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Valentine’s Day Box Tips

Okay, I know what your thinking. It’s the week, day, or night before you kiddo’s Valentine's Day party. You remember the teacher asked them to bring a decorated box or bag for the party and you totally forgot! 🤦‍♀️ You don't have the cards, candy, or the box made. That’s okay, Mom! We are gonna give you some good easy tips here for that Valentine's Day box. You may even have a little fun with it with your little one, who knows?


A very important thing to remember before we jump in to everything:

Have fun with it. Don’t worry about how perfect or symmetrical it looks. Your child will love it because they made it with you. Who cares if so and so’s momma went and bought a $20 dollar box at Target? You made memories ❤️


Tips to help build a fabulous Valentine’s Day box:


1. Use what you already have.

Shoe boxes, Amazon boxes (you know you have a few of them, let’s be honest). I know this might sound like a no brainer, but it needs to be mentioned. This is a good time to put those to use! As long as you have a box, tape/glue, markers/crayons/pens/paint, and scissors, you can use anything else you have at your house. You have so much more room for creativity if you put what you already have at hand to work.


2. Let the kids participate and lead.

I know when it’s the night before the party, your trying to do all the things AND get this box done. The last thing you have patience for is a 3-9 year old doing a craft with you. That’s okay to be stressed. Mom stress is a thing. Take a minute, take a breather, and then let your kiddo lead how to do this box. It may not be the next Picasso, but they will love it because they helped make it.


3. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. (haha, see what I did there?)

I know the temptation will be to go with what everyone else may think is cute, cool, ect. But hey, does your kid want their box to be a velociraptor princess transformer? Then I say go for it! It’s cool to be different and way more fun to do something you want to do versus what everyone else expects you to do.


4. Praise your child while you do this together.

This is such a good time to spend time with your kids and build them up. Tell them that you like the colors they picked out, that the way the cut out those hearts is amazing, that their idea was so smart and cool. Don’t let the stress of wanting to get this done and over with make you forget to help you all have a good experience with this.


5. You are doing a great job.

This is important to remember. No matter how this turns out, how many tears get shed, or how much bickering gets done between siblings, you are doing an amazing job at this Mom! You are taking time to make something special for your child when they go to school. They will show all their friends and talk about how much fun they had and just how cool their momma is. That is what things like this are all about. ❤️😘

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