And the ages of the girls that will be at the party range from 10 to 13.
The Valentine's party that I'm hosting for my girls will be here before ya know it. Check out the link HERE for my first blog post that features the party invites and more. Jordan and I worked on party favors last week and here's our stash below. Doesn't it all look so FUN?!Here's the break down of goodies. Jordan and I were home alone one day and she was bouncing off the walls with energy...had ants in her pants....couldn't sit still....wanted to be entertained...if you have kids then you KNOW what I'm talking about. So I told her I needed some hearts for the Valentine's party. I gave her the Heart Prints stamp set, the large heart punch and some inks and cardstock. I showed her one sample heart of what I wanted and sent her to work. And boy, did she work! She stamped and punched, stamped and punched....ohhhhhhh until about 100 hearts later! I thought she would grow bored of the activity but nooooo, she kept on stamping and punching. I finally had to tell her that 100 or so hearts were enough! That kid's a stampin' machine, I tell ya! (old heart tin found at junk store, by the way)
So what are all those hearts for? I'm going to use them as *Love Coupons*. The party girls will receive coupons for activities.....like wearing colors that represent our party theme, having hearts on their clothes, bringing a certain item with them to the party, etc. They will also get coupons taken away for certain things....like not carrying their heart tins with them at all times during the party. At the end of the party, the party girl with the most *Love Coupons* will win a prize. Kinda like one of those dorky baby shower games, the girls will love it!
Above are the decorated heart tins that I've personalized for each party girl. This is what the *Love Coupons* will go into so the party girls can keep track of them. I used the small heart tins , some of the hearts Jordan stamped and punched, a pink sequin sticker and some Sweet Blush Swiss Dot ribbon. Very simple in design, but oh so cute! After the party, the party girls can take these home as a little party favor.
We're also doing a small gift exchange to get the party started. The mothers will love me for this one.....I'm providing the gift bags! Each bag will be personalized with the party girls' names, done in similar fashion to the party invitations I made. I used Heart Prints, Borders and Corners Hearts(for the heart outline) and some large circle and scalloped circle punches.
These name tags will adhere to the gift bags with pop dots. I purchased a bunch of aqua colored gift bags when a gift shop was going out of business. The fun ribbon is from May Arts. Now here's the fun part: each party girl will be asked to bring a stuffed animal ($5 or less to keep the expense down). The stuffed critter will go into a gift sack. The gift sacks won't have the name tags on them just yet. We'll do a *rob your neighbor* type gift exchange....where you draw the numbers, #1 picks first and you keep going til it's all done. Once the girls have their final gift, I'll add their name tags to the gift bags. The gift bags will be used to keep their prize goodies, heart tins with *Love Coupons*, candy favors, etc. Is this party gonna blow their skirts up or WHAT?? I can't wait.
Oh, oh, you have to hear about the girls' stuffed animals they chose. They're the little dogs shown above. We found them at WalMart for $5 bucks each. You can wear them as a hand puppet and then you make the puppy *sing* to the tune of Close to You by the Carpenters. They are SOOO cute....and will probably be SOOO annoying by the time the party ends. But we couldn't resist! Okay, that's it for now. I'll update you more with party photos and more goodies soon!