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Best Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Valentine Celebration!

Valentine’s Day is almost a week away and I have teamed up with some of my favorite blogger mamas to share some of my favorite ideas for your Valentine’s Day celebration this year!

I have to admit, this is one holiday I never really got into but seeing all of these ideas has inspired me to get a little festive this year.  Usually the hubs and I would just have a nice dinner, with champagne and chocolates of course! But this year I’ve decided we’re going to celebrate all week long and I’m looking forward to doing some fun things with my little mini heartthrob too!

Check out these awesome ideas:

I’ve been searching for something cute that I could make to hand out to some of Maxwell’s friends at daycare. I decided to make these cute little Valentine Teddy Grahams.  To make you will need:

  • Teddy grahams
  • Conversation hearts
  • Some frosting

So it’s super easy. I just took a dab of frosting, put it on the back of the conversation heart and placed it on the teddy graham. How adorable are they?

Make these strawberry cheesecake sweetheart truffles from Dana at Mama Needs Cake.  They look almost too pretty to eat! Put some in a cute box with a bow and you’ve got yourself a nice homemade Valentine’s treat to gift your loved ones.

valentines day truffles

 I love love love these printables from my favorite Babbling Blondes Lindsay and Carley! Make them for your kid’s teachers, friends, your coworkers, or anyone else you want to share some love to! Check out their collection.

Throw a donut party for the kids like Sarah from Sugar Maple Notes. It’s such a sweet way to kick off your morning!

If you’re looking for something different for your kids to bring to their classroom party then check out these lip balm favors from Dena at Sunshine and Rollercoasters. They are the balm! (haha sorry I had to)

You're the balm valentine

 Ok ya’ll know oils are my love language! I am obsessed with these homemade bath bombs from Ashley Solberg. They’re fun and safe for bathtime with the kiddos or a nice bath with your main squeeze 😉

DIY Bath Bomb

Since becoming a mama I truly have learned to appreciate how important your girlfriends are! I absolutely adore this idea from JeeYoung at Simply Every Blog. Make a little Valentine Box for your Soul Sisters.

Valentine's Care Package

And last but certainly not least, make your Valentine’s Day complete with your own waffle bar! Check out this delicious spread from The Okayest Moms!

Valentine Waffle Bar

Hope you all have an awesome Valentine’s Day celebration with all of your littles and loved ones. Share some of your own favorite ideas below!

6 In Baby/ first birthday/ parties

Throw The Perfect WILD One First Birthday

wild one first birthday

It doesn’t seem possible that a year has already come and gone since we brought our little Maxwell home.  He has grown into quite the little adventurer and it seemed only appropriate to have a “Wild One” themed birthday party. (And we are huge fans of the book “Where The Wild Things Are.”)

I had so much fun planning this party and the theme is super easy to recreate. We used the book “Where The Wild Things Are” as inspiration and threw in some rustic elements to give it a real
wild feel.  (Disclosure – this post contains some affiliate link where I will make a commission after clinking on my link and making a purchase)

First, the invitations. I used some of the scripting from the book and made these myself on Microsoft Word. I printed them out and just used some brown cardstock as a border. Incredibly easy and cheap!


Next was the decor.  I went with white, gold, black and of green for colors to keep it looking more earthy.  I used this white dropcloth as a background to give it a rustic look and use for pictures. We found these leaf streamers in the dollar bin at Target (seriously, there’s nothing you can’t find there!).

wild one first birthday party
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  I love chalkboards and this is one of my favorite quotes from the book, we used it as a way to greet our guests at the front door.

let the wild rumpus start wild one first birthday

I found these cute crowns on Amazon and we had them out for all of our guests to wear in honor of our King of All Wild Things. 

I love the rustic look of a naked cake and made one for Maxwell’s smash cake. We found this cute “Wild One” cake topper on Amazon. And then I found this cute tree stump at Michaels and decided to use it as a prop.

My mom found this cute shirt at Buy Buy Baby and then I got my little man this crown from you guessed it, Amazon! It made the cutest little outfit!

wild one first birthday outfit

I also found this sweet Max costume on Amazon and we used it for his cake smash! Get one for your WILD THING

I really wanted to get my little wild one a teepee and found this super cute one on Amazon. It was easy peasy to put together too! You can get yours here

We had the best day celebrating our little wild one with all of our family and friends! And I’ve already started gathering ideas for birthday #2!

If you enjoyed this post and these ideas, feel free to pin them for later!