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Toddler Valentines Fashion and Treats

This will be Lil’ J’s second Valentines Day but her first one at a school. So because this is also a significant “first” I want to make it special and do the whole Valentines shebang for her class.

Good news is I have Mondays and Tuesdays off, which Valentines Eve and Valentines Day fall on this year. So it’ll give me a chance to pretend like I’m an awesome Suzie Homemaker and make treats with her, for her class.

Here are a few ideas I’ve been scoping off Pinterest:

Valentines Whoopie Pies
Happy Valentines Day for “Crayon” out loud. Vday Crayons

Kisses and Hugs Cupcakes

 

Lovely butterfly suckers

There’s more where that came from, and cute outfits I want to try to make on my Mini Love board. The suckers seem like they involve more drawing/writing than cooking, which is good, and it has traditional candy, but I don’t know what all of the parents will think about the candy. Cupcakes on the other hand… that’s not so bad right? And whoopie pie (is that seriously what those things are called?)! Yum! I can just picture the messy hands and smiling faces chowing down on those things. But I have a feeling it wouldn’t be the easiest to make, or shape as cute as the ones pictured.
The crayons are just perfect, and I think I’ll do that for the cute factor, and have Lil’ J help me put them in heart-shaped pans. Maybe I’ll do those and the whoopies since we’ll have a pan to make those shapes and she loves “cookin” (she says this now when we’re in the kitchen and she wants to put something in the oven. I can’t believe she’s my child).

When it comes to clothing, we’re getting there. I was hoping she’d wear Valentines outfits to school from mid-January through Valentines Day but that hasn’t quite happened. I’ve only had time to make her one dress so far so I’ve called on reinforcements.

Lil’ J’s first tutu was from Cutie Pa Tutu, and now dozens of tutus later, I still haven’t seen any made like hers. We got these this week and the first thing she said when she saw them was “BALL” (in her thick country accent it sounds more like “bawl”) cause of the the little puff balls enclosed inside the tulle.

When she walked into school wearing this her teachers squealed and said they were wondering when she was going to start showing up in all of her Valentines gear.

All she wanted to do was blow bubbles when we were outside and I couldn’t get her to set the dang thing down. She did take a break from blowing bubbles to blow me a kiss though.

SWAK Sealed With a Kiss Tutu and Lovely Lipstick Top
And of course you need to have just as much pink as you have red:
 

I had to take photos of her pink outfit before she wears it to school cause I’m sure she’ll come home in a mess.–Which is ok because it means she’s having fun.
Cutie Pa Tutu is having a Sweetheart Sale, so everything she’s wearing and holding (aside from the bubbles) are on sale there.
In case you’re wondering where to find it all here are links:

Pa Tutu Tights

Now between this and a few other things I’m working on, she should have something pink and LOVEly to wear until the 14th.
Are you loving these outfits? What are you plans for Valentines Day? Going to make something yummy or cute for school or work treats? Share the love in a comment and you’ll be entered to win a Valentine Pa Tutu Outfit w/matching wand and Pixie Tail or Bow.
Since Vday is around the corner we have to make this quick so this giveaway ends midnight Tuesday February 7th. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget (below). Good luck!

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LiciaLee says:

Honestly, we have no plans. Sad, I know. Maybe DH and I will get a sitter one night and go to dinner. but not ON Vday. I hate the crowds of restaurants on holidays..

Seana says:

I am making heart cookies and white chocolate covered pretzels with Valentines sprinkles for my daughters class, and have all kinds of art projects pinned for my kids to make for Daddy! I have these fantastic glitter hearts and words that say “Love” That I always decorate the house with after the kids go to bed on valentines eve…then heart shaped pancakes, heart sandwhiches and everything pink and red! Valentines is one of my favorite holidays to make special for my kids…Whether or not my husband and I do anything, I want to make my family feel loved!

Jessica says:

I love your enthusiasm for all of Lil J’s holiday outfits!!!!

We are going out to dinner to the Cheesecake Factory on Valentines Day, hoping it won’t be too crowded since its on a weekday. Otherwise, you might have inspired me to make some treats for my daughters daycare!

Suze says:

We plan on having double dates with our kiddos( daddy and his girl, mommy and her prince)… We did that last year and have a great time. Also, I plan on spending the day showing my family how much they mean to me.

I’m hoping my husband takes me out got a hot date! But not holding my breath 🙂

I’m so loving the crayon heart idea b/c we all have had our fair share of broken bits of crayons that fussy kids no longer want to use.

I have no plans for V-day. We have no sitter so hubby and I will have to wait it out. Sigh.

Sharon says:

You’re so good. Me, I bought the packaged valentines and called it a day. I admire you and your creativity.

Sheylo says:

Valentine’s day plans: I bought the kiddos heart shaped plastic containers (dollar bin at Target!) and bought candy, Vday hairbows, tights and fun stuff to put in them. Dinner with the hubby too!

