Friday, February 12, 2010

The Last Valentines...probably...

Scout has always made his Valentines from scratch... I loved last year's Valentines with the turtles and the frogs...
...and the V-alien-tines - were perfect the year before...
...as were the Colour My World ones the year before that...
...and of course I've scrapbooked each year's version...
...so naturally I thought we'd do something similar - or something 'monstrous' - this year...
...Not so...

...I had already arranged with his core teacher to bring cupcakes on Friday in honour of Valentine's Day - and she said there would be a little bit of time for exchanging cards - although some kids wouldn't participate this year - and it wouldn't really be a 'party'...

...so I asked Scout what kind of cupcakes he wanted and he said 'Marbled' so I mixed up two batches (one vanilla and one chocolate) of my trusty Vinegar Cake Recipe and got those going...

...and when I asked what he wanted to do for a card this year - he said he didn't think he'd do a card - just the cupcakes...
...so of course - I didn't want to push the issue - I asked how he wanted the cupcakes decorated if they were going to serve as his 'card' this year - and he said they should just say 'Happy Valentine's Day' - no hearts or anything...

...so he came up with the little paper cupcake toppers - very simply just the words 'Happy Valentines Day'...

...we got out toothpicks and glue and paper - he printed out the words he wanted in two columns...

...first you put a little glue on the back sheet and put your toothpick on that - then spread glue on the back of your little sheet with the words on it and lay that on top of the toothpick and paper - press down to seal well...

...then just cut out the words in a sort of free form design...

...we made 24 of these plain little cupcake toppers...

...we iced the cupcakes with part chocolate and part vanilla icing - I did have some cute little heart shaped candy sprinkles for the tops but Scout put the ix-nay on hearts of any sort...

...we stuck the little cards in alongside a lollipop...

...oh and I would have put these on a pretty glass platter - but Scout requested a box that he could throw away...
...11 year old boys can be quite funny...

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4 comments:

  1. i have a boy who will be like this, i think. he has great aversion to anything too "girly" . . . .

    i think all the kids will love the cupcakes - hearts or not! :)

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  2. I'm seeing this aversion to anything too flashy or "girly" with Owen too.

    So many times I find craft ideas I think he will enjoy and he's just not interested. Watching Dad tear apart the brakes... yes. Make some crafty Valentines with Mom... no.

    Guess they're just growing up! :0)

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day, Teresa. These look great! I think you're inspiring me to make cupcakes!

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  4. hey - yeah, i think this may be the last time you get witness any valentine activity from scout!!! such is the way in the growing-up of boys!!

    love, k

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