It’s a few days till Valentine’s Day, and Pinterest is abuzz with love!
Or, if you’re my husband, the ‘Hallmark Holiday’. Grrr.
I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I’ve always felt it builds up unrealistic expectations. There’s a lot of money spent. But to me, it’s not about the money, it’s about the effort.
Unless there are giant diamonds involved. I’ll always take a diamond.
The reason I’ve warmed up to Valentine’s Day in recent years is for my kids. I love doing little fun things for them, surprising them. It doesn’t take a whole lot to make a kid feel special, and it’s totally worth the effort.
I’ve rounded up some fun Valentine’s ideas for you all – cheap and cheerful. Fun little ideas for children and adults alike. Enjoy!
A simple treat using red and green apples. Too cute.
Polenta cut into the shape of hearts – a sweet and easy Valentine’s dinner.
Baby tiramisu – a decadent treat made mini. A perfect splurge.
A healthy Valentine for your kids to hand out – plus a free printable!
Double chocolate brownies with natural pink icing – using beets for color!
Tomato hearts! How adorable.
Light AND decadent triple chocolate pie.
How to make carrot hearts.
Coconut White Chocolate and Pistacho Dipped Dried Apricots. A perfect little something for your sweetheart.
Heart melon kabobs – easy, colorful and perfect for Valentine’s breakfast.
Chocolate fondue is naughty AND nice. Serve with fruit and it’s a relatively healthy dessert.