In our home, we love to celebrate holidays both big & small. This is one of my very favorite ways to make the ordinary extraordinary. My Mom made each holiday special in her own little way. I like to host a special breakfast for the kiddos and deck out their little table. To kick off the month of love, I decided to treat them to a breakfast filled with all the things they love! Donuts, bacon & juice. I bet their teachers just LOVED me that morning.
On Valentine’s day, I have a gal-entine day date with my bestie. We are totally seeing 50 shades of Grey. Since we don’t celebrate the actual holiday with our husbands (because we all know when you’re married every day is valentines day… duh! *eye roll* Haha. If only) Its sort has become our me time, girl time, self-care time, tradition. Movie date in the middle of the day… seeing a raunchy little flick. Yep, thats us.
When I pick up the little I have an after-school pizza party planned, complete with signage and decor (Thanks, target dollar spot!) For dinner we are going to make homemade heart-shaped pizza’s, exchange our family valentines and enjoy a night in with our little loves. Thank goodness they love a good Netflix & chill almost as much as we do. We don’t celebrate Vday sans kids anymore because prefix menu’s just aren’t our thing. I know some think Vday is cheesy but I say if you need a reason to leave the kids home and celebrate. TAKE IT. RUN WITH IT. For us, we are pretty diligent about doing date night once to twice a month. Which is SO important because it is so easy to just let the flow of every day take over if your not mindful of connecting it can lead to so much frustration whether you know it or not. However, mama could use a gift every now and again… hint hint Hun.
How do you celebrate with your loved ones? Do you enjoy this “Hallmark” holiday?