Valentine’s Play Date & Giveaway {Guest Blogger}

A Big Thank You to Kori of Paper & Pigtails for guest blogging for me while I’m at Blissdom:

Hi everyone! I would love to start by saying I am SO EXCITED and

 
HONORED to be able to guest post on one of my favorite blogs! I began
following Celebrations at Home and Chris at the very beginning of my
journey into the party world and still consider it a go to blog for

inspiration!! Thank you Chris for the chance to guest post about my

Toddler Valentine Playdate!

I hosted a Valentine exchange recently for my kids and some of their
friends!! We hosted it early so that some friends who are in school
would have the day off to join us, and as I have house guests for
three weeks, we know doing it before would be best!

The whole concept started with the ADORABLE little red tin mailboxes I

found online (now available in the $1 section at Target). In an effort
to figure out how to make “mailbox stands” without too much trouble, I
happened to see these cute candlesticks in assorted sizes and knew
they’d be perfect. Once this theme was decided I received a box of
Twirlie Whilies pinwheels that were too cute to not include! So,
combining these elements, the entire design came together for the
holiday set and the playdate!!

As with most parties, things happen the day of the party that can’t be
helped. For us, I planned a larger children’s table using the
pinwheels and sucker centerpiece that ended up on the food table.
After the rain soaked the large table and chairs, I had to quickly
rework our round table for the four older toddlers as the little ones
don’t sit long anyway. I used a pink runner I had from a previous
party, paper plates in reds and pinks, green “grass”, mini mason jars
for the lemonade, and two of the mailboxes for a centerpiece (as we no
longer had room for the planned centerpiece). I also decided to use
the valentines from my kids as “table decor”. My son gave Twirlie
Whirlies Pinwheels which were on each plate, and my daughter gave a
pink striped bag of heart gummies. The bags and mini mailboxes were
used for the kids to take their treats home in.

We had a table full of food that FULLY intended to hold the chicken

salad sandwiches and other lunch food, but when a friend showed up
with the beautiful sugar cookies she made and decorated herself, I
knew they had to have a place on the table! Once the “centerpieces”
for the kids table merged onto the food table as well, it ended up
mostly sweets….oops. We can assure you, the kids didn’t complain!

I think my favorite part of the party was the Valentine Bingo

Printable Game I made to go with the set! Kids used stickers to put on
their cards and we kept playing until everyone had the chance to shout
BINGO! It was certainly a fun and memorable holiday party for my
little ones and hopefully their friends as well!
This full editable Valentine set is for SALE in my Etsy shop for $15! 

This Giveaway is now Closed
As a thank you to Chris’s readers for putting up with my guest post, I

would love to offer a GIVEAWAY to you! I will randomly choose 2
comments left here to win an EDITABLE party set of your choice
(including circles, invitation, tent cards/place cards, bottle labels,
and large circles)!!
Simply Visit the Paper & Pigtails Etsy Shop and
see which EDITABLE design is your favorite, then come back and post a
comment to let us know!
The Winner will be chosen on Monday, the 31st.
Congratulations to Kelly (#59) and Dee (#12) for winning your choice of Editable Printables from Paper & Pigtails!
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