Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Happy New Year everyone!  2014 is upon us.  Our next special holiday is Valentine’s Day which will be here before we know it!   Continue reading

Pinkalicious Valentine’s Day Party

I love having a blog now so I can post all of the parties I’ve done in the past.  Today I am going to post the PINKALICIOUS Valentine’s Party I threw for Valentine’s Day 2010.  My girls loved the Pinkalicious books and I thought that V-Day would be a perfect way to incorporate the character and the book.  We had a small party in our tiny condo.  I let each daughter invite 3 friends.  The kids had a blast!  Here are some of the details.

A scrapbook paper banner hanging in the window…heart lollipop centerpieces…cupcake apron chair covers…

We served pink lemonade in these pink sugar coated cups with YUM stir sticks courtesy of  Style Circle and heart shaped ice cubes.

I served tons of sweets at this party.  This was around the time I started seeing “sweets” tables popping up everywhere.  While I think they are beautiful, I don’t think the parents of the little ones appreciate the creativity when it comes to their kids and sweets.  I did try to incorporate fruit and also served Strawberry Cream Cheese sandwiches…in heart shapes of course.  A pink feather boa and pink lanterns hung above the food table.

 

Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry icing and cute Pinkalicious cupcake toppers was the centerpiece of the dessert table.

I had a last minute menu change and forgot to switch the sign for these.  These are Hostess Brand strawberry mini cakes that I put on a lollipop stick and topped with a red m&m….cute for last minute huh?  I’m talking 5 min. before guests arrived last minute.

Pink chocolate coated popcorn served in cones that sat on a bed of pink m&m’s.  Wish I had more time to dress up the cones a little, but time ran short.  They were still a hit!

I made heart shaped rice krispie treats that I tinted pink with red food coloring.

I dipped pretzel rods into white chocolate and pink candy sprinkles.  YUM!

Pink marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and pink sugar.

I included an assortment of red fruits for the kiddos along with PB and Raspberry J and Strawberry Cream Cheese Sandwiches.

All of the guests wen home with pink bubble bath along with the aprons and heart lollipops.

Activities for the party included Guess How Many jellybeans in the jar, coloring Pinklicious coloring sheets, a read-aloud of the book, hershey kiss hunt and find, and decorating PINK cupcakes with sprinkles and candies.

This was a fun party to host.  I LOVE Valentine’s Day!