Friday, January 14, 2011

{Friday Feature} I Heart Valentine's Day...and you will too!

January 14, 2011

Have we got a Sweet Treat for you! This Friday Feature comes from the amazingly talented team of Anders Ruff Custom Designs and their 'I Heart Valentine's Day' printable collection and photo shoot. This collection was beautifully styled by the Anders Ruff ladies and gave us plenty of eye candy to drool over as well. We love that this collection has all the traditional touches and colors of Valentine's Day. What we really love though is that there are so many DIY inspirations and kid friendly ideas for you to