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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Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

What are the odds, that not only is today both Wine Wednesday AND National Chocolate Cake Day? As if we needed a reason to consume either! This year they both line up perfectly into one glorious day. Maybe it’s because it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, or maybe I’m a fan of date nights that involve a good red wine and a luscious cake, but I feel like this week’s idea board should be an ever-so-lightly romantic evening for two. And you guessed it: chocolate cake and wine are on the menu. Here’s what I had in mind:

Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

Don’t you think that card is adorable? How cute would it be to write a little love note and ask if your other half will join you for a little wine and chocolate and mail it to them? I would be thrilled to get that in the mail! Here’s where I found all of these great images for this week’s inspiration:

National Chocolate Cake Day Greeting Card – created and sold by NeedAHolidayCalendar on Etsy

Swarovski Crystalline Red Wine Glasses – available on Swarovski

Wine Decanter – featured in a post by Food & Wine

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze – Recipe shared by Bon Appetit

Double Chocolate Cake Truffle Cake Balls – baked and sold by SugarpopBakeshop on Etsy

What would you do if we created a National Wine and Chocolate Cake Day holiday?

I’d insist I had to take the day off.

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Ahhhhh yes. The smell of sugar.

You know what I’m talking about. At some point in your life you’ve opened up a bag of your favorite sweet treat and inhaled the sugary scent that was released. And you totally loved it. I would go so far as to say you even had a smile on your face after.

A lot of mommy-to-be ladies out there share a similar smile, for obviously more legitimate reasons – I mean they are making a tiny human after all – but they still are happy and smiling and full of positivity.

Those emotions are what sparked the inspiration for this sugary sweet baby shower inspiration board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans - Baby Shower Ideas

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Check out where all of these ideas were found:

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

What’s your favorite sweet treat?

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Have you heard the phrase “Love Is Sweet” before? As the rise of themed candy bars grows, so does the popularity of that saying!

Do a quick search for “Love Is Sweet Take A Treat” and you will get MILLIONS of picture results with every color candy bar imaginable. Crazy isn’t it?

I thought: why not take that theme, and go a little bit further?

This week’s inspiration board was for a young, recently engaged couple who are fun loving and want to celebrate their engagement with their family and friends.  They want a relaxed and fun environment where everyone can mingle and chat. So what better way to do that then to have a cocktails and sweet party?

love is sweet cocktails and sweets engagement party ideas teal blue bronze unique pastiche events

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Everyone loves desserts and can’t resist a yummy drink. I went with a light blue, almost turquoise color, paired with a bronze for this idea board, but any color combo you choose would do.

A must have for this type of party is a signature drink, extra points if you can make it match one of your theme colors.

Another must is lots and LOTS of desserts. I tried to get a little of everything in, but the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the Ferrero Rocher inspired desserts.

If you REALLY wanted to run with this color scheme, you may want to take a trip to the thrift store. They often have odd mix and match glasses, and I bet you could probably pick up a few blue glasses for your guests to use. Don’t worry, they don’t all have to match, in fact, it’s almost better that way. Everyone will have their own unique glass, and they will help enhance the party’s décor! Win win!

See where these lovely images were found:

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar – spotted on this pin

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

What is your go to celebratory cocktail?