Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little sweethearts by making these fun and tasty Cupid Floats. I'm going to show you how to turn an ordinary float into an extraordinary, special treat your little ones are sure to fall in love with!
I love entertaining and throwing parties, but nothing beats celebrating life's little moments and holidays with my kids. Their excitement about having the same back-to-school breakfast every year, or baking the same cookies at Christmas time is infectious. I love creating traditions that hopefully one day they will pass on to their own children. Having a special after-school treat to celebrate upcoming holidays has become one of our traditions. My kids look forward to coming home from school to find a special treat they can indulge in, and I love the quality time it gives us to connect. This year for Valentine's Day, they will be struck with love by Cupid's arrow and a special delivery.
The best part is you can make these special Valentine's Day Cupid Floats in less than 15 minutes.
What You Will Need:
- Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups
- Chinet® Classic White™ napkins
- Pink paper straws
- Gold scrapbook paper
- Scrapbook paper, assorted colors
- Felt or paper hearts
- Glue dots
- Cherry 7Up
- Vanilla ice cream
Step 1: After you have cut out the shapes for the arrow, use a glue dot to attach the bottom part of the arrow to the end of the pink paper straw. Next, add the heart to the other end of the paper straw to complete Cupid's arrow.
Step 2: Place a glue dot in the middle of the straw and attach the paper straw arrow to the Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups.
Step 3: Set your Cupid cups aside and use the white square napkins to create an envelope for a sweet love note from Cupid.
Step 4: Fold the left corner of the napkin toward the middle.
Step 5: Fold the right corner of the napkin toward the middle so that both edges meet.
Step 6: Fold the bottom part of the napkin up toward the center.
Step 7: Fold the top part of the napkin down, creasing it to help make sure it lays flat. Use a glue dot to attach a felt heart.
Step 8: Write a love note on colorful scrapbook paper to your child and slip it in the folded napkin envelope.
Now that you have Cupid's arrow and love notes, it's time to create a delicious treat. Put 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of the Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups. Pour Cherry 7UP over the ice cream. Now stand back and watch your kiddos fall in love with this sweet treat!
I told you, it's that easy to turn an ordinary afternoon into an extraordinary celebration!
For more creative ideas and inspiration to make Valentine's Day extra sweet, stop by Giggles Galore and check out our Conversation Heart Boxes, Valentine's Day Bingo and 10 Valentine's Day Boxes your kids will love!
Mariah Leeson is the founder of Giggles Galore (www.gigglesgalore.net) – a blog focused on making the ordinary extraordinary one creative idea at a time. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly crafts, recipes and parties.