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Something Simple for Kids to do for Someone Special

For Valentines Day this year I wanted to do something different, and I wanted it to be a project for the boys (This can of course be done for any occasion or no occasion at all). I talked to them about it and they liked the idea of having a Valentine Brunch for mine and John's parents.  The rule was that it is the BOYS project.  That meant they had to help plan, arrange, prepare and put on the event with as little help from me as possible.

I started off by making invitations.  Since I wanted them to be pretty but simple enough for the boys to do, I got some magazines and had them go through and choose all valentine images, cut them out and glue it to paper leaving no spaces to see the paper.

Then I trimmed them to the size I wanted them to be as well as cutting off the uneven edges from their random gluing.   I then had them glue it to the card stock they chose at Michaels (which I carefully cut to the size I wanted).  While leaving it to dry I had them help me find a font and the wording of the invitations, again it was always their final approval that made the cut.  I then printed it on clear velum, and cut carefully to size.

I then had them cut the ribbon that they, again, chose at Michaels. I allowed them to carefully hot gule it to the dried invitations.

Here's the final result!
I then had them hand delivered it to all the parents, they were so proud of themselves!

Next we worked on the menu together.  They decided that a recipe a friend gave me for a baked french toast dish would be best because they could prep it the night before the big event.

              They then rolled and tied the silverware
On the day of the brunch they simply had to place the pre-prepared meal in the oven.
Because they like to go above and beyond they served the food themselves to each of our parents and removed the plate ware when everyone was finished eating.




Brunch was a success and I know the boys enjoyed every aspect of putting it on themselves.

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