My eldest daughter, Tasha, enjoys participating in preparations for our holiday celebrations. She does a variety of things to help out including inviting guests, making a special recipe or decorating for the event.
For Valentine's Day, why not get your kids involved in making a special supper. Make special "red foods" for the meal like spaghetti, fruit punch, red jello, strawberries and whipped cream or anything else you can think of (Tasha loves to stir drink crystals into water with a bit of Sprite added for bubbles).
Then have the kids help with the table setting. Make a valentine's candle or two as centerpieces (you can add any of the Valentine's toilet paper crafts to the centerpiece!). Then make these cute napkin rings to go around your paper or cloth napkins (if you can get red napkins that would be great, but white ones will work nicely too!) One of these patterns makes four napkin rings and takes one tp roll.
Put on some mood music, dim the lights and have a romantic, fun family dinner. (well, as romantic as a family dinner can get *grin*).
- Print out the Valentine's Day template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
- After the glue is dry, cut the tube along the dotted lines to make 4 rings.
- Glue two or three hearts onto each ring in whatever pattern you want.
- Put around red or white napkins.
Alternative Decorating Ideas:
- Use sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate the heart.
- Add bits of lace or sequins.
- Carefully print the name of each person on the ring so everyone knows where to sit.
- Use the template for the black and white printer on red coloured construction paper. Print a second template on white paper and mix & match the pieces.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).