Monday, February 15

A Valentine Soiree

Another holiday..... another PARTY!! The girls wanted to have a little Valentine's get together for a few of their friends, and after getting some inspiration from my good friend Google, well, I got to work and tried to make it really special for them. I loved the idea of a candy table.... what kid (or grown up!) wouldn't love to dig into a table full of goodies?? I made some cupcakes and tried my hand at my first fondant roses.... then I decided to make a fondant cake, too. It was supposed to be a 2 tiered cake, but after I stopped for a while to get the girls ready for their Valentine's date with their dad, well, when I went back to the cake decorating the fondant had dried too much for me to finish the top tier like I had planned. OK, nothings perfect. The perils of fondant.... I just chalked it up to a first-timers learning curve and moved on to a single layer cake -- disappointed, but all in all, I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. So I've eaten nothing but candy and chocolate and marshmallow fondant for days..... that's mama's reward for spending days in the kitchen surrounding by nothing but sugar! Too bad mama's bikini won't agree.....

So the kids played some Valentine's games and they made a little felt rose craft to take home, and they of course, ate their weight in sugar-laden sweets. It was fun and a great reason to celebrate with just girlfriends..... who really needs those boys on Valentines Day anyway??? Kidding, Jonathan. Love you.

The invitation..... the reverse side had all the info


The candy table

... the cupcakes & the name of the candy table.....
M&M Sweet Shoppe for Madison & Macy.... catchy, huh??

....... the fondant cake

....... and closeup

..... mine & Macy's favorite -- the cookie sticks

........... and the rice crispy treats

........ more yummy table

....... the pudding parfaits

...... even more tempting zoomed up

the tags....

the white chocolate & heart sprinkle covered Milanos....

..... candy closeups

the girls digging in.....

...... and being silly

...... Maddie & Hannah

...... and Kate & Makenzie

....... and Macy & me

....... the crafting

...... sweet Valentine girls, Reagan & Morgan

Morgan's felt rose vase

..... and Macy's vase

41 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Looks fantastic, I am sorry I didn't make it over there to see. I was so gross on that day plus trying to get ready for Kate's bday (not that there was much to do, but you know me).
Thanks so much for sending Kate THE cake. She was so excited!! It is beautiful and we will eat it today.

Holly said...

OH my goodness! I just gained weight looking at all that food! It looked soooo good!

Julee H. Nappier said...

Beautiful!(: I love it! Think I gained 20 lbs just licking the monitor! lol

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Heather said...

I am blown away!!!!! You should be in Hollywood planning fabulous parties!!!!! The photos turned out amazing - perfect!!!!

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ButterYum said...

What a festive party. Now I'm in the mood for Valentine's Day!!

:)
ButterYum

Ashleigh said...

Everything is just perfect. You thought of every detail! Great job!

Maple Memories said...

What an amazing job you did and such great memories that will come of it!! I'm in the mood to plan a Valentine's party now!!

charlotte: said...

I always love your parties when I see them featured around the blogiverse but this is my favourite!

Blue Skies,
Charlotte xo

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh wow! You did an excellent job!!

Gillian Mohlman said...

Wow. Thats all I Can say. You know how to throw a party!! Come throw me a birthday party?? New follower now for sure!

I hope you come check out my giveaway on my blog today! http://kevinandgillian.blogspot.com/2011/01/personalized-journal-giveaway.html

-Gillian

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Great party - I wanted to let you know I featured it on my blog today!

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Julie said...

What a fun party and great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

The Farm Girl
thefarmgirlrecipes.blogspot.com

His girl said...

Your Valentine's party looks so fun! I am homeschooling this year and am looking for fun Valentine's party ideas. Looks like I found some! Blessings

Dacia said...

Visiting from a linky party. Loved your party & those cute felt flowers in pots!

Sue said...

WOW! Very impressive. Love it all, especially the cake:) Your fondant roses are beautiful!

Alicia said...

What a fun party, and it looks like the girls had a blast.

Alicia {ProtoDoom.com}

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

You're absolutely AMAZING at decorating for parties! You've given me so much inspiration! I'm throwing a baby shower next month and you gave me some really cute ideas! Thanks so much!

Also, where on earth did you get that stand that the cake is on? I LOVE it! Is it actually a cake stand?

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Oh my... I LOVE the whole thing! You did a great job! So so cute! And it all looks YUMMY!

TidyMom said...

What fun!!

Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in the wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-1-16-11/

Linda said...

This is so pretty to look at. My granddaughter is having a valentine party for her friends and these ideas are fantastic! Thanks. Linda

Sally @ Polka Dot Market said...

So sweet! Love all the little touches - my 2 girls are begging for a Vday party now. :) Shared on our FB wall today. Thanks for all the inspiration!

denise burton said...

AWESOME!!!!! I am going to use some of these ideas for the group home I work for! Just wonderful!!!

Janiece said...

Oh my goodness...amazing!

Jerri said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful party! Everything's so pretty. I'm really glad I found your blog. Everything is so cute and cheery here!

Donna said...

Wow, everything looks great! I especially love all the wonderful treats and the craft vase!

Simply Domestic said...

Oh my! Everything looks great, especially the cake! :)

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh yum! Everything looks AMAZING!!!

I am your newest follower! I love your great ideas!

Also, I host a Friday link party if you are ever interested in joining up, I'd love to have you!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

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KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

So many great ideas over here!!!
Those cookie sticks look so good, & everyone looks like they had such a nice time.
Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up

Stephanie Smith said...

I love looking at party blogs. I have yours in my list of favorites. I come over here ever so often. This is my first time commenting. Those rice krispie treats look cute. I might just have to do that for my little girl's upcoming birthday.

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

Such a fun party! Great job! :)

Amie @ Kitty Cats and Airplanes said...

WOW!! That looks like a seriously intense party! You did a great job!

Cami said...

Adorable! You have a new follower! Thanks for the great ideas just in time for Valentine's Day. :)

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Rachael Green said...

How do you make the parfaits? I am going to do this for my girl scout troop.

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