Happy Valentine’s Day from Lillian and all of her friends. We had a very special holiday play group at our house this morning…..and had 16 babies join us! Babies from 8 weeks to 18 months…walkers, crawlers, snugglers. It was BabyPaLooza around here! But what fun.
Since we scheduled the party between naps we served a light lunch of homemade tomato soup and heart-shaped toasted cheese sandwiches (a big favorite with the “first foods” crowd).
We rounded it out with homemade whoopie pies (made using my client Cuisipro’s mini ice cream sandwich maker), and chocolate marshmallow cake pops. Someone brought heart shaped donuts, which were another festive addition and I also made a super simple snack mix that I found absolutely addictive.
It was a really fun group and everyone seemed thoroughly tuckered out for afternoon naps (Lilly didn’t even make it to the end of the party). Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to snap many pics of the action and the ones I got were pretty dreadful, but the babies were SO, SO cute! They’re really the best Valentine anyone could ask for. : )
That said, if you’re looking for an extremely simple, last-minute addition to a Valentine’s Day party, I recommend this addictive snack mix:
Sweet & Savory Valentine Snack Mix
1 bag pretzel sticks or rounds
1 bag chocolate Teddy Grahams
1 bag yogurt covered dried cherries
1 bag Valentine’s M & Ms
Combine all ingredients in a large, zip-top bag and toss to combine. Pour into a festive bowl and try to control yourself.