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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Grandkid's Valentine's Day Party

Valentine's Day used to just be for my sweetheart and me
but as the kids grew, they wanted in on the party too.

How can you blame them as the house gets decorated and 
filled with hearts and candy galore?

This year we decided to make it special for all of the little
kiddies too.

We set the table simply -  filled with red and hearts
starting with a heart shaped placemat, a red plate and red flatware,

and of course we had to have candy,

and more candy.

We even broke out the cloth napkins for them.

One of my children's favorite items on a fancy table
was to have candles lit, so we lit
these fun heart candle holders I got a couple
of years ago.

It's always pretty hard to keep the candles lit, but I
guess that is part of the fun - to blow the candles out.

I also have this large heart shaped candle holder,
but it didn't look quite right with the plain candle
it came with.

So I had to pop in a red votive candle holder.  
This grand candle holder is a new purchase this year.

How exciting it was for them to see their own table.

Of course, some didn't eat much but the chocolate
hearts, but IT IS GRANDMA'S HOUSE!!

A cake pedestal filled with Little Debbie's cakes was
a hit also.

The whole meal was a no work meal -
Pizza Delivery
Valentine's Cakes and Candies.

The cake was served on this fun red cake pedestal that I
bought for this Christmas and never even thought about
it for Valentine's Day.

They were really taken with these cups and the
low handle.  I had two miniature ones for the
little 3 year old and 2 1/2 year old.

It was really fun, but that wasn't all.....

That was followed up with a 
first ever sleepover
 for all six of them
(the two infants stayed with their parents.)

We lined up all six of them up on sleeping pads
and had a little toy on their pad for them.

Grandma slept right by them in the hallway in case
anyone needed me during the night.

Of course, they want to do it again soon!

The next morning we had the parents come over for a
breakfast of Stuffed French Toast and Bacon.
(I will have to do a post on that recipe.  It is
one of our favorite breakfast foods.)

  The kids had fun wearing Grandma's dress ups.

Happy Valentine's Day to a bunch of sweeties.

I will be posting with


Lavender Cottage said...

What a party! You sure know how to dress a table and spoil the grands grandma. I'll bet the sleepover was just as much fun.
We've never had our 6 grands at once but I've been away for a weekend with the teenage twins, their younger sister and my daughter - seems like all we did was eat.
Thanks for sharing the Valentine kids' party.

Barbara F. said...

So cute, I bet they had a ball. xo

scrambledhenfruit said...

You are such a fun grandma! What a way to make Valentine memories. :)

La Table De Nana said...

I love kiddie sleepovers..
Great idea this party:-)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Jackie ~ what a grand party for your grands! You know, the special things that you do for them now will be things that they will remember for the rest of their lives! I wish that you were MY Grandma...but we're pretty close in age. Can I adopt you as my Grandma anyway? LOL! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What lucky children to have such a loving Grandma such as you.. Beautiful party!

Entertaining Women said...

This look like the best Valentine party EVER! The canleholder is superb. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

This look like the best Valentine party EVER! The canleholder is superb. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Sue said...

Oh what fun! Over Christmas vacation we had six of our eight grandkids spend the night also. I slept out on the couch with them:) For Valentine's day we will be traveling (on that day) to TX, but will arrive in the evening and spend a week with four of our grandchildren (and their parents:)). Our oldest grandchild will be getting baptized that Saturday!
What a fun and loving grandma you are! Looks like they all enjoyed themselves:)

TuesdaySusan said...

So very sweet and precious with your grandbabies.....very heartwarming!

Irene said...

Looks like the kiddos had a lo of fun. Love that red cake pedestal. Happy Valentines!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A special time creating magical memories that your grandchildren will take with them forever. Warm regards

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, it looks like you all had a great time Jacqueline! I know they felt special seeing the table set just for them:@)

Sandra Lee said...

No work and lots of fun. My kind of party!

Tricia said...

Oh, my, what fun! The table looks wonderful, and I know their eyes lit up when they first saw it. You are BRAVE to host a sleepover for six little grands! Mine are coming this weekend -- but just two!

Marigene said...

You are a very special grandma to throw those kind of parties! Beautiful table...love the red plates...must have missed them, I have several colors in that pattern, but no red.
Your little grands are adorable, Jacqueline.

Alycia Nichols said...

