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“Leopard, Lace, & Love” for Valentine’s Day

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Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Is this “Leopard, Lace, and LOVE” theme fabulous or what?! Although it was originally dreamed up for Valentine’s Day, this look would translate beautifully to a lingerie bridal shower or bachelorette party too!

The sweet Andrea of Dolce Drive created/styled this shoot and designed all the paper goods. Favorite DIY details include pink paper cones trimmed with black lace and mini bow-ties, striped straws dressed up with Valentine tags, and monochromatic clusters of Tootsie pops displayed in red pails adorned with white lace. And JUST when you think things can’t possibly get any cuter, Andrea’s adorable daughter makes a cameo at the end, complete with black ruffle dress and a giant red flower in her hair!

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Read on for lots more gorgeous pics, as captured by photographer Heather Renee, + party details and shopping resources from Andrea…

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme

Leopard Lace Love Valentine's Day Party Theme


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Andrea

I wanted to create a theme that featured leopard and lace for a fun grown-up feel, as well as pink and polka dots elements to keep things relevant for little ones. I envisioned a beautiful room filled with dressed-up gifts, sweet treats, pretty flowers, and other fun goodies… a special atmosphere for a very special Valentine… whether that person is a mom, wife, husband, child, girlfriend, or someone else that deserves to be spoiled!

The location of this shoot was Heather Renee’s home. I knew I wanted something with texture and a warm, rich feel to it, and the entrance of her home was just perfect!

I came in with all the treats and sweets, linens, gifts boxes, and paper goods (which I designed myself). Heather and I are big HomeGoods fans so we found it funny but not surprising that we both had purchased the same decorative vintage cart! (She for her photo props and me for my tables.) I originally planned to use my cart as the centerpiece, but when i saw that she had one too, I knew I had to use them both! She also lent me her gorgeous black candelabra and a few little ornaments that were on the table.

The adorable little lady in the black ruffle dress is my very own Sabrina Nicole, and the handsome puglet is Monty, Heather’s little one. =)

Vendor Credit
By |2018-07-11T16:08:07-07:00February 10th, 2011|Bachelorette, 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 (9) and Rylie (7). 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. Bird February 10, 2011 at 1:22 am

    One of my faves this year!! LOVE IT!!!The attention to detail is fab! LOVE the cones!!!

  2. Andrea Fraga February 10, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Reading this as I wipe a few tears of joy and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. You are a true gem, your style and talent inspire so many. You are truly who motivated me to embrace something that I feel so passionate about. You are my go to source for happiness, a place where I can dream and feel connected with the party world. Thank You a zillion times, for your sweet post, for your warm welcome and replies via email and for letting Dolce Drive be a little part of this phenomenal amazing website you have so beautifully created. Thank YOU so very much! Cheers and many xoxo, Andrea~ Dolce Drive

  3. christie February 10, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Where is that adorable black dress from that the little girl is wearing? Love it!

  4. A Lil Something To Remember February 10, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I’m in AWE of this Lil Cute Party as usual ANDREA ur parties always seem to AMAZE me wit PRETTY !!!!CONGRATULATIONS …

  5. laura~eye candy event details February 10, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Andrea – all I can say is WOW! You totally have outdone yourself & everything is so beautiful. I love all the details & the “softness’ that comes out from looking at the photos. Your daughter is an absolute doll! How can you even stand it? Congrats on making it on HWTM – it is a DREAM of mine to one day be featured on here! Keep up the great work! =)

  6. Michal @ Navy + Lavender February 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Talk about naughty & nice! LOVE this shoot!

  7. [email protected] February 10, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Absolutely love this!!!

  8. Frances February 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

    This is fabulous, sexy, and cute! True talent! I love it. Makes me want to celebrate LOVE any day of the year. Fantastic job Dolce Drive! :)

  9. Aileen Siclait February 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Leopard, Lace, and LOVE what is their not to love about it! It is absolutely gorgeous. The combination is amazing. I want it all.

  10. Vanessa February 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Andrea is an inspiration to us all! She is incredibly gifted and such a creative spirit! She truly loves what she does and it shows in her fairytale-like work. Much love to her!

