2/10/09

Valentine party

Last Friday I hosted a group of friends for a Valentine card-making party.


Everyone made the cutest Valentine cards and really had a good time.
These are some of the treats served.
I served the Valentine treats on this fun table! This might be my all-time favorite find. It is a metal 2-tiered table with the whimsical top which I decorated with Valentine themed items and my mom's white fur-trimmed hat! It was at a cute consignment store. At the last minute I decided to skirt the table. I masking taped gathers down a length of red and white polka dot fabric then taped it under the scalloped edge of the table. By the time I finished, the guests started to arrive and I didn't get a picture of it. But it looked festive!I cut out lots of hearts in various sizes with a die-cut machine, ready for the cards to be made. The following are a sample of the cards that were made that day. It was fun for me to see the creativity of each person using basically the same materials.
My craft studio all decorated for the occasion.
These are the Homemade Victorian sugar cookies. I tried to post the how-to video but, alas, frustration got the best of me before I could figure out how to do it so here is a link to the video -studio5
A friend and I made the sugar cookies each at our own house then got together and decorated them the next day. We had fun and they turned out pretty
but did take time to make and decorate (like from 10:30-4:30!) Both recipes on the website taste good .
We added new liners after they were baked and wrapped ribbon around them. I think they look cute.
We also decorated the cupcakes in that timespace. We used the same glossy frosting as the cookies and added the wire-stemmed chocolate-melted hearts to some. The cupcakes are baked in 3" deep muffin pans and use special tall paper liners both made by Wilton. One cake mix makes only 6! They turn out really tall, (4"). I learned to add a new liner after they bake so they look more professional, if that makes sense. They are fun for a party!

Be sure to check out the gorgeous Valentine cupcakes and cupcake tutorial at My Sweet and Saucy.com
Have a great Valentine's Party!

13 comments:

Ashley said...

Those make my mouth water! Can you send me some cookies?
Miss you!

Connie Weiss said...

OH my Gosh that looks like fun!!

I hosted a Christmas Tea Party recently and I think my next party is going to be a craft affair!

Lyndsey Newton said...

Thank you so much for the comment you left on my page, I really appreciate it. It was so sweet of you to take time out of your day....

wenderful said...

Those look delicious. Did you freeze any of them for when we come out? Glad you got a good turn out. :)

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fabulous party. You are amazing.

I put you on my post today. I just had to show you off.

We had a great day today.
Hugs, Lura

jenjen said...

What a party!!! And so cute!!!

XOXOXOX
Jen

jenjen said...

Hi Mom !

I tagged you in a really fun game. Come on over and see if you want to play!

XOXOXOXOXO
Jen

beth at aunties said...

So very fun and so pretty! The table with all the scraping is exactly what I am cleaning up after my all nighter making Valentines for our grand children! LOL I wish I had a studio where all was so organized;-)
Actually my craft room is now being used my my baby sister:) I can see the creative juices flow daily at your home!

Happy Valentines Day!
Can I link your cupcakes?

Lyndsey Newton said...

Thank you for my comment-today was better...for starters it is my birthday, and today my grandmother got to come home today! Her surgery went well and we will get the results from pathology next week...thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Now...I wanna play but I can't find what you tagged me to do...HELP!

Chrissy said...

Wow!!! Everything looks amazing! I love your cute heart shaped plates!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Looks like your Valentine's Day party was a hit! Love all the goodies!

Rona's Home Page said...

I wish I lived near you. This party sounds like a terrific idea. And I love your decorations.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Honeysuckle...I WISH my swirly tree was like yours. No it's only about 18 inches tall and definitely not attached like yours. That really is a fantastic find and by the way your Valentine party with your buds looks wonderful. We have done the same thing before and I still have all the valentines we made for each other that year. Your blog is really cute so I'll have to come back and look around. :) Nancy