Last Minute Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day is less than 10 days away (eek!), and I’ve got some last minute ideas for you, for both kids and adults…

From LHJ, a sweet recipe for Rice Krispie Treat Valentine’s Day Hearts:

From Pizzazzerie, several FREE DIY Valentine Printables that you can turn into cute gifts… love the Burt’s Bees!

From LuLu’s Blog, an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Tea Bag craft:

And from the Idea Room.. an amazing Valentines Heart Wreath tutorial…LOVE THIS!

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Another customer photo today… big thanks to Sherri M. for letting Diva Entertains be a part of her event!

Valentine’s Day Printables

Valentine’s Day is getting closer… are you (and your kids) ready?  I found a few more Valentine’s Day printables to share from some fabulous crafty bloggers.

From I Heart Naptime, a great DIY gift for Valentine’s Day.. personalized for the teachers:

From tinyme.au.com, an adorable Valentine’s Day printable set:

From Makoodle.com, some free treat bag toppers, perfect for Valentine’s Day goody bags:

And from Be Different, Act Normal, download the free Valentine’s Day gift tags:

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Yes, I realize it’s only January 3rd, but I promise you, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!  It’s definitely time to start thinking about DIY Valentines arts and crafts and decor!  Check out some of the fun projects I found!

First, from Fellow Fellow, a very cute and unique DIY place card project, “love-struck” arrows in hearts.  Such a great idea for decorating a Valentine’s Day party table!  Click through for complete instructions for this inexpensive craft as well as great pictures of the project.

 

And continuing with the arrow theme, check out Two Shades of Pink and her DIY Arrow Valentines – very shabby chic and sweet! This is a terrific Valentines project for kids & adults.

For decor… look at Grace and Light, and her Paper Punch Garland DIY tutorial – so, so easy… and lovely!  Made from paper paint color swatches!

From Everything Fabulous – another EASY DIY… with gorgeous results!  A tissue paper heart for the wall!  Her post includes showing you how to make tissue paper poms!

And from Creature Comforts, a very sweet DIY Valentine Craft Luminary (Candle) .  She has a video tutorial AND written instructions:

What kinds of plans are YOU making for Valentine’s Day?  Do you have DIY projects in mind?  We’d love to hear about them!

Yummy Fun Valentine Cookie Recipes

I can’t believe it’s actually February.  It feels like I turned around once, and January was gone in a FLASH!  Thankfully, we still have a little time left to prepare for Valentine’s Day.  You can read our post with Valentine Party Bites here and our MORE Party Bites post HERE….

And today’s post will be devoted to Valentine cookie recipes and tutorials!

I think I may have shared this recipe/tutorial before, but they are just so pretty, and I think perfect for unique (non-heart) Valentine cookies.  From Sprinkle Bakes, colorful spiral cookies:

From Glorious Treats, check out this wonderful recipe and how-to… gorgeous Valentine heart cookies, without a lot of effort (or talent) required! And here’s a video on How To Flood Cookies, that’s the white part below.  I never realized how easy it is to do!

Here is something TRULY unique… AND fat-free and calorie free!!  OK, it’s not an ACTUAL cookie, but I just loved these, and couldn’t help sharing.  Valentine Fortune Cookies, made from scrapbook paper!  Included with the tutorial is a FREE download with circles and fortune cookie print-outs… or you can create your own with her helpful instructions!

You’ve heard of the Pioneer Woman, right?  (Just say yes, even if you haven’t). She has a super-fun chocolate cookie recipe to create Valentine’s Day Cookies (you can buy stencils very inexpensively at craft stores):

And finally… these days, it just wouldn’t be right to do a cookie post without including at least ONE Valentine cookie POP recipe!  So, from Pillsbury, here you go! (Cookies On A Stick are all the rage!)

Valentine’s Day Party Bites – Dessert Style!

Here at Diva Entertains, we are planning a series of “Party Bite” blog posts in upcoming weeks, and today is the first in that series… and it’s a Valentine  DESSERT “party bites” post!  So… the post is brought to you by chocolate, red velvet and truffles, with a few more yummy things thrown in just for fun!

And to save time, I’m just going to provide links and images, since the photos speak for themselves

Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls, from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  Totally easy – totally fun!  Drop them in some hot milk for a fabulous flavor explosion.  Or eat ’em straight up – either way these are winners!

From Smuckers, Strawberry Angel Cookies.  A very easy recipe that uses a angel food cake mix.  Although the recipe calls for sugar free preserves (which is great if your on a low sugar diet), I made them with the real deal!


From Peace of Cake, Red Velvet Cookies:  So simple (use a red red velvet cake mix)…so good!  Cream cheese is one of the 5 (yes, only 5!) ingredients so you know it is going to be good!

From Baking Bites, Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies.  Need we say more?

From The Curvy Carrot, Cherry Chocolate Kisses:

And last but not least, super, SUPER easy Heart Shaped Cupcakes.  (how to make the heart shape – use whatever cupcake recipe you’d like)