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!!!

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So NUTS about you Elephant!!

I’m so EXHAUSTED after today’s Valentine’s Day party for the little Munchkins in my family, BUT I just had to post this! Remember the tags from Dolce Drive on the So Nuts about you post? Well, Andrea so kindly designed and printed some beautiful paper goods for the party! One of my favorite details of the party were the foam Elephants that I used as inspiration for color which I paired up with Nutter Butter cookies and couldn’t have been happier! Originally, I was going to bake and decorated Peanut shaped cookies but with all the party details I had to take care of, I ran out of time!! I ran into this last box of cookies at the store and I grabbed it right away! I knew it would work…but I didn’t know it would be so PERFECT!!! I just loved how they turned out!

How cute is this?!!! Each child had their elephant and cookies and their place setting… Defintely something adorable to make for treats for any Valentine!

Best part….Dolce Drive provided a FREE printable of the tags!!! Enjoy!

So NUTS over You

Lilly ❤

Lollipop Kisses!

I picked up a book last week at Target about Valentine’s Day crafts. It had all kinds of cute crafts and I wanted to make them all. One of the crafts was these adorable Lollipops inserted into foam lips and mustaches. I like to call them Lollipop Kisses!! 🙂 Very simple…You’ll need: Red and Brown Craft foam, toothpick or wooden skewer, scissors/xacto knife, lollipops

  1.  draw out a mustache and some lips
  2. cut them out with either scissors or xacto knife
  3. poke a hole through the middle with a skewer or toothpick
  4. insert your lollipop through it…DONE!

You could also add some printed flags to make it more pesonal..So cute and simple!!! This craft would make great for photoprops.. 🙂

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Valentine’s Day Party Inspirations.. :-)

Next week I’m hosting a small Valentine’s Day party for all the small sweethearts in my family! I’m really excited because I usually work with a larger group of kids for my events and don’t have time to get ALL my ideas out because they get lost! However, this time it is only 10 little ones and I’m storming up LOTS of ideas.. 🙂 I got my inspiration from this cute little Elephant Foam Craft Kit at Target and I’m working on a color scheme now.. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

As always, I look for inspiration in all kinds of places and have finally gotten down to all the planning for the party! Here are some of the links I went on to find inspiration…Hope you can get some too from these wonderful sites!

How cute are the Pink Lanterns hanging! —– Hostess with the Mostess: I Heart Valentine’s Day

Loving the AWNING on this one..I’ve always wanted to make one —— Kara’s Party Ideas: Cupid’s Post Office

Beautiful Printable Collection from The TomKat Studio—– TomKat Studio

Love it all! Can’t wait to share all the details soon for our little shindig!

Lilly ❤