11 Jan

I Heart Valentine’s Day {& This Party Theme!}

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

This adorable new “I Heart Valentine’s Day” party by Maureen and Adria from Anders Ruff Custom Designs makes me so very happy! Don’t you just want to jump right into the pictures?!

In addition to the fabulous printables they designed and used throughout the party (available in their shop), there’s so much great DIY inspiration to be found throughout this party – a few of my personal favorites being the fabulous pink paper plate polyhedrons hanging above the dessert table, the smart use of wrapped/decorated boxes to act as serving trays for some of the treats, and the fantastic “stacked paper flowers” blooming from candy-filled vases!

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Read on for LOTS (& lots!) more adorable images, plus all the creative party details and detailed shopping resources, as told by Anders Ruff.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

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We designed this Valentine’s Day theme with the kids in mind! The style of the printable collection is fun, festive and perfect for both the young and young-at-heart.

We used mixed glassware for our main serving and display pieces. Apothecary jars of varying heights and styles were displayed at the back of the table, along with a large, glass beverage-dispensing jar. Wrapped boxes with ribbon wraps were used to plate some of the small finger desserts.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Fabric from Ikea was used as the table backdrop, and we made some Pink Paper Plate polyhedrons (DIY tutorial here) and hung 3 (equally spaced) above the dessert table. These look great and are a fun project for kids to help with too!

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

DIY Stacked Fabric Flowers were put in a glass vase and displayed on the dessert table, and a heart garland was hung in a scallop shape from the front of the table. We punched the hearts out of the printable papers from our collection.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

The children’s table was covered with a solid pink fabric and the chairs were covered with the Ikea fabric and tied with Red Grosgrain ribbon. Heart Favor Boxes were created from the template in our printable collection and displayed on the kids’ plates.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Printable “cootie catchers/fortune tellers” were assembled and placed on the children’s table (The kids loved this!)

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Printable valentines (also from the collection) were assembled with their matching envelopes, and we decorated favor boxes with striped twine and printed hang tags.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

We used printable food labels from our design collection to customize the dessert table items. Cupcakes were topped with fondant hearts and sparkling sugar, and heart shaped and circular lollipops were stuck into a paper wrapped styrofoam box.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

White, Pink and Red Chocolate Truffle Pops were placed in cute linersand embellished with hearts from our printable collection.  We set these on a tray of heart shaped sprinkles.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Pink and red heart shaped fondant toppers were used to decorate a simple white cake, and pink and red macaroons were displayed on the low wrapped boxes.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

We made red & white layered desserts served them in mini trifle cups. Red Soda Bottles were decorated with the water bottle wraps & striped paper straws embellished with party flags, and bright red punch was displayed in the center of the table.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

For more grown-up parties: try embellishing mini wine bottles with paper instead of red soda! Looks adorable too…

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

We baked swirly pink meringue hearts and displayed them on short wrapped boxes alongside fabulous sugar cookies from Allyson Jane.  We embellished the cookies with big pink satin ribbon.  (The cookies were designed with a hole at the top to add ribbon – so cute!)

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Hershey Kisses were labeled with circular stickers on the bottom, and mini Hershey Chocolate Bars were customized with printable candy bar wrappers.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

Red and pink candies were displayed throughout the table in table in apothecary jars embellished with party logos hung from satin ribbon. For party favors, miniature glass candy jars were filled with red candies and decorated with a circular logo on the lid!

We layered the large apothecary jars with pink and white cotton candy (a cheap filler that looks cute!)  and hung red heart sugar cookies from the jars with pink satin ribbon.

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES
- Styling and Printable Graphic Design Package: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
- Photography: Becca Bond Photography

Other Contributors:
– Handmade Dresses and Bow Ties: Mini Mooh
– Cupcakes: Cupcrazed Cakery
– Lollipops: This Charming Candy
– Fondant Decor: Sugar and Stripes Co
– Macarons: Sparkles Kitchen
– Sugar Cookies: Allyson Jane
– Cupcake Liners: The Cupcake Social
– Paper Straws: Bake It Pretty

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The Printable “I Heart Valentine’s Day” Collection can be purchased at our shop. The collection includes loads of designs to make your Valentine’s Day a special one, whether you are celebrating with your sweet heart or making it special for the kids and is suitable for everyone from the first-time hostess to the advanced crafter. We are offering 50% off the printable DIY collection until January 25th! ($10 instead of $20!)

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I Heart Valentines Day {& This Party Theme!}

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42Comments

1
Pampered Sweet SAYS:

One of my favorite details from this table is the cotton candy filler in the apothecary jars as well as the use of the pink paper plates to make decorative balls.

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe SAYS:

So very lovely ladies!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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Maureen Anders SAYS:

Jenn, we are so excited to be featured. This was our first shoot with “live models” and it was a BLAST! Thank you SO much!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

Lovely Valentine’s Day Printables Collection…

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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Kristin SAYS:

This is just sooo cute! Can’t wait for Valentines day!Kristin xo

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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Brianna SAYS:

This is UNBELIEVABLE. So Fantastic. We Heart- i- heart valentines.

Reply January 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

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Chicmom SAYS:

Absolutely lovely!!!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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jamie@giggledustparties SAYS:

LOVE it! The paper plate polyhedrons are so cute and clever..will definitely be using them in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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Nikola SAYS:

Love it!!! I am a huge fan of Anders Ruff design work…always looks amazing!

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Reply January 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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Maja SAYS:

So cute!!!!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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Kelly SAYS:

Adorable! I would love to be a guest at this party!

Reply January 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

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Samantha SAYS:

Could this be any more divine – awesome styling, beautiful treats, fabulous printables, and the kids are just sooooo adorable! well done x

Reply January 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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Yesi SAYS:

GORGEOUS! L-O-V-E IT!!!! Great job ladies! I ♥ AndersRuff!!! xoxo

Reply January 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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Viktoria-Pinkpastry SAYS:

I love this!! All youre parties are amazing, you are such an inspiration!

Reply January 12, 2011 at 12:10 am

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Bird SAYS:

STUNNING!!!!

Reply January 12, 2011 at 3:09 am

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