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I Heart Valentine’s Day {& This Party Theme!}

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pink and red valentine's day party ideas

This adorable new “I Heart Valentine’s Day” party by Maureen and Adria from Anders Ruff Custom Designs makes me so very happy! Don’t you just want to jump right into the pictures?!

In addition to the fabulous printables they designed and used throughout the party (available in their shop), there’s so much great DIY inspiration to be found throughout this party – a few of my personal favorites being the fabulous pink paper plate polyhedrons hanging above the dessert table, the smart use of wrapped/decorated boxes to act as serving trays for some of the treats, and the fantastic “stacked paper flowers” blooming from candy-filled vases!

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Read on for LOTS (& lots!) more adorable images, plus all the creative party details and detailed shopping resources, as told by Anders Ruff.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

We designed this Valentine’s Day theme with the kids in mind! The style of the printable collection is fun, festive and perfect for both the young and young-at-heart.

We used mixed glassware for our main serving and display pieces. Apothecary jars of varying heights and styles were displayed at the back of the table, along with a large, glass beverage-dispensing jar. Wrapped boxes with ribbon wraps were used to plate some of the small finger desserts.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Fabric from Ikea was used as the table backdrop, and we made some Pink Paper Plate polyhedrons (DIY tutorial here) and hung 3 (equally spaced) above the dessert table. These look great and are a fun project for kids to help with too!

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

DIY Stacked Fabric Flowers were put in a glass vase and displayed on the dessert table, and a heart garland was hung in a scallop shape from the front of the table. We punched the hearts out of the printable papers from our collection.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

The children’s table was covered with a solid pink fabric and the chairs were covered with the Ikea fabric and tied with Red Grosgrain ribbon. Heart Favor Boxes were created from the template in our printable collection and displayed on the kids’ plates.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Printable “cootie catchers/fortune tellers” were assembled and placed on the children’s table (The kids loved this!)

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Printable valentines (also from the collection) were assembled with their matching envelopes, and we decorated favor boxes with striped twine and printed hang tags.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

We used printable food labels from our design collection to customize the dessert table items. Cupcakes were topped with fondant hearts and sparkling sugar, and heart shaped and circular lollipops were stuck into a paper wrapped styrofoam box.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

White, Pink and Red Chocolate Truffle Pops were placed in cute linersand embellished with hearts from our printable collection.  We set these on a tray of heart shaped sprinkles.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Pink and red heart shaped fondant toppers were used to decorate a simple white cake, and pink and red macaroons were displayed on the low wrapped boxes.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

We made red & white layered desserts served them in mini trifle cups. Red Soda Bottles were decorated with the water bottle wraps & striped paper straws embellished with party flags, and bright red punch was displayed in the center of the table.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

For more grown-up parties: try embellishing mini wine bottles with paper instead of red soda! Looks adorable too…

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

We baked swirly pink meringue hearts and displayed them on short wrapped boxes alongside fabulous sugar cookies from Allyson Jane.  We embellished the cookies with big pink satin ribbon.  (The cookies were designed with a hole at the top to add ribbon – so cute!)

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Hershey Kisses were labeled with circular stickers on the bottom, and mini Hershey Chocolate Bars were customized with printable candy bar wrappers.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

Red and pink candies were displayed throughout the table in table in apothecary jars embellished with party logos hung from satin ribbon. For party favors, miniature glass candy jars were filled with red candies and decorated with a circular logo on the lid!

We layered the large apothecary jars with pink and white cotton candy (a cheap filler that looks cute!)  and hung red heart sugar cookies from the jars with pink satin ribbon.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

The Printable “I Heart Valentine’s Day” Collection can be purchased at our shop. The collection includes loads of designs to make your Valentine’s Day a special one, whether you are celebrating with your sweet heart or making it special for the kids and is suitable for everyone from the first-time hostess to the advanced crafter.

pink and red valentine's day party ideas

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  1. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) January 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Lovely Valentine’s Day Printables Collection…

  2. Kristin January 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This is just sooo cute! Can’t wait for Valentines day!Kristin xo

  3. Pampered Sweet January 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    One of my favorite details from this table is the cotton candy filler in the apothecary jars as well as the use of the pink paper plates to make decorative balls.

  4. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe January 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    So very lovely ladies!

  5. Chicmom January 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Absolutely lovely!!!

  6. Maureen Anders January 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Jenn, we are so excited to be featured. This was our first shoot with “live models” and it was a BLAST! Thank you SO much!

