2.04.2013

{Heart of Hearts}: Mini Valentines Day Party




Since I will be traveling this weekend, I hosted a mini valentine's day party for my little ones and their friends Feb. 1st :) I kept it super simple and the total cost was under 25$! 

Party Details:
Happy V- Day Banner - free printable from the talented Kori Clark
Cupcakes: Gluten free Betty Crocker mix (thanks Betty!) for our gluten free friends.
Cupcake Toppers: Felt Hearts with sticky circle back (find in a pack at Hobby Lobby), attach to wooden toothpicks or topper sticks (also found in a bag at Hobby Lobby).
Heart Shape Table Decor - Dollar Tree Napkins cut into heart shapes.
Heart Cups: White Paint Marker + Dollar Tree Red Cups
Snack Bags: Pretty Paperie Printables (my friend Natalie's awesome shop!) + mini baggies. We ended up mailing these packs to cousins as well:)
Felt Heart Headbands: Pack of felt hearts with sticky backs (Hobby lobby or Amazon). Pair two together back to back and hot glue a row full along a stretch headband. Great party favors for the little girls!
Balloon Strand: Tie balloon ends along some twine and hang on the ceiling for a fun and inexpensive valentine chandelier:)
(Mini Table: via Ikea)

Activity Ideas: 
Cupcake decorating - set out a bunch of sprinkles in small dishes with iced cupcakes for the kids to decorate before diving in.
Finger painting in a baggie (no mess!). Brilliant idea found here. Gabriel has asked to do this every day since the party:)

P.S. I have teamed up with some of my favorite shops to give away a ton of fun goodies on the IHOD facebook page. Head over to see what's up for grabs today! 

42 comments:

  1. this is ADORABLE!! we've been gearing up to party over here with our little LOVES. these pictures are precious.

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  2. How CUTE is this party!??? Your pictures are perfect too. SO are your kiddos! FUN MOM! :)

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  3. Great ideas! These photos are too cute!

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  4. Tooo cute!! Your kids are so adorable! And I love those little heart printed pants. :)

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  5. How cute! I bet the kids loved it!
    Is there supposed to be a link for the finger painting idea? Or am I blind and not seeing it?

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    1. Oops! Forgot to link it! Thank you! all fixed and linked above.

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  6. That first photo is too cute for words! I can't wait to host little parties once my daughter is a bit older...such fun!

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  7. That first picture is so precious! And that finger-painting in a bag is such a neat idea! ~Stephanie

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  8. Oh my goodness this is precious! that first picture is just darling!

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  9. I really like the banner! Your creativity is the best Anna :)

    - Time Stand Still

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  10. Ohmygoodness! The first photos is adorable. Great party!

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  11. How sweet and creative you are! I want to make holidays fun like you do for my kids someday :)

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  12. I love the headband idea! I am trying to come up with fun things (beside's candy) that my daughter can give her preschool friends, the headbands would be adorable for the girls:)

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  13. I love your pics Anna, and your ideas! You have such a beautiful mind.

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  14. Very sweet - so lovely done Anna, congrats!

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  15. this is beyond adorable! and so creative!!!!

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  16. I love this! I might just have to steal some of these ideas for my Valentine's day class party! Too cute! -Heidi

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  17. This is so precious - from the bunting to the cupcakes to the babies!

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  18. Everything is adorable! Amazing photography too. You are one sweet momma:)

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  19. Oh my goodness! I hardly know where to start--there is just so much cuteness and adorableness in these photographs! I love that banner!

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  20. This is completely adorable, Anna!!! J'adore, j'adore, j'adore <3 Every detail is wonderful! XO Brynn

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  21. gorgeous styling and tips, pretty mama!

    hope you'll stop by soon.

    michele

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  22. What a pretty party for the littles! Love the hearts and her headband is darling!!

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  23. Adorable... Love how it's so stylish and yet simple


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  24. This is such a cute idea for the little ones... Love it!

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  25. there is so much cuteness going on in this post I can't handle it! Valentine's stuff is seriously the cutest. Loved that you had a little party for the kids and their friends!

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  26. Super cute!! Love it! Those cups are adorbs!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  27. Okay so this is like.....the cutest thing I have ever seen!


    xx L
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  28. Such a cutie! your little ones are the perfect Valentines!

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  29. so cute!! what an adorable picture of you two!

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  30. Oh my goodness, you are awesome to throw such a cute party for your kids and their friends! I love how cute everything is on such a small budget, that's my favorite part I think!

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  31. Such a cute party! And seriously, your hair is perfect.

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  32. SO CUTE! I can't believe how big they are getting. time is zooming by. loved seeing my treat bag tag printables :) hope the cousins love them!

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  33. Just adorable! You have a beautiful family! New to your blog- and LOVE it!

    Hannah

    http://hannahholzmann.com/

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  34. Love these ideas! The first picture is absolutely adorable! We haven't tried finger painting yet but I do have some vegetable based paints here that I should try to use with my little guy. Thanks for the ideas and thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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