Can you tell I love throwing little parties? Not sure who loves it more me or the girl who I throw them for. I’m thinking of throwing another one this year and realized I never shared her last party from two(!) years ago. We had little friends over for a cookie decorating + valentine making party. It was a complete success–I let the kids bounce back and forth between crafting and cookie decorating, with other snacks and a punch board pinata as well. I used my Silhouette CAMEO in full force for this part from cute paper-cut invitations to tiny mailboxes for each guest. I filled out the craft table with heart cut outs, heart shaped glasses, stamps, washi tape, stickers, glue, markers, glitter, and sparkly pom poms. Towards the end I passed out treat bags and each child took turns picking prizes from the punch-board pinata. There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to make one. I used a large piece of cardboard and cut circles with an exacto knife. Then I had my little one help me to glue tissue paper over every hole. When that had dried, I took paper cups and put in prizes and then hot glued them to the back. I always think a pinata is going to be less work than it actually is, but the reward is in how excited and happy it makes the little party-goers. This type was perfect for our inside, low key type of party (we weren’t thrilled with the idea of swinging bats in the house wielded by blindfolded littles). All in all a wonderful day for my sweet girl.