Be my Valentine?

So excited to be sharing this full party post today! I have been working on a few ideas over the past few months of my new life as a mommy. I love Valentines day decor and have always wanted to host a party. This year it was a perfect opportunity! I decided to put together a small soiree in honor of all the little Valentines in my family. Right away I knew I wanted to use the foam elephants I picked up at Target as inspiration for color! I decided to use red, hot pink, lime green, and turquoise as my color scheme and went from there for design.

Immediately after I decided to do the party, I reached out to Andrea from Dolce Drive to help me out with a printable collection that would tie in great to the party. Luckily she had designed something already for her little daughter so it was perfect!

I knew I definitely wanted a Cupids Post Office where all the guests could drop off their cards and valentines they brought for the other kids. I picked up some metal tin mailboxes from Target and wrote every childs name on them so that it would be more organized when distributing all the treat and valentines. My favorite detail…the adorable Cupids Post Office sign!

Next up was the table setting where the kiddies would sit and eat their heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! I knew I wanted it colorful and fun to grasp the kid attention too. I used the foam elephants as individual party favors for the kids and definitely needed to use the “so nuts about you” tags from Dolce Drive..so I purchased Nutter Butter cookies and created favor bags for the kids to match the elephants. For centerpieces, I wanted to do something that would have a double use. I purchased GORGEOUS handmade flowers from my friend Elisa over at Live.Play.Love and added leaf-shaped tags with all the names of the women attending the party. At the end of the party, every child gave their special Valentine (Mommies, Aunts, Cousins, Etc.) a flower. It was a very sweet moment at the party.

Then there was the treat station…My FAVORITE part! I can’t even begin to thank everyone that helped me out with making the most delicious and beautiful treats for this party! Barbie at Two Sweet Cakery made me the perfect cake pops in lime green and pink, and as always she never fails with detail…She even added a small heart for that extra touch! Loved them! Jeanette at Sweet Dough made me the most DELICIOUS chocolate cookie which I later decorated in 10 minutes (Not too proud of them, but the taste made them much better!)..Then we had local grocery store cupcakes, mini heart-shaped gummies, peanut butter and jelly heart-shaped sandwiches, guava meringues, fruit kabobs, sixlets, and rock candy.. I’m so happy with the way the party turned out! It was so much fun! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!!! xoxo

Thanks to my sister for the great pictures and all her help like always!!!

Shot to the heart!!!!

On Friday I posted a picture of some supplies and asked who could guess what I was going to make? I didn’t receive any replies!!!!!!! I figured it was Friday, and everyone was ready for the weekend. I reposted the question over on our fanpage on Facebook and finally got some good guesses. Some people were very close and a couple were right on the mark! The supplies consisted of A pixy stix, 2 heart shaped chocolates, and a small craft foam heart…The result…. Cupid’s Arrow!!!

There are several ways you can use this arrow for Valentine’s Day. You can simply make the arrow and incorporate it into:

  • Treat Bags/Boxes
  • Treat stations
  • Attach to a Card
  • Attach personalized tag to the arrow

I decided to make a little Heart shaped card for my arrow…If you choose to do something like this, make sure you take a glimpse at the next few pictures because otherwise you will get stuck making your arrow all over again (Trust me, from personal experience!)

I first drew out a heart on pink cardstock paper about 4″x4″ and cut it out. Then I used an EXACTO Knife to cut two slits through the heart on opposite diagonal sides to fit my arrow through. With a Silver Sharpie marker, I wrote Happy Valentine’s Day. I took the pixy stix and slid it through the heart until it was postioned evenly. Using a Low Temp gluegun, I glued a tiny drop on the bottom of the piy stix and attached the foam heart. Then using 2 small glue dabs on the foil part on the back of the chocolate heart, I attached it to the pixy stix…And Voila! Isn’t it so cute!?

Sorry the Picture is bad!

You could always write on the back of the card or just make this as part of card or even write just the person’s name on the heart. If you want to use this craft at a party…It would be perfect as a placecard! :-)

Lilly <3