Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Heart Parties


It's been awhile since we've hosted a good party, so I was really aching to entertain. To solve that, we invited some couple friends (some related, some from high schoolsome from here, some from there) and had a good old fashioned Valentine's day party.

We started the evening with treats. Beth brought chocolate covered strawberries (my favorite!). I made pink vanilla/chocolate cupcakes with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. I made these to die for brownies (thanks dear Marilyn for sharing your genius) and this (I think I could eat a bowl of that frosting) and some delish homemade oreos with strawberry buttercream frosting.

I had a blast decorating and planning and preparing. And we laughed and played and laughed some more.

The only bad thing was that it ended. I hate that.

**Update: Tia asked me to tell about the games we did. On our invitation we asked the couples to bring a Valentine's Day themed white elephant gift. The gifts were hilarious and diverse. There was the super popular 2 dvd set (a chick flick and a man flick), a set of 100 tea light candles (to really set the romance a blaze), 5 hand-made hilarioius rude valentines ("your teeth called, they said your breath stinks"), High School Musical fortune telling valentines, a big border-line-cute but mostly foul lead-based heart platter that none of us could even figure out what to do with (besides shoot at it--good idea Kati), a pregnancy test, another chick flick and box of chocolates, a sweet Valentine banner, and a sweet I Love You heart shaped frame. It was awesome cause the 80's couple in the frame were wearing sweet sun hats. The best part was that at the end of the night everybody walked away with something romantic that could really get the warm fuzzies going in their relationship.

After the gift exchange, we did a kind of Catch Phrase/Taboo game. I wrote up about 100 slips of paper with the names of famous couples, Valentine words, and other relationship/romantic words. Then the teams were divided and we took turns pulling out the papers and describing them to our teammates while they guessed. It was hilarious and a lot of fun. The winning team won Valentine Mix CD's Dan and I made (the losers won them too).

12 comments:

K said...

I CANNOT believe you did not invite MOTHERS. Or did you invite yours? Your mother and not ME? And all those treats? I sit on the floor and cover my head with ashes, or at least, I would if I had any.

Did you ever meet Ginger? Your mom knows her. I thought you might enjoy jumping over to see her family tradition - right up your alley - maybe in the future.
http://gingersnapgems.blogspot.com/

That spread is truly gorgeous. I hope Gin asked you if you had any raw carrots she could eat instead.

Brad and Kati Baxter said...

Megan your party was the BEST!!!! We had so much fun!!! (even Brad- which is a pretty big deal :))You guys are such awesome friends and HAVE such awesome friends! Once again we appreciate you inviting us!

Kirsten said...

Once again, I shamefully live too far away for something like this!!! Darn it!! Everything looked so wonderful!!!! And tasty looking!! Have you checked Stephanie Ford's blog? She did a party like that last year and again this year, and next year, I am totally doing it!! It looks like so much fun!

the fellers said...

I heart your parties....and your food....it was so fun! Thanks again!

Tia said...

I'm so pleased that you posted the pictures of the food - it is good to know you value it as much as I do. The desserts were SO delicious - I can't get over them!
You need to post about the fabulous white elephant ideas people had and your other fun game idea. You did such a great job, it was a blast!!!

Macbeth Bunch said...

Megs,

That party was awesome! Everything was amazing! I seriously kept thinking I'm so lucky to get to come to such a posh party. Thanks for all of the work you put into it. I still can't believe you did it all with the kiddos.

The Willeyes said...

You are so talented! I want your cupcake recipe...you know how I love cupcakes:) Next time, rememeber your old neighborhood :)

Holli and Billy said...

Dang it! Your party sounded awesome! We totally missed out, but maybe next time.

jwise said...

That sounds like SO MUCH FUN! The treats look heavenly! :) Glad you got a chance to entertain and hang out with grown-ups for a bit. Especially love-y grown-ups.

Tiffany said...

Ohh- can I be invited next year?!
Your cupcakes look gorgeous. My mouth is watering.

kristy kaye said...

ummm....can you PLEASE post ALL of the recipes from the party...like the raspberry filled cupcakes...and the strawberry buttercream filled oreos! PLEASE!!!

Ginna said...

Best party EVER!
I'm so glad I got to come :)

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