Well, actually I do like Valentine’s Day, mostly because we celebrate it and our anniversary all at the same time(our wedding anniversary is 6 days after V Day), but this year we’re embarking on something new– School Valentine’s party. Ugh. Thank goodness I was smart last year…
Above are some cute bags that I grabbed for pennies after Valentine’s day last year. I found out last week that they are big on Valentine’s Day at Sonny Boy’s school. They even send out a list of the names in the children’s classes so you can directly address the Valentines AND gifts. Oh my. Are these kids 4 or 14? No matter…I’m ready. The two black bags will be filled with lip glosses I bought cheap during sales, chocolates I got for super cheap after Christmas, and travel size lotion. They’ll be given to the head of the school and the head assistant. The cute little lunch bags will be filled with candies and chocolates and little kids toys I’ve been able to collect during past sales at Target, Marshall’s and Kohls. Whew! Crisis averted. I also stupidly volunteered to make some treats for the kids to have during their party, so I made brownie cupcakes topped with french vanilla frosting. That should make it so I won’t get “laziest Mom ever” in his class. At least I hope so.
Oh no…isn’t St. Patrick’s Day coming soon? Heaven help me!
What about you all? Have anything great but frugal planned for the kiddos(furry or non) or your special someone? Are you celebrating on the big day or doing it the day before like this frugal mama is? What say you!