What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes everything have to be sugar coated? Fruit? Muffins? Exchanged words? EVERYTHING just has a sweetness to it, which –don’t get me wrong- it’s welcomed, but it can sometimes borderline on TOO much. And I’m sure for some people, at some point, it is too much. But sometimes, everything is just perfect and that extra sweetness just works perfectly and is welcomed with open arms.
Enough about sweets……yeah who am I kidding. That should have read: SO BRING ON THE SWEETS!
Sweets are the hero of this week party idea board for Valentine’s Day. This soiree can be scaled up or down in size for all sorts of events, though my favorite would be a stay at home bake-a-thon with your sweetie, whipping up one scrumptious dessert after the other, and enjoying the creations that you made together. But hearts are universal, and are easily included in themed baby showers, bridal parties, girl’s night, or even a festive family and friends gathering.
Here’s what I had in mind:
If you find yourself in need of some clever Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast ideas, check out my post covering what I believe to be the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.
Be sure to stop by and say hi to all these great sources of inspiration and tutorials for this week’s idea board:
Strawberry Hearts Valentine Snacks – tutorial shared by Modern Parents Messy Kids
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake Surprise Cake – tutorial and recipe shared on Mom Loves Baking
Red Sugar Rimmed Cocktails – shared on Bird’s Party
Sweet Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope – recipe and tutorial shared by Liz Bushong
Valentine Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apples – created and sold by BigBearChocolates on Etsy
Candy Hearts Table Décor – spotted on Pinterest
Valentine’s Popcorn White Chocolate Popcorn – recipe shared by Gimme Some Oven
Red Hearts Valentine’s Day Décor – shared on Advice from a Twenty Something
Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Life, Love and Sugar
DIY Valentine’s Day Table Candy Décor – tutorial shared by The DIY Dish
Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart –tutorial shared by The House That Lars Built
Red and White Valentine’s Day Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 Imports on Pinterest
Candy and Tulips Table Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body