Sweet on Valentine’s Day? TableTop, Crafts and More!
Hi Friends, I can’t believe we are already into sweetheart season and time for my annual Valentine’s Day dinner with my kids and their honeys! Join us virtually for our fun festive family event!
This year’s theme is copper, blush, and pink. I purchased these chargers on a discount site of mine but I see Amazon has them on sale. I love mixing metals in my home and also on my table!
I have so enjoyed these painted tablecloths I made for a company event! Although I do think they will work for Valentines, they were the wrong size and shape for my dining table.
So I saw one similar to this on Pinterest and thought who doesn’t love hugs and kisses?! This was super easy to paint, because you don’t want perfection for this design. Just layout plastic sheeting on your table first so the paint doesn’t start bleeding through and paint away. You could use fabric paint, I didn’t have any on hand so I used artist acrylics. Amazon has lots of tablecloth sizes and colors for under $20. Although this isn’t the brand I bought, it is wrinkle resistant which would mean little or no ironing before you paint!
Be sure to reference a chart if you don’t know the size to order so you have the perfect drop you are looking for.
I was really happy with the combination of the table décor- copper chargers, mid-century modern blush glasses (a gift to my Mom on her wedding day), the mixed florals (Trader Joe’s) and the ruffle stone accessory used to hold the vase (from my living room). I always love a little “fussy” to put on everyone’s plate as a party favor. I found blush colored chocolates in the shape of a rose from Trader Joe’s and…
… the cutest wooden puzzles which came in great packaging from Luckies- Good to give. This is a company out of the UK which has lots of unique gift ideas, however they offer their puzzles on Amazon so shipping is quick!
This was so much fun. Everyone put their puzzle together, wrote a note on the back- dissembled it and put it back in the box for their sweetie to put together to reveal the note. If you are a competitive bunch, the first couple who put theirs together and reads them out loud wins a prize.
It has become a family tradition to start off the evening with a craft. This year we were making Valentines cards! Who doesn’t remember making cards or decorating boxes from our elementary school days? After all, Valentine cards are exchanged more than any other card, with the exception of Christmas cards.
Because decorating your home for a party is time consuming, and its easiest to buy in bulk for the craft, I typically host more than once while the house is fluffed and the supplies are out. It is a time I can make special and catch up with so many. With the card making, I first had a few good crafting friends over to make some cards for display and to insure I have all the materials needed. The above gathering are the girls in my office. Note: this is last years event so pre Covid- pre masks. The day after I always have my mom and Aunt Gayle over for dinner. They love seeing pictures of the night before, hearing about the kids and doing the craft. Being creative together is not about the end product but about the laughter along the way. People are not allowed to experiment with their creative visions often. Everyone has so much fun- even those who are very resistant at the start!
Having elements like pre cut stencils, washi tape and paper punchers in shapes, makes it easier to create works of art and build confidence.
Look at this beautiful card from a first time crafter! A sweet Valentine’s Day card!
I typically can’t decide what to buy or what people would like to do so I usually have several options. These linen cocktail napkins were also a big hit and with the use of a stencil, felt professionally done. I buy 99% of my supplies on Amazon. Just Google valentines crafts, stencils, what ever you think you might need.
I hope you enjoyed crafting and dining with us in 2020. Right now I am gathering inspiration for my 2021 Sweetheart dinner. Need more Valentine’s inspiration? You can find past tables, craft activities and games here, here, here here and here. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day! Make something special of it.
Gift your sweetheart their dream room from Segreto this Valentine’s Day. There is nothing better than spreading a little love! Till next time! XO Leslie