If you get invited to one of Stephanie's parties, you won't want to miss it. She's amazing.
I went to Stephanie's house on Thursday to help her get ready for the Valentine Party. We had so much fun. Here's the post from Stephanie's blog. She is much better at taking pictures and documenting things. What an amazing girl. You'll want to read the details on her blog. Above are the Valentines I made. Complete with heart name tags and a different pair of earrings to hopefully fit everyone's taste.
A close up of one Valentine. (This is my original design and so easy to make. Buy clear plastic. I used a medium weight. Double the plastic and cut out a heart shape. Punch holes about every inch. I used my crop-a-dile 2 to punch the holes. Weave 1" wide red satin ribbon in and out of the holes starting in the "v" at the top. Fill with candy and tie the bow. See easy peasy right?)
Here are some of the toppings for the sugar cookies we all decorated and ate as refreshments and then took home for our families. (It was torture but I did resist eating the cookies.)
Here is the table decorated with tulips and we ate off of those great red polka dot pottery barn plates. (Those would go so wonderfully with my square white plates. I just might have to borrow those one of these days.) Steph also had sparkly heart shaped plates from Target for everyone to take their Valentine's home on.
Here's Creed decorating his own sugar cookie after the party. He was hilarious.
Steph and I after an enjoyable afternoon and evening together.
Here are some of the Valentines I received. Lisa made terra cotta hearts and added a vile of special oil to add to them to make your dresser drawers smell good. She even embellished the package with felt and embroidery. Faith made these cute Valentine braclets. Annie made a special music CD that I listened to the whole way home from the party. Loved it!
Melissa made a special bath soaking potion and included chocolate for us to eat while relaxing in the tub. Wendy made wonderful chocolate dipped pretzels with those cute felt barretts.
Elisa made little Valentine mice. The cheese card said, "It may be CHEESEY but won't you PLEASY be my Valentine?"
She dipped marachino cherries in chocolate, and quickly added almond slices for ears and a chocolate kiss for the head. The cherry stem makes the tail. Isn't he cute? I've never seen these before but I bet miss ThimbleAnna has.
Steph made pie in a jar. We each got two...one cherry and one peach. What a lot of work. She also included instructions on how to bake them and added the heart rosettes to the top of the lid as well as making all those sugar cookies and planning the party. I forgot to take pictures of some of the others but Steph included them on her blog.
Mary Ann included this with her Valentine. "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day. I enjoyed being snowed in with my husband of 32 years. He's a keeper.