Are ya sick of Valentines Day yet? Too bad. I had our playgroup V-day party here today, so you’re getting the pictures a day late. I’m not a big Valentines day person, but I do enjoy the chance to colorize the winter blahs, and everything in my house is already red, so it was a no-brainer to host. I guess it’s no different from what we do to other holidays – embrace the aspects we like/believe in, discard the parts we could do without.
I wish I could show you the indoor decor, but as previously mentioned, my house is cave-like in it’s complete and utter lack of available natural light. It would be perfect for vampires. Well, the traditional kind at least. But it was your usual fare – doilies, balloons, garlands, and some vinyl mirror art. Ok, just one flashtastic shot:
But I can show you some of the treats I made! After I move them all outside to photograph!
I think you’ll find that the theme this year was “hearts”. I know, stepping outside the box. I tend to be on the cutting edge of design like that.
We have heart-shaped sandwiches
and heart-shaped jello
and even heart shaped veggies! (er, we had more than 3. I forgot to photograph.)
My husband shared a little known fact with me while helping cut those veggies: In order to compensate for the girliness inherent in cutting a carrot into a heart, boys have to wield their vegetable peelers like a ninja. Sound effects and all. It’s like I have 3 kids.
And we had some non-heart shaped stuff too. But never fear, it was still pink.
I made these cookies from Prudent Baby. Love!
And some traditional red velvet cupcakes with swirly cream cheese frosting topped with a jaunty little strawberry hat (this is food described as if it was coming down the runway, just in case you were wondering. I should go to bed now probably.)
So there you have it, the most non-crafty post I’ve ever written! I promise it won’t happen again. But seriously, how was I supposed to follow Susan’s “Pretty Pleats?” Tank? You see my dilemma.
Happy V day(ish) to you!