Friday, February 13, 2009
Please come to my Valentine's Party!
Last year in a moment of insanity I decided to host a Valentine Party for Sweet Girl and a few of her 3 year old friends. Sweet Girl, became "Screamy MacPherson" and cried the WHOLE TIME!!! I think I put her to bed before the guests even left!
In a fresh moment of insanity I decided to have another party this year. My Sweet Girl woke up sooooo excited about the Valentines Party today. Thankfully, this year went really smoothly and we had no tears until the last 3/4 of the party!!! Wahoo!
Christina's Chloe came to be my assistant and helper. She and her Mommy arrived and she and Sweet Girl decorated the dining room with red crepe paper while Christina wrapped pigs n blankets for me.
We started the party by stringing popcorn and dried apple pieces on florist wire then shaped them like a heart to hang outside on a tree. I saw this idea on someone's blog several weeks ago and now don't remember where!
The attention span of 3 and 4 year olds is not that long so we did as much as they could handle then moved on to making sugar cookies.
I made sugar cookie dough earlier this week then refrigerated it. I rolled small amounts out onto wax paper and each child used heart shaped cookie cutters to cut their cookies out then decorated them with "sparkles" (aka sprinkles). I baked them while the kiddos ate their refreshments.
We had simple refreshments of pigs n blankets, carrots, Chex mix and raspberry lemonade heart-shaped ice cubes.
A girl after my own heart, Sweet Girl's little friend went for the BIGGEST cookie on the plate!
We exchanged Valentine's...
Look at this adorable puppy my sister and her little boy made! He added all the spots.
Sweet Girl and I made one of these Purrrfect Valentine Kittens earlier this week then I stayed up last night watching TV and cutting them out for the rest of the kids.
Sweet Girl & I made goodie bags for each of the kids earlier this week.
After that we let the kids run wild in the yard. It was a beautiful day to play outside as it's 65 degrees here in Ga!
Thank you for joining us for our party! We look forward to seeing you again next year. :)