Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hello Love and Happy Love Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I really do like this day and I know many are not so enthusiastic, but really how could you not make this Love day just that.  L O V E, spend time today with those that make this day just a bit brighter!

 Here are some of my favorite pictures of the ‘hello love’ photo shoot I had mentioned in the previous blog post. This party was feature on Hostess with the Mostess, here.

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This theme was named, ‘hello love’ because the talk bubbles…do all the talking.  Sayings like ‘xoxo,’ ‘be mine,’ and other sweet nothings are on cupcake toppers and are things you just might whisper to your love on this very special day.  As always, I do like to add some sparkle to things so this party table was no exception.  I found these cute clothespins at Micheal’s and decided to string the banner with them and add some bling!


The cupcakes were baked in cute paper wrappers.  I picked them up at Homegoods as well as the old fashioned sugar heart decorations!  I love shopping there because you really never know what treasure you will find!

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A few of you may know that marshmallows dipped in chocolate are a staple for my party tables.  I will have a tutorial on how to make these soon as I think they are so yummy and so easy!

This cake just makes me smile :)  I really did not know what to expect when I read the tutorial on how to create it and I just went for it.  I know it is hard to tell, but is meant to show ombre pink.  Even thought that did not show as well as I had hoped, this is my favorite cake I have created so far.


I ‘mustache’… will you be mine?

In my opinion, this is the best kind of mustache.  When no longer wanted, it is gone in minutes!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Party Inspiration

It has been a while since I last posted, so I thought it would be nice to stay in season and discuss Valentine’s Day party ideas!

I recently styled this ‘Hello Love’ Valentine party and as I like to think that I am totally creative and original, I would like to mention the amount of inspiration I see and incorporate into my parties.  Putting my own stamp on the final product is my very favorite part of party planning and styling!


Pinterest is probably my favorite place to see and gather inspiration for a party.  There are so many creative people and Pinterest helps me collect fabulous ideas.  Let’s start with cake!  The cake I chose to create for this years Valentine party is called a petal cake.  I have been seeing it all over the place and thought I just might try my hand at it.  Well, I feel my first attempt was quite a success and it has a lot to do with this great tutorial I found online.  Even though the blog post and recipe are in Spanish, I still understood the steps through pictures!  Find the tutorial here at la receta de la felicidad.

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Another cute Valentine dessert I found on Pinterest were these Oreo Cakester heart cookies by BakerellaI was first attracted to this treat because they looked so simple…and yes, they really were very easy and tasty!  I am all for small simple treats to fill a party table because the kids love the bit size and really who wants to spend endless hours prepping…not me!

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I am always thinking and looking for cute backdrop ideas.  I spotted this adorable floating hearts idea on Pinterest by Hank & Home Party CraftsI had to improvise a bit because I couldn’t make holes or tape the ceiling so I used an umbrella and hung various lengths of paper punched hearts taped to bakers twine.  I really liked the way it showed up on camera!

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I will share the full party feature in my next blog post but for now I hope you can see a bit into my party planning mind!