Valentine's Day used to just be for my sweetheart and me
but as the kids grew, they wanted in on the party too.
How can you blame them as the house gets decorated and
filled with hearts and candy galore?
This year we decided to make it special for all of the little
We set the table simply - filled with red and hearts
starting with a heart shaped placemat, a red plate and red flatware,
and of course we had to have candy,
and more candy.
We even broke out the cloth napkins for them.
One of my children's favorite items on a fancy table
was to have candles lit, so we lit
these fun heart candle holders I got a couple
of years ago.
It's always pretty hard to keep the candles lit, but I
guess that is part of the fun - to blow the candles out.
I also have this large heart shaped candle holder,
but it didn't look quite right with the plain candle
it came with.
So I had to pop in a red votive candle holder.
This grand candle holder is a new purchase this year.
How exciting it was for them to see their own table.
Of course, some didn't eat much but the chocolate
hearts, but IT IS GRANDMA'S HOUSE!!
A cake pedestal filled with Little Debbie's cakes was
a hit also.
The whole meal was a no work meal -
Valentine's Cakes and Candies.
The cake was served on this fun red cake pedestal that I
bought for this Christmas and never even thought about
it for Valentine's Day.
They were really taken with these cups and the
low handle. I had two miniature ones for the
little 3 year old and 2 1/2 year old.
It was really fun, but that wasn't all.....
That was followed up with a
first ever sleepover
for all six of them
(the two infants stayed with their parents.)
We lined up all six of them up on sleeping pads
and had a little toy on their pad for them.
Grandma slept right by them in the hallway in case
anyone needed me during the night.
Of course, they want to do it again soon!
The next morning we had the parents come over for a
breakfast of Stuffed French Toast and Bacon.
(I will have to do a post on that recipe. It is
one of our favorite breakfast foods.)
The kids had fun wearing Grandma's dress ups.
Happy Valentine's Day to a bunch of sweeties.
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