Gotta Love a Sugar Buzz

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and there’s nothing a bunch of little girls love more than a day filled with sugar!

So I invited a few of The Cuties’ friends and their Mommies over for an afternoon of decorating cookies.  I asked each mother to bring a dozen or so sugar cookies per daughter, and promised to provide the rest of the goodies.

First, we had to decorate the joint, of course!

The first thing we brought out were the Valentine’s pillows I made last year {my most popular post to date!}.  They definitely added some much needed color to our rather bland genken.

We then looked up and added some color above the dining room table {I’m always looking for any opportunity to hide the ugly light fixture!}.  Tissue paper flowers are really simple to make and an easy project for kids to help with.  If you haven’t made them before, here’s an easy tutorial.

Then it was time to ready the table.  The Cuties and I provided royal icing in a variety of colors, an assortment of sprinkles and Valentine candies like conversation hearts, chocolate writing pens and sanding sugars.  My favorite purchase for this party was my frosting holder!

Not only were our guests going to be decorating their cookies, but they also needed to be able to package them up in a pretty way.  In Japan, packaging goodies is just as important as how they taste, so we had several choices.

As our guests arrived, Little Cutie’s special job was to give everyone their party favor of a personalized apron {have you ever tried to get red icing out of a t-shirt?  not a fun Mommy project, trust me!}.

And Big Cutie was ready to greet our guests at the door with a pretty sign she made on her own.  And of course, here’s the Big Mama Valentine wreath!

Every good party needs refreshments, of course!  I “fancied up” the juice boxes for the children by covering them on the sides and fronts with Valentine-themed scrap book paper and added Love Potion No. 9 tags to the wine for the Moms.

The girls had a great time and worked SO hard on their cookies and beautiful boxes!  It was most impressive to see what they did and how diligently they worked on their creations.

And you’ve gotta love a party for kids where the Moms have fun, too!

Linked to:
C.R.A.F.T., Creative Jewish Mom, Making the World Cuter, Keeping it Simple, Mad in Crafts, Sew Chatty, Craft-O-Maniac, Polly Want a Crafter, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Serendipity and Spice, Skip to My Lou, Home Stories A to Z, Hope Studios, Coastal Charm, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Today’s Creative Blog, Tip Junkie
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6 Responses to Gotta Love a Sugar Buzz

  1. Tokyo Jinja says:

    Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon!!!!

  2. Laura says:

    that looks so fun, you really do it up when you have a party! Sounds like a memorable afternoon of fun for all the girls.

  3. What a cute idea!! I would love for you to link up to my Valentines Party @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  4. very nice, those pillows still look amazing, and the frosting holder is great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  5. Sue says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas for Valentines! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  6. Lindsi B says:

    I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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