Wednesday, January 18

Valentines Sweet Shoppe Party

Today I'm sharing a little Valentines party I put together for my own girls a couple of years ago before I really entered the party business. This was a fun idea for a party.... my girls' names both start with the letter "M" so we came up with an "M&M Sweet Shoppe" party. Each daughter invited a few friends over for  Valentines crafts and some yummy sweets, too.

For the invitation, I decided to created a lollipop-look in the shape of a heart and wrapped in cellophane. We took the invitations around to each of the girls houses to get them excited about the upcoming party. The reverse side of the invitation had all the party information.



These were my first attempt at fondant roses. I guess I've learned a little since then but they turned out pretty cute.


The parfaits were a fun idea, too. I made some red pudding and some pink pudding and layered them in champagne glasses with a little whipped cream on top. I learned through this experience that putting the pudding into cone-shaped icing decorating bags or a ziploc with the corner cut would be the perfect way to get the pudding in the small glasses without making a mess.




Store bought items like these cookies sticks embellished with a little white chocolate candy coating and Valentines sprinkles make party food so much easier and they're pretty, too.











My girls had such a fun time with their girlfriends celebrating the day.






For crafts, I had some felt circles cut into spirals ready for the girls to roll into felt roses. I also had stuffed some mini flower pots with green tissue paper to resemble leaves and the girls then used a low-temp glue gun to glue their roses to their pots.

The girls loved their take home crafts and
enjoyed a day with their girlfriends even more.

34 comments:

Stephanie @ Toastie Studio said...

I am always so amazed with big party spreads like this! They look sooooo amazing and beautiful!!
Feel free to submit this to my link party, would love to share it with more people!
http://toastiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/01/made-monday_16.html

PartyLikePaula said...

Aw what a fun party! Looks like your girls had a great time...good job mom : )

Paula

Leah said...

adorable :) i've been reading your blog for a while now but what caught my eye this time were the Auburn shirts! War Eagle!!! :)

starnes family said...

Love these ideas. Just linked up to you on my FB page!

www.facebook.com/momslittlesecrets

Kate said...

What a great craft idea!! Love it!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

soo cute!!! you are super duper talented!! xo

Kate said...

Such a lovely party idea. My girls would love this. I have started a new linky party today and I would love to have you add your project: http://asouthernladysramblings.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinterest-love-and-thursday-link-party.html

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Oh I love it, but where did you get your glass jars, those are so nice and what I would love.

Liz said...

Lovely! Especially the fondant cake and the parfaits!

Ami w/AliLilly said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous party!! My daughter has requested that she be invited to your next one! ;)

southernscraps said...

Beautiful display and great ideas for quick treats!

Shelly {makingthemomentmatter} said...

Love this super cute party!

michele said...

absolutely charming! my fav is the polka dot cupcake papers. bravo!

visiting via the girl creative and hope you'll enter my kate spade & bling giveaway:

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

smiles.

michele

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This looks so cute! I love the little parfaits!

Kellie Brown said...

I could dive head first into those sweets! You did a great job. I linked to your post on our Parties & Entertaining board at iVillage: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Party-Talk-Tips/Valentine-Party-Ideas/td-p/118828369

Sugarr2518 said...

Awww....everything looks so yummy and perfect! Love all of the little signs with the sweets:) It looks like fun was had by all.

Zookeeper said...

So sweet! What an awesome mom you are! Thanks for sharing your fun.

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

You are amazing! They all look like they had such a great time!

Maria said...

What a beautiful party!!!!!!! It looks like out of a magazine! So cute! And your fondant roses look great!

MiaB said...

WOW!!! This looks soooo amazing...What a great party :) Would really love it if you could share this with us here http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-4.html

Thanks so much
MiaB

Kristi said...

This is just lovely! Adore the parfaits. Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new par-tay: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
{HUGS},
kristi

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

What a beautiful party and I love the cake too! So many great details!

Susan,
http://www.ohmy-creative.com/
A community to Create - Share - Inspire

Jenifer Leone said...

Make the items using bottle caps and use these for these as valentines gifts.

Q @ JAQS said...

THe party looks beautiful. Such great looking decor and food.


Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-16-linky-party-and-features.html

-Q

Kelli said...

These look wonderful! I'd LOVE for you to pop over and link this up in my new Valentine Linky!!! http://southernmomcooks.com/holiday-recipe-link-up-valentines-day/

Have a great day! Kelli

Buttercream Bakehouse said...

looks amazing. Maybe I'll do this for my kids this V-Day.

SusieQTpies said...

Yummy I would LOVE for you to stop over and link up in HAPPY FRIDAY- the theme is Valentine. Everyone who links up today will get a Pin from me on Pinterest! Hope you join in the tasty fun!

Susie- http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-friday-valentine-link-up.html

Lindsi B said...

I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

Mama Jodi said...

In love with this party. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Gorgeous! I appreciate the hard work you put into this just from the photos ;) Wow, it must have taken major planning! Looks great!!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Such a cute party! I love all the pink and red and your attention to detail. Just amazing! Inspires me for my son's party, without the pink of course haha.

Jennifer said...

what a fun party!!! I love love all of the red/pink mix... obviously for valentine's day but it wasn't too gushy red/pink over the top.. there was a lot of it but in a classy way. Fun! It looks like your girls and friends had a lot of fun!

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Shelly Dolen said...

This is the sweetest Valentine's Day party! SO cute!