On Friday I threw an old-fashioned Valentine-making party for a group of my girlfriends. I'm not sure if women used to get together and craft Valentines in the olden days, but in the age of evite and sexting, it certainly felt old-fashioned to spend the evening with glitter and glue.
My good friend Cyndi owns Artworks, a studio and art school, and among other things you can rent the place for a night or afternoon and have crafting parties. Adults or kids! Last year Cyndi threw a Valentines-making party there and I swore that this year I was going to do one myself.
I invited a handful of girlfriends and told everyone to bring a bottle of wine to share. Artworks provided the snacks and all the art supplies, so we poured ourselves a glass of bubbly and I used a glue stick for the first time since kindergarten.
It was so therapuetic to get creative and messy and tipsy with friends.
Some of us were overly chatty (me) and some of us hunkered down and really cranked out some seriously beautiful valentines (not me). But the method didn't really matter.
It was all about the process.
And the process led to some darn great handmade Valentines.
Such a fun night. It makes me want to do a crafty night with friends for any occasion, not just Valentines. You should try it yourself.
Good conversation flows when you're looking down at your own glue-stained fingers.
Happy Valentines Day!!