Are you all set for Valentines Day? Well if you’re not I have a few great last-minute ideas you can do. Me and my husband don’t celebrate Valentines Day has my husband works in a restaurant and Valentines Day is their busiest day of the whole year, so he always has to work. So, I spend it at home by myself, wrapped up in a cosy blanket on the sofa watching love films and eating my way through no end of boxes of chocolate. I do love all the things that are in the shops at the minute and I have taken some inspiration and made a few Valentine’s day treats for my kids.

First up is my Marshmallow Valentine Pops. The kids just love these and they are just so pretty


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My Valentine Chocolate Hearts are so easy and quick to make. I will be making loads of these in the morning, so I can scoff them all later on.


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Have you still got to buy a card? Then why not make your own. My Full Of Love Valentines day card is really easy and simple to make.




Or how about making some Mini Love Notes. These are great for making with the kids.




I love making these fab Yarn Wrapped Hearts and they are great for adding on a shelf or to a pot pourri bowl




Looking for something to do with the kids? Try making this cute Kids Heart Picture.




Now they say a way to a man’s heart is through is stomach, I must admit, that’s they way to my heart. There’s plenty to choose from with these 14 Yummy Valentines Food Ideas 




And don’t forget the gift! whether it be chocolate, flowers or a teddy, Check out these Valentine Gift Ideas.




And last but not least. Some more Valentines ideas to keep you going, well, 24 to be exact. 24 Easy and Simple Valentines Ideas


24 easy and simple valentines ideas


Still want some more Valentines Day inspiration? Then check out Thornton’s guide to Valentines Day  where you can find out more about the meaning of Valentines Day, recipes, gift ideas and loads more inspiration.

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272 comments on “Are You Ready for Valentines Day? + giveaway”

  1. I’m single so will bake some heart shaped Valentine’s cookies with my children and we will enjoy a take away in the evening x

  2. Its my birthday in the 13th so we will be celebrating that instead by getting a take away and having a cosy night in 🙂

  3. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day either. I love the crafts and ideas though. When I get a chance to pawn the baby on someone, I’m all over this stuff and bring the old me to the table ;), xx! #hopelessromantic

  4. We don’t do much different an Valentines Day as it’s my wife’s birthday shortly after then our Wedding Anniversary after that!

  5. I’ve been ill for 6 weeks now and last week we had to cancel our anniversary plans so we’ve decided that we will just have a morrisons meal for 2 this weekend.

  6. It is our Daughter’s birthday on Feb 14th, so we have a family meal and in the evening it will be just my Wife and I listening to some fab music

  7. My in-laws have decided they’re visiting this weekend so we’ll be having a meal out with them – and they say romance is dead!

  8. My cousin is getting married on Valentines Day, so will be spending the day/night at her wedding with my partner and children.

  9. I’m single and pretty sure I have to work part of the day but I ordered myself 4 chocolate, caramel and nut apples from Mrs. Prindables on Zulily and I got a bunch of mini chocolate bars from Chuao. : )

  10. We’re going to see my son’s girlfriend then having an evening of movies and a takeaway with a glass of wine as my meds won’t allow more than that!!

  11. Me and my son have made a canvas with his little footprints on that spell out i love you for his daddy and ive made homemade vanilla fudge for my husband in shapes of hearts with blue glitter topping with the words i love you written on them 🙂 My husband works abroad lots so he is not with us Valentines day but we have packed his prezzies in his suitcase for when he gets to Jamaica 🙂

  12. With seven children and no hope of a babysitter, we will hope that the children go to bed early so we can eat a takeaway in peace, however its more than likely that at least a few will still be awake and do the puppy dog eyes and I end up sharing half of my romantic meal!!
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  13. Nothing actually ON valentines day. My fella is taking Monday 15th Off, we’re shipping off the kids to my mums, he’s making us a fancy 3 course meal, having a bottle of champagne and watching WALKING DEAD !!!!!

  14. I’m going to cook a lovely squash and pineapple thai curry and we will watch a movie with a glass or two of red wine 🙂

  15. We are just back from a family day out at a local open air museum. We are really tired so I think we will have pizza for tea

  16. A romantic meal from a take-away restaurant with my Valentine, my wife, without having to worry about the pots & pans! Followed by a snuggle on the sofa and a Romantic film!

  17. I’m single 🙁 so I just spent it with friends and family, I did treat myself to chocolate though, any excuse for chocolate haha

  18. We don,t usually buy presents so I felt awful when I received jewellery – these chocs would make up for it !

  19. With Valentine’s, mothers day, our wedding anniversary and my birthday within a month we don’t make a big thing of Valentine’s. Just cards and small gifts

  20. We had a nice night out and stayed in an apartment on the Friday night of Valentines Weekend. On the actual day we just exchanged cards and had a nice meal in.

  21. this valentines day i had a quiet night in with my fiance who cooked dinner and we watched a movie as our little girl is due in 2 weeks n we r saving for her

  22. Just a normal day with 3 little ones but managed to get some quality snuggle time on the sofa after kids bedtime, we had some munchies, exchanged cards and watched few episodes of scandal

  23. It was our first Valentines Day where my husband wasn’t working but as we now have a baby, we had a romantic night in with champagne and a yummy dinner.

  24. I bought my husband of five years a choccy teddy and we snuggled up on the sofa watching TV and scoffing it! 🙂

  25. I spent it with my mum because we are both single. We went on a long walk with the dogs then had takeaway and some chocolates xx

  26. As it was also Chinese new year we took the children to see the dragon dance and got a selection of Chinese food items from M&S to pick at when we got home.

  27. For me, this valentine’s day was spent panicking about going back to work after having my second baby… not romantic at all!

  28. I didn’t do anything for Valentines Day this year! I’m not in a relationship so it has no significance 🙁

  29. we went out for a meal on the friday as I did not want to go out on the sunday, we got each other a small gift and snuggled up on the sofa sunday night

  30. Unfortunately we didn’t do anything at all this year! We are both full time students at the moment so money is very tight, we agreed that we wouldn’t bother with valentines this time x

  31. I won some chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and as my partner is on a health kick, I got to eat nearly all of them all by myself. Which was nice. We don’t do the whole buying lots of stuff thing, but watched a dvd or 2

  32. Me and my partner went to the cinema and dinner for Valentine’s Day. It’s just nice to have some couple time and get a babysitter

  33. My partner completely forgot (as expected) but my little girl made me a lovely card and we went and had a day out together.

  34. We ate a romantic meal before dimming the lights, putting on a romantic film…and snuggling up on the settee. Sheer bliss! 🙂

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