Today the boys and I celebrated Valentines Day in a really fun way, by making Valentines Bears at the Build-a-Bear Workshop. It’s the first time we had been to Build-a-Bear so we were all very excited. It was a lovely outing and the perfect start to the boys half term holidays too! There is a limited edition Valentines range currently in stores, and Mr Z and Mr R each chose a teddy from this range. Mr T decided to get something slightly different and went for a blue My Little Pony. More
This Love Heart Meringues recipe is a perfect treat for Valentines day. They are sweet to eat, and sweet on the eyes too since they are so cute and pretty!
Love Heart Meringues for Valentine’s Day
Makes: 2 pairs
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
With Valentines Day approaching, we decided to make some heart shaped chocolates. This is the first time I have tried making chocolates from a mould but it was very easy, and a great activity for the children to join in with.
First we melted down some chocolate. This can be done in the microwave which is really quick, so ideal when working with impatient preschoolers. I didn’t use cooking chocolate, just normal milk chocolate.
We were using a heart shaped silicone mould from Asda,but you can buy similar ones online very cheaply like these. You can also use them as ice cube trays so they are multi functional throughout the year.
We broke the chocolate into cubes. I used 100g gram bar at first, then melted a little extra as that did not quite fill the mould, so we used about 150g in total. The chocolate was melted for 1 minute in the microwave, then stirred, and then put back for 10 seconds at a time until totally melted.
Even though it looks messy, it doesn’t matter as the finished chocolate came out okay! We left it in the freezer to set for a couple of hours, and ta-daa… our very easy but very yummy Valentines chocolates!
Not forgetting the savoury food for Valentines, I also tried out the egg shaper to make my husband a snack.
You might also like these DIY gift wrapped chocolates that we made at Christmas. Just change up the wrapper to a Valentines theme and it works perfectly for this time of year too.
You might also like these fun Valentines cooking ideas
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Now that we are half way through January, I’m already looking forward to Spring. Soon the snowdrops and bluebells will be coming out, and Valentines Day is on it’s way which has to mean that spring will be in the air! I am always daydreaming about garden ideas and here are some ideas I put together for a Valentines Tea Party in the garden, with decorations, craft activities and games.More