Saturday, February 4, 2012

bonne saint valentin!

 Bienvenue à la soirée!

We hope you enjoy your time at our little "café."

(sign translates "Welcome to the Brooks' place")

Every proper French café needs a striped awning, yes?

And a chalkboard sign.  
The "Craigheads" are the other couple that helped us throw the party.

So, pull up a seat at "la table."

And choose from our three different soups and desserts.
 (I completely forgot to get pictures of the food.  Which is a bummer, because Dana made some totally beautiful and delicious desserts.... so you'll have to just see one of the description cards instead).  :(

Oh, and don't forget your "moustache." 
 We had a little contest to see who could keep their mustache the longest.  If you were caught saying "please" or "thank you" instead of "s'il vous plait" and "merci" then your mustache was taken away.

 Here I am with my very pregnant friend, Dana, (she looks amazing, doesn't she?!) who made a knockout Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cream Puffs and Puff Pillows.  They were all super delicous!  We also had Creamy Ham & Potato Soup, French Tomato Soup and a Village Inn French Silk Pie. "Miam miam" as the french would say.  :)

"A votre santé!"

Some of our friends found some interesting places to put their mustaches.  Jenn doesn't always look quite so angry. :)

After dinner, we visited "Le Louvre," where couples had to draw a picture of something to do with their relationship.  The trick was that they had to do it with their arms around each other, each using only one hand.  If this is confusing you, just hold on until you see the pictures below.  ;)

Addie and Millie thought it was cool that they even got to draw a few frames too!  :)

We made Abby use her left had since she's a professional artist.  Of course, she is also an amazing artist with her left hand!  So not fair.

Aw... isn't that precious?  :)

Andy made a really good crayon cup holder.

These two took away the prize with their masterpiece! (a $10 gift card to La Mie Bakery!)

Hey, it looks like she's doing all the work!  So typical... ;)

Et voilà!
C'est magnifique!

And we finished strong with some good laughs around the fire.

"Bonne Saint Valentin!"


peter marie said...

Cute pictures and FUN party! :)

H-Mama said...

you guys are so creative! and fun!! i recognize one of those couples {hi, londa}. ;)