Valentines Party Ideas

I just had to show you these amazing Valentine’s Party Ideas from my good friend, Amanda, over at Shindig.
She did such a great job styling this beautiful Valentine’s Party, so I asked her if I could share it on the blog and she was happy to.
I’ll turn the time over to her now…
Hi Guys! It’s Amanda from Shindig Parties To Go here to share some sweet Valentines inspiration from a recent photo shoot I styled for Shindig’s latest Valentines Printables collection.
Valentines Day is such a wonderful time to remember that LOVE is truly what matters most. What could be better than an entire day set aside to celebrate friends and loved ones and the spirit of goodness? This year I wanted to create a stylish dessert table for Valentines that could hopefully inspire many of you to create your own Valentines displays. Using printables is such an easy way to get a party started and for this Valentines Set I wanted to create something that could work for all types of Valentines celebrations.

THE DETAILS:

When creating a party table, I usually begin by making the rounds at  the grocery store, Target, the fabric store and the Dollar Tree to gather supplies. Once I’ve got a few heart trinkets, a fabric backdrop and some cake stands everything begins to come together.The patterns from this collection are vibrant and fun, and I wanted to display them prominently using the large heart cut outs from the collection as a heart garland on the front of the table. Using tulle and silk roses (I have tons from a deal I got a few years back on silk flower garlands on clearance at Walmart) made it so simple and quick to pull together. I used the smaller heart cut outs from the printables set to sew together a heart garland for the backdrop, too.Gumballs are a fabulous way to add color so after quick trip to Party City, I had a centerpiece. Of course, the gorgeous cookie fondant toppers from Edible Details made the centerpiece really stand out, too. Brittany is a dream to work with and always amazes me with her creativity and perfection in fondant designs!The white, scalloped cake stands were one of my favorite shopping moments. I had just been to a little boutique in town and almost paid $130 for a set a three. And then literally, the next day I made a quick run to TJ Maxx and they had two sets for $19.99 each! I must say, I did a little happy dance right there in the store. These stands were wonderful for displaying the stunningly perfect cookies A Dozen Eggs Bake Shop created to match the printables set. When I opened the box of cookies that Laura sent me for the table I couldn’t believe my eyes at the beauty of her work! Laura’s cookies were also used on the white platter in the center of the table.Other party treats included the sweet little mailboxes purchased in the dollar section at Target which made adorable displays for the cupcakes topped with cupcake toppers from the printables collection. Marshmallow lollipops from Walmart with a doily for embellishment were used in Target small bud vases (also found in the dollar section). Miniature candy bars covered in printable wraps were displayed on the cake stands and Valentines candy corn and other heart shaped candies were used here and there for sweet accents.One of my favorite tricks is to use the printable papers to wrap Dollar Tree favor boxes and use them for snack cups. Here I used the pink and white stripe paper from the collection and created a sweet heart with a cupid arrow from the heart cut outs included in the printables. Filling the boxes with a popcorn and Valentines candy snack mix was an simple and quick party food, too.The boxes used to elevate the apothecary jars filled with marshmallow hearts were covered in strips of folded over pink crepe paper streamers. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to cover any box to use for display. Just fold the crepe paper in half lengthwise, crease and hot glue around and around the box until the entire box in covered. Adding a red silk rose and red ribbon completed the look.

For the drink station I used a fun find from a thrift store to display strawberry crush bottles embellished with heart cut outs and a wrap of tulle. Pink and white stripe straws tied on with pink and white twine made these super cute. Water bottles were wrapped in printable wraps and small garlands were made for the front of the stand using small doilies folded over a piece of twine.

Individual lunch boxes were made using pink felt containers from Target and were embellished with a heart tied with twine. Each lunch included a heart shaped sandwich placed inside a sandwich pocket made from a folded doily tied with twine, a small cup of strawberries (the cup was also covered in a half of a doily), and a glassine bag filled with pretzels and tied with more twine and a sweet heart.

The printables include all that you see here and so much more! You can find them for sale for only $9.00 in my shop.

VENDORS:Shindig Parties To Go – Party printables /Amanda Parker – table styling, crafts, and photography /  Edible Details – Fondant cupcake and cake toppers /A Dozen Eggs Bake Shop – Decorated sugar cookies / Shop Sweet Lulu – Striped paper straws /The Twinery- Baker’s twine / Online Labels — waterproof sticker paper / Hobby Lobby – ribbon / Joann’s – fabric for backdrop / Walmart – Marshmallow Lollipops / TJ Maxx – Scalloped cake stands, White standing frame

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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!
Told you guys it was amazing!
Great job, Amanda! And so much inspiration.
I think I will be incorporating some of this into my family Valentine dinner.
ENJOY!
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