The children and I started a new tradition for Valentine’s Day this year with a fun Valentine’s Day lunch party. Our old way of celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t fit anymore. We wanted something fresh and new.
We started with decor, chosing a simple white and pink theme after finding a fun length of feather garland in the clearance section at the store. Next we picked up ready-made glitter hearts in several sizes and a pink sequin table runner. The girls tied the feather garland up and used glue dots to stick several of the glitter hearts to the wall.
Then came the food planning for our Valentine’s Day lunch party. We choose a simple lunch menu the girls could prepare themselves, starting with peanut butter and honey sandwiches cut into heart shapes.Next the girls made fruit kabobs with light pink fruit fluff dip. They cut watermelon slices into hearts and alternated the heart watermelon pieces and grapes on heart skewers.
The fruit fluff dip is a really simple two ingredient dip the girls made themselves. Here’s how they made it:
Pink Fruit Fluff
- 8oz container whipped topping
- 2 cups strawberry yogurt
Whip strawberry yogurt into whipped topping.
For dessert, the girls dipped strawberry marshmallows in white chocolate, and coated with edible pink sugar and glitter. The toothpicks with hearts hot glued to the top were the perfect addition to the marshmallows.
They also dipped strawberries into chocolate and drizzled with pink tinted white chocolate.
I’m so excited about the success of this new Valentine’s Day tradition! I’m glad we chose to keep the lunch party simple and easy so all the kids could take ownership and enjoy creating it!How does your family celebrate Valentine’s Day? I’d love to add more fun traditions to the month of February!