I misplaced most of my Valentine's Day decorations from last year, so I had to buy new ones. Fortunately, I realized this close enough to Christmas to take advantage of Christmas clearance and buy dozens of heart-shaped Christmas ornaments for $0.10-$0.30 each. I also hit Jo-Ann, where I got last year's decorations, and picked up a few more. My mom also got some of Jo-Ann's for Ellie's Minnie Mouse birthday party, so I ended up far from short on decorations this year. Imagine next year after I find all the lost ones! Scary!
I didn't really like how the decorations went up this year, but it was still fun to have hearts everywhere. Plus, to fill the space, the kids and I made a bunch of decorations that I laminated to reuse next year. I didn't do anything fun for the kids, like the heart curtain in Ellie's doorway. Still, the kids loved their goody bags - and the Hershey kisses within - enough that they didn't care.
|Wall o' Hearts|
|Up close of Mikey's hand flowers|
|Up close of my bug garden, with contributions from Mikey|
We drew grass and flower stems on the paper along with some flowers. Then we stuck on foam flowers and bugs and some other cute bug stickers.
|Our spring garden wall in its entirety|
I added a few leftover Valentine postcards and the finger puppets the kids made