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. :)



Christina said...

Yay! No tears. Everything looks so cute and I know Chloe had a great time being your helper.

Carrie said...

Everything is so cute! What a great idea!

Erin said...

What a great and brave mommy you are! I have a three year old who would have loved that party! Happy valentine's day!

Darlene said...

It looks like you all had a FABULOUS party!!! What cute things you did!♥

Sarah Kate said...

I don't think you're NUTS to do it ;) I am glad that everything went well and everyone had fun.

Amelia said...

You are such a sweet wonderful Mother to dear sweet girl. You are making those memories...develop the pictures and put in an album or do several scrap book pages...she will thank you in years to you will be so pleased with yourself...


Sheryl said...

I can appreciate all you went through, because I am a preschool teacher of 3 and 4 year olds! You were wise to get the help of an older girl. My 13 year old girl is a HUGE help in my classroom and I wish I had her every day! I love what you did and it looks like everyone had fun. What special memories for Chloe!


Tausha said...

You are such a good mom. My girls would love a V day party. You went all out-wish I lived closer so I could have come.
HOpe that you have a great rest of V day!
Make some red food and eat some chocolates. Today is the day that all chocoalte is fat free and no calories-yet all tastes great. Yep-I am living in a fantasy world. A girl can dream-can't she!!! Have a happy day!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

You know, I thought about doing a party for Valentine's Day, but I chickened out. Now you're making me wish I did it! Love the bird decorations--that's a fun idea!!

~ Sarah

Meg said...

I'm finally getting around to reading the new posts. Next year Tyler will get to be there too! He won't be much fun though.