How do I even being expressing my love for this sweet Valentine’s Day party? I usually try to put a creative spin or come up with something unexpected when styling a party theme, but this year I decided to completely embrace the ultra-girly, pink Valentine’s Day details and let’s just say that I am in LOVE with the results!
This playdate was hosted for a group of five preschool besties, who were invited to enjoy a morning of dress-up, sweet treats, pampering and fun together at Brittany Gidley Photography’s studio. When the girls arrived, they picked out a “princess” dress from Darling Loves to wear for the day and then we kicked things off with a few fun games to break the ice, like red light green light, ring around the rosy, blowing bubbles and even a dance off.
Once the girls worked up an appetite, they hit up the custom kid-sized dessert cart to pick out some sweet treats to enjoy for their tea party. I filled the dessert cart with pink sprinkle donuts, a trendy textured pink buttercream cake by Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes and beauty products by Townley Girl. At the center of the cart, I styled modern conversation heart cookies from Little Red Bird Custom Cookies with fun sayings like “OMG”, “Girl Power” and “Bestie”.
I displayed the cookies in a vertical format on the new One Stylish Party Acrylic Sweets Stand. The luxe crystal clear material of the stand gives the appearance that the cookies are floating, which really allowed the cookies to take center stage. I also personalized the stand by adding a gold foil “sweet treats” decal to the top, which perfectly matched the other gold accents of the party.
To tie in the Valentine’s Day theme, I draped the top of the cart with a 12 ft One Stylish Party balloon garland in shades of pink (with mini pink heart balloons mixed in!) And in keeping with the pink theme, I also whipped together a streamer backdrop to hang next to the dessert cart to act as a backdrop for the little girl’s tea party table.
But the details didn’t stop there. I had so much fun styling a sweet tablescape for the girls to enjoy their treats! The centerpiece of the table was a lush pink floral arrangement with ranunculus, garden roses and tulips by Ashley’s Floral that was styled in an ultra-modern Lucite Flower Box by Tassels Home Decor. Next, I layered the table with Fillable Acrylic Chargers (also from Tassels Home Decor) filled with pink heart confetti that served as the anchor for each place setting. On top of each charger, I styled a candy pink round plate, blush pink heart plate by Meri Meri, modern gold flatware, disposable pink coupe and a party favor.
I worked with my friends at Give Gifted who helped bring my vision for the party favors to life. We filled a mini pink heart box with a makeup pallet cookie (complete with a real makeup brush), and added in real kid-friendly nail polish and lip gloss from Townley Girl. The girls went absolutely crazy for the party favors and even took turns pretending to put makeup on each other with the makeup cookie by Little Red Bird Custom Cookies (so cute!)
We ended the day with by exchanging the cutest Valentine’s Day cards designed by Minor Details CLE that featured creative sayings paired with Townley Girl beauty products and Mae & Melon bows. There may have also been one more dance party before the girls left, this time with a confetti toss too!
It was seriously such a fun morning to experience the joy and laughter of these five little girls playing together! Thanks for taking the time to read about the Valentine’s Day Playdate I styled. I hope you are inspired by the details and find ways to incorporate some of these ideas into your Valentine’s Day playdates and other celebrations throughout the year!
Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography | Styling: One Stylish Party | Kid-friendly Beauty Products: Townley Girl | Table and Chairs: Pottery Barn Kids | Florals: Ashley’s Floral | Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes | Stationary: Minor Details CLE | Favors, Spa Gift Basket: Give Gifted | Cookies: Little Red Bird Custom Cookies | Acrylic Flower Box, Fillable Acrylic Chargers: Tassels Home Decor | Dresses: Shop Darling Loves | Bows: Mae & Melon | Paper Partyware: Meri Meri | Party Cups and Napkins: Sugar & Cloth.