In a particularly manic moment, I decided to throw a Valentine's Day party for Big Kid and his friends. I became absolutely convinced when I saw cute little metal mailboxes at Target's $ spot and bought 20 of them. So now I'm committed. Oh the guilt of summer birthdays! No more sex for me in November.
So I figure I will invite his class, his crew of girl friends and their sibs to a park and have a Valentine's play date. Maybe we'll play games. There will be cupcakes. I was thinking of reading Pinkalicious (just because Big Kid and I love it). Then I was thinking maybe cupcake or cookie decorating or Valentine making? Definitely exchanging Valentine's, although I'm not sure how to tell everyone how many Valentines to bring until everyone RSVPS, know what I mean?
Mostly I need help with thinking of a cute invite that's not lame. Nothing too girly, that is a challenge on V-day. I was thinking something like trains and "I choo-choose you", something like that, inspired by the Simpsons. I don't know if I love the choo choo thing though, just trying to spark your creativity.
I was also thinking along the lines of "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm having a party and inviting you!" but what will the invite look like?
Why am I doing this again??? Oh yeah, we ordered stamps with a really cute photo of Big Kid and Emmers for the awesome Mad Hatter Tea Party I'm planning for Emmers. Notice I say I, because it's pretty much out of LK's hands, like it or not. Anyway, we got a discount on a second sheet of stamps and I thought they'd be cute on Valentines, then I realized we don't mail many Valentines and then I thought of party invites and how fun it is to exchange cards when you're little and how Big Kid won't ever get to have a party with his class since he has a summer birthday and all...
and that's why we're all trying to (quickly) think of a really cute (spectacularly cute) invitation idea. So I can use these stamps.
Thanks for your help.