What happens when you come up with a brilliant idea for a blog for Last Minute Valentine’s Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom Party, but you don’t have the time to execute it? You call on your coworkers and cross your fingers! I have to say the results are pretty amazing.
One of the best ideas for a Valentine’s Box is to pick your child’s favorite movie or television show. Your kiddo will be more inclined to help, and is sure to appreciate your hard work at the end of the night. Wally’s Hint: Use photographs of you and your child to place on the characters to make it more personal.
If you happen to be more of a Pinterest-y type of parent, why not combine several handmade projects into one fabulous box! Melted crayon wax paper hearts suspended by fishing line make up the sides of this square box. Topped off with tissue flowers and a flickering flameless candle inserted into the middle, this made from the heart box is sure to be envied. Wally’s Hint: You can find a helpful melted crayon in wax paper tutorial here: http://www.marthastewart.com/272535/crayon-hearts.
This Valentine’s box will have you all shook up. Making a Valentine’s Box that includes your child’s favorite hobby is always a fun project, and in this case it’s also very cute! Wally’s Hint: If you want to go a step further, try making the instrument playable!
Items Used: square box, green construction paper, eyeball head bopper, clear glitter paint
Ahhhhhhhh… This monster will gobble up all the Valentine’s Day cards! There are so many styles and colors of monsters, you can’t go wrong! Wally’s Hint: Have your child draw a monster and then make the box based upon his or her drawing.
Items Used: rectangular box, green mylar balloons, white paint marker, and craft foam
Have offspring that love to sport? Whether they love to play or can’t wait to watch their favorite sport, you will score major points with a sports themed Valentine’s Box. Wally’s Hint: You can also use metallic table covers or recycle mylar balloons to get this metallic effect!
Items Used: envelope box
There is always that one…
There are so many ideas for Valentine’s Boxes, the hardest part is picking a theme. Be sure to include your child in the process because ultimately it is what he or she thinks of the box that really matters. Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s almost the 100th day of school! How will your child celebrate? Here are a few 100th Day of School Activities for kids to help celebrate this epic milestone.
Hundredth day shenanigans… get off my lawn! Dress the part of the centennial with a comb-over skull-cap or white wig, graying mustaches and eyebrows, and spectacles! Practice fun ‘old people’ sayings and actions with your child for a little added fun. Pinterest is a great place to find more Hundredth day ideas than you can shake your cane at!
Count It Out!
How much is 100? Let’s count the ways. Make 100 googly-eyed monster on a t-shirt. “Grow” a 100 button tree on a poster board. Print out Wally’s gumball machine printable and 100th day Glasses cutout printable (click the images to print) to fill with 100 dots, confetti or cereal pieces. Then wear or display his or her creation throughout the day.
Up, up and away! It’s the hundredth day! Making it this far in the school year is an amazing accomplishment for any kiddo. Show them that they are Hundredth Day Heroes by allowing them to dress the part! From licensed costumes such as Batman and Superman, to coming up with their own superhero with mix-and-match capes, masks, and even tutus, celebrate how amazing 100 days of education truly is!
Add celebrating 100th tableware such plates, napkins, and cups to snack time and 100 themed wearables such as sunglasses to show how bright the future will be. There are so many ways to celebrate the Hundredth Day of School. Happy 100th!
Looking for a fun activity for your classroom or to do with the kids at home for Valentine’s Day? Wally’s Valentine’s Day Things I Love Children’s Free Printable Activity Sheet is the perfect activity for this special holiday.
Give each kiddo a Valentine’s pen necklace or Heart Pencil to fill in what they love most. Wally’s Hint for Teachers: Make this free activity a part of the classroom celebration. You can also send a sheet home with each student to complete with his or her parents.
Tickle your nose as you toast a New Year with Champagne filled glasses loaded with cotton candy, rock candy, and Pop Rocks at your New Year’s Eve party! Wake up the next morning to a morning after drink that will surely put you back on your feet. Each drink packs a sweet, fizzy delight for everyone (of legal age) to enjoy! New Year’s drinks never tasted so sweet!
Cotton Candy Champagne Drink
Strawberry Cotton Candy
330 mL Perrier
Fill a highball glass with cotton candy and pour Perrier into the glass.
Cotton candy will start to disappear, sweetening Perrier and turning it pink.
Tip: For fun, use different flavors and colors of cotton candy and serve at your next party.
Rock Candy Champagne
Bottle of Champagne
Pour the Champagne into a Champagne glass and add your favorite flavor of rock candy.
Butterbeer Jelly Shots
1 cup Crème Soda
2 envelopes plain gelatin
1/3 cup Vanilla Vodka
2/3 cup Butterscotch Schnapps
Colored large crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired
Pour soda into a medium saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
Heat over low, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
Stir in the vodka and schnapps
Pour into standard loaf pan (non-reactive metal or glass, approx. 9×5). Refrigerate until fully set (about 3 hours).
To serve, cut into desired shapes.
Immediately before serving, dip in colored crystal sugar, for garnish, if desired. Try using Pop Rocks for your crystal sugar garnish.
.5oz fresh lime juice
.5oz maple syrup
Angostura Bitters foam
Shake all ingredients and strain into a rock glass without ice. Top with Angostura Aromatic Bitters foam and add a light dusting of cayenne pepper.
We are sharing a Wally’s Classic – ‘Twas the Day Before the Christmas Party
‘Twas the day before the Christmas party, when all through the house
Not a person was decorating, not even a mouse.
The stockings were missing and the chimney was bare,
Everyone hoped that Wally would soon be there.
The kids were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Christmas party decorations danced in their heads.
Mamma in her ‘kerchief and papa in his cap,
Had just settled in for a long winter’s nap.
When out by the dog house they heard such a clatter,
They sprang from their beds to see what was the matter.
Away to the window they ran like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a bulldog and his team with their decorating gear.
With a big canine grin, so cute and jolly
They knew in a moment it had to be Wally.
More rapid than eagles his greetings came
And he barked and listed his decorations by name.
“A red foil centerpiece, shaped like a Santa hat,
To put in the middle of the table or at each placemat.
Red and Green paper lanterns to hang where you please
And Gingerbread garland that makes decorating a breeze.”
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Wally came with a bound.
A bundle of decorations he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And decked the halls, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his paw aside of his nose, and giving a nod,
Up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Decorating to all, and to all a good-night!”
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!