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If you haven’t noticed by now, Valentine’s Day is upon us! The stores are bombarded with red, pink, and white teddy bears, candies, and flowers. I love this time of year because, well, it’s all about love. This year I’m especially excited because my oldest is three years old and is finally realizing that Valentine’s Day is something to celebrate. He’s asking questions about it and wanting to do something special to celebrate. My oldest is very crafty, so when I asked him what he wanted to do, of course he said paint. While he was in daycare I planned a Valentine’s Day Art Party with Tampico, just for him.
I included Tampico in his party because he loves its blended fruit-flavored beverages. His favorite flavors are mango punch and tropical punch. It’s also good to know that Tampico Beverages is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality and value-priced juice drinks. It’s been around for more than 25 years, is now in over 50 countries, and can be picked up at your local grocer.
To prepare for the party, I had to get a few things ready before he got home. First of all, his favorite color is green and I didn’t have any green paint, so I had to go stock up. Yes, I know V-day is all about the reds and pinks, but hey, if my baby wants green, then he gets green. I also had to prepare the Tampico pops. I simply sliced some strawberries, placed them in freeze pop molds, and froze them.
During the party, I let my babies let loose with painting. They sat at their little craft table and went to painting. They had their cookies, paint, and Tampico. What else did they need?
Of course, I had to join in on the party! Even though my babies were painting on stock paper, I wanted to try something a little different and paint on canvas. I simply used a sponge brush and a little paint. Since it’s a Valentine’s Day Art Party with Tampico I painted a heart. I think it came out rather nice.
Overall, my babies really enjoyed themselves. The cookies, Tampico freeze pops, and painting was all my son could talk about for the rest of the evening. I was happy to see him have fun and getting full from his treats. He also made my day end perfectly by giving me a big hug and saying, “Mommy, I love you!”
Are there any Valentine’s Day traditions you have with your family?