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Sunday, February 10, 2013


Welcome to my annual Valentine party. 
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I toad you it’s time for us to have a Valentine’s Party!
I’m serving a box lunch for my friends – just to let them know that I “heart” them.
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So, come on in and get a boxed lunch, my friend.
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Be sure to get your napkins.  the larger, red one is to put in your lap, so your boxed lunch won’t get your clothes messed up.  The smaller white one is to dab your mouth and fingers.
Don’t forget to get something to drink.
You can come back later for an “after lunch” mint.
Go ahead.  Open your box and help yourself to some lunch.
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Let’s get this par-tay started by going to visit the links shown below.  This is my fourth year to host this Valentine party, and I can promise you, you don’t want to miss seeing any of these links.  I am also partying with A Stroll Thru Life for the Valentine Cloche Party and D├ęcor to Adore for a Valentine Party.  I’m so glad you attended the par-tay!  laurie


Anonymous said...

I knew this would be so cute, Laurie and it is.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Great idea to make apple and cheese hearts! I am swiping that idea for my hubby's lunch ;o) I've been waiting all year for this par-tay! Thanks for being our queen of hearts Laurie! xo

Anonymous said...

thank you for hosting Laurie. I am tickled to be here. What a treat you have for us and I love the cheese and apples. xoxo Lynn P.S. I thought your Super Bowl table scape was fabulous!!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh dear Laurie I look forward to this party every year!

They say that love lives in the details and WOW~ your attention to detail is spectacular. Even the ice cubes are heart shaped.

Well done my friend. Thank you also for the kind mention.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What fun Laurie! This is my first time to join your annual party. Thank you for hosting!! xo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am truly loving it Laurie!
So wish I could have had something ready to go here but I will enjoy yours and the other links.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You have the best Valentine's, Laurie. A very fun post.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! Everything is adorable! Thanks for being the great hostess again this year. Wish I had something to contribute, but am dragging my feet this year. I will be enjoying what everyone else has to contribute.
Have a great week.

xinex said...

What a fun party, Laurie! You set it so beautifully! Love the tablecloth and napkins and your vintage card collection is awesome. Love all the goodies!...Christine

Tea in Texas said...

Love your darling party with the box lunch for it has all my favorite foods. Your card with the toad is so cute under the cloche. Your beautiful red linens are so lovely especially the ones in the box lunch with the hearts. Thanks for sharing and hosting the party!


Sarah said...

Laurie, I look forward to this party each year. Thanks for hosting. The boxed lunches are a sweet idea. I'm having friends for dinner Wednesday evening and just might copy cat you. Haven't decided what I want to do yet. Just got back from a trip to Nashville and running behind on everything. Will visit the links tomorrow......Happy Heart Day, my friend! ~ Sarah

Diane said...

Oh, Laurie! How I would love to be at your party! Every little detail screams "Fun, fun, fun"! I adore your red tablecloth and napkins and your food presentation is well, so Valentiny (is that a word???). Love all of those darling valentine cards - home run for you!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are totally amazing. I love your tablescape and the idea of a boxed lunch, so cute. You even have heart shaped ice cubes. Unreal. On top of all that you know I love your cloche with all the vintage valentines, so pretty. Thanks tons for hosting your party and for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great V Day party!!

I will be visiting every one over the next several days....


Rettabug said...

Lauie, nobody...and I mean NOBODY...does Valentines Day bigger or better than you! such fun ideas & vintage memorabilia...I love it all! Those ice cubes were brilliant & the thought of getting one's own little boxed lunch is enticing. Someday, I'm going to *benchmark* that idea (that means COPY) LOL

Warm & grateful hugs for being allowed to come to your party,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I 'toad' you I would be here bright and early! haha! I love your beautiful table and those box lunches! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great idea to have a box lunch! Everything is just beautiful!

Thanks for hosting!


The French Hutch said...

Hi Laurie, Happy Valentine's Day! I love all your valentine's, old fashioned ones make me smile.
Love the decorations. Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Alycia Nichols said...

Thanks for hosting the party, Laurie! This is a fun way to see some Valentine posts I haven't seen otherwise, and it's a great resource for people hunting ideas for the big day! Your box lunch party is super cute! Those heart-shaped ice cubes are really rockin'! What a great idea!!! I really like the pretty lacy napkins, too. I'll be at the party as long as I don't have to kiss a toad! Already did that and found my Prince 22 years ago! :-) :-) :-) Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Vee said...

What a great party! I've enjoyed visiting a number of your participants. Totally delightful!

Marigene said...

Thank you for hosting, Laurie! It has been fun checking out all the different blogs...

Sue said...

Once again, another amazing display of Valentine Love!!! Lots to see and admire here. Glad I could link up my posts to ya. hugs, Sue

The Tablescaper said...


How fun to have a box lunch!Very creative take on Valentines Day. Love your deep red linens!

- The Tablescaper

Dewena said...

Laurie, I am so behind after taking a break this weekend from blog visiting that I almost missed yours. That would have been a shame. Ladies luncheons are a favorite of mine and I don't believe I've ever gone to a Boxed Lunch, certainly never to one as pretty as this. Am I too late to get a box? Chicken salad is my favorite.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Laurie, I would have loved to join this party but I didn't know. :( I am such a bargain hunter. Is it every Monday or Tuesday? I always do Marty's party but I don't have but one skipped it.
I LOVED EVERYTHING you pictured! I could have laid down and rolled over your post! :):) I will try and catch you next time..

Jewel Sauls said...

I heart it all Laurie! You go all out!!! What a great box lunch. Thanks for being such a great hostess!

Palomasea said...

Laurie, dear, you are just amazing!
So creative and beautiful!!!
I did not have a chance to participate this year, but I would love to next time...
How fun it will be to visit everyone and be inspired!
You always inspire me...
Happy Valentine's Day beautiful Laurie!!!!
- Irina

Maggie said...

and we heart you too, Laurie!
Love this post, your vintage Valentines always bring a smile to my face and your table is stunning, you're friends were very lucky to receive their invites!!

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party, Laurie.
My sister's 8 year old gson passed away yesterday, so I will be out of the loop for mourning.
Please keep his family in your prayers, we know he is with God.

Diann said...

Oh Laurie, you throw the BEST Valentine party! How fun! Your party is set beautifully and what cute boxed lunchs for all of us! I am so glad I was able to make it over for this lovely get together! Thank you for hosting!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

OK - I am skidding in late! But I am here. :-D

Palomasea said...

Laurie, dear, I am LATE!!!
I'm so sorry, but I only checked my comments this morning....shoot...
Aren't those cards adorable??
They are made by my dear friend Anita Rivera...her blog is "Castles Crowns and Cottages"....
Thank you, beautiful Laurie, for visiting me, and I hope your Valentine's Day was splendid!!!
Love and hugs,
- Irina