I'm beyond excited to be part of a blog hop that's all about sharing ideas and inspiration for hosting a fun Valentine's Day party for the kids! All together there are 11 fantastic party ideas, so be sure to check them all out! A big welcome to everyone who is popping over from Ashley's gorgeous blog! How stunning was her Valentine's Day post??!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! You'll find the links to the other participants at the bottom of the post!
I absolutely love any excuse to go all out using my favourite colour, pink! This cupcake decorating party is meant to allow the kids to create their own tasty masterpieces while being surrounded by all things love.
I had so much fun putting this tablescape together. The biggest DIY project (but super simple!) was the ombre tablecloth (find the tutorial here!). I bought a drop cloth from our local hardware store (don't underestimate the weight of a 9'x12' drop cloth. Oh.my.goodness!!). I then took three different shades of Krylon pink spray paint (Ballerina Slippers, Watermelon and Mambo Pink) and one by one, passed them over the side of the drop cloth. I overlapped the colours where I felt like I needed a little more intensity. I will be writing more about this project in an upcoming post! One thing I totally forgot to do was iron the drop cloth prior to spraying it (oops!), which is why there is almost a marble effect.
The chairs were removed from the table, hoping that it would make it easier for the kids to move around and get what they needed to decorate their cupcakes. I bought piping bags from the bulk food store and filled each with icing. There are two white, one pink and one marble (I added the red food colouring, but didn't mix it completely, for a fun marble effect). Each piping bag has a different decorating tip, so that the kids can make various designs.
Red, pink and white sprinkles have been placed in bowls with spoons. Messes are welcome! Part of the reason why I chose to go with a dropcloth tablecloth was because I didn't want to have to worry about the mess! Nothing too precious here! We really want the kids to be as creative as they want, without worrying about being too messy! The dropcloth can be folded up, shaken out (there will be a lot of sprinkles on it! lol) and then placed in the washing machine after it's been used!
Plastic utensils have been wrapped up in napkins tied with kraft paper name tags and a festive cupcake topper. A quick swipe of pink paint adds a bit of detail to the kraft tags.
Paper bags with treat boxes inside make it easy for our guests to take their cupcakes home with them (we made a lot of cupcakes, enough to eat during and extras to take home to enjoy after!). Though the kids weren't captured working on their masterpieces, it was such a blast seeing all of them hard at work! They were so creative!
Now be sure to hop on over to the beautiful blog of Lucy from Craftberry Bush to see her party inspiration and incredible heart ballon tutorial! It's absolutely beautiful and I know you'll just love it!
You'll also want to visit the blogs of the other participants, below! So much to love!