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Thursday, February 10 2011

This year Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday and what better way to spend a family day than with the ones you love most. Here is are some "heartfelt" fun easy ideas as well as a Valentine day dinner menu that the whole family can enjoy.

One Valentine's idea is to craft your own Valentine Day card and then collect cards you receive and place them in a box that you create yourself. Make and share your card with your friends and family. This Valentines Day idea is easy, doesn't require many materials and the whole family can participate in this activity.

To make your own card, just pick up the following materials:

o Red, white and pink construction paper 
o Glitter colored pens such as red, pink, purple, silver and gold 
o Glitter glue and scissors

Then, just sit with your kids and get creative. You will be amazed as to the kids' creativity associated with this Valentine's idea.

Need a place to collect your Valentine Day card? Just create your own special box. The materials needed for this Valentines Day idea are as follows:

o Red, white and pink construction paper 
o Glitter colored pens such as red, pink, purple, silver and gold 
o Regular glue and scissors 
o Shoe box or cereal box

Take the larger portion of a shoe box or cut the top off of a cereal box. Then, cover the box with the construction paper and any other design you choose made with the construction paper, glitter pens and glue. All of these materials can be picked up at a local drug store, market or craft store.

Another Valentines Day idea is to create a 3D Heart with tissue paper. For this Valentine's idea pick up the following materials:

o Red, pink and white tissue paper cut into 1" squares 
o White construction paper 
o Regular glue and scissors

Simply cut the white construction paper into a heart. Then take the 1" square tissues and twist them around your finger. Dab a dot of glue on the construction paper heart and then stick the twisted tissue paper down on the heart. Mix up the colors or start with a white center, then work towards the outer edge with pink then red. You can even make 3D hearts on the cover of your card!

Valentine Day Dinner Menu

While the kids are crafting, create a comfort "hearty" Valentine Day dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Of course, include various shades of red food!

Valentine Day Dinner Menu

Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese Crisps


Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Beer Can Chicken with Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Peas and Carrots

Red Velvet and Strawberry Cupcakes

I hope you found the Valentine's idea for creating a card box and cards helpful. Creating a Valentine Day Card is a craft the whole family can enjoy as well as sitting with your family at a Valentine Day dinner.

To learn more cost-saving and helpful party planning tips, recipes, including the cheddar cheese crisps and beer can chicken, along with other menu ideas and party décor tips, simply check out Budget Bash - Simply Fabulous Events on a Budget.

Andrea Wyn is owner of A Wynning Event, a Los Angeles wedding and special event management company. She is a marketing & special event planner with over 15 years of experience and for the past ten years, she has been the event planner for the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R). She has taken her knowledge and special event experience and written an easy-to-read book called Budget Bash where you can find more ideas and helpful tips on event planning including menus, decor, budgets, timelines, florals and more.

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