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Cute milk and cookies party with hearts and paper straws for Valentine's Day - Boxwood Avenue (Cricut Project)

Christmas came, and then it left. And for approximately 5 seconds I was excited to live a life that was theme free. After that 5 seconds passed, I panicked, and awaited the next holiday. Valentine's day!! 

Valentine's day happens to be one of my favorite holidays (who am I kidding, any holiday is my favorite holiday), particularly because Greg and I celebrated it as our anniversary for the past 5 years. This year will be the first year we don't celebrate it as an anniversary, but it will always be a special day to me. 

Even before I became a certified "blogger" (read - LOL / eye roll) I loved to make special Valentine crafts for him. One year I made a mug with a sharpie, which was later washed off in the dishwasher because I was too lazy to hand wash it. He still uses that mug, even though the heart is half washed off, and it reads "I < ...." (a cryptic message of my love mixed with my laziness). 

This year is my second year sharing ideas for Valentine's Day, but looking back at last year's two lousy posts, I've got a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, I've gotten a great head start, and have even more in the works: Valentine's Day dinner ideas, recipes, gifts for him, and flower arrangements! It's going to be a very lovey-dovey month around here, and I couldn't be more excited! 

To kick off the season of conversation hearts and homemade cards, I've got an easy as pie DIY for you! 

These heart topped paper straws are full of glitz and glam, and will make anything taste sweeter. I plopped them in some tiny milk jugs paired with chocolate dipped cookies - the easiest Valentine's Day party idea ever right? 

After I was done shooting them, I screwed the lids back on the milk and put them back in the refrigerator. When Greg came home that night, his eyes literally turned into the heart emoji face as he opened up the fridge hunting for a snack to tide him over 'til supper.

He turned around and looked at me as if he had just won the lottery and said, "What are these adorable chocolate milk mixers doing here?" He snatched one up quicker than you can say cowboy's-love-chocolate-milk, and drizzled at least a quarter of the carton of Hershey's Syrup (which is obviously very healthy and is 100% real chocolate, and corn syrup free) then screwed the lid back on and started to shake it all up. 

"This is the best craft you've ever done." - This is why I love him.

So anyways, if you're more fun than me, you'll use chocolate milk instead of regular milk, and if you're the funnest person in the world, you'll use Ovaltine (because who doesn't love Ovaltine...can you even buy that anymore?). Regardless, these straws are an easy crowd pleaser! I hope you enjoy! 

Cute milk and cookies party with hearts and paper straws for Valentine's Day - Boxwood Avenue (Cricut Project)
Cute milk and cookies party with hearts and paper straws for Valentine's Day - Boxwood Avenue (Free Cricut Project)
Cute milk and cookies party with hearts and paper straws for Valentine's Day - Boxwood Avenue (Cricut Project)

Get the whole craft kit from Darby Smart here!

Supplies:

If you don't have a Cricut you'll also need: 

Step 1: Open this project in the Cricut design space, and cut. I like to turn my settings up to the highest possible blade length for this glitter paper! 

If you don't have a Cricut: Use your heart punch to create heart cut-outs, then use a hole punch to make holes for the straws to be threaded through. You might have to make multiple hole punches to create a large enough hole for the straws to go through. 

Step 2: Thread your straws through the hearts!

Black and white paper straws from Boxwood Avenue with metallic accents - perfect for Valentine's day or a glam birthday party!
Cute milk and cookies party with hearts and paper straws for Valentine's Day - Boxwood Avenue (Cricut Project)

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