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Boy friendly Valentine’s Ideas

February is almost here, and some of you may be getting ready for that day of love. Valentine’s Day can be hard for some boys. They want to participate but a lot of the valentines available are a little too cutesy for them to imagine giving out to their friends or class. That is why we try to give some boy-friendly valentine ideas every year. Because your boys shouldn’t be embarrassed to give out a token of friendship to the people in their lives.

Star Wars Pixie Stick Light Saber Printable: This fun printable is incredibly boy-friendly. Star Wars is a beloved movie, and you cannot go wrong with lightsabers. This simple printable is available from The Idea Room. Simply print the template, tape some pixie sticks to the page, and handout to friends! Simple, straightforward, sweet, and not too cutesy! Thank you to The Idea Room for such a  perfect valentine!  

Star Wars Valentine's ideas

Hot Wheels Valentine: This fun printable from Little Bit Funky is fun and sweet. For those boys that love to get and give candy this is a fun play on words. I am Wheely Glad we are friends is a safe and fin sentiment and it comes with candy! How can you go wrong? Thank you to Little Bit Funky for such a  perfect valentine!

Hot wheels valentine's ideas

Pokemon Valentine: I choose you! This fun tutorial available from Parenting Healthy is right on the ball for those Pokemon lovers. Simply follow their tutorial to create a Pokeball valentine and attach a pokemon card for fun. This will catch everyone’s heart. Thank you to  Parenting Healthy for such a  perfect valentine!

Pokemon Valentine's ideas

Candy Cane Reindeer: Christmas DIY Fun

Now that the kids are going to be done with school for the holidays you may be getting ready for holiday parties at school or with an extra-curricular your kids attend. This can mean you have to bring a goodie bag, a potluck dish, or a present. I always find it is best to go cute but simple. This year that is exactly what I am doing.

Candy Cane Reindeer

These are so simple, so cute. They can be eaten or played with, and kids think they are so much fun to help create. I have put my little elves to work and have them helping me create these beauties this year since it is their friends and classmates that will be receiving them. I found this fun tutorial from One Little Project. It has simple and straightforward pictures that make it easy for my kids to help me with the craft. I love when crafts are simple. After all, it is the thought that counts, and the effort that went into creating something, not how difficult it was to make it.

Candy cane reindeer

What are some of your favorite holiday items to gift to kids, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or teammates?

Frozen Hot Chocolate

I have always wanted to try this recipe. I see it online every year, but somehow I never seem to get my rear in gear and make it. But this year I am. Frozen hot chocolate. I remember seeing it in movies that take place in New York. The original recipe premiered at a restaurant called Serendipity.

This recipe is from A Spicy Perspective. It is simple to follow, and it tastes delicious. My kids were absolutely in love with it. We did have to change the recipe for us, we are allergic to dairy in our household (hence why I was always so slow in trying to recreate it.) But we discovered it could be easily replaced by cashew milk. We chose cashew milk because unlike almond milk and coconut milk it doesn’t have a heavy taste, and it is very thick and creamy more like traditional dairy milk.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

We loved how fun it was to add this to our holiday movie night. It was a great addition to the popcorn. There is just something about the sweet and salty mix. This year’s holiday movie was Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. My oldest has fallen in love with this movie this year. She is finally old enough to get the slapstick comedy. My youngest just loves the big toy store scenes.

I definitely suggest this sweet treat. It made the night even more special.