Valentine's day is right around the corner. So I thought now would be the perfect time to share my photos of last year's party....

Valentine Sweet Shop Party

9:01 PM Elizabeth Breton 1 Comments

 
Valentine's day is right around the corner. So I thought now would be the perfect time to share my photos of last year's party. In the next couple weeks I've got a Pirate Party to plan for my nephew's birthday and a spa party for my niece. So I won't be throwing a valentines party this year. This was the first Valentines party that I threw. Normally my husband and I go out for a romantic dinner, but ever since having my baby girl, it seems like every holiday becomes more about the kids. And more reasons for me to plan fun parties for the kids!
 
 I bought these favor boxes at the dollar store and since our theme was Sweet Shop, I wanted them to look like a shop with an awning. So I spruced them up by gluing striped paper on the top portion and leaving about 2 inches of a flap. I think they turned out super cute!
 
 
Here is the table set up. I had their favor boxes, heart shaped place settings, heart doilies, hand made chefs hats, hand made aprons, and super sweet centerpieces with m&m's, heart shaped marshmallows, and heart shaped rice crispy treats.
 
 
 
My adorable nephew wearing his handmade apron and chef hat. The apron was made from a hand towel. I watched so many tutorials on how to make the chefs hats. Most of them used tissue paper and card stock. I love watching tutorials and reading other blogs for inspiration. And sometimes I come up with an idea that I haven't seen. These hats were so easy!! I used shower caps and card stock. Since the shower caps already have the round shape, I didn't have to do much, just staple the card stock band to the cap! Done!!
 
 
 

Okay people, I have to say I am super proud of myself! The very first time making macaroons and they turned out beautiful!!! They were not easy, though. If I tell you how long it took me to makes these babies, you will laugh. But only because I had to run out and buy a sifter. The one I had wasn't doing the job. And after a few moments of frustration, I almost gave up. I'm so glad I didn't.You can imagine how happy and proud i was when I saw they turned out great!
 
 
 

 My mom helped with the baking. She made delicious blueberry scones. We also made mini heart shaped apple pies, and heart shaped rice crispy treats with red and pink candy melts drizzled on them.
 


A close up of my raspberry macaroons, because why not. Haha!








The kids had a blast decorating cupcakes and cookies! We also had a game of bingo and I made an activity sheet with puzzles and images for them to color.
Of course the best part of the party was eating our beautifully decorated treats!! 

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about your party and hope you had a good time there. I am arranging brunch party with my friends and looking for lovely Seattle venues. Planning to hire an expert caterer too as want everything perfect there.

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