Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Dessert Party

I absolutely love Valentine's Day! I love wearing pink, eating sweets, and spending the day reminding people how much I love them. This year I decided to throw a little dessert party for my girlfriends to celebrate the occasion. A dessert party is all about having fun with your food, so I decided to do all the baking beforehand and present the girls with all the sweets ready to be decorated. 

I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, sweetheart cakes, pink and white cookies, and chocolate-covered strawberries. For decorating I set up my kitchen table with bowls of frosting, sprinkles, candies, hot pink chocolate lips, and decorative features, like mustache inserts.  There is no end to people's creativity with decorating, so it is great to supply a variety of decorative items for guests to use. 

With the decor I went with a red and pink theme, of course! I used red and silver tablecloths layered together and topped with fresh colorful flowers, white dishes full of candies, tea lights in crystal containers, heart-shaped balloons, and scattered glittering hearts. For drinks I served up rosé, red wine, and pink lemonade in pink sugar-rimmed glasses. At the end of the party I handed out Valentine gift bags and sent everyone home with boxes filled with the treats they made. It was just the fun, sugar-filled night I was hoping for! 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so be sure to check back on February 14th to see my Valentine outfit post and the One Year Anniversary of Style Occasion!  

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