Monday, February 12, 2007

sweets!



We had a wonderful Sweets Party!

The best part was decorating. My niece Maggie, nephew Seth, and I taped streamers to almost every surface of my mother's kitchen. We hung a banner from the ceiling fan. And two more in the windows. We made a panel of streamer ribbons for the doorway (and had loads of fun running through them!)

We had cupcakes with puffy pink hearts painted on them and we put a candle in each one. We sang "Happy Sweets Day to You!" at the top of our lungs and, together, blew them all out. There were party favors of phoney money and black velvet marker art. I filled heart shaped boxes with a sampling of fun and colorful candy in little candy cups. Seth tried to trade his half-eaten box with Maggie's nearly full one. Sneaky little boy!

We're already talking about what our next celebration will be. We were thinking about a pickle party for St. Paddy's Day. Maggie and Seth are wild about pickles...maybe we can do a tasting of a dozen different varieties.

I have a whole bunch of orders to get out today so it's off to work for me. I hope this Monday gives you a fresh and wonderful start to this brand new week before you.

15 comments:

Cherry Menlove said...

They are such beautiful children. I can imagine a day with them being just wonderful.

Cherry xx

Kim said...

You are the bestest auntie ever!

little lovelies said...

yay! On my flickr are pics of the bon bons I made. THANKS for the idea!!

bev said...

Kim said exactly what I was going to write...so DITTO!

cruststation said...

Your niece and nephew are so adorable! I say have a party for anything, you do the best parties I would love to attend.

Diane said...

You just get to have so much fun!!

jolee1 said...

where do you get your heart boxes? so cute.

Carol said...

How very sweet! What a good aunt you are!

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Gypsy Purple said...

What a great celebtration...love the ideas

Chamara

suesue said...

love your blog always! did y'all ever try fried pickles? so different. my sis and i did that one st. paddy's day and watched "the quiet man" which is a lovely movie set in ireland.

Anita said...

Maggie and Seth have the most adorable expressions! They express all the joy children feel in such things. What is marvelous is that you still find joy in most things as well! If only every child had an AMY in their life...this world would be a much better place!! I am loving the expression Seth has - do we not see a little coveting of his sis' candy?? Too cute!

charlotte said...

little Maggie looks just like you! what fun to have you for a doting, playful aunt!
xoC

cammyk said...

Oh,what fun! Your darling little niece looks just like you!!

tongue in cheek said...

What darling little sweetie pies!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my goodness...those two little faces are all the "sweets" I'd ever need! You are indeed a fortunate aunty, and your loved ones are lucky to have you in their lives. Thank you for the smiles!