Wendy, (l) and Missy, our Apartment Manager
Terri, bless her, baked all morning, and I helped frost the cupcakes and decorate the recreation room.
Terri with one of her baked cakes.
Terry baked about 36 cupcakes and two heart shaped cakes, both of which were raffled off at the end, because they never even got cut. Almost everyone went home with a plate full of treats, because there was so much. We also had punch, mixed nuts, Cheese-Nips and enough candy and chocolates to kill even the biggest sweet tooth PLUS door prizes for everyone! ...and yes, some of them were my crocheted heart-shaped hanging picture frame ornaments. I gave one to our letter carrier, Shannon, as well. She's always so nice and very helpful.
There were 14 people in our party and it seemed like a good group for talking some with everyone.
As folks began leaving the party, they made sure to thank me and Terri and expressed how much they enjoyed it, which made it all more wonderful! One lady, who is very ill (kidney problems) and rarely comes out of her apartment told me that she almost didn't come, but how she was glad that she did and realized she needed to get out of the house. I'm so glad that the party went over so well and all, but four people who were invited showed up for our little Valentine's celebration. We also set a tentative date for getting together again next month to start a monthly Bingo Night!
Silly me, brought an "Old Maid" card game to break the ice, but that was not necessary - everyone mingled and chatted without any help from me.
I designated myself as the "photographer" but Terri wouldn't let me get away with not being in any photos. Unfortunately the one where I posed (smiling) was blurred, so this one is me just sitting there (at the end of the table) staring into space...
I'm so glad the party was a success, but after the clean-up, I went home and took a nap - oh, my aching back, but it was so worth it!