Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Party!

Last year I had a really fun Valentines day party, so I decided I would just make it a tradition and have another one this year. Who doesn't love an excuse to have a party, right?

Anyway, I have been working like a madwoman and hitting every TJs/ HomeGoods/Marshalls in the metro Atlanta area looking for cute little items to make it extra special and I think I have gotten just about everything! One thing that I had to get was more flat wear and plates/ bowls, because as I think I mentioned, I am having 18 people over for a sit down dinner, am I crazy?!?

But I know we'll have a blast and some of my older friends are going to come along with my law school friends so they can all meet!

So, plan for the evening:

Apps-- Spinach and artichoke dip and a cheese platter.

Dinner-- crock pot coconut chicken curry with brown rice, salad, and possibly another veggie. The problem is that I know curry is one of those things that you either love or hate. I love it, but I don't want to serve something people don't like. The predicament is that I need to fix ALOT and that is pretty easy (throw it in the ole crock pot for a few hours and as Emerald says, bam!)

So, any suggestions for other easy-to-make-in-mass-quantities dishes? I need some help ladies!!

Dessert-- cupcakes with valentines sprinkles.

This year I am doing the mini champagne bottles with the red striped straws again because they were a hit last year! (Look here to read all about last year's soiree)

I want to do favors, but last year I did cookies and I just don't think I can make that many decorated sugar cookies. Maybe just some little candies or something in a cello bag. I ordered some cute V-Day gift tags last year that I would like to reuse.

Here is some of the decor and such we have so far, but I will definitely share with y'all the tablescape and all that jazz after the party! One thing I really want to do (this idea is TOTALLY taken from Kappa Prep, she is so stinkin creative!) is get apothecary jars and fill them with candies. Take a look at how cute hers are!
One of the 3 tables I am going to have. I have a pink toile tablecloth my mom had made for my dining room table at some point that I will use on that one and I still need another for the 3rd "table" (aka 2 card tables pushed together)

Red wine glasses from Pier 1 and cocktail napkins.

Pretty little wreath for the back door

Festive serving bowls and platter

A whole jumble of valentines day swag. Isn't that cupid napkin so cute?!? My mom always has the best napkins for every occasion!
Is anybody else having a heart day get together? If so I'd love to hear your plans!!! Also, please give me suggestions on what to serve for dinner!!

ERK

Oh, and my outfit for Saturday night? I know I will be rocking these hot pink pants from J.Crew and probably just a black turtleneck and flats. I had to order the pants online and I hope they are more pink than purple when they get here, I can never tell the true colors on their website!

5 comments:

Sundresses and Smiles said...

You are going to be the hostess with the mostess!! I wish I could hop on a plane to Atlanta and attend this fabulous party!

Caitlin C. said...

Ahh I love all the Valentines things you have!! How cute is that cupid napkin? I would love to through a Heart Day party!

designchic said...

What a great annual party...love the decor and the tablecloth...so fun!! Happily following ~

Lauren said...

so sad i won't be there this year:) the food sounds so good!!

xo

Ruth said...

It sounds like a wonderful evening. And I love the stuff you picked up