Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Heart Parties?

Here's A fun Valentine Party
Idea for Girls
(approx. 6 yrs - 12 yrs)
A Valentine Party with a Peppermint Twist
Make Peppermint Invitations
Hand over your heart with a personally delivered invitation that combines a heart, a bow, and a peppermint stick. Have party guests come dressed in wearing red, pink or white.Set the scene for Peppermint Treats. Use large Doiles for placemats. Tie ribbons to the straws with a peppermint to top it off.Peppermint Floats
  • Fill heart-shaped ice cube trays with raspberry soda and freeze overnight.
  • Put 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into each tall glass
  • Pour gingerale into each glasss (pouring slowly)
  • Press a heart-shaped ice cube into the incecream in each glass.
  • Add a fancy straw garnished with ribbons and candy and Serve.
Shortbread Hearts
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • raspberry jam
  • powedered sugar


  • Mix butter and sugar together. Add vanilla
  • Add the flour a little at a time. Mix well.
  • Press the dough into a flat, round shape. Wrape it in plastic and put it in the refrigerator for at least a half hour.
  • Roll out the dough about a half-inch thick.
  • Use heart-shaped cookie cutterst to ut out the cookies. Using different sizes cutters is fun.
  • Cover the cookies and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies until they're light gold (6- 10 minutes)depending on the size of the heart.
  • After cookies cool on a wire rack, paint a jam on heart on each cookie. Or put two cookiestogether to make a heart sandwich with the jam in the middle. Press each side of the sandwich onto a plate of powdered sugar.

Peppermint Password Game:

Each girl gets a bag of 10 peppermints. Tell everyone that anytime they say the word I, they have to give a ppermint to shomever they're talking to. After 15 minutes, say "stop". The winner is the girl holding the most peppermings.

Valentine Word Game:
Pass out pencils and paper. Have each girl write the word peppermint on one side and valentine on the other. How many words can they find scrambled in those two words? Set a time limit. The girl with the most words is the winner.
This idea is from (a very old)American Girl Magazine.


sewpink said...

This is adorable! The Activity Day Girls would really love it.

stacey said...

This is so perfect. My daughter has a birthday in February too. Yay! Thanks.

monstermash said...

This is such a cute idea. I wonder if the new magazines are as wonderful?

Peace, L♥ve, Applesauce said...

Love it!

dreamit said...

This is too cute. THANKS!

Dottie said...

What fun ideas!