I know Christmas is at the top of the list for everyone’s favorite holiday, but I absolutely LOVE Valentine’s Day. Maybe because it is centered around pink hearts 😉 or maybe because it’s an excuse to really share the love and express it to people in your life. I also love the months leading up to spring and spring time…it’s just my jam!
I’ve started a tradition of throwing a Valentine’s Favorite things party with my girlfriends! I look forward to it every year! If you don’t know what a favorite things party is, let me explain. Everyone brings a few gifts – things that they love and use – wrapped up. This year we are doing 2 gifts valued at around $20 each. I like to specify a price point so it’s generally fair and everyone is on the same page. So this year, everyone will bring 2 of the same gifts. We go around the room and when it is your turn, you explain why you love the gifts you brought and then draw 2 names out of the bowl everyone puts their name in the bowl twice before starting). Everyone leaves with 2 new gifts plus a mental note of all the fun things people love and use on a daily basis. It’s refreshing and gives you new, fun ideas!
I love seeing what other people do for fun and how they celebrate! Here are a bunch of goodies I am using to decorate and get festive for the party this year. We are going to do a dessert waffle bar, so the heart waffle maker was a must (and then I will use these to make them like waffle pops). I typically throw a little Valentine’s party for my daughters and their friends too so I just buy extra/reuse what I have from the Favorite things party.