It is almost Valentines Day! The boys both had their classroom parties today and came home so excited about all the valentines they got. All of which means tiny temporary tattoos and glossy pieces of paper are scattered all over every surface (because everything must be looked at in its entirety). It also means our household has an additional six unsharpened pencils that I will promptly add to our junk drawer, which is mostly full of unsharpened pencils. I swear pencils are this generations version of double bubble gum from…the supply seems endless as does its popularity as the completely safe gift nobody wants.
Our family, however, has one plan for Valentines day and it’s a big, celebratory breakfast. We decided on our menu over dinner two nights ago. The plan is that J will make a fruit salad with only red fruit (strawberries, watermelon, red grapes, etc.), I will make pancakes and my husband and C are making smoothies. It’s going to be spectacular. I decided to make some special straws for our smoothies and that is how these “love”ly smoothie sippers came to be. It’s totally the easiest thing ever but here is how I made them, just in case.
I used a silver Sharpie, paper straws (from Target), washi tape, and black paper hearts (I cut them myself using a cookie cutter to get a good shape). The silver Sharpie looks great on the black paper. I decorated them with little messages and taped the back to the straw with washi tape. So simple!
I had to make a few extra for us to test out and they are, indeed, a hit. They will be even better when accompanied by a smoothies and pancakes. Then, after breakfast, we can settle in and sharpen a bunch of pencils. Just kidding. Happy Valentine’s Day all! Remember…you are scrumptious!!