My son’s favorite “girlfriend” came over to have a little Puppy Love Valentine’s Day party. He loves wearing his tuxedo, and she loves any excuse for a game of dress-up, so they both had a really great time!
One of the endearingly cute parts of the preschool years is the “boyfriend/girlfriend.” Both my children came home at some point claiming to have one, which really meant they had a friend who they liked to hold hands with on the playground. This puppy love is all so innocent and precious. I just love this darling stage before girls (or boys) become “icky.”
Sweet little Valentine’s parties like this don’t have to be complicated affairs. Two or three easy desserts—like pre-packed snack cakes cut into heart shapes—and a few decorative candies are all it takes to create a party that will make your little ones feel special. Serve your drinks in pink, with striped or heart paper straws (they’re widely available now!). Inexpensive washi tape on glassware and dishes adds an instant easy Valentine’s touch.
Printables are an easy way to get almost-instant inexpensive decor that you don’t have to store after Valentine’s Day is over. Not only that, you can find yourself something cute and unique no one else will have! You can find the ones in these photos here.
After the cookies and milk were done, we built some doghouse shaped mailboxes for our Valentine’s exchange, and the kids gave little Valentine’s gifts in their crafty Valentine puppy bags.
Puppy love is so sweet!
[…] of childhood joy in mind, I came up with this DIY doghouse-shaped valentine mailbox, inspired by the Puppy Love party I shared a few weeks ago. It would take an adult just a few minutes to assemble, or you could make […]