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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Old School Valentine's Party!

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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 running around yelling at kids guiding fun and learning.  If we do the cookie decorating, we may have a little more need for moms to step up and help make sure the rooms we use are un-stickied and de-crumbed.  Thank you in advance! 

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.  : )


Lucy said...

We won't be able to make it, but have fun!

Amber Osborne said...

Hi, I heard about this event from Sara and we should be able to attend. I can bring some frosting for the cookies and my children are Shiloh,6 (girl) and Cruz,4 (boy). Looking forward to it!


Isabella said...

We will be there
5 kids, Bella, Hannah, Abbie, Elisabeth and Joshua

Blessed said...

Hi Amber, thanks for coming and for bringing frosting. : )

Cale said...

Yay! We will be going! Amelia (9), Macy (7), and June (3) will be with me.

Cale said...

Oh! And I would be happy to volunteer to stay and clean up when it's time to wrap things up.

Blessed said...

Thanks for volunteering to help clean up, Cale. : )

Becky said...

Katie and Claire will be there :)

McNabb Clan said...

Hi Amber! thanks for helping with the cookie decoration station! I will be making Gluten Free sugar cookies, and also bringing some simple sprinkles. thanks for wanting to bring frosting! that will be wonderful! so far we have about 30 kids (+adults) just so you know what to expect. I will bring a bunch of plastic knives. If there is anyone who might want to bring regular sugar cookies (with flour) please let me know! (#831-334-3201) or just comment here!

Michelle said...

Carson (10), Olivia (8), and Spencer (3) will be there!! Looking forward to it!

Michelle said...

Oh yeah, and we can bring some regular sugar cookies for decorating!

Audrey said...

The Miller Crew will be there. We can be there early to help set-up. I can bring frosting & sugar cookies too.

Blessed said...

Audrey, thanks for volunteering to bring cookie offerings. : )

Also, can you please spell out your kids names for people making Valentines? Thanks!

Kelly Hartel said...

Luke, Magnolia and I will be there. We will have to leave early though.
Thanks, Kelly
ps. How do I see how many valentines to bring? What is the Facebook page?

Blessed said...

Kelly, I said people could RSVP here or on facebook where there is a thread going because some people are not on fb. So I'm keeping tally from both places and will share the total names tomorrow here. : ) Right now the number is 35 kids!

Sarah said...

Hannah (12), Jack (9), & Luke (4), will be there! Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

Lisa Cline said...

Lillie will be there. We can bring sprinkles/decorations for the cookies!