It’s been an AMAZING day and an AMAZING week! I hope you enjoyed our first party feature on Tuesday–I did! The feedback has been amazing and the DEPOSITs are rolling in. I’ll be featuring another fabulous party chick tomorrow.

Today I’m bringing you a sweet lil’ Valentine’s party I designed to inspire you using our newest party set…

I’m in LOVE with this collection! Every time I added a heart-shaped Sugar Cookie to a piece I was designing, a HUGE smile came across my face. I also LOVE this party because it is so simple to recreate!

I created the backdrop using four things–ribbon, double-sided tape, scissors and the Sugar Cookie Valentines Banner.

Step 1: Measure your backdrop.

Step 2: Cut ribbon with scissors.

Step 3: Attach to your backdrop with double-stick tape.

Step 4: Cut out the Sugar Cookie Valentines Banner and the BONUS Sugar Cookie Hearts Banner.

Step 5: Attach the banners with double-stick tape. Ta-Da!

I used our dining room windows as the backdrop but you could use foam core, a mirror, a picture frame, a piece of wood or anything you can attach ribbon to! {If you’d like to see a step-by-step tutorial, leave a comment!}

Let’s move onto setting up the table…I layered a white eyelet tablecloth on a red one. I placed the treats on the left side of the table at an angle.

Designer Tip: If you have a small amount of food but a large table, place your food on an angle at various heights. It will trick the eye into thinking the table is full of treats!

The treats are displayed on plain white dishes. I created treat stands using upside down bowls, ramekins and two sizes of plates.

All of the treats are from our local grocery store. The cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies came with sprinkles but I personalized them by adding one large heart sprinkle on top.

The beverage station, plates and napkins were placed on an angle on the right side of the table.

My beverage choice was “Sugar Pie Honey Punch!”

{musical break}

“You know that I love you! I can’t help myself! I love you and nobody else!”

{musical break over}

An easy red punch recipe? Add your favorite clear soda pop to Hawaiian Punch or your favorite flavor of red Kool-aid! I added 2″ circle punched Sugar Cookie Valentines Cake Stakes to the bottom of simple juice glasses using double-stick tape.

Your guests will receive a SWEET message after they’ve finished their beverage! I added a striped bow to a simple white pitcher and placed it on a white plate.

{I’m in LOVE with the bow!}

Hank’s Hint: Place a plate under your beverage pitchers. It will help protect your tablecloth and catch any condensation!

I didn’t have a lot of room to display plates and napkins so I stacked the plates with the napkins.

Offer your guests a SWEET favor to thank them for joining you!

Three marshmallow hearts fit perfectly in a recloseable snack bag finished off with our Sugar Cookie Valentines Favor Bag Toppers!

What’s a cute way to invite your guests? Use our Sugar Cookie Valentines Fill-In Invitations! You can either hand write the invitation or personalize them right on your computer!

Directions: Open the PDF file we send you in Acrobat Reader {free download}, type your text in the boxes we created and you are ready to print! The font, font sizes and font colors are all set up for you. Simple. Sweet. The perfect beginning to your celebration!

Don’t feel comfortable using the computer? Ask us to customize the invitation for you. We’ll add a little something extra to it!

Don’t have time to host a Valentine’s Party? Send out our Sugar Cookie Valentines!

You receive four SWEET phrases and a blank cookie to sign!

Want to add a little something extra to a favor box or create you own Valentine’s? The Sugar Cookie Valentines Paper includes six designs. {I LOVE the ones with the Sugar Cookies!}

We couldn’t forget one of our most popular items…

…the Sugar Cookie Valentines Mini Banners! You’ll receive all four phrases plus a few blank cookies.

We believe that SIMPLE things can make a party go from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY! Here are a few more simple tips…Do you think Printables are too boring? Add your own style to them!

Use a 2″ scalloped circle punch on the printable. Add a 2″ cardstock circle behind it with a pop-up adhesive dot. Attach to a wooden food stake and place in a cupcake.

Designer Tip: Unless it’s a lollipop theme, disguise the cupcake stakes or lollipop sticks or they will distract the eye away from your toppers. Don’t you want your guests to see how cute the toppers are? Are your stakes too long for the size of the cupcake? Cut them to size, add a ribbon or a piece of candy! We added a large heart sprinkle in front of the wooden stake which was visible above the frosting.

One of my favorite things to do is to create label foods. Okay…I LOVE to add themed names to food!

Now you can add names to your food using our Sugar Cookie Valentines Party Cards! They are just like the Fill-In Invitations…just open, type and print! Use them to create food labels, placecards…

…and LOVE notes!

Now that the parties over, let’s tally up the receipts and see if we met our budget…

Party Budget for 6 guests :: $35.00

Sugar Cookie Valentines Collection :: $9.50

{ON SALE through January 31, 2011}

Backdrop Ribbon :: $7.98

Treats :: $12.20

Punch :: $1.53

Favors :: $2.02

Napkins :: $1.08

Food Décor :: $.48

Party Grand Total :: $34.79

{break for a Happy Dance!}

How could we end this post without a SUGARY SWEET SURPRISE?!? The Sugar Cookie Valentines Collection is currently on SALEsave 50% through January 31, 2011! Click here get one of your very own!

I hope the rest of your day is SWEET!

Sources:
Printables :: Piggy Bank Parties
Ribbon :: May Arts
Sweet Treats and Favors :: Target
Napkins :: Dollar Store

Tip Junkie handmade projects

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