Make Simple Valentine Party Decorations
I remember giant bear hugs from two girls with sticky little fingers.
I still get hugs but also a lot of eye rolls.
Guess it comes with the 13 year old territory.
They are somewhere between cuddling their pillow pets and having secret crushes.
So why not celebrate by letting them laugh with good friends while not worrying about boys or who’s popular or who said this about that.
For one night, they can be those sticky fingered little girls all over again.
*draw a heart and trace onto scrapbook paper (I used Martha Stewart Valentine Paper Pad – which is fabulously heavy weight, double sided – some glittered, some embossed!)
*cut hearts out with exacto knife
*punch a hole on each side of the paper
*tie to your light fixture with ribbon (I used Martha Stewart Glitter Eyelash)
*turn on lights and watch the room glow
Pop-Up Place Mats
*simply use a piece of scrapbook paper that is double sided (I used Martha Stewart Valentine Paper Pad)
*use an exacto knife to cut a heart 3/4 of the way around and push it through the paper for a fun pop-up
*punch some hearts (Martha Stewart Heartbeat Punch) around the bottom edge for some added pizazz
Blinged Heart Votives
* place a heart stencil (I sprayed repositionable spray adhesive on the back so stencil wouldn’t slip) onto a glass votive (dollar store)
* brush glue (came with Martha Stewart Metallic Craft Glitter) onto glass stencil area (a little goes a long way)
* sprinkle glitter onto gluey heart and remove stencil (tap glass on counter to get rid of excess glitter)
* repeat on other 3 sides and let dry
What says Valentine’s Day more than pink chevron gift bags (Pick Your Plum), filled with life savers and sealed with a bon bon sticker (Martha Stewart Bon Bon Stickers).
Of course, no Valentine party is complete without a Cupid’s Float – get the recipe here!
Let’s get this party started.
And remember, girls rule and boys drool – for now anyway.
Look at you! What a party. My kids love their pillow-pets and hope they will for some time. I love the profile picture!
so cute, Kelly ~ enjoy those days while you can!
Everything looks so cute and perfect for a party. Love the centerpiece you created!
So, so cute! Relish in the sticky fingers as long as they’ll let you … and hope the secret crush is on a good boy. 🙂
Everyone will forget their boy worries at this adorable party!
Hang in there with teen years, I know you’ve got double. My mom tells me I was a real peach. LOL. What a perfectly fun party you put together! I am sure they loved it 🙂 And their momma too <3
So fun! I would love to peek inside your creative genius brain, you have so many great ideas! PS I have the same amazing vintage aqua bowls, I love them 🙂
Love those bowls! Seriously! I know what you mean about days of sticky fingers….sometimes I feel like life is rushing by and I want to hold on to every day I can! Love the post!
Have a great day rock star!
Love it Kelly…so love the “pop up” placemats….great idea!!!….Love those bowls…I have similar ones that I got as a wedding gift…hey I am vintage too!! Ha!
Very fun Kelly. Love the old Love Is glasses and the bowl centerpiece.
I love these ideas, so pretty and girly. xxx
Makes me want to have a Valentine’s party!
What a sweet party! I love that pop-up placement. Makes me excited about when my littles are old enough to celebrate like this!
I love the pop up hearts on the place mat. That is brilliant!
I am in love with your vintage Pyrex, in LOVE! The girlie party sounds perfect, I wouldn’t want to be 13 again but I would love to go to a party like that 😉 Hope it’s fun. Found your link at Be Inspired, thanks for sharing all the beauty with us.
Can I be included on the guest list next year? How cute is this! Good mommy. They will still love this when they are seniors in HS, even though they may not admit it.
What a great party! I love your color choices!
Such a cute party! I love the placemats with the pop up heart. 🙂
What a great party scene you created. My favorite part is the tower you created using vintage pyrex. I love this idea!
Saweet partay Kelly! You are the coolio-est Mom! Love those adorable vintage glasses and pyrex bowls!
Pyrex “Butterprint”. Got a set of them as a wedding present in 1968…..OMG….I am old!! I still have them (although not the husband!)
So cool! I really love your pyrex valentine centerpiece!
What a great idea!
loved seeing this butterprint pyrex pattern as it is what i grew up with and i have a few pieces still.
found you vis tuesday’s treasures and hope you’ll have a moment to pop by!
smiles to you.
So many cute ideas, Kelly! Maybe I should do a Valentine luncheon with my grown girls? 🙂 I love the placemats!
I love all the thought you put into every element! Rolled eyes or not, I’m sure they loved it!
I love the Pyrex stand! Such a cute party.