Saturday, February 7, 2009


Yesterday was my friend, Sandra's, Annual Valentine's Day party. Each year she has a group of us girls over for an all day get together. We have lunch, make cards, do craft projects and do scrap booking.

We then break and do a gift exchange, have dinner and then go back to crafting. The fun goes on until the last person is to tired to carry on and everyone goes home.

Each year is a different theme. This year was Paris.

Sandra has this darling little monkey she got from Build A Bear that she dresses up for every party and holiday. This outfit was so cute with the little pink poodle skirt.

The table is set for dinner. She always has a cute little gift for everyone at the place setting.

This year there was a cute little Pink Poodle, Eiffel Tower tissues, a pink pen, a little note pad that had everyone's initial on it, chocolates and I made white chocolate Eiffel Tower suckers for everyone.

Lunch has a whole different look. It's buffet style but none the less
impressive. I can't believe I didn't take pictures of all the food!

There were yummy red velvet cup cakes with cream cheese icing for dessert at lunch and then mini eclairs (which I again forgot to take photos of) for dinner.

Even the drink area was done up cute.

Her mantel is always themed too.

This is the area she had set up for all of us to craft at.

We all had our own station with a little trash can, a little scrapbook, and a pink case with embellishments to use. Plus candy to snack on.

She also supplies all the papers, brads, embellishments and ribbons for everyone to use.

She had punches to use, stickers, card kits...

Even journals to make. Everything you could possibly want or need was there to use.

These little cuties were sitting on the couch. Everywhere you looked it was decorated.

Even the bath room gets all decked out.

I thought this little set up was cute.

The toilet area even had touches of Paris.

Yes, even the toilet paper!

Next years theme is 50's Vintage and I can't wait for that one. We will be doing an apron gift swap and making vintage Valentines. It should another fun filled day.


Tracey said...

Joanne what a fun day that must have been. all the details and not one place missed to bring the spirit of Paris to the party. I love this idea and what a great way to celebrate women togethre.. a very girly day!

Unknown said...

Sounds like that party was a lot of fun!

Glenda said...

Very cool, looks like a lotta fun.

Out of it all, I want to know where she got the toilet paper ?


Nancy at said...

I want to be invited to the next party pretty please with sugar on top!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Joanne
The valentines party looks amazing. What a wonderful event your friend hosts. I just love everything. Thanks for showing and making me jealous.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Unknown said...

OMGosh! I LOVE the toilet paper, LOL! It's great! Everything is so fabulous! It looks like a fun get together! You have the funnest friends! :)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So cute! I just set up a Pink Paris Poodle party for a 1 year old today!
Love all of the details!

Anonymous said...

Wow your friend went all out.

I love all the details, you can tell she put alot of thought into the planning.

What a fun great idea! Thanks for posting the pics, they were fun to see!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,


Hi Joanne,
Thank you for the prayers for my FIL. It means a lot!!
WOW...I would have LOVED to come to that party. It all looked great and what a great friend to do all that!!
Lucky You.

Decor To Adore said...

Now this is my idea of a perfect idea. Spectacular!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What an absolutey awesome party scape.
A perfect background for a girlie party! ooh lah lah!

I think the 50's theme would be fun too.

Donna said...

Oh, what a fun group you have!! Can't believe the toilet paper! My friend, Bonnie, always sets a beautiful table when she has the girls over... And there's always a little 'gift' for each of us to take home at our place setting. Aren't friends like that special?... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Unknown said...

Hello my stamp club and I were wondering where you purchased the collapsible mini pink trash cans that are sitting on the party tables...thanks
stampers in long beach,CA