Whooo's ready for some Valentine fun?
I can't help myself -- Valentines Day brings out the kid in me.
I love all the kitch, the whimsy and the nostalgia that this sweet holiday brings.
So when an opportunity popped up to take part in the Smarties Valentine's Day campaign from Collective Bias, I revved up my Big Wheel, rearing to go for a trip down memory lane. (You can read more about my shopping adventures HERE on Google +.)
If I close my eyes I can almost hear it: The satisfying crinkle of cellophane as you untwist the polka dotted ends of a roll of Smarties candies. Inside, a party of pastels -- orange green, white, purple, pink and yellow. The little dimpled dots are just a soft crunch away from dissolving into sweet-tart oblivion on your tongue!
Longtime readers may recall the cake I made several years ago for a friend whose daughter is a Smarties fanatic. Being a fellow Smartie-lover, I was only too happy to oblige!
Smarties make the perfect School Valentine!
Valentines Day may be dominated by roses and chocolates, but when it comes to Valentines for passing out to school chums, Smarties are a "smart" choice.
They're dairy, gluten, egg, shellfish, soy and nut-FREE, so you don't have to worry about your valentine ending up in the hands of a child with a serious food allergy.
So, without further ado, here's my twist (pun intended) on a Smarties Valentine: A sweet little owl, looking smart in his Oxford cap, holds a package of Smarties candies with the message, "Make a WISE Choice -- Let Me Be Your Valentine".
Smarties Owl Valentine
- Photo paper or glossy cardstock
- Smarties candies
- craft knife
- scissors or decorative-edged shears
Step 1: Download the "Owl Valentine Printable" HERE.
Step 2: Print on photo paper or glossy cardstock.
Step 3: Trim with scissors or decorative-edged shears.
Step 4: Use a craft knife to make slits along the dotted lines.
Step 5: Insert a roll of Smarties
“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All ideas and opinions are my own, and my enthusiasm for Smarties candies is genuine (and lifelong).