Monday, February 9, 2015

A Valentine Party using my Printables

With Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I should do something to celebrate this year.

We don't normally do things for Valentines, as Henry assures me that everyday is Valentines Day . . .

Uh huh . . . 

However, I am a romantic, and I love a party, and I just made some printables that cried out to be . . . printed.

I had big plans.

Lots of pretty little details. The use of things that had to be ironed. Recipes for fabulous cakes were perused.

I love a party! Even when it's just my immediate family.

And then these two got engaged . . .

Photo: Danielle Lucier Photography

All the more reason to have a fabulous party.

I planned my dinner for this past Sunday evening.

I woke up Saturday morning exhausted. Argh! I had so many things I wanted to do. But I was too tired to do them. I wasn't too tired to ask more people to the party though.

I woke up Sunday, still just.so.tired. Nothing was done yet. But I asked more people to the party.

Thankfully my kids/guests pitched in and we still had a great party.

I still used my printables but I didn't iron my tablecloth or bake a cake (I bought one from Costco) 

Dinner itself was a simple one. Baked Ham, garlic mashed potatoes, cauliflower and white sauce, beans and homemade apple sauce. (And gravy. Lots and lots of gravy. Because, as Kim says, with Morgan, gravy is a way of life not just a nice sauce.) I didn't bake my biscuits or start with appetizers.

You know what? None of it mattered in the end. We all just enjoyed the good food and good company. There were still pretty details even if they weren't quite what I had planned.

And that's okay. Because after all, Valentines Day is all about the love, not about the pretty details.


I hope you all have the loveliest of Valentines Days!











playing Nintendo DS together . . .


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3 comments:

Evelyn in Canada said...

Congratulations, Holly! Your mom is going to have so much fun helping to arrange your wedding. And it will be nothing short of fabulous!

rosa veldkamp said...

Thanks Ev. :) It is going to be lots of fun!

Evelyn in Canada said...

Are they giving you enough time to plan it the way you'd like?

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