We had a Valentine Card Making Party for toddlers at our house today. I aprepared for complete and utter mass chaos, but it went very well! .

There were 8 toddlers from 1-4 years old, 5 Mommies, and at least 56,782 foam stickers, most of which miraculously stayed on the table or on the cards.

Our esteemed guests included Averi,
and Mia and Josiah.

We wisely let them play for a while to start with to deplete some of their energy resources.
Then the fun began. We had just enough table space to let all 8 kids sit around the tables, while us Mommies hovered and helped and kept them from sticking stickers to their eyes or to their neighbor’s hair.
This craft amazingly kept their attention for around an hour, in which each kid made several cards each and between all of us we made QUITE the mess:
Here’s Mia and Ali clutching tightly showing off their card collections:
Then we had some more play time to further prepare them to have awesome naps.
Ali and Averi had some bonding time:
Averi discussed the philosophical implications of her book while Ali was more interested in studying her cookie:
Ali showed all of her friends how to make “silly hair” out of her shakers, which was quite a hit.
And, as everyone was leaving, one forlorn little Valentine stood at the window, wishing it didn’t have to end so soon:

10 thoughts on “Many Mini Valentiners

  1. This was SO much fun! Thanks again for hosting it.

    Would you mind e-mailing me the picture of Mia with the cards when you get a chance? Thank you!

  2. Rachel, looks like fun. I’m sad we had to miss it.

    By the way, something seems to have gone awry here. There is a line drawn across everything on your blog.

  3. Rachel, we had a great time. Thank you so much for having us!
    I need to know though. Did you see the card we made for Grammy in which we forgot the “R” and not tell us? I thought that’s what friends were for???? :)

  4. Christie – I do remember seeing “Gammy” out of the corner of my eye, but didn’t think anything about it because some people call their Grandmom’s that. I’ll see if I can find an “R” and send it to Cubbies with Julie tonight, who should be stopping by my house in a bit. :)

  5. I love the picture of Ali at the end. And her ABC shirt is so cute. My friends and I used to do little parties like that when all of ours were younger and it was so much fun. By the way, your house looks beautiful. Love the wall colors.

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