Jan
22
2014

Kisses & Cupcakes Valentine’s Day Party :: By SmashCake & Co.

I love Valentine’s Day.  I love the sweetness, the colors, the glitter, and of course… all the treats!  Two of the best things about Valentine’s Day are “Kisses & Cupcakes”… and this party had plenty of both!   Becky Batchelor Photography captured all the pretty details, and our even prettier little models!

I wanted a traditional red & pink theme, so I began with a table runner made from our polka dot Big Dots Party Paper in Pink Frosting and added some sweet red felt DIY plate chargers.   I’ll be posting a tutorial soon, but these chargers were such an easy and affordable way to add some extra “pop” to your seating table.

I used a pattern to cut hearts out of our Party Paper in both polka dot and chevron and secured them with ribbon to make a fun garland to string across the window. Our Simply Wood Forks were stamped with a tiny red heart to carry out the theme, and simple favor-sized Gable Boxes were personalized for each of the girls with Party Paper Ribbon and adorned with a sparkly gift tag.

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And speaking of sparkle, nothing says L-O-V-E like lots of glitter! I found the most adorable glittered XOXO’s from Nicole’s Etsy shop, ”Letters from A to Z”.  Inspired by those, I used craft punches and glittered card stock to make a simple but sweet garland behind the party table and also for straw toppers to make our Hearts Glass Milk Bottles even prettier.  (*Glittered Card Stock coming soon to the shop!)

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The gorgeous cake by The Topping Couture Cakes complimented the patterns used throughout the party perfectly. Erica decorated the cake with ombre polka dots, and finished it off with a ruffly heart inspired by the rosette tees the girls wore.

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She baked up some additional love with pretty red macarons, XO cookies, strawberry heart tarts and heart-shaped sugar cookies decorated with more polka dots.

A favorite treat at any party, red and white heart-shaped cake pops by Sweet Peas Cake Pops were the very first desserts the girls asked for!

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I made very simple Valentine card holders for each of the girls chairs with red felt and hot glue… super affordable and no sewing required!  It is so much fun to watch little ones leave sweet notes and Valentine wishes for friends and family!

With a few party supplies and some simple DIY, it’s so much fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day and show some LOVE!

VENDOR CREDITS:

Party Styling & Concept:: Smashcake and Co.

Photography:: Becky Batchelor Photography

Party Paper, Party Paper Ribbon, Milk Glass Cake Stands, Hearts Glass Milk Bottles, Paper Plates, Paper Straws, Gable Boxes, Wooden Forks, Pettiskirts, Chevron Cupcake Wrappers, Shimmer Gumballs, Paper Poms and Twine:: SmashCake & Co.

Cake Pops: Sweet Peas Cake Pops

Cake, Macarons, Sugar Cookies, Strawberry Heart Tarts::  The Topping Couture Cakes 

Glittered XOXO Letters:: Letters from A to Z

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Love Amy xo

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