sharing. Great job.

Cocktail Lady

These are great ideas!! I'm going to have to remember these for next year! Cheers!