Jazz Up Any Drink & Our Annual Valentine’s Party


Make Valentine Fruit Infused Ice Cubes kellyelko.com

It’s almost that time again – my girls’ annual Valentine’s party.

Girls only of course!

On their must do list:

Cupid Floats

Guess Who – the girls fill out a questionnaire with 10 burning questions such as, “What 3 things would you bring to a dessert island?” and “Who’s your secret crush?” They had a blast guessing who was who!

Dance Off – Blast the tunes and they boogie til they can’t boogie no more!

Games – a favorite is seeing who can stack the most conversation hearts in a minute.

Movie – a sappy chick flick of course.


Of course, it all starts with the perfect paper airplane invitations.

Airmail Valentine - looks like a little paper airplane! #12monthsofmartha  kellyelko.com

The little details make all the difference, like these fun Valentine ice cubes that are a cinch to make but I know will elicit oohs and aahs from the girls.

Love is ... fruit infused Valentine ice cubes! See how to make them kellyelko.com

Make Valentine Fruit Ice Cubes

1) Get a heart shaped silicone ice cube tray like this one

2) Boil water – it will make your ice cubes clearer than if using cold water!

3) Gather your favorite fruits and slice larger ones into small pieces

4) Take some of the softer fruit and mash up

Make Fruit Infused Ice Cubes kellyelko.com

5) Add the mashed fruit to some of the hearts and sprinkle fruit pieces on top – add fruit pieces only to some of the hearts (I like variety)!

Make Valentine Ice Cubes - I heart these!  kellyelko.com

6) Pour boiled water over fruit and freeze

Tips on making fruit infused ice cubes kellyelko.com

7) Pop into your favorite drink, insert two straws and sip with the one you love

Love these heart shaped fruit ice cubes to flavor any drink kellyelko.com

P.S. Who was your first crush?

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  1. Yummy! Haha, your glasses made me laugh – I remember that “Love is…” cartoon.
    My first crush was a boy in first grade named Jimmy. He liked my blue eyes!

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