On Thursday we had a Valentines Celebration with our homeschooling friends.
It was soooo much fun! 25 children and their Moms/ parents came....so about 40 people in all. It was noisy and chaotic, but so much fun - lots of laughter and chatter and playing...everyone brought snacks to share and they also brought Valentines/ treats for each of the children.
One of the activities was to make a 'mailbox' or bag - and decorate it ready for everyone to deliver their treats! This is what many schools would do and I thought it would be fun for the children to do the same. So we had a crafting station set up in the kitchen.
Susannah had the day off and luckily there were quite a few teens there too so she had a great day and said how pleased she was that she had been off of school :)
It was such a fun day and I have another planned for St Patricks Day in March - and then will do an Easter one with an egg hunt too :)
Thank you to everyone who came and joined us. It was literally the BEST Valentines Day I have ever had - with the fun bowling, the party and then watching The Notebook in the evening with the girls before a soak in the bath...well, it was just perfect :)
The table with just SOME of the food - there was more in the kitchen:
The ice cream cake that Joanne made was soooo good:
Abby found a heart shaped chip on Valentines day:
Bob the talking Cootie Catcher:
Lots of chatting and laughing with friends:
Some of the 'mail boxes' and bags:
So good to see these two:
Cookie decorating station:
New friends who have joined us this week:
More 'mail boxes':
Some of the lovely Valentine treats that children gave me: