Valentine’s Day is so much fun for both old and young alike. When my daughter’s teacher messaged me to see if I’d like to help host a Valentine’s Day party for her class, I was so excited! I knew immediately that I would love to use the I Heart Valentine’s Day collection from Anders Ruff as the basis for my party styling. I hope you enjoy the bright pops of pink paired with red throughout the party decorations, themed Valentine’s Day treats and party favors captured by Crystal Coatney Photography.
Some of my favorite details from this Valentine’s Day Party are:
– Heart shaped balloons
– Ruffle heart cake
– Envelope cookies
– Love themed shirts and skirts
– Custom chocolate covered Oreos
Check out more fabulous Valentine’s Day party ideas:
- Super Hero Valentine’s Day Ideas
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– I Heart Valentine’s Day
Because there is limited space in a classroom, we wanted to test out our party at home first. We set up a bright fabric backdrop using our easy-to-make PVC pipe stand (tutorial here). We used clearance tapestry fabric from JoAnn Fabrics and attached an inexpensive felt LOVE banner from Target. Our tabletop was covered with our favorite white ruffled tablecloth from Candy Crush Events and topped off with a double layered pink and red fabric runner. Using varying sizes of stacking hat boxes from Nashville Wraps we set the “skeleton” in place for adding layers and height to our table. We pulled out our favorite red (Target), white and pink cake stands (Smash Cake and Co.) to tie the Valentine’s Day colors into our treat display. Using candy from Oriental Trading Company , apothecary jars in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes were filled with red foil covered lip shaped chocolates, striped candy sticks, gumballs and suckers. Ribbons were added along with some of the sweet printables from the I Heart Valentine’s Day collection.
Platters were lined with beautifully decorated sugar cookies by Laura Megs Sweets and hand dipped chocolate Oreos with darling chocolate accents made by Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique. Can you even stand how cute the details on those cookies are? They were gobbled up so quickly at the school party!
The centerpiece of our table, which the kids loved, was a beautiful two tiered cake by the talented 4 Kids Cakes. Isn’t the red ruffle heart to die for? And the heart on top? Completely edible, made from molded chocolate!
In addition, we added printable cupcake toppers to rosettes and embellished store bought cupcakes. Aren’t the heart straws a fun way to add the cupcake toppers to the cupcakes? We finished dressing up our cupcakes with heart baking cups from Hoopla Events.
To tie in the LOVE theme, ceramic letter dishes, also from Hoopla Events were filled with colorful gumballs and made a cute statement at the front of our table. Heart Balloons from Oriental Trading Company were filled from home with Balloon Time Helium tanks. A beautiful tissue tassel garland (OTC) was added to the front of the table to complete the look.
Because we wanted my daughter and her friend to be able to sample some of the party fare, we set up a sweet dining table where they could sit, chat and eat. For the centerpiece of the table I stacked hat boxes (Nashville Wraps), and embellished them with ribbon, printables from Anders Ruff and a cute mini bunting I made from twine, paper straws and printable patterned paper. Delicious red velvet donuts from Green Mountain Mini Baked were stacked to form an enticing display. Cake pops by Vypassetti Cake Pops filled gold mason jars.
Place settings were created by layering gold chargers with red and white striped paper plates from Hoopla Events and patterned dessert plates from Oriental Trading Company. We decked out strawberry Crush bottles in printable Valentine’s Day labels from the AR collection and added a printable flag to pink paper straws. Themed cups from OTC were stuffed with festive red and white striped paper napkins from Hoopla Events. Favor boxes (OTC), were filled with treats, Valentine’s Day themed games and red paracord bracelets (which the kids loved and were so eager to wear). Each favor box was made even sweeter with “happy Valentine’s Day” tags tied with twine and cute labels.
The girls loved testing out everything for their class party, and especially adored twirling in their new adorable custom designed Valentine skirts and shirts from GreatStitch.com and sparkly necklace and bracelet sets from W(e)il’d Hair & Accessories. They had fun striking a pose in their new heart sunglasses from The TomKat Studio too! I’m not sure anything beats a Valentine’s Day party!
– Event Design and Styling: Banner Events.
