Saturday, January 21, 2012

I've been thinking

For some odd reason for over a week now, I've been tossing around the idea of having a Valentine's party at the house not just for my girl's but for them and some of their best girl friends. This would not only allow me to have some "Valentine fun" planned ideas with my own girls but a chance to interact and get to know their friends.
And how would I pull off a party for at least 10 girls all ranging from 6-10???? PINTEREST

Yes....the best cyber site since slice bread friends....not kidding! :)

So this is how it shall go, well at least for right now in my head. Annalise would be allowed 1 friend, Avery would be allowed 3 friends, and Addie can have 6 of her best buddies making a grand total of 10. I will have the party from 4-8 which would allow for dinner and a dessert of coarse! ;) Heart shaped pizzas, with an ice cream sundae bar with all the red, pink, and white fixings we can find.
The girls will make tie dye socks when they first arrive and then we'll do some fun Valentine game. And last but not least, some type of girl movie to hunker down before the night ends.
Peace "Love" and Party

I think it sounds good...I think it sounds fun!! My purpose is just to let the girl's do what they do best, love on friends and have some fun.
I would love to make this a tradition every year and I think that is what has been floating around in my head this past week. How can I embrace the girl's growing like weeds and my next season of life with them. Friends have become increasingly important yet our values of family time and fun are still high priority. So, why not combine the two?!?! It's time. I've always said that I wanted our home to be the place where my girl's friends wanted to be, the home where Ryan and I can help influence. So with that, I'll put my ideas into action this week and get this party planning started. I'm sure pictures are to come..stay tuned.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Kara, this is so awesome! I love this idea! I think I'm going to try the Valentine night with just our kids, but more than that, I love that you are bringing in your girls friends and loving on them. I always look back and think about how much influence my friends' parents had on me, and how loved I felt by them. Please post more "mommy" advice! You're just one small step ahead of me and I love your wisdom! :)