Valentine's Party!

A Valentine's Day Par-TEA!



 Better late than never!  I just couldn't let Valentine's Day pass by without designing and styling a sweet celebration!  I've been dying to use my antique red glass tea set which belonged to my grandmother and what better time to use red than Valentine's Day.
  The color palette for this party was inspired by a darling favor box I had from Meri Meri.
I loved mixing the traditional Valentine's colors of red, pink and white with the not so traditional colors of bright orange and just a hint of mint green.
  One of my absolute favorite parts of designing a party is designing the invitation and the printable suite that goes with it. I just love how everything turned out!
  The decor was pretty simple and easy to create.  I made a traditional tissue paper tassel garland and added some felt hearts in between.  The wall decor turned out so sweet and added such a statement but was so easy to create.  It was a simple wire heart decoration I found at Hobby Lobby and all I did was simply cut strips of different color tulle and tied them on all around the heart.  This could definitely hang just like that or you could add a fun saying behind it like I did!
  I LOVE using fresh flowers every chance I get so  I decided to incorporate brightly colored roses and hydrangea into the cake design by simply creating a beautiful flower topper for my naked cake.
  My daughter Bella and I had so much fun baking and decorating all the sweet treats!  We made vanilla cupcakes with pink and orange frosting, a naked vanilla cake and some deliciously iced sugar cookies.  My youngest daughter Talula thoroughly enjoyed attending the tea party and eating all the delectable treats!
I set up a darling child sized table in front of the dessert table that was set upon a lovely white dresser.  I adorned the table with a table runner made from a perfectly matched orange and pink fabric I found at Hobby Lobby.  I then set up the sweetest tea party using heart shaped melamine plates and Grandma's antique red glass tea set.  I just adore the place cards that were placed inside the tea cups to resemble tea bags.  So sweet!
  Check out all the adorable details below!




















                                       You can find the printables on my ETSY shop here:

                                I hope you found some inspiration to use for your next party!


Enchanted Four-est Tea Party!

Talula's Enchanted Four-est Tea Party!


    My daughter Talula was turning 4 and I wanted to come up with a birthday theme she would absolutely LOVE!  I also had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Tiny Prints and incorporate some of their fabulous products into this most magical of parties!
    It all started with Talula's love for squirrels and bunnies and a lovely blue and pink floral Ralph Lauren dress.  And what little girl doesn't love a tea party!  That was the inspiration, and with that...Talula's Enchanted Four-est Tea Party was born!
    Like always, I started by designing the invitation and party printables.  I decided on a cobalt blue, bright pink, olive green, birch bark and sparkly gold color palette.  The invitation turned out simply stunning!  I used the most adorable panoramic picture of Miss Talula peeking out from behind a tree in a magical forest-like setting, added the cobalt blue, floral, and birch accents and ...wah-la!  My favorite design to date was created!  Then by carrying the elements from the invitation throughout the party allowed everything to stay cohesive.

    Upon arrival, the guests were greeted by a darling mounted print hung on the front door with gorgeous green linen ribbon, featuring the birthday girl herself!  It said "Welcome to Talula's Enchanted Four-est Tea Party!" Super cute!  Each little guest got a precious antique gold lace crown placed upon their heads and were led into the enchanted tea party.

  

  The dessert table was actually a lovely white dresser adorned with a colorful bunting I made using the newest collection of Buttercream quilting fabrics from Joann's. They matched perfectly!
The backdrop was a dainty, ruffled white drape. For the centerpiece, I hung from green ribbon, a beautiful 16x20 customized canvas print of the birthday girl in the forest. (The same picture from the invitation)  And to add a little extra sparkle, I painted the edges of the canvas antique gold.  This was another of the many items from Tiny Prints incorporated into the decor!
    Set-up in front of the dessert table was a gorgeously set petite oval table surrounded by adorable mushroom stools just their size.  Hanging above the table was a fir tree branch, finger-knitted ombré yarn moss and tissue balls to complete the enchanted forest theme.
    Some of my favorite charming woodland details had to be the delectably sweet birch bark and floral two-tiered cake, the wood sliced pedestal displays, the favor bag containing a personalized woodland creature notebook and stick colored pencils, and last but not least, the fabulous woodland play-space I created using super sweet custom pillows adorned with squirrels, bunnies, hedgehogs and birch!  Who knew Tiny Prints had pillows too!
     They have so many products like these that you can easily incorporate into all your parties and gatherings to give them that extra pop of fabulous!
    I do hope you find much inspiration and ideas from this magical party to use in your next event or gathering! Check out all the lovely photos of the party below!




























  I hope you loved this party as much as I did! You can also check out what Kara from Kara's Party Ideas had to say about it on her blog right HERE!

Vendor Credits:
Tiny Prints (pillows, canvas prints, mounted prints, notebook favor)
Party Styling: A Lovely Design
Photos: A Lovely Design
Cake and Sweets: A Lovely Design
Invitation and Printables: A Lovely Design