G’s 2nd Annual Valentine’s Tea

Today we hosted Gracen’s second mamas and munchkins Valentine’s tea.  It was a very different scene than last year’s party where us Kuwait mamas sat around a blanket of rolly polly babies while chatting and sipping on hot coffee.  This morning was wonderfully chaotic, and by the end of it, I think all of us mommies had worked up a sweat.  Just goes to show how much things change in one year.  Here are some photos from this morning’s mamas and munchkins tea, complete with three curious and busy toddlers and one adorable 6 month old.

The decor:

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Sidewalk chalk art.

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The mantle.

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Pink tulips, a free Valentine’s print, a paint chip garland,and a candy bar we didn’t even get to because there were so many other sweets.

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Gracen’s bedroom door decorated with hearts she painted and hung {mostly} by herself.

Mama treats:

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Dark and white chocolate covered strawberries.

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Raspberry white chocolate scones.

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Fruit salsa and cinnamon sugar chips (adapted from this recipe).

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Pain au chocolat.

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Cookies from Mozart Bakery. (There was also the most delicious dip with strawberries and heart-shaped fruit cut outs, but somehow I missed taking a photo.  Shoot.)

Munchkin treats:

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Fruit leather hearts.

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Melon hearts.

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Mini heart-shaped margherita pizzas.


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Mess-free finger painting station.

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Mural wall.

The munchkins:

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And of course this little pizza monster.

The action:

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Snack time for Ainsley and Jackson.

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Drool never looked so cute!

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Finger painting toddlers.

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Obsessed with Keagan’s soft blanket. In fact, she loved it so much that she insisted I take her ponytails out so she could roll around on it without her head hurting.

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Checking things out.

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Recess time at the school across the street looks pretty cool.

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Baby love.

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Team cleaning.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

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3 thoughts on “G’s 2nd Annual Valentine’s Tea

  1. Hey Jen! Turner and I definitely missed going to your Valentine’s Day party! Love looking at last year’s pics…you’re right, a year makes a huge difference. It’d be fun to see our babes running around together now :) Love the blog…keep up the good work!

  2. Hey, Mon! I must admit I got all nostalgic about Kuwait and the wonderful little mama & munckins group we had there as I went through last year’s photos… I know Kuwait had it’s challenges, but I do really miss it sometimes! A Grant, Turner, and Gracen reunion would be a blast! :)

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