Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

So last night I stayed up until midnight making 20 bags of Puppy Chow for Nicholas’ class and for the teachers.  Call me crazy!  I am typically the parent that looks around  the room and sighs at all the parents that go above and beyond.  And this year I decided to be that parent.   It was fun and I’m glad I did it, but no guarantee I will be on my A game in the future.

One mistake I made was that I bought bags that were too large.  These 2.5 year olds are getting enough puppy chow for about 4 or 5 kids.  I made a double batch and was barely able to fill 20 bags.  In the future I will buy the small party favor bags.

Puppy Chow minus the peanut butter.

Rice Chex – 1 box

1.5 bags of semisweet chocolate chips (follow the directions on the bag for melting)

Powdered Sugar

1 Bag Plain M&Ms

Plastic Party Favor Bags

Melt the chocolate, gently stir in chex mix and then lay out flat on a cookie sheet and toss with powdered sugar.  Put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to solidify chocolate.  Divide chex across your bags first and then divide the  m&ms across the bags.  Twist tie them shut, tie a cute ribbon around them, punch a hole in your Valentine card and tie it onto the bags. 

For the teachers I included a little extra something.  They are scented hearts, aka aromies.  They are super cute and inexpensive and come in all shapes.  You can get these at the Tin Shed, see https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tin-Shed/216148603085

You can do this for any holiday. Change the look with the color ribbon you select and the color of candy you include.  Super fun and easy.

valentine pic

 

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