Happy Valentine’s Day!
I threw a little Family Valentine Workshop over the weekend for all the kitties in the family, with the help of my Mama, sister, sister-in law and best friend! I made some Valentine garlands with baker’s twine and newspaper hearts. Went to my local Salvation Army to purchase some Vintage silver platters, only to buy all the Vintage Glassware I could find, as every other Friday is 50% off. I found a nice punch bowl with eight glasses still in the box, 3 small glass bowls, 1 large bowl, glass cheese platter, 3 tarnished silver platters (which I covered with paper doilies, and cut out wax paper hearts), even found some vintage paperdolls and a few other things for myself all under $25!
Covered a few tables with newspaper and paper doilies that I purchased in the dollar section from Target. Went to the hardware store and had some wood cut down to craft with. You can never go wrong with wood! I always find interesting pieces in the scrap section with insane mark downs and then have them cut it down to my preference at no charge. I crammed the tables with endless crafting supplies. Scrapbook paper, construction paper, decorative scissors, modge podge(my favorite), markers, lace, twine, chalkboard paint, glitter, composition notebooks(bought on clearance during back to school season), paper doilies, soft pastels, water colors and each crafty mama brought their own supplies too! My sister in law even printed up some Vintage Valentine Images from flickr, a major resource for inspiration. The images are endless on the web, I found these Space Themed Valentine’s for Jacob. My Mama also brought some Vintage Victorian images, we had so much to work with. The kids even decorated Valentine Mail Boxes supplied by my sis!
Our menu was very simple with kid friendly snacks. Peanut butter celery, cheese and crackers, strawberries, grapes, carrots, cucumber, garlic bread, Homemade Spaghetti for the kids and Fettuccine Alfredo for the Mama’s. Along with lots of goodies! Everyone had so much fun and it was nice to see all the little creations lying around! The two images above were created by my boy. The top one was for me and the one above was for Daddy, but he was little jealous that mine had the wood piece. I hope everyone had a lovely day!