– Photography: Crystal Coatney
– Party Printables: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
– Pink Hat Boxes: Nashville Wraps
– Custom Love Shirts and Skirts: GreatStitch.com
– Ruffle Tablecloth: Candy Crush Events
– Custom Necklace and Bracelets: W(e)il’d Hair & Accessories
– Heart Sunglasses: The TomKat Studio
– Cake: 4 Kids Cakes
– Custom Cookies: Laura Megs Sweets
– Custom Chocolate Covered Oreos: Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique
– Custom Cake Pops: Vypassetti Cake Pops
– Red Velvet Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked
– Paper Fans, Popcorn Boxes, Gable Boxes, Tissue Tassel Garland, Pink Rock Candy, Gumballs, Chocolate Heart Lips, Candy Sticks, Hershey’s Mix, Sixlets, Picks: Oriental Trading Company
– Striped paper straws, Ceramic Love Candy Dishes, Striped paper plates & Napkins, Heart Baking Cups: Hoopla Events
Additional sources for you to create your own Valentine’s Day Party
-Valentines Tissue Tassels 2 Separate 8 and 10 Feet Strings of Tassels
-LA Linen Polyester Poplin Table Runner, 14 by 108-Inch, Red
-Mini Popcorn Boxes – Hot Pink
-Hot Pink Treat Favor Boxes (6 Pack)
-Bubblegum Pink Striped Paper Straws
-Red Heart Paper Straws
-Red Cake Stand
-Milk 12″ Glass Cake Stand
-Valentine’s Day Dessert Plates
-Valentine Party Pack 65 Piece
-Classic Gold Charger Plates
-10″ Pink Milk Glass Cake Stand
-15″ Heart Balloons, Sweetheart Assortment
-Heart Shaped Sunglasses
-90 x 132″ White Tablecloth
-Designer Clear Glass Apothecary Jars (3 Piece Set)
-White Rectangle Serving Tray
-Damask Hanging Fan Decorations (Bright Pink)
-Beistle 54137-R 6-Inch 6-Pack Tissue Fans, Mini
-Set of 6 Hot Pink Polka Dot Hanging Fans
I just had to share!
Check out her tutorial with recipes here!
We created 4 free printable Valentine’s Day Cards perfect for you or your little ones.
(download link at the bottom of this post)
A great part about this – all of these cards coordinate perfectly with our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” printable design collection. Package these valentines up and you can use your printable collection to add stickers / logos, and more to make your card even cuter!
Design 1: “Cute As A Button” – Everyone loves adorable heart shaped buttons! Cute stitching around the trim with some fun diagonal stripe patterns from our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” printable collection.
Design 2: “Turtle-y Awesome” – Something fun to give little boys!? Cute little heart patterned shell enclosed in a cropped heart border.
This is as masculine as it comes from us this year
Design 3: “Hello Valentine” Alphabet Soup – scattered modern letters with a bold “Hello Valentine” statement in red. Space to write to and from in a simple red heart.
Design 4: “Ice Cream You Are Sweet” (get it!?) You could say it two ways —
I-Scream “You are sweet”!
or… Ice cream – you sure are sweet
Adorable argyle patterns with sweet ice cream with a red heart cherry on top.
FREE printable Valentine’s Day Cards
by Anders Ruff
This post is image heavy…
We had major inspiration to do something different for the hanging decor. The paper plate polyhedrons are SO easy to make and we were pretty excited to create something unique.
You can find the tutorial on Disney Family Fun….
This cake was from a regular plain-old bakery (seriously – $8 at Target!) and we dressed it up with fancy and beautiful fondant from Sweet Petal Bakery. We love this option to decorate our own cake with professional decor/fondant!
Also, the hershey kisses labels!?
They were GREAT props for the kids, too!How cute is the dress from Mini Mooh!?
The cupcakes from Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter….
Heather does such an amazing job making the most
unique flavors of cupcakes! These were scrumptious!
Are you smiling yet?
This is funny. The first photo Becca took of (my son) Pierson and Arden was this…
… the second shot….
It just took Arden’s mom coming into the room and doing something cute to light up their faces!
Jeffrey LOVED the macarons from Sparkles Kitchen.…
(PS. I made these oreo truffles with my cookie girls – we get together every Christmas to make cookies and this year we made these! So fun, right?!)
We used the twine from The Cupcake Social to create a sweet little pom on top.
Beautiful macarons from Sparkles Kitchen…
Get yours HERE….
Credits and Sources
- Styling and Printable Graphic Designs Package by Anders Ruff
- Photography by Becca Bond Photography (www.beccabondphotography.com)
- Handmade Dresses and Bow Ties by Mini Mooh (www.minimooh.etsy.com)
- Cupcakes by Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter (www.cupcrazed.com)
- Lollipops by This Charming Candy (www.thischarmingcandy.etsy.com)
- Fondant Decor by Sweet Petal Bakery (www.sweetpetalbakery.etsy.com)
- Macarons by Sparkles Kitchen (www.sparkleskitchen.etsy.com)
- Sugar Cookies by Allyson Jane (www.allysonjane.com)
- Cupcake Liners and Twine from The Cupcake Social (www.thecupcakesocial.com)
- Paper Straws from Bake It Pretty (www.bakeitpretty.com)
We had our shoot this Saturday. We teamed up with Becca Bond Photography and I think everything turned out AMAZING! (If you were wondering why it was quiet on here and facebook this weekend, our shoot is the reason!)
We had fabulous contributors:
Allyson Jane designer cookies
Sweet Petal Bakery
This Charming Candy
The Cupcake Social (as always!)
and of course Anders Ruff for graphics and styling
I can’t wait to share the photographs with you all! The printable collection will be available in our shop soon!
Meanwhile, can you guess what this is? (Its a GREAT DIY project that we will be sharing from the Valentine’s Shoot)