Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Treats for College Kids

I used to love doing treats for class parties etc. when my son was in Elementary school.

Middle and High School provided fewer opportunities but surprisingly, College has brought them back!

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I think it’s because he and a lot of his dorm group are away from home and it’s fun to receive things in the mail, but also now that they’re actually older, they don’t have to pretend like this stuff is just too “kiddie” for them.

I decided to go with a turquoise and red color combo. Still not totally traditional for Valentine’s Day and incorporates a current color combo trend.

Making Memories Valentines

The tags for the goodie bags were made from a printable I created using My Memories Suite digital software. I resized the image and then trimmed the corners into a tag shape.

Valentine's Care Package (2)

I bought several different candies…Nerds, Smarties, Reeses Hearts, Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses etc. Oh darn...there may be extras!

Hugs and Kisses Card

I changed the printable size and used it on a card I made for my son, and also made him a special grab bag. I thought I had some bigger clear bags ( I can be a little OCD about everything coordinating!) but didn’t, so improvised with a brown paper lunch bag:

Brown Paper Package Valentines

Embellised with misc. stickers from my stash and tied all of the bags with red and turquoise bakers twine ( Twinery).

Brown Paper Packages Valentines

Sharing the printable here :

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14 comments:

Kristin said...

Very cute idea.

Netty said...

Great idea and lucky students, x

Tonii said...

So cute! And I love the idea that I can STILL be making themed treats for my kids even when they are in college...you are the cutest mom ever!!

Shannon Fox said...

Awe! Cute ;) My son is 15 and he isn't into anything cutesy anymore :( so sad... and no fun. lol. Enjoy!!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very fun, Carol! Those are some lucky boys. :)

Michelle L. said...

You must be the most popular mom at his dorm!

Altax said...

Looks awesome!!! Great idea.

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1CardCreator said...

Great idea and looks fab too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Carol,
How totally adorable!!!! And I'm so glad you're running the ads!!!
XO
Cindy

Jenn Erickson said...

Your son is so lucky to have such a creative, talented, and loving mom!

Unknown said...

I will be sending my kiddo Valentines when he goes away too...I just know it! I bet they loved them. Great colors and cute tag. I am so excited to know that you can do that in My Memories!

Unknown said...

I will be sending my kiddo Valentines when he goes away too...I just know it! I bet they loved them. Great colors and cute tag. I am so excited to know that you can do that in My Memories!

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

Fabulous Blog of chocolates..........thanks
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