Feb 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Party

We threw a Valentine's Day party today.... the kids (and moms!) enjoyed a morning devoted to card making, bingo playing, heart hunting and of course chocolate eating.....

Valentine Party

Since we're homeschooling this year, I think I've made a point to go the extra mile and celebrate special events (like Valentine's Day) with lots of activity.  The kids invited a few homeschooling friends over and we created Valentine heart cards using everything from stickers and glitter to stencils and stamps to crayons and markers.  They had the freedom to use their creativity....

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Of course after fueling creativity, we all need a break..... and sweet goodies are a must for Valentine's Day!  Our Valentine party menu included:
  • shortbread heart cookies
  • chocolate covered strawberries
  • cherry almond bars
  • chocolate cake pops
  • grapes
  • red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
  • popcorn
  • pretzels
  • pineapple and strawberries with strawberry yogurt
  • caramelized onion and apple tarts (I also made these here, delicious!)
All the food was placed below the heart wreath on the dining room buffet and on the table....

Valentine Partyt

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

Valentine Party

After all the eating, the kids played bingo (free printable here) and hunted for hearts (I hid cut-out hearts all around the house and they searched high and low to add hearts to their goodie bag).

Bingo

Valentine Party

Before our friends said good-bye, the kids handed them a gift... a heart crayon wrapped up with a gift tag "you color my world" (free printable here).

 Valentine Party

Great morning, great food, great friends!  And now I'm stuffed, maybe mopping the sprinkles off my floor will burn a few chocolate calories!  Oh, and if you're looking for a last minute Valentine's Day card, here's a few freebies that I made last year!

6 comments:

  1. I love your parties!!! They look so fun! Perfect!

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  2. By the way...your cake pops look awesome! Great job!

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  3. the kids certainly thought so.... they were devoured pretty quick (good thing for me.... I usually end up eating the leftovers :)

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  4. I too LOVE your parties!! Wish I were one of your kids' friends:) So fun. And the pictures are gorgeous. Pinning away right now:)

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  5. awww thanks :)... I'm all for throwing a party with art projects and yummy food!

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