Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Party

We had our annual Valentine's party yesterday at the library.  Last year we had the kids bring in Kleenex boxes to decorate, and then use those to collect all their cards.  It worked great!  So we decided to do that again this year.  We had a bunch of different colors of construction paper, crayons, tons of stickers, and fun stamps for the kids to use.  The kids started the party by doing their boxes.  They looked fantastic!  We then moved to the stories so we could let the glue dry on the boxes.  The kids were too antsy and excited to really listen to stories so I cut it down to only 2.  We then dove into all the yummy treats that everyone brought to share.  There were heart shaped PB&J, jello, cake balls, Rice Krispie treats, brownies, muffins, bananas, string cheese, juice, coffee, and so much more!  We could have eaten for days!

After everyone was done eating, we had the kids help us clean up.  We then had the kids sit in a line with their boxes, and the moms went down and handed out all the cards.  This seems to work really well for us since we have kids from just a few months old, all the way up to almost 5.  The kids were all really excited to give out and receive fun cards, crayons, treats, and soaps!  What a great way to start the weekend!

I hope everyone has a very Happy Valentine's day!  It looks like this will be our first year not going to our normal White Castle meal.  Oh well.  My little family is actually going to celebrate the day the weekend afterwards.  That is when you get all the good stuff on clearance ;-)

The books we read:
My Heart is like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Clifford's First Valentine's day by Norman Bridwell
and the one we didn't get to was
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Stephen Kroll


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