I was able to host a really fun Valentine’s party for some local bloggers and shop owners thanks to Rocksbox and Tai Pan! Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service where you get as many boxes of jewely to wear each month as you want, and you can either return them for more jewelry or buy them at a discount . There are some beautiful pieces and it’s fun to try out new jewelry!
Tai Pan is one of my absolute favorite home decorating stores. You can get the best deals on the cutest things including the little cups we put our candy bouquets in and the heart shaped bowls, as well as my red shirt! They have some really great clothes and accessories.
The details of the party:
Tablecloths: I bought plastic tablecloths and acrylic paint and painted “X’s” and “O’s” onto them.
Food: I bought lots of yummy food including hot jalepeno dip, hummus, crackers, cheese and ham, mozarella sticks, Daylight donuts (my favorite local donut shop), a vegetable tray, grapes, shrimp, kettle corn, cookies, strawberry lemonade and my friends Brittany and Valerie from Little Sous Chef made the most delicious desserts! My tip for a party is to get food that is easy to prepare the day of. I didn’t want to be chopping and dicing and stressed on the day of my party so I got things that were easy to serve!
Candy bouquets: I bought WAY too much candy at the bulk part of Winco! Better to have too much than too little in the candy department, I say 🙂 We used these little hearts or conversation hearts as the base, little wooden skewers as the stems and put on lots of candy as the “flowers.” I bought heart ribbon at the dollar store to tie around the base! I also bought the cute heart plates at the dollar store that were about 1/5th of the price at another party store I checked and a LOT cuter! My friend Mitzi from Happy Confetti made the cute “XOXO” decoration.
Favorites game: I gave everyone a budget to bring their favorite thing. We had some awesome favorite things! My friend Annalisa from Oilo gave me this Revlon nail polish that has been on my nails for a solid week and hasn’t chipped!! It claims to go 10 days and I believe it! I had everyone go around and introduce themselves then tell us about their favorite thing. After that they all drew a number and were abe to choose a favorite thing that someone else brought in that order. It was such blast! I love seeing everyone’s favorite things.
It was such a fun evening spent with some really great women. Thanks to Rockbox and Tai Pan for sponsoring such a fun event!
All photos were taken by my talented friend Katie from Katie Dudley Photography 🙂