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What: Our Annual Valentine's Day Party
When: This Friday, February 14, 2014
Noon until 2:30
Where: Vintage Faith Church, Children's Ministry Building,
Upstairs and to the right.*
We will be sharing a little circle time, learning about the real Saint Valentine, decorating cookies, passing out valentines, and generally sharing love and laughter!
What to bring:
--Valentines to hand out to the children who want to participate in the valentine exchange. So that we all know how many valentines to have our kids make, please RSVP for this event. Please tell us the names of your kids who will be sharing in the valentine exchange either in the comments to this post or to the facebook thread Ali started for this event.
--Whatever containers your kids want to use to receive their valentines. Decorate a pail, turn a shoebox into a mailbox, bring a pretty box, whatever you and your kids want. Ali is bringing some bags that kids can decorate if someone comes without one.
--This is a party, to please bring a snack to share! And I say, the more "Old School" Valentine's Day Party food the better! (Great time to share with your kids your favorite memories of the parties and treats you enjoyed most in your own childhood. ; )
--As always, you are welcome to bring lunch for your family, or to eat before you come--whichever is easiest for your family! But would you please remember to bring plates, napkins & cups for your family. We're striving to make our gatherings as waste-free as possible. : ) Thank you!
How you can help:
--Ali is going to be hosting a cookie decorating table for the kids old enough to participate! She is going to be bringing gluten-free sugar cookies ready to be decorated. We need two moms to volunteer to bring frosting and regular sugar cookies to be decorated. If you can help out with this and make the vision a reality, please say so in the comments here or send Ali a message on facebook. Thanks!
--I so appreciate you moms who usually officiate the picking up and clean up while I'm
Our Valentine's parties have traditionally been good times to invite friends, so please do! Just please have them RSVP too. : ) Oh, and if you can come on time please do, as we will start the fun right away! See you Friday!
Just a note of encouragement:
There is NO wrong way to participate in the Valentine exchange at our Old School Valentine's Day party on Friday. Your kids can hand-make little cards (esp. if it gets you motivated to let them do messy art, or try out something you have been meaning to do). And you realize writing on cards can count as their handwriting/printing/spelling for the day! ; ) Or you can go purchase ready-made cards from the store. Or if you don't even have time for your kids to write their names what feels like a bazillion times, just bring some little Valentine treats (a bag of kisses, for example) and your kids can stick those in people's "mailboxes." My own Evan is making paper "rockets" to pass out. (picture a paper airplane, except made by a five year old who has no idea what he is doing.) It's all going to be fun and good!
*Because the Vintage Moms Meet Up happens on Fridays in the downstairs rooms we usually use, we will have all our Friday gatherings this Spring in the upstairs classrooms. : )