31 Jan

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

For her annual Soup Potluck, Courtney of Joyful Joyful Designs, hosts a white winter party, but this time she threw in a splash of red for a {We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party! For v-day crafting ideas, that would go perfectly with this dinner party, click here and here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Stamped soup bowls wrapped with red and white twine
– Red doily heart wreath and fireplace garland
– Glittered candle votives & DIY paper placemats!

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

{We Heart Winter} Valentines Day Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Courtney…

Every season, my husband and I host a party to celebrate what we love about that season: the food, music and decor are all tied to our favorite things of that time of year. Last year, our party was the weekend before Valentines Day, so I decided to switch up our normal wintery-white decor and go with a fun red & white heart Valentine inspired party. Our winter party is always a soup potluck, so each couple brings a delicious soup to share. My husband makes a delicious sangria and we also have seasonal appetizers and desserts.

I love to have an interactive element to all of our parties, so for this party, I cut a huge heart out of red & white striped wrapping paper (that I got for 50 cents after Christmas!) and attached it to the wall. We had guests write what they love about winter and attach it to the heart. It served as a guest book of sorts and everyone loved reading what our friends had written.

I decorated soup cups with bakers twine and stamps and made simple heart garlands to hang over the table. For linens, I used white sheets that I already had to save on cost. I also used the striped wrapping paper to cover the food table- such a cheap, fun way to add some pop to the decor. I made mini banners for our banner stands that said “we *heart* soup” and “we *heart* winter”. I dressed up some plain glass votives with glitter, yarn & ribbon.

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Photography: Nikki Crockett Photography
– Banners & decor by me: Joyful Joyful Designs
– Heart napkins: Target
– Soup cups & heart paper straws: In the Clear

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Wendy SAYS:

This looks so lovely and Courtney’s description shows she put so much love into it. Great job Courtney!

Reply January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

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courtney SAYS:

Yay! Thank you so much for sharing our winter party! It is such a special tradition for our family and our friends.

Reply February 4, 2013 at 8:06 am

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