I think you'll be getting a Grandma of the Year award!!!! What a treat for the kids! All their favorite foods, lots of fun decorations, some grown-up touches to make them feel extra special, Grandma's lovin'...what more could a kid want?!??!?!! Those look like a fancy Irish coffee mugs with that low handle. Cool! Beautiful cake pedestal!!!

anniebakes said...

how fun for everyone of all ages!! beautiful grand children you have! anne

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I bought the same heart boxes for my grands...although I didn't do a fantastic party...and I did have some Miss Debbie cakes....Did, being the operative word...now who could have eaten them??? shhh

Gina said...

So pretty! I bet everyone had a wonderful time too. I love your heart candleholder...so unusual, so lovely!

Pat said...

Wonderful Valentine's table for the grands!

Val said...

PRECIOUS. You are the worlds greatest grandma. Love this.

Tea in Texas said...

How precious and I think anyone with grandkids would love all the great ideas. The sleep over was a big hit for I saw all the smiles in the photos. Glad you are making wonderful memories with them!


Marlis said...

First all brave comes to mind.. Wow all 6 at one time. But I bet that was the best part. What a great party you set.. The table looks wonderful and I can tell they had a fabulous time by the pictures. Pretty new candleholder too. Just so much fun, so glad you shared! xo marlis

kitty said...

You really know how to throw a fun party for your little ones, Jacqueline! I love the menu for them and so easy for you. I know they had a great time at Grandma's house!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words about my art.. This was my first attempt at a needle felted poodle... I appreciate your thoughts.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I think I would like to be a grandkid rather than a sister :). Looks like a lot of fun. Love your new heart lantern. Such cute little kiddies. I was able to see our two this weekend. Of course I was enchanted. Your table looks great and I can only imagine how much fun it was for them, and a sleepover too! Joni

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love this! You have so many beautiful heart shaped candle holders! What a fun time, and great memories!


Jacqueline said...

It was brave, I have to admit and I was a little worried that we would be calling someone in the middle of the night, but everything went so well. I think they all felt so comforted by having one another there that they didn't even think about wanting to go home! Hurray!!! Now they are saying we should do it once a month!

xinex said...

You are the coolest grandma, Jacqueline! Your grandkids are so beautiful. What a cute and fun kids Valentine table!...Christine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just precious! I only have one Grand but I think it would be fun to do a party for he and I! You have given me some great ideas! Hugs, Linda

Diane said...

What grandchild would not be wild about this table - sweet treats for all! I know they will feel very special to sit at such a well-appointed table. You have a group of cuties there. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

This is great! I bet the kiddies had an awesome time! I love the candle holders and the Little Debbie cakes were a perfect addition! Blessings, Tammy

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh you are so very brave! My sister has 4 kids and I have 2, my parents loved to have all 6 over and it is such a special memory for all of our kids (the youngest just turned 17-the oldest almost 31). I'm not sure I could handle 6 at once, but it isn't looking as if I'll ever have to. I'm sure this will be something they never forget...the table looked amazing! Little ones loved to be treated like grownups!

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

How fun! I hope to be able to have grandkids over to Nana's house some day to do just this! I know these memories will stay with them forever. I loved your fun table and especially those candle holders!!

Thank you for sharing!

Miss Mindy

Bonnie said...

You are the BEST Grandmother!!!! You are very blessed to have them nearby.

Pretty table and fun time.

Mom E. said...

Grandma Jacquie,
So much fun! I may have to adopt some children to Grama to, mine are in Germany....But party we must!
Such fun ideas! And I, like you, think you cannot have enough of those plates! You ahve them in so many colors! Gotta love TPT!!!!! I only have a few, I wish I would have purchased more!
Heart Hugs,

Marie Arden said...

What fun for them and a sleep over too! Love all the candy hearts. I bought those Little Debbie cakes for ME !

Stasa Lynn said...

So special and what fun memories you are creating with them.... Thanks for the inspiration for the day I may become a grandmother!

Esme said...

Who would not want to come over to your house for a sleepover. The party looks like so much fun.

Lizbeth McGow said...

Miss Jacqueline, not only you decorate with impeccable taste, but also you can make things so down to earth and kid friendly...that in itself is a task! What a fun party it was an a fantastic way to celebrate Valentine's loving your family!
Came over via Pink Saturday and also my own blog.

Linda Primmer said...

What a sweet Grandma to have a special party for your cute Grandkids. I see so many wonderful smiles. What a treat, just for them.

Emily Dickson said...

I love how you had a valentines party with your grandchildren, not just your valentines, I think valentines should be about everyone you love, not just with the person you're in love. I love the idea and I'll have to set one up of my own with even more candy! Thanks for the idea, Emily x

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a pretty tablescape full of Valentine sweets...yummy! Looks like you all had a wonderful time, such memories!!!


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