Since my planning was lacking I didn't have time to spend baking sheet after sheet of cookies so instead I made pan chocolate chip cookies. I then used heart shaped cookie cutters to make individual cookies.
A few large cookies...
one was bagged up for Chuck's lunch.
Many smaller cookies...
stacked and then placed inside of the cellophane bags.
Then packaged in these cute container from the Dollar Spot at T*arget. Ready to share with the ones we love.
The table was set using things I had on hand.
My favorite red plaid table cloth topped with some Valentine wrapping paper as place mats, some scattered conversation hearts. I had some red drink mix in the pantry. Megan loaned her balloons and drew and colored a heart.
I made every one's favorites for dinner and served the heart cookies for dessert. A little effort made this a special day. Megan told me thank you for valentine's day several times. It really is the small, simple things that matter the most.
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!