Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Prep

I am helping to coordinate Cooper's Valentine's Day party at school this year. Believe it or not, I am somehow managed to put myself into the main go-to person. For those that know me, this is a huge shock. Not that I am not a take charge type of person, I'm just not one to step on any one's toes. I have even turned down ideas cause I thought they were too much for 25 3 and 4 year old. I said no, that my friends is huge!

Micheal's was having a sale a couple of weeks ago on their foam crafts so I did some stocking up and I got some things of Oriental Trading. Cooper helped me prepare one of the crafts. We are going to have them decorate a foam heart with stickers and or glitter. I thought it would be more interesting to make it a magnet. I found these tiny magnet dots on Oriental Trading. They had bigger magnets but the reviews weren't all the great so I stuck with the smaller ones. Instead of having all the kids do this part themselves I thought it would be best to go ahead and stick them on there myself, they are small. Each heart got 4 magnets. Cooper was a big help. I found the next craft off of Oriental Trading as well. It is so hard to find Valentine ideas that are boyish. There is almost a 2 to 1 ratio of boys to girls in his class. I found the perfect craft. Decorate your own Valentine monster! It is super cute. Each kit comes with 4 different Monsters and a sheet of stickers for each one. You know how everything comes in packages of 12? Well they added a child in January to his class, he know has 25 kids. So of course I had to buy three, but that left us with monsters to play with.

Every girl needs her cell phone, even monsters!


I guess every 4 year old monster needs a cell phone too. And a giant eye ball on their ankle.




I am super excited for his party, it's going to be fun! Steve is even coming, he is leading Cupid Says. I tried to get him to dress up as cupid but that was a no-go. He took off work because he is going to the Pacers game that night. Yes, my husband is going to a basketball game on Valentine's Day. We aren't big Valentine people, but don't think I won't hang it over his head for a while. He's going with some buddies from work, two of which happen to have pregnant wives. They want to make a sign that says, "We left our pregnant wives at home on Valentine's Day to watch the Pacers beat the Heat". They just may make it on tv for that.

3 comments:

Susie said...

Cute ideas!!

Jaime Mac said...

Super cute post! I'm proud of you for taking charge & saying no! I know that's a big step outside your comfort zone!
I love those monsters! Cute idea!
HAHA about Steve & the guys w/ preggo wives!
(Shocker, but we're not big Valentine's people either. I don't think you need 1 specific day to show someone you love them. Totally a hallmark holiday...)

The McAfee's said...

Yes HALLMARK! Fun crafts! That's gonna be fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!