Valentine's Day Party with Friends!


Working a long day on Friday is tough sometimes for weekend plans...especially when you are a procrastinator AND a crafter! Somehow I always make it work though! Zoey had a little get together with a couple of her friends at our house Saturday to celebrate Valentine's Day. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have fun putting it together. I love having an excuse to plan and prepare. This week was just a bit busier than usual so some of the planning was a bit last minute.

I got some paper fans and balls in the party section at Wal-Mart for cheap...they always make it look like a "party" is going to happen!

They also had cute paper straws that matched so I picked those up too. I added some little flags to a couple of the straws using my Silhouette Cameo die-cutting machine and cut out some fun hearts for added decor too.

I used my die-cutting machine to create some little treat bags for the girls as well. They turned out pretty cute and also added a bit of fun in the way of adding to the "festive" feeling of the party. I actually decorated the kitchen earlier in the week knowing that Friday was shot as far as putting things together so at the end of this week we couldn't eat at the table...I wouldn't allow it!  :) Ethan and Zoey didn't care though because that meant they could eat in the living room!

At the dollar store I found some cute little fox note pads, some valentine's day themed pens, sticker sheets and I had to pick up some conversation hearts too! I also found a cute little Valentine set from American Girl that I got for the girls too.

I picked up some pink marshmallow hearts (because who doesn't LOVE marshmallows?) and the plan was to have hot cocoa with pink marshmallows but the girls just ate the marshmallows...and that's okay...they were too tasty to let sit for very long.

Cupcakes this time around were not homemade...picked up at the grocery store.

I picked up a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's and my friend Amanda brought fruit and veggies for us for a nice little lunch. When I stopped in to Papa Murphy's I was the first one there upon their opening, right at 10am. I asked the young man if it would be possible to get a heart shaped pizza and he paused and shared that they weren't actually selling them yet but that he would make me one. So nice!

I'm so happy these girls have each other. They truly have FUN together. Play together...there's no drama and for that I am so thankful.

It's kind of cool that these two (Zoey and Gracie) met when we first moved here when Zoey was still just two years old. I love that they have that history and back story. Who knew they would be such good friends.

The girls painted some sun catchers that I picked up at Wal-Mart...I'm pretty sure they were just 99 cents each.

I had gotten the Barbie house out earlier in the day thinking the girls may want to play with that for a bit and I was right. They also played with their American Girl dolls upstairs and played some board games for a bit too in Zoey's room.

It was a pretty laid back get-together and that made it all the better! Baby Lucas even got in on playing with the girls this year! What a lucky little boy...he got to crash his first Valentine's Day party with three pretty, sweet and doting girls!

I know that Zoey is smitten with baby Lucas...he's such a charmer. Zoey got to hold him for the first time. So cute! Seeing these pictures really makes me realize how much Zoey has grown up. It won't be long and she'll be able to babysit! Crazy how time flies.

Such a fun time! Thankful we were able to get together for a little Valentine's Day fun with the kids...celebrating early just makes it all the more merrier since there's more fun to come!

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