Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

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:

Sweets for Your Sweetie - Valentine's Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

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 Décorspotted 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

Valentine’s Day: do you love it or hate it?

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A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

Rainbows and Butterflies….with a Side of Chocolate – Soiree Party Ideas

How perfect would you consider your birthday if you had pretty butterfly decorations, colorful fruit to nibble on, and decadent chocolate brownies to savor? I know I’d be thrilled.

You really can’t go wrong with these three elements being the center of attention at your next bash. Be it a bridal, birthday, baby, or just a get together with the girls, rainbows and butterflies…..with a side of chocolate, how can you go wrong? Here’s what I had in mind for this upbeat, sweets filled soiree:

Rainbows and Butterflies….With a Side of Chocolate - Soiree Party Ideas

Here are the individual images that I found and the fantastic sites I found each of them on:

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Invitation – created and sold by CharlesAlexDesign on Etsy

Fruit Heart Kebobs – shared on a roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

Colorful Berry Spring Tart – recipe shared on My Little Expat Kitchen

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bites – shared on New Nostalgia

Blue and White Chocolate Butterflies – shared via How To Cook That on YouTube

Summer Berry Cones – shared on The Cottage Mama

Bite Size Rainbow Brownie Kabobs – recipe shared Cake Whiz

Stacked Chocolate Brownies with Flowers and Butterflies – shared Louise’s Kitchen …. & Other Rooms

If you could add ONE more thing to this party, what would it be?