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Love Birds party theme ideas

Today’s adorable Real Party – created by Lindsey Mintrone of Bella Grace Party Designs – was originally designed as a Valentine’s Day celebration, but it would also serve as great inspiration for the always-popular “Love Birds” bridal shower theme!

From clever lollipop flower arrangements (so cute!) to a homemade “Love Birds Tree” centerpiece and adorable owl & birdie graphics, this get-together is full of charming details and great DIY project ideas…

Love Birds party theme ideas

Read on for lots more pics and all the sweet party details as told by Lindsey

Love Birds party theme ideas

Nature and Birds have both been such fun, green and popular inspiration for party themes recently, and I thought… what cuter theme for Valentine’s Day then “Love Birds“?! However, I wanted to take this idea in an unconventional direction.

I chose a color palette of deep burgundy red, light pink, & bright baby blue to put a little twist on the traditional holiday colors. I also commissioned custom bird graphics to be illustrated so that we could include both owls AND love birds, instead of just one or the other, like I have typically seen.

Love Birds party theme ideas

My dear friend – the amazingly talented Courtney Vickers – photographed this adorably fun and kid-friendly event. She did a perfect job showing the party elements and details!

The adorable Love Bird tree centerpiece (pictured at top) was HWTM-inspired and crafted from branches from my own yard. The precious little birdhouse nestled in the tree was found last minute in the Valentine’s section at Target and made the perfect addition to the DIY project.

The Love Tree was the home to sweet little birdie favor bags filled with pink, white, and red M&Ms.

Love Birds party theme ideas

The delightfully delicious lollipop flower arrangements were inspired by Martha Stewart. Hand-crafted with coordinating paper hearts and red tootsie pops, the “flowers” made another adorable party favor.

Love Birds party theme ideas

Another dear friend and very talented graphic designer Kori Clark of Kori Clark Designs created the precious little love bird and owl graphic which were used to dress up the little Valentine gift bags.

Love Birds party theme ideas

Each little “Love Bird” at the party was given a gift bag to fill with Valentines from each of their little friends. On each bag hung a cute custom name tag and fun Valentine saying to coordinate with the graphic such as “Owl Love You Forever” and “WHO Loves You?

Love Birds party theme ideas

Desserts and Drinks
The most delicious of the party foods – and of course the biggest crowd-pleaser of the party – were the cupcakes! (See image #2, above.) I baked, decorated and topped each one with one of my favorite party elements, cupcake toppers. Again, loving this little owl graphic!

The gorgeous little heart cakes were a hit with the kids thanks to Little Debbie.

Love Birds party theme ideas

A featured party drink is a must at every event! Now of course these were not for the kiddos, but I had to throw in a few details for the momma birds. This was strawberry lemonade accented with a sweet little birdie nest straw.

Love Birds party theme ideas

Another one of my favorite party details is the custom water bottle label and it was one more excuse to use the sweet little birdie graphic.

Love Birds party theme ideas

Love Birds party theme ideas

I think the most effective way to dress up a food table is by using the food as the decoration. These little snack cups filled with popcorn and M&Ms are adorable and are super kid friendly:

Love Birds party theme ideas

Another DIY project was the Be My Valentine Banner. The design and patterns for the banner inspired most of party details and was used as a backdrop for displaying the kiddos Valentine gift bags.

Love Birds party theme ideas

Of all the parties I have thrown for my daughters, I think that this was one of my favorites. Not because of the décor or the food but because of all the adorable little faces and great friends I was able to share it with… what better way to spend a Valentine’s Day?!”

Love Birds party theme ideas

Thanks again to Lindsey for all the sweet party inspiration! =)

By |2018-02-12T18:29:53+00:00March 8th, 2010|Bridal Showers, Valentine's Day|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. jenny March 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    This is so sweet!

  2. Jenny March 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Everything looks absolutely amazing!! Great attention to detail!