  11. [email protected] February 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I love, love, love the paper cones with lace! Everything looks amazing!

  12. Rowaida Flayhan February 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

    So beautiful love love and her daughter is so adorable

  13. Tanya February 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I love all of this! Dolce Drive is amazing as well as the wonderful photographer HRP…..this is anyone’s dream valentine….The details are beyond gorgeous not to mention the creativity, don’t they make it look easy? it’s not it’s pure talent these wonderful ladies share. Beautiful spread HWTM!

  14. Andrea Fraga February 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Thanks everyone. Christie, the dress is from Saks Fifth Avenue. The photographer let her borrow it for the shoot. =)

  15. Katie February 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous! That pug is hilarious!

  16. Jackie February 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Fabulous!! I love it all!! DD is amazing!!

  17. Vanessa Molina February 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    OMG!!! I fell head over heels in love again with this table setting…it stole my heart. My husband and kids will now be jealous of Dolce Drive. I love your work, but WOW!!! I can surely celebrate Valentines now. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

  18. Megan Rowe February 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I am just so in love with Heather Renee’s photos, and Andrea Fraga’s creativity!
    It makes me feel so ready for the big V day! I love it all !

  19. marti oner February 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love this!!! You are simply fabulous Andrea!!! God bless you and your talent!! And of course your little princess!!! My girl!!! Love you!

  20. annabelle February 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    This is totally LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Everything screams LOVE here! And I am in love with this!!!! Andrea you totally rocked this one baby!!!

  21. Jenny February 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Andrea’s love for what she does is so obivous in her work. Attenetion to every detail and so over the top always is her style. Feel like the luckiest Girl, to have Dolce Drive create, style, design and then live out all of my parties for so many years. You are truely in LOVE with what you do and it shows in this set. LOVE the look, so HOT, Big Things DD!

  22. Sheryl February 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Andrea you are amazingly talented. Beautifully and tastefully done!! You have definitely captured the sweetness of Valentines Day!!

  23. Claudia Lopez February 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    This is so adorable I think my head may explode! I love it all!!!!!!! I have been lucky enough to attend several Dolce Drive events and am blown away every time. I am obsessed with her style, lol. Congratulations and beautiful work!

  24. Minerva Molina February 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    omg!!! Everything looks amazing and beautiful. Andrea your an amazing and intelligent on your hard work. I love the way you create. Congratulation and keep up your hard work. May God Bless you and your family!!! I wonder if you do weddings too… lol xoxoxo

  25. Eileen February 11, 2011 at 5:38 am

    FANTASTIC job!! Sexy, feminine and chic!

  26. Eileen February 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

    DOLCE DRIVE Rules!!!! So happy for you Andrea!!! ;)

  27. Rosemarie February 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

    My jaw dropped when I saw this shoot! The leopard and lace is so gorgeous…the vision and idea are just perfect. I love everything Dolce Drive does and everything Andrea creates. Sabrina Nicole is just as gorgeous as her mommy! Huge fan from NY!!!!!! Can’t wait to see another creation!

  28. Anna February 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Dolce Drive’s styling is always jaw dropping!!! I can never have an event without her vision…and HRP did it again!!! Beautiful work ladies!!!

  29. Genevieve Le Bel February 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    SIMPLY STUNNING! This shoot is dripping with sexy, romantic details! I’m honored to have designed your “kinky kones”! Thank you so very much for including us!
    Genevieve (AKA Superchick!)

  30. Andrea February 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I am so humbled by all these sweet comments. Thank You so much for being so thoughtful and taking the time to post on this special feature and very important post. You have absolutely 100% made my day. xoxo, Andrea

  31. Janet February 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This is true talent! Fabulous work. As always so creative and detailed! We LOVE Dolce Drive and Andrea of course…

  32. yorleidy February 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    andrea what i can say,,,its just lovely and incredible like always,,,you are one of my big inspirations and you know that for sure,,love u mama and many blessings

  33. artdecodiamonds February 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I adore your pics… fantastic!

  34. MonogrammedEverything March 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    OMG how did I just now see this AWESOME party!?!? Love it!! Perfect balance…


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  36. Tre June 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    This is great! Gorgeous!

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