Yesterday I had a few of my closest friends over for a Valentine Craft Party. Buffy arrived first with her sweet 5 year old daughter and glue gun in hand. Next a colleague of my husband arrived with her glue sticks. This turned out to be quite funny, since they were the “Elmer’s” sort instead of the hot glue kind. I need to learn to be a little more specific on my invitations. Jami, however has grown from a colleague of my husband into a friend of mine. I’m so glad we met her! Next Erin arrived with her hands full of not only the most tasty and cute cupcakes I had ever seen, but the sweetest little fruit sticks of melons cut into heart shapes. Erin worked so hard to make something beautiful for my little get together. I can always count on her, and for that I am so lucky! Finally, Jazmine arrived. She is not only a great friend, but she makes one heck of a cheese ball! If she’ll let me, I’ll be happy to share her recipe in an upcoming post!
Here are Erin’s Cupcakes:
She used “Sprinkles Cupcake” Mix and Cream Cheese frosting
Erin baked the cupcakes a little longer so that she could cut off the cake that rose higher than the liner.
She then used a little heart shaped cookie cutter on the tops of the cupcake she had cut off.
She iced the cupcake and then placed the top back on the cupcakes.
They turned out so cute!
My husband scooted out of the house early and ventured off to Chuck E Cheese for some much needed playtime with our two little boys. I really wanted everyone to have a good time and actually leave with something they finished. All too often we get excited about doing something, but we loose track of time and only get half of it finished before the kids come home from school or we have to get dinner ready, etc. With that in mind, I really tried to plan everything out accordingly. I prepurchased a ton of felt sheets in an array of pinks, reds, purples, and so on, along with 14″ wreaths and coordinating yarn with thoughts of doing a Valentine’s Day themed yarn / felt flower wreath. I knew it would be too time consuming for everyone to arrive and start wrapping the yarn around their wreaths, so I did all of them ahead of time. When everyone got here, they chose a wreath and I gave them a short tutorial on how to make the felt flowers. All but one person finished her wreath! YAY!
Before everyone left to go home I gave them the little Valentine Pails I put together.
Each Pail purchased for $1.00 from Michael’s included:
A candy bar I picked up at Target (a pkg of three was priced at $5.99)
A tin full of Conversation Hearts ($1.99 each at Target)
Valentine M & M’s I placed in clear bags with a bow tied at the top ( this price will vary depending on where you shop)
Victoria’s Secret Peppermints in a heart shaped tin (3 for $5 at Victoria’s Secret)
Victoria’s Secret Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer (3 for $5 at Victoria’s Secret)
Victoria’s Secret “Beauty Rush” Lip Gloss (4 for $20)
Together, they looked like this:
I think they were all happy with not only their little pails, but their wreaths as well. All in all I would say that this is a great way to do a party. I didn’t have any certain thing to celebrate, nor was I asking anyone to buy anything. We just had some great girl time learning something new and visiting with one another. It was a great Day!