We’re doing the crayon hearts on Pinterest as well. So cute!

sfoofie says:

I am planning on dressing both girls (2 and 5 months) in their outfits and getting one good-ish picture! then loving on them. I just got a promotion at work which means more work but I do it for them! We only have 1 tutu that is too small for girl 1 and too big for girl 2… I hope I win this adorable thing. (ps: also headed to do some post v-day shopping at Target…that place ROCKS!)

Amber says:

Not entirely sure, but so far I got my husband a card that says I love you more than nail polish (i collect it). So I am hoping he thinks that is funny. 🙂

Lindsay says:

Thanks for your comment the other day, and it was lovely to meet you! I was reading about you and saw that you used to be on the news in St. George. Since that’s where I’m from, I wonder if that’s why you look familiar to me…I’ll admit I didn’t watch a lot of local news, though.

I finally finished my Austin post and put a couple pictures of you and your sweet J–hope that’s all right!

Sandy says:

I have no plans…but will be glad when I can do some of this stuff. It sounds fun and those are some great ideas. Share pic once you really decide what you will do. Have a ball!

Brittany says:

I actually made the rainbow crayons last week, we’re celebrating this year by hosting events at a couple family entertainment centers here in the city, so fun! Can’t wait! 🙂

carolpie says:

Well, have none yet. Probably bake something special for hubby and get something for kids.
It is our first date anniversary so I love that day.
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Quiana says:

No plans. We just moved so just gonna chill at home amongst our boxes. I don’t see the Rafflecopter widget but hope this comment gets me an entry 😉

Shaula says:

No special plays for V-day, aside from spoil my girl with treats and heart shaped eggs in a basket (via pinterest lol). My daughter and I did make the crayon hearts last week. So much fun!

melifaif says:

Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE the crayon idea. And we could say….YOU COLOR ME HAPPY! 🙂 Thanks for the idea. Love this. Boys, girls – it don’t matter here. Fab. And Rafflecopter widget whaaaaa???!!!!??? lol. Lil J is presh, as always. Loving the pink ying yang.

sammissh says:

just a quiet night with the family. the first one with the husband in a few years. So I think game night it will be. But that is just the way I like it. My love and my lovies.:)

Samantha says:

Just a quiet night a home with my love!
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Mariana says:

Little beauty!!

I love the pies and the crayons idea!!! Maybe I will make one of these two for my son’s daycare! 🙂

And about Valentines Day: no plans – YET. 🙂 Well, I know with whom i’ll be spending it. ;))

kellyr78 says:

We might go out and eat at a restaurant… but only if I continue to do well with my resolution of losing weight 🙂

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Monica says:

We don’t have Valentine’s plans yet other than volunteering at my daughter’s first grade Valentine’s party! I am in charge of the craft and have a few ideas so far thanks to Pinterest.

Kim D. says:

No plans yet, but most likely just a quiet night a home with my husband and daughters.

toi says:

She is so adorable 🙂

My boyfriend is planning the most romantic night in history. I have asked for it to remain a suprise because I love suprises. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with to dazzle me.

JESSICA says:

Well this Vday my Husband and our 2 girls Daddy will be in Afg where he has been since Sept and will be till June:( So we made him a GREAT VDAY box that included Jar Cakes;) For our girls I am TOTALLY thinking about making those crayons posted above!!! I think that is the cutest idea!!! And totally affordable and managable to make one or two for her my kindergarteners class<3 Would love to win a vday outfit for one of my girls, especially since our last name is..... LOVE<3

LauraJJ says:

Oh….hopefully going out to dinner. 🙂 landfjacobson @ charter.net
Laura Jacobson

betty baez says:

Im going to bake cookies and surprise daddy 🙂 angelgenius27@yahoo.com

Anissa says:

It’s my parents anniversary on Valentines so we always eat dinner with them. We get Chinese take out
an gooch
anissa gooch

Lauren says:

We usually do Sweetest Day (a made up Midwest holiday), but I can’t wait to doll up my toddler girl in all of her cute pink and red heart gear!

Diane says:

what a super cut oufit that would be for my granddaughter

Diane says:

To spent some time with my grandbabies & my hubby

Kimberly says:

no big plans. just spending the day with my little lovies

about me says:

I LOVE Lil J’s outfits! She is so cute! We will be having a Valentine’s party with my family Valentine’s night! I have been pulling ideas off Pinterest also and my 2 year old son and I will be making some cute homemade Valentine’s and some Chocolate Marshmallow Pops! I also look forward to dressing my two cuties up in some adorable heart day gear! Thanks for the chance to win!

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I’ve made matching “heart with wings” tee shirts for my girls and my mother! My husband and I will probably take the kids out for dinner and just enjoy the evening as a family. DD7 will take handmade valentine’s to her friends at school during the day.

I’ve made matching “heart with wings” tee shirts for my girls and my mother! My husband and I will probably take the kids out for dinner and just enjoy the evening as a family. DD7 will take handmade valentine’s to her friends at school during the day.

I’ve made matching “heart with wings” tee shirts for my girls and my mother! My husband and I will probably take the kids out for dinner and just enjoy the evening as a family. DD7 will take handmade valentine’s to her friends at school during the day.

We made those heart crayons at church this year and the kids loved it. Very fun!

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