Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine Party

This past Sunday my mom and I spent a good amount of time getting things ready for Harper and Dakota’s Valentine Party.

I found some foam mailboxes at Michaels that were 60% off, so I got one for each of them. Tony helped Harper decorate his while I decorated Kota’s.

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Harper, as usual, was more interested in sticking them on his face. And, in case you’re wondering, that little messy face was created while eating strawberries…his favorite.


I made a big batch of pink play dough for the kids to give out at the party instead of the standard card. Neither of them can write anyways, and kids love play dough, right? I had tons of valentine cupcake liners, so I put a ball of dough in each one before wrapping with cellophane and adding their cards to them.

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For the cards, I just glued a paper heart doily to a heart cut-out and wrote their names on them. Mom suggested we add the play dough recipe to the back, so we slapped those on as well.


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After the play dough was wrapped and ready, I whipped up a batch of cupcakes that I promised to bring. The frosting was crazy! I thought I’d try the hot pink vanilla frosting that Pillsbury makes…everyone said it tasted good, but I was really turned off because of how bright the color was.

Oh well.

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I wish I had looked at my Valentine board on Pinterest before I’d said I’d bring cupcakes because I found these adorable heart shaped ripe krispy treats…and ultimately decided to just make them as well. They were pretty yummy!

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The party went well, but man there were a lot of people! On the few playgroups I’ve been too, there have been maybe 4-5 people, but at the party there were probably 20 or so moms and lots of kids. The party would have been better if more people had remembered to bring toys to share, but besides us, there were maybe only 2 or 3 other kids that brought anything…so, it was a little boring for the kids. Luckily there was a small craft to keep them occupied and then we had the snacks and passed out our valentines and it was time to go.

Once we got home Harper was excited to look at all the cool stuff in his mailbox.

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He was especially excited to see all the candies he got…and so were his dad and brother. :)

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