Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine Party



The girls and I were privileged to attend a traditional Valentine party over the weekend.



Host Nancy attended to every detail, pouring her heart into the day for the houseful of little girls in attendance.



Nancy topped her pretty pink tablecloth with Valentine napkins and a tempting variety of Valentine treats.



The party menu included strawberry cream cheese sandwiches, chips and dip, cookies, heart chocolates and a chocolate fountain with assorted treats.



Along with hot tea and coffee for the adults, Nancy offered strawberry lemonade with sugar-rimmed punch cups for the little girls. Nancy is always so gracious in welcoming children to her home, reminding them not to worry if anything spills. No need to worry, though; the girls at the party were perfect little ladies.



Old-fashioned games kept the girls giggling. Upon arrival, Nancy gave each guest an envelope and encouraged the girls to fill it with the heart stickers that were scattered through the house. Nancy encouraged the girls to use the stickers to decorate the included card -- a perfect Valentine to share with Mommy and Daddy. The girls also played Duck-Duck-Goose; Button, Button, Who's Got the Button? and the Clothespin Game.


All the party guests, ranging in age from 4 to 9, enjoyed sitting down together to make a craft. Nancy gave each girl a gift bag full of beads, then gave each girl a length of wire. Working carefully, the girls made a loop at one end of the wire, threaded beads on in pretty patterns, made a loop at the other end of the wire, and finished the design with a pink bow. These pretty baubles can add a romantic touch to a lamp, door knob or dresser pull.



Nancy couldn't send the girls home without a special delivery: sweet favors she made for each guest.



Nancy sewed pretty bags for all the girls and tucked special treats inside: heart soap, a pencil, an embellished notepad and Valentine socks. She also made each girl's eyes light up with the offer of a huge Valentine  swirl sucker. Here are the Valentine sweets that made the afternoon worth all the effort ...



Wilson Ann, Lynleigh, Kate, Jewel, Mary Reagan, Ann Welch, Lauren, Mary Ashley and Emma made memories to treasure during this special afternoon.


We are so grateful for being invited to this sweet Valentine party. Every detail was a sweet Valentine from the heart of our host, Nancy, to tell the girls ...


"I wish you love."

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!! And wonderful ideas to copy!!

Kristen@PrettySweet said...

Super, super adorable! Such a nice party!

And I posted my craft room makeover on Monday...hope you'll check it out!

Nancy said...

I don't know what I love more, your photos or the details and ideas!! Have a great week, sweet Melissa ~

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Your pictures tell a story all their own. I could just get lost in looking at them. Your girls are so blessed to be able to share in fun and memorable times with you and friends!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

How lovely. I love to see when people make such a great effort for kids parties. They deserve nice things as much as adults do.

Becky Welch said...

How sweet and special!!! Love the ideas - I have been scanning your blog for ideas for my hospitality lesson - see the latest post on my blog!!!

Kristi said...

I am so glad to see this post. I missed the party because I had to work at the consignment sale. I should have dressed Kate up more! Thanks again for the pictures...

Rach said...

Wow! Totally in love with this party!!

D.J. Hughes said...

Beautiful pictures! I love throwing a tea party!

faithful love said...

How refreshing to see little girls dressed up so ladylike...on the west coast that's a rare sighting....I love the clothes you dress your kids in and long for the days of pinafores and lace....so sad...kudos to you and your friends for maintaining this wonderful trend...

Love your site...wish you had speaking engagements on the West Coast sometimes...

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