Valentine’s Day – COVID style

LET'S CELEBRATE! Unfortunately, we’re becoming experts practicing “social distance celebrations”. I think Valentine’s Day marks the last holiday we celebrated in person last year. And since we have been social distancing on the extreme, and we love a good party in our little corner of the world, we’ve been making a big deal, even out of little celebrations. and Valentine’s Day is a fun one to celebrate.  breakfast that is all hearts: BITE-SIZE HEART-SHAPED FRUITI love using these mini heart-shaped food cutters from Amazon – They are perfect for making fruit and veggies more fun (and tasty-looking) in everyday lunches PINK-FROSTED CINNAMON ROLLSGrab a pack of store-bought cinnamon rolls and unpack. To create the heart-shaped rolls, carefully unroll each slice, then roll back both edges towards each other and pinch the middle meeting point. the tighter the roll and the pinch, the more likely they will keep their shape. Add a drop of food coloring to the frosting and you’re good to go!  HEART-SHAPED BACON:Heat the oven to 400, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and shape your bacon into hearts (pinch the middle point, then fold both sides up and towards each other. Bake for roughly 20 minute. I hope your valentine’s day is super! We LOVE making valentines for our friends. Every year they are different, and we love coming up with something fun that can be used long after Valentine’s Day.  This year, the kids chose color-your-own super hero masks and capes (these capes came with masks and stickers. We saved the masks for another event, and used the stickers to decorate the back of the valentine package). I designed the tag, my oldest (1st grader) colored it in and signed it, we scanned it and then printed enough copies for all the tags.  Everything fit perfectly into these red favor bags. Click here to access the valentine’s superhero tags. And of course, we couldn’t forget our teachers and school staff! Even though we’re home, they’re working on campus, and we wanted them to enjoy a sweet break and know how much they’re loved and appreciated.   Have you opted to adjust any of your Valentine’s Day plans? How are you adjusting? What do you miss the most? Drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!  ’till next time – cheers! s.