Friday, 5 February 2016

Valentine's Day with Jelly Belly


Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card

When we went to Holland, the kids were both given an allowance to buy Dutch sweets, but Abby went for some jelly beans. I told her that she can have Jelly Belly jelly beans instead (her favourite) when we were back in the UK (instead of buying them from Holland).

So when she saw a lovely gift box from Jelly Belly on my desk (waiting to be photographed), she squealed and quickly reminded me of my promise, so I should allow her to dive into the gift box straight away (before taking the pictures). I didn't give in of course, and managed to take some really nice pictures (in my opinion!) of Jelly Belly's Valentine Gift Ballotin Box!


Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card

Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card

Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card
Left: Bubbly Champagne
Right: Red - Very Cherry, Pink - Cotton Candy, White - Coconut
Jelly Belly's Valentine Gift Ballotin Box (RRP £10.00, net weight 92g) is a golden gift box with shredded red paper stuffing, tied with a Jelly Belly branded red ribbon.

It contains an adorable love heart bauble made from plexi-glass, which comes with 50g of Jelly Belly beans in Very Cherry, Cotton Candy and Coconut flavours, as well as a mini bottle (so cute!) of Bubbly Champagne flavour Jelly Belly jelly beans (42g), which is very new to us with its beautiful pearlescent coating.

The packaging is beautiful and the bottle and love heart bauble are both really cute. The colour (and flavour of course) combination inside the bauble and the Bubbly Champagne flavour is perfect for Valentine's Day!

I think on it's own it will make a perfect Valentine's Day gift already. But I thought I'll do something fun with the jelly beans as well for the kids. They have been making cards for us all the time, so I thought, what if I make a card out of Jelly Belly jelly beans? Even better, what if I make a card that is completely edible and not just the Jelly Belly jelly beans decorations?


Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card

Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card

And I did! As soon as I found some A4 size edible paper (sweetened too!) and food colouring marker pens (see image below), nothing was going to stop me from making the above adorable (if I say so myself), totally edible card.

I glued the Jelly Belly jelly beans on the edible paper with pink icing (I just happen to have a small icing pen selection, white is completely fine of course) and formed a heart shape apple with a white stalk and red leaves, as well as 2 love bugs (ladybirds) with white icing spots. The rest are done by the edible food colouring marker pens. It's so easy and so much better than a non-edible card (just take a picture before you eat it for memory sake)!

The card has fooled the kids and they had no idea it's completely edible when they saw it on the plate. They started picking on the Jelly Belly jelly beans (without asking me if they can still eat it with glue all over them...), and were shocked when I tore a piece of card and put it in my mouth. They knew about edible paper, but didn't know there is one in a card size (I cut it into A5 size then fold it into a card)!


As soon as they knew, they devoured the card within a few minutes (while fighting over the Jelly Belly jelly beans!). Good I took some pictures first!

If you are looking for some Valentine's Day crafty things to make, consider something that's entirely edible. It's good for the environment too!

I'm currently giving away a 20 flavour Jelly Belly Valentine's Day Gift Box, don't forget to enter for a chance to win!


Jelly Belly jelly beans, Valentine's Day Jelly Belly, Valentine's Day Card
I bought these online from The Craft Company