Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Life is in the Details

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!

Yesterday we hosted a Valentine’s tea party for 14 little girls. Sofia (4 ½) came up with the idea for the party all on her own, which she reminded me of many times as we were negotiating every last detail of the party, down to which heart wreath would go on the front door! As we were planning the party, I realized that one of the things I love most about entertaining is the details. And it is also one of the things I love most about life in general – it’s all in the pretty little details.

My mantra for the party, which I had to share with Sofia several times as her plans started to get bigger and bigger, was “it’s not about spending a lot of money, it’s about spending time with friends.” This meant we re-used decorations we had, borrowed tea cups and tea pots, and didn’t buy a new dress, which she wanted to do! We did “splurge” on paper invitations because she balked at my idea of sending an evite. I love stationery and usually it would be my preference too but I was trying to keep things simple. I’m glad she insisted on “real” invitations and all the other details she came up with.

Here I share some of the special details that made this party so much fun to plan and host.

If you would like to see more pictures from this special party, click here.




  1. You are the best mom EVER and I'm mad because I wasn't invited!!!!

    1. Kristin - you have a job now so you couldn't have come anyway!!! xoxo