My kids go to a school where candy Valentines are discouraged. I get it, but I am also a little disappointed. But, I over the years we have done some pretty fun non-candy things (that I found on Pinterest of course). Here are links to these awesome free printables for Valentine’s Day gifts.
It should come as no surprise that my 8 year old likes the Lego Movie (don’t all 8 year old boys?). So, for his birthday he requested a Lego party.
For activities we did “pin the head on the lego man”, a lego tower building contest, lego coloring (blank lego body for them to design a costume), and a lego pull-string pinata (homemade). For treats we had pizza, cut in squares with pepperoni lego dots, and some regular finger foods. In the thank you/goody bags we had some brick candies and a small lego set I found at wally-world for a couple bucks a piece. They also got some extra candy from the pinata. It was a hit.
We just finished up our Disney World trip (and one day at Universal Studios), and it was amazing. Seriously, so fun. We spent the week hanging out with my family, and our kids had a blast together.
I made my kids t-shirts for each day. A vague take on various Disney characters.
-Mulan, Lightning McQueen, Snow White, Nemo
-Tiana, Adventureland-lost boys expedition, Rapunzel, pirate Mickey
-Mike (from Monsters, Inc), Jasmine, Simba, and Merida
-Harry Potter themed shirts for Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
And I customized water bottles for all 14 of us going.
I also made an autograph book, though we barely ended up using it because the lines were so long.
I had it printed through Blurb, then got it spiral bound at Office Depot for about $4.
One of the things I look forward to is taking photos. So, I scoured the web for photo ideas and lists. This is a list of photo ops I put together and it could even be used as a photo scavenger hunt. I have one for each of the parks at WDW, and one extra just for fun miscellaneous stuff. They are 4×6 for easy printing and carrying with you to the parks.
We are also going to spend one day at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (my kids love Harry Potter and Jurassic Park). So there is a Universal IOA photo hunt list as well.
This is one of the first things I pinned. I even bought freezer paper months ago to do this. I finally did it. And it wasn’t too hard. What was I waiting for? So here is a great tutorial for doing freezer paper stenciling on shirts (or a onesie in my case).