Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Dinner/Tea Party

Saturday evening was much needed...filled with valentine's outfits, pearls, tea cups, laughter, great food, wonderful discussions, and more laughter...all with these wonderful ladies!!
Oh it was a LOVELY night to say the least!!!

{my cute friend Penny brought favors for everyone!...butterfly bath fizzes for the ladies and bracelets for the girls}

While sipping pink hot chocolate from our tea cups, we enjoyed a lasagna I made (1/2 vegetarian and 1/2 ground turkey), fresh baked herb bread from our Smith's bakery, and a DELICIOUS spinach and strawberry-banana-blueberry salad with a homemade vinaigrette that my mother-in-law made.

FANTASTIC FOOD + WONDERFUL WOMEN = perfection.


I'm sad I didn't get more pictures especially of the people!...I need to figure out how to host AND photograph everything :) I guess I need more practice...more tea parties at my place?? okay!

For dessert we enjoyed some cute pink mini cupcakes my great friend Penny made, and of course the Hearty Cinnamon Twists I made last week. (except, instead of using two strips of dough we just used one...smaller, but just as sweet;)

{from left to right: Katie, Penny, Mandy, Mama Kjar, me...sorry, not going to share the sweet little girl's names}

I've been so excited to have my sisters-in-law Katie & Mandy meet my friend Penny!! My mother-in-law had met Penny a few times when they swapped watching Brooks while we were away on our cruise). And it was fun to see my nieces play with the sweet girls Brooks and I play with, er watch every week ;)
We all had such a great time together!!...from sharing tender experiences, to hilarious stories. By the end of the night our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard! Adam and Brooks even joined in at the end, which made it even better :)

I can't wait for our next ladies get together! Home-spa night, oh yes :)

(click here to see the tea party last summer with the lovely Kjar ladies)

16 comments:

Brooke said...

I can't wait to host parties like this at my house! how fun!! :) I love your teacups!

Ashley said...

How precious Haley! What a sweet & fun night!!! I wish I could step right into these cute photos and join you all! :)

p.s. You are rocking those Valentine red lips, girl! GORGEOUS!!!

p.p.s. Your little teapots? *swoon*

Shalyn said...

GAH! I never ever had tea parties as a kid, I NEED this! So cute!

charminglychesney said...

this party looked like so much fun! its really adorable from the heart food to the decorations!

Matt & Stacie said...

Hi Haley- I'm just a stranger stalking your blog because I just love it! :) (Okay, I went to school with Adam and came across your blog a while back).. just thought I would tell you thanks for all your fun ideas you post- i just love them all! you have such a cute little family, keep up the good work! :)

Shauna said...

I have been so bad at keeping up with blogs lately, but I love this Hales! You and your tea parties are just adorable. Someday we need to have one with all the girls. Ohhh someday :)

And your little red skirt is perfect. So valentine-ish. Glad you had so much fun!

Nicole said...

What a wonderful evening! It makes me want to run and buy a teapot!

ALELY said...

looks like all the ladies in the house had a whole lot of fun!

Lauren said...

oh my gosh what a cute little party! looks like it was so much fun :)I bet you girls will remember this for the rest of your lives!!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness. This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen.

Love, love & love!

I just might have to do this next year with some of my youth girls!

Chelsea said...

this is so cute! Loved your outfit as well.

Kari said...

Oh, what fun! Yay for sweet tea parties...

Diana Smith said...

What cute pictures!! How fun to hang out with friends and eat yummy food!

Pia said...

Oh, it looks lovely!
I wish I could come to your next tea party!

Sophie said...

this looks like the loveliest little valentines dinner! gorgeous photos too. and your little boy is so adorable. just read about him on the little side column. love your blog, im a new follower x

Eva Marie said...

What a blast! You look Gorg :)

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