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!!!

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 <3

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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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

Heart Envelopes

Target’s $1 Section HAS to be one of my favorite places to go! They always have the cutest seasonal items and containers! Last week, I found a few things that I will be using for my upcoming Mini Valentine’s Day Party.. ;-) One of the seasonal items I found that I just loved was this pack of hearts that you fold into envelopes. Not only can you use them for Valentine’s day, but you can buy different kinds of cardstock and make birthday envelopes custom to a theme, or for a wedding, etc.

The only thing lacking in this kit was a tip on how to make sure you folded the lines correctly and at the right length. I used a cardstock to line up the heart and make sure my folds and creases were nice and straight…Here’s a quick step by step guide I did to help out.. :-)

Can you guess?????

So I promised I would have two posts yesterday with ideas for Valentine’s Day but I couldn’t get around to the Second Post! Sorry! It was for good reason I promise! I was out gathering more supplies and inspiratation for the next 2 weeks before Valentine’s Day. For now, here is a little question to see how good of a guesser you all are… :-)

Can you guess what I’m going to make with these supplies??!!!! If you think you have the answer, comment below..

Social Images….

Over the years I have worked with MANY vendors who have collaborated in many of my party stylings. Sometimes I have ideas that are great but could not be completed without the help of other amazingly creative people! Nicole and Maria at Social Images are 2 of those amazingly creative people! Not only are they creative when it comes to the designs of their stationery but they are SO Sweet to work with! I literally send Nicole a dozen emails a day sometimes with 1 sentence of something that pops into my head and she is always sweet to reply and put up with my insanity! I met Nicole and her mom Maria when I was styling her sweet daughter Sophie’s 2nd Birthday which was themed “Not So Scary Halloween”. They are big Disney fans and Sophie’s birthday is right around Halloween time, so the theme was PERFECT! You can get a glimpse of her party over on her blog.

I have worked with Nicole and Maria for a very long time and I am always so happy with their work! More recently, She designed my son Alexander’s Christmas Calling cards, and now, his Valentine’s Day cards! I can’t wait to mail these..How cute is my little animated cupid?!

Make sure to check out their Etsy Shop as they have tons of great printables and can customize anything to your wishes and theme.. :-)

Lilly <3

So nuts about you!!

A few weeks back, my friend Andrea from Dolce Drive posted a GREAT idea for a valentine’s day treat! Check it out! Then my brain started running a million miles a minute about a whole bunch of ideas for Valentine’s Day!! I came up with a little twist on Andrea’s FAB idea and came up with a Donut Cookie in a box! A simple round sugar cookies with the center cut out and iced like a donut. Then I bought classic Sweetheart candies and lined the bottom of a clear box and tied it with a red satin ribbon. The final touch…the cute little tag Andrea designed! This would be a cute gift for a teacher, and if you don’t have time to make cookies shaped into donuts, buy an actual donut! Just as yummy!! Enjoy and stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day ideas these next two weeks!!

We’ve moved!!!

Hello Everyone!

This is the new blog for I Heart Sugar Sugar! I have been wanting to blog alot more lately but haven’t been able to since my Baby Love came along 7 months ago. Now that I am a mommy, I don’t have as much time as before to design, create, and carry out events and candy/dessert stations like before. I have refocused the business to change with our expanding family!

I have many clients and friends that are very hands on Momma’s like me and like to make things for their kids. Whether it’s for school, birthday parties, small holiday gatherings or just because, and this NEW blog will cater to helping all the Momma’s out there!

I will be posting ideas for crafts, room parties, holiday gatherings, birthday parties, featured vendors and anything in between!! Hope you all enjoy the postings and share your pictures if you use any of the ideas posted!!

Lilly <3