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Valentine Dinner Idea

Here’s a cute Valentine dinner idea to make for your kids that is inexpensive and they will love. Valentine’s Day dinner has never been cuter with these heart hot dogs plus craft ideas for kids for the holidays.

valentine dinner idea

We love Valentine’s Day…..and the week leading up to it! It is fun to get creative with every day foods to get in the spirit. Here is a Valentine Dinner idea you could make, or for lunch, using hotdogs and cheese!

My kids love it and they seem to forget about it every year until I serve it and then I get the “OOhhhhh yeah, I remember these…they’re so cute” reaction from them.

They are so easy to make but get the best response so I make it year after year for dinner. (originally published 2/13, pictures revised)

heart dogs

Here is how you make these cute heart dogs. It is simple really. You just need hot dogs, cheese, toothpicks and ketchup. You could put an arrow of mustard in the middle of the ketchup heart too.

heart dogs

Take the hot dogs once they are cooked, find the middle and cut at an angle. Then, take the hot dog and rotate it so the angles match up and form a “heart”. Cut the cheese like the front and back of the arrow and hold it all together with a toothpick right thru the center of it!

Valentine dinner idea

  1. Hot dogs
  2. Cheese
  3. Toothpicks
  4. Ketchup – it’s easy to draw using these squeeze bottles
Valentine dinner ideas

If you want more control of the ketchup to draw with just squirt some in a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner so you can be more precise. Totally not necessary but if you are a perfectionist this is a cheap way to do it!

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