It was so much fun crafting and styling this Cupids Arrow Valentine party for my twins!
Images are from the talented Marissa Vargason Photography. She is so incredible to work with!
My Valentine tree was very simple and inexpensive to make, but made a big statement in my decor! I found some branches that someone had trimmed off a tree, spray painted them white and placed in a cute vase. I then created little ornaments by painting wooden hearts, and adding colored crafting wire to create a hook and string on a few beads. I stuck some decorative feathers in a few for a more whimsical touch. The LOVE sign was made by wrapping unfinished letters from a craft store in yarn. I created a little sign to attach the letters to from cedar from the hard ware store and applied a white wash look by using watered down white paint.
Love Struck Banner I created for you as to download and print!
Adorable mini sized cupcakes from Mini's Cupcakes were dressed up by dropping them in cupcake wrappers from Orson GyGi. I love how simple and inexpensive the toppers were. They were made by simply cutting tissue paper in feather like shape, gluing bottom to baking sticks, and then making small cuts to resemble a feather.
The recipe for this simple and delicious Cupids Strawberry Fluff can be found here. I also created these fun coordinating Cupid and geometric heart printables for you to print, punch out, and tape to baking stick or straw!
Individual mail boxes from Target Dollar Spot were filled with "Cupids Crunch", which is the easiest treat ever! Simply pop some corn, drizzle with pink chocolate candy melts, and add your favorite valentine candy (we used conversation hearts and sprinkles).
Cute paper straws are such a fun touch to any party. These fun birch straws were found at Michaels. I dressed up the milk bottles with a gold doily wrapped in yarn.
For the tablescape, I layered birch and flowers in assorted vessels down the center. Each place setting included a felt heart charger and conversation heart plates.
Each chair was accompanied with personalized Quivers which made for very cute Valentine and arrow holders! The kids LOVED the personalized detail.
Check out my tutorial to make your own Valentine holder quiver!
For my arrow decor, I used plain dowels found at any craft store. I taped them off and painted them in coordinating colors, and also added washi tape. I then hot glued the feathers to one end and tied them off with some twine or yarn. On the other end, I glued two paper hearts and then added a little more decorative detail by wrapping in yarn. So fun and inexpensive to make!
Arrows were suspended from the ceiling with fishing line as if Cupid had been here.
For me, the party starts at the front door! An ice breaker or fun activity is the perfect way to jump start the party and make your guests feel welcome and excited for the party. As guests arrived, they took some fun and silly pictures in the photobooth. Just a simple background, fabric banner, and little props from the craft store and Target dollar spot.
Stations work really well, especially in kid parties! We split the kiddos off into a few groups and did games and crafts. A few simple and fun games were heart ski ball (with heart shaped bean bags)...
And "Cupids Arrow"! All you need for this one is a target (I cut a heart from poster board and hung), straws, and q-tips! Simply place the q-tip inside the straw and aim/shoot through the target.
A craft station was set up that included assorted cards, foam stickers, doilies, stamps, etc. The kids loved being creative and creating take home cards for their parents or special Valentines. They also decorated their arrows by adding feathers, twine, and attaching two foam heart stickers to the "tip" of the arrow.
I also created these free and darling arrow and heart Valentines for you to print and add pencils or glow sticks.
(These last two images of the Valentine holder quivers I just snapped on my phone)
The party guests were so excited to wear them home!
Tune in to Studio5 KSL at 1 January 30th if you are local to Utah to view our Valentine segment!