Monday, February 9, 2009

What the world, needs now... Love, sweet love.

So I consider myself a gift to Mother Earth since Tat and I hosted a Valentine's Party this past weekend.

I'll just sum up the fun by quoting the oldies but goodies, the Vengaboys, "We like to party. We like, we like to party." Okay, maybe they weren't goodies.

Regardless, here was the rip-roaring night:

First thing First----FOOD!

The Flowers:
My first Calla Lillies of the season sacrificed themselves all in the name of Love.

The hanging decor.
Paper lanterns a la Michales for 1 Buck! Holla.

First game of the night, the Ever-Popular White Elephant.
Here were a few of the hot items up for trade this year:
Look at the smile on TK's face. He must secretly be an Eddie Lover.

SG wanted this little number so badly he did the ol' switch-er-oo to get his hands on it.
(I love that KJ is posing in between Spidey & Steve)

And I'm STILL baffled why nobody stole these SWEETNESS jammers!
It's all about the 1-piece, baby.

Had I had the chance, I'd have stolen these shirts. I would TOTALLY wear the one Jenni is modeling. Wouldn't you?

Next game of the night:
I had all the Lady-folk give me some info on their husbands pre-party and came up with a game using the info. The winner's of the "It's All About the Men" game.....The Parkes Team.

Yes, Erin was also the winner at KJ's Cookie Swap in December. Her husband informed her she better stop winning or else she won't be getting invitations anywhere. Not true, Erin...we love you. However, keep one eye on your towels at all times.....there are some pretty competitive people around these parts....I'm just saying.

The winning prize:

(And a shout-out to my talented Mother-in-Law for embroidering these hot little numbers...Thanks!)

And there was a 3-way tie for second place in the "All About the Men" Game.
So to fairly distribute the runner-up prize (the dotted dish-towel, oven mit, & heart measuring spoons), the 3 men had 10 minutes to write a 4-lined Love Poem to their wife.
Here were the 3 contestants as they professed their undying love:

And here are the 3 wives as they swooned:

The winning Love Poem went to BP...and it's a good thing he redeemed himself.
The first year we hosted our annual V-Day Party the men had to write poems & let's just say BP won the prize for the most Lame. Really, he did.

And last, but not least, who could forget the After-Party?

KJ & HT stayed to sing praises to NKOTB & help remove tape from the ceiling by jumping in stilettos.
I'm sure Tat was thinking to himself...How many blondes does it take to rip down the decorations? At that point Tat closed up the party by quoting Semisonic, "Closing time. You don't have to go home, but you can't..."

I know I'll take some heat from these 2 for posting this pic, but don't worry----I can take 'em.


The Mostess said...

My thoughts-in order:

1. Loved the spread--nummy,nummy.
2. TK may have loved Eddy C, but I went home with him!
3. I totally posed with Spidey
4. I purposely ruined the picture of you and Heather so I can remain the "featured friend" on her Facebook page. BRING IT ON ATWOOD!! ;)
5. Erin also won at the Not-So-Newlywed Game!!
6. TP looks skeptical of JP's love poem
7.It's time to wrap up the party when NKOTB moves are busted on the dance floor
8. Post away. I look supa' fly in my skinny jeans, baby!!

Atwoods said...

YOU STINK! I could not for the life of me figure out what happened to the pic of me & HT. I kept trying to remember who took the pic & I resulted, "Wow, and I thought I was technologically challenged." It all makes sense now, Kj. Bring it, sista. Bring it.

The Mostess said...

I'm not scared of aren't even the featured friend!! :)

I was waiting for you to see it and laugh, since the last thing you said right before handing me the camera was that you were now going to be the new E-BFF. Then...nothing.

Maybe I will go and post my pic with HT on my Facebook page...toodles!

The Bock Family said...

You are a crazy party gal! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun!

Lindsey said...

it was fanastic as usual. loved the food, loved the games, loved it all. i totally would have gone home with those footie jammies if i didn't own a pair of my own. it is a good thing b/c ava loves her little purse.

Jenni said...

Love it!!!! Looks like it was a ton of fun! And the cupcakes look delicious (After your last post I was wondering why you were making so many!)

Matt and Jessie said...

You guys are such party animals! Looks like a blast! My mouth was watering over the pictures of the treats! They all look like winners to me!

abby bennett said...

i WISH I could have been there! Thank you for posting an in-depth recount of the party. I am sure all are glad that I kept my phlegm to myself that night.

Jennikunz said...

no fair.. I'm moving into your hood!