{inspiration} a vintage valentine: part one

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program for a very special treat…

When J and I made the decision to add contributing writers to the Piggy Bank Parties Crew in July, I had no idea how much these 8 amazing ladies would change not only our blog but our lives! The past 6 months have been an incredible adventure and these party chicks inspire me, keep me laughin’ and support me in unbelievable ways!

It is my absolute pleasure to share with you a collaboration we have been working on secretly for the past few months. When Cineca of Dreamin’ N Details pitched the idea of a team project, the Crew jumped on the party wagon immediately! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Without further ado here is the first part of “A Vintage Valentine“…

A Vintage Valentine was inspired by our Vintage Valentines Collection and designed for an afternoon with the sweetest girls you know!

Instead of placecards, a mini heart banner with each guest’s name graced the back of a chair. The banners were accented with doily inspired flowers and doily cones filled with Conversation Hearts.

The tablescape’s foundation was a white tablecloth layered with a lace trimmed burlap runner. Mason, Ball and Kerr jars filled with buttons, cinnamon candies and candles were embellished with mini Valentines, twine, hearts, paper flowers, ribbon and striped paper.

Jars filled with handmade “Heart Felt Pencils” were used in place of flowers.

The other jars included in the centerpiece performed double duty as the party activity. “Heart Bingo Jars” decorated with Cake Stakes, ribbon, twine and doily flowers are filled with a game board and Conversation Hearts to use as markers.

Each placesetting included a Vintage Valentines Paper placemat with a decorative edge made by using a scalloped blade on a paper cutter. An envleope made from a red heart doily and sealed with a personalized Cake Stake graced a white plate. The envelopes contained a Valentine from the hostess and a handmade card.

The placesetting was finished off with a glass jar for water, a doily wrapped napkin with silverware and a Heart Favor Box.

The favor boxes included a doughnut eraser and a lovely Chocolate Covered Oreo from Sweet Temptations—one of our amazing sponsors!

Guests can use their pencil and handmade card to write a love note to someone special and use the eraser if they make any mistakes!

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The first half of our party is over so take a few minutes to stretch or grab a lil’ snack. Click here when you’re ready to read Part Two. {Psst! I hear sweet treats are involved!}

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12 thoughts on “{inspiration} a vintage valentine: part one

  1. I admire how the oink team works together. I’ve been meaning to say so recently. While there are a lot of blogs that have a team of contributors, I’ve yet to see one with the mutual support of yours. Great job!

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