In the past, I've had an exact head count and told guests to make a Valentine to exchange with each person attending. This year I simplified things and told each guest to bring 12 valentines. That way people weren't stuck making 20 valentines, but I missed having a chance to chat with each and every guest and seeing what each of them made (we exchange Valentines speed dating style and have two minutes with each person). I wish I could share them all with you, but most of the photos that I took were a blurry mess so here's what I could salvage along with a few photos snagged from friends' blogs.
Susan brought along some of her homemade tattoos (I was secretly hoping she would!)
Lisa brought some of her stoop waffles and they were amazing as always.
Karisa handed out pencils engraved with "when this you see, think of me"
Wendy had cinnamon pancake mix with frosting.
Holly brought some of her homemade chocolate, (which I did not share with my family because they were too good)
Melissa W. made little rosebud earrings that she packaged in little flowerpots.Nicole made candy mustaches on a stick for everyone, but she made a special set for Creed with a princess, castle, and carriage.
Kristin from Sycamore Street Press brought a card she designed