Christmas is over, and that makes me sad. Filling out my new planner, however, makes me happy again. If you want to break up the monotony of the long winter months with some fun, mark these special days in your planner and prepare to celebrate! It can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose. I order decorations from Party City because we live in a very rural area. You may be able to pick some up locally. I make a meal and Peyton makes a dessert to go with each holiday, and I find some cute activities on...where else...Pinterest. So get out your planners and mark these dates down!
Tuesday, February 2
This is a fun one. We watch the ceremony on television, do some crafts, and bake Groundhog cookies.
There is much more here,
the official site of Punxsutawney Phil.
Sunday, February 7
Whether you are a football fan or not, you can celebrate this day. With food of course!
We still have hopes of our Steelers being there, but even if not,
we will be watching. And eating.
Monday, February 8
Chinese New Year
Peyton makes the best Chinese food...but there is always take out if you don't have a young chef in the house! And we decorate and read interesting facts about the year in Chinese. We also play Chinese music during dinner, which makes it even more fun.
Etsy has some cute and fun things to add to your celebration. I purchased some dragon crackers to set at each place for the kids. Shhh. : )
Tuesday, February 9
Mardi Gras is fun!!!! We decorate with green, gold, and purple, play festive music and games and again...eat! I found a delicious jambalaya recipe on Pinterest last year, and everyone loved it! We also make our version of a King Cake, but I know you can purchase them in many places and online.
Mardi Gras has been a favorite of my littles forever.
Wednesday, February 10
All that celebrating comes the night before Ash Wednesday.
On this solemn day we receive ashes, fast and pray, and have fish for dinner.
Sunday, February 14
Of course, we celebrate this day of love.
We decorate in red and pink, share Valentines with each other and have a special meal.
We also eat way too much delicious chocolate.
So there you are.
Some special days to celebrate any way you choose with your family.
And if you do, please share!
I'd love to see it!
Again...a shout out to Pinterest for all the pictures. : )