  3. Amy March 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Adorable! Love the lollipop flowers!

  4. Phyllis Cheung March 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    SO cute. Love the little owls!

  5. Cafe Fashionista March 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    This is truly the cutest thing EVER! I have an ever so slight obsession with owls; so, of course, I adore this!! :)

  6. Sandy March 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    My absolute favorite picture in this set is the Signature Drink picture, I love the decorated stirring sticks and the soft pink color of the drink, YUM!!!!

  7. Ashley March 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Oh my!! So pretty!!! I need some advice and need to talk to you about an upcoming party that I am doing!!!!

    [email protected]

  8. Deliene March 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my god! This is so beautiful!
    Thanks for inspire me. I love your blog.

  9. Gail March 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I love everything about this fun party! Your blog makes me want to throw a party everyday! Thank you for reminding us to have fun!

  10. [email protected] March 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

    What a great party and I love the love bird tree!

  11. Marlys March 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Where did you get the template or pattern for the cute little popcorn boxes? I would love to have it! Thanks

  12. Tanya Munoz March 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

    soooo cute. Love birds!

  13. Diapers and Divas March 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been in such a bird-mode lately. I’m all about anything that has birds and is cute/modern. What a great theme!!! Love the colors & patterns too.

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  15. Red Velvet Confections March 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve seen lots of beautiful birdy themed parties lately. This one is simply adorable. Are the popcorn cups handmade or can they be ordered?

  16. Lindsey Mintrone March 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks everyone for all the great comments! I actually did the popcorn cups myself. Glad everyone adores them!

  17. Mel March 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Can I ask a quick question? The pink/white tall flowering branches…Are those cherry branches/flowers, by any chance?

    Gorgeous arrangements and style.

  18. Lindsey Mintrone March 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Yes! Those sure are Cherry Blossoms!

  19. nancy March 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

    can I buy the grapics for this party?

  20. Kori Clark March 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I am so glad the graphics were a hit! We will have the printable files Lindsey and I created for this party available for sale early next week, and will post a comment when they are available. Please, feel free to contact me for more information, or if you are looking for something specific!

  21. nancy March 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Can some one tell me where I can purchase the graphics to make these adorable crafts?

  22. Mel March 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Lindsey…thank you! Thought so. IMO cherry blossoms are one of the most beautiful sights of spring. (Sigh) Great touch…loved that sooooooooo much. But for that matter…I loved the whole thing. :P Gorgeous!!

  23. Lindsey Mintrone March 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    These graphics will be available for purchase next week! We will let you all know as soon as they are available! Email me at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing them!

  24. Anne March 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Loved the adorable “love bird” graphics and all the cute sayings on the cupcake picks and favor tags!

  25. dayanara March 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Loooooove this so adorable! where can i get the straws from? I know the birdie is your graphic but what about the honeycomb “nest” its precious…and what about recipe for the signature drink…again wonderful job.

  26. Kori Clark March 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The graphics and printable files for this party are now available for sale at Paper and Pigtails…come on over! http://www.paperandpigtails.etsy.com

  27. Lindsey Mintrone March 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Graphics are now available for purchase. Enjoy!

    Also, as for the straws… I purchased them at target during Valentine’s day and the added the bird graphic cutout to them. The drink recipe was just your basic strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberries that I froze and added to chill the lemonade.

  28. morgan March 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Do you have the popcorn box pattern available for purchase?

  29. Lindsey March 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    We will have the popcorn box pattern available to buy NEXT WEEK…
    www. paperandpigtails.etsy.com

  30. Beth April 6, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I am planning a mothers celebration banquet at our church. We are very limited on funds and feel a little pressure since this is the first event the “younger gals” of the church have planned. Your blog has given me so many ideas. thanks. I am going with a strawberry lemondade type color scheme. Yellows and pinks with pinwheels and dessert bars….ect….you have helped me so much

  31. jenn s. April 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Beth –
    Thanks so much for the sweet comment :) So happy you’ve found inspiration here! Good luck with the party!

    Jenn :)

  32. Veronica April 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m planning a Mother’s Day Brunch also, for all the women in my organization. I LOVE all the ideas that I have gotten from this site! I’m looking for some other vendors also; has anyone used or heard of a site called EventNow.com?

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