  7. Brianna January 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    This is UNBELIEVABLE. So Fantastic. We Heart- i- heart valentines.

  8. Nikola January 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love it!!! I am a huge fan of Anders Ruff design work…always looks amazing!


  9. jamie@giggledustparties January 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    LOVE it! The paper plate polyhedrons are so cute and clever..will definitely be using them in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Maja January 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    So cute!!!!

  11. Samantha January 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Could this be any more divine – awesome styling, beautiful treats, fabulous printables, and the kids are just sooooo adorable! well done x

  12. Kelly January 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Adorable! I would love to be a guest at this party!

  13. Yesi January 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    GORGEOUS! L-O-V-E IT!!!! Great job ladies! I ♥ AndersRuff!!! xoxo

  14. Viktoria-Pinkpastry January 12, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I love this!! All youre parties are amazing, you are such an inspiration!

  15. Bird January 12, 2011 at 3:09 am


  16. Hillary Jo January 12, 2011 at 6:26 am

    How did no one get befuddled by all that cute packed in one place without confusedly eating the children, too? I wouldn’t be able to discern the edible cute from the inedible!My favorite little detail are those paper plates!

  17. Patty January 12, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I have to say it again…you’re website is absolute EYE CANDY for me! I love visiting and getting soooo many ideas to incorporate into everyday life. Your blog puts a smile on my face everytime. Even when days are gray, your blog has such stupendous photography that it brightens them. Thanks for featuring such talented people. I have just gone over to Andersruff Etsy shop and bought the printables. I am going to surprise my coworkers with some fun Valentine’s Day goodies. One is never too old for candy :)

  18. Jen January 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

    OMG this stuff is adorable, thank you for sharing…definitely stealing some of these ideas! Valentine’s Day is oddly a yearly fav for our house!


  19. Natalie January 12, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Wow, this is incredible! It is so perfectly pink and red. I think I’m in LOVE!!

  20. Sandi January 12, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I am dying over the polyhedrons!

  21. Courtney January 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

    WOW! I don’t have enough fabulous words to say how much I love this!

  22. Karen January 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

    This is so beautiful! Love the balls made of pink plates. Great ideas!

  23. Molly Marler January 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    WOW!!! Ladies, I’m super impressed. Yet again. You never cease to amaze! The children are precious, esp amidst this gorgeous design! Just may have to add this to the ever-growing purchases I’m making from you on etsy…

  24. artdecodiamonds January 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I really love your pics… the red color in the pics are wonderful…. just lovely!

  25. Nisha January 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    WOW! amazing party – thanks for sharing

  26. sylvia January 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    where did you get the purchase this wrap? hearts wrap?
    please let me know asap!
    thank you :)

  27. Carrie @ Half Baked January 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I *heart* this party! Just stunning ladies!

  28. Adrienne January 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    So stinkin’ cute! LOVE IT!!

  29. shannon January 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    What a sweet Valentine’s Day party! I love the pink paper plate polyhedrons, what a great idea. So many great ideas, beautiful!

  30. ash January 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Oh my gosh this makes me so excited for v-day! yay really pretty inspiration!

  31. Ireland January 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    So cute, lovely theme.

  32. Maureen Anders January 16, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Thank you SO much for featuring our shoot, Jenn.
    We are always HONORED to be featured on your site!

    Thank you!
    Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff
    Anders Ruff Custom Designs

  33. Graziella Correa January 18, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Adorei as Decoraçoes de muito bom gosto….um abraço Grazi

  34. Angela Malicki Events February 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I love this shoot, well done.

  35. Cherie C February 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love this!!! I always am inspired when I come here and could spend hours (ok so I have) just looking!

  36. eliza mats March 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Couldn’t find the paper straws on your link – just wanted to share that I found them at a pretty sweet price at – $6.50 for 144! Red & Gray stripes for us, please!!!

  37. Tiffany March 16, 2011 at 8:18 am

    ALL amazing! great job!

  38. Jessie June 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    This is adorable! You have really great ideas! I just want to eat all of those treats!

  39. Jenny Rink July 25, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Wow!! The details provided here are simply amazing. The ideas are absolutely unique and fabulously stylish. Specially i have to mention about those kids. The kids are so cute and adorable.

  40. Brooke January 10, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I just love this party theme. You did a great job capturing what valentines really means. I just had a question though. Where did you get the pop bottles from. That is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your fun party and all the neat photos!

  41. JoyHey January 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    How cute!! Wonderful concept and such sweet details. Thanks! Trackback:

  42. Melissa January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Where do you find the soda bottles?

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