It didn't work last year - no one could be there, and admittedly, I started a little too late to find a free night in most ladies' schedules. But this year, it was successful. And so fun!
First, there were cupcakes. They were confetti cupcakes covered in homemade chocolate icing. Linnea tasted and saw that it was good, but then decided that they most certainly needed handmade heart-shaped picks to be complete. True?
And then there was the trip to the dollar store for conversation heart candies, which found their way onto these sugar cookies:
Here are two of the ladies that joined me for card-making and consumption of copious amounts of chocolate - note the counter full of goodies.
We also had time between bites to create Valentine's Day cards. This was guise under which we got together, and it was quite an effective ruse for the eating of chocolate and the neglecting of homework and the hours of conversation.
Still silly and sugary sweet.
Here are the cards that I made for my sister, sisters-in-law, MIL, and my mom:
I love how they turned out! Sally brought some really beautiful paper that she made, and I loved adding that to my cards. I did some hand sewing to add an extra special detail to the lace, too.