Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Galentine's Party with the Craft Group

I know I am a little late posting 
this, but I wanted to get it done 
before the pictures got lost in my 
busy life.

Our Craft Group had a Galentine's 
party this year.  We started with this 
fabulous charcuterie heart box 
made by our hostess Laura.  

The beautiful boxes were all laid out 
on a side table.  We took them into the 
living room and munched and talked.
I have to admit by the time we finished 
our boxes, we were stuffed and we 
still had dinner!

You can see there is a full meal 
in the heart shaped box consisting 
of cheeses, crackers, fruit salsa, 
a chopped salad, a petit four, 
nuts and a chocolate. 

Because we were too full to eat 
anything more, we moved on to 
our Favorite Things baskets.  Some 
contained books, and some Valentine's 
things, and some had date items.  
They were all beautifully done.  

The table was set with 
a Valentine's theme with
chocolates on each plate and 
fresh flowers in the center.

Our lovely hostess, Laura, had 
prepared a gift bag for each of us.
Earlier she had asked us for the 
name of a boy we liked in 
grade school.  Inside our gift bags 
were hand written notes from our 
crushes!  What a fun idea.  Mine said, 
"Jackie I like you.  Meet me at recess!" 
What a clever and fun idea.  She also 
wrote a Valentine to each of us from 
herself, a beautiful note to keep telling 
us what she admired about us.  

There was also a pretty hanky, 
candy and treats.  It felt very 

Ribbons were hanging from the 
chandelier and six pots of 
fresh flowers were lined up 
down the table. 

We each got a See's Chocolates 
Heart Shaped Truffle.  I just 
loved that ruffled white plate.

A second theme of strawberries 
was featured and Amy made 
these beautiful strawberry shaped 

Here is our lovely hostess Laura.

She is holding the chocolate 
dipped strawberries I made 
for the party.  Our husbands 
call us the "Overachievers", 
so I knew the strawberries had 
to be special.  Some were painted 
gold and some were covered in 
pink sparkle. 

Even though we didn't do a craft, 
(seems to be the way this group 
is going), we had a wonderful 
time and still didn't get home 
until 11:00!! 

So fun to share food and fun with 
fabulous friends.  

 I will be posting this with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Jackie, I love this Valentine party. I am going to borrow this idea for next year. The heart charcuterie idea is so cute. I can see why no one wanted to eat dinner. The table is gorgeous with the flowers, plate stack and those chocolate truffles. So fun and I am sure a great time. The chocolate covered strawberries are fabulous. Of course everything you do is wonderful. Funny about the overachiever. My husband says that to me every time I host a dinner party. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous Galentine's party.


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