Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Valentines, glitter, sprinkles and girls…

Three years ago I started doing a Valentine Tea Party for my nieces and a few of their friends.

They {Katie and Abbie} are considerably younger than my other nieces and nephew as well as my own kids so it’s fun for me to be able to do special things for them.  It also helps {immensely} that we live in the same area.

I had hoped that it wouldn’t be a one-time event…and it hasn’t.  They were 4 and 6 then and now they are 6 and 8.  We’ve had the same group of girls each year and this year we added two more.

We had a splendid little tea party.  As the girls get older they actually now drink their tea and with less sugar…although they use plenty of that.

I tried, for the first time, a little fondue bar with mini cupcakes, a dipping sauce and LOTS of sprinkle options.  It was a grand addition to the other assortments of sweets and goodies which included heart-shaped pizza.

They really liked the sprinkles…

We made a little crafty banner with each girl’s initial on it.

This was more an experiment but it is very cute.  I  took a picture of them, added the words and the sucker ring.  The ring is a little overpowering but they couldn’t wait to get home and give this Valentine to themselves. there is something about sucker rings and little girls…they just love them!

I really made out with a lovely assortment of homemade Valentines.

I made these hats last month for me and them…I got to use them as decoration for the past month and they got to take one home.  Too much fun…they really loved them!

It just wouldn’t be complete without the silly picture…

February 15, 2011 Posted by | family, friends, Girls' Valentine Tea, tea party, Valentine's | 2 Comments

Valentines, sprinkles, glitter and girls

Sweet girls are just so much fun.

I really like sweet girls.

I would do just about anything for sweet girls.

I have two sweet young nieces and I love to do special things for them.

they don’t seem to mind

This was our 2nd annual Valentine Party {here was our 1st} with my two nieces plus 3 girls of their choosing.

I made aprons for them and they added their hand prints.

I have another sweet niece (Lindsey) who came and helped them make some Valentines.

We had some tasty yummies! {using 3 lbs. of butter will do that}

a little ring-around-the-rosy

and we ended up with five happy girls

February 13, 2010 Posted by | family, Girls' Valentine Tea, Valentine's | 7 Comments

Valentines, sprinkles, glitter and girls…

burning candles

Yesterday was a fun and special day…

{love}ly cupcake

…I had a Valentine’s tea party with 5 sweet little girls between the ages of 4 & 7.


We colored…


played heart bingo…

decorating sugar cookies

decorated humongous sugar cookies…

having a tea party

had tea and lots of other goodies…

playing 'house' with Polly Pockets

played with Polly Pockets….

take-home goody bags I did for the girls

and took home some fun goodies!

Abbie, Lena, Abi, Olivia, Katie

This was the funnest group of girls to have to my home.  Three of them were new friends to me.  They all got along so well, were very respectful and just happy.  I loved listening to their sweet little voices and lively conversations.  Two out of the 3 moms represented here are pregnant so the little one on the end said “my mom’s not pweg-u-nut”.  She was a little sad about that.  😦

As I washed my china I remembered the times when I did this with my own sweet girls.  It caused me to smile and get a bit teary, my mind flooding with thoughts and fine memories of those two beauties.  We’re not completely done with tea parties I hope but they take on a different flavor as they get older.  So for now I’ll spoil my neices.  They don’t seem to mind one bit.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | friends, Girls' Valentine Tea, home life, just plain fun, tea party, Valentine's | 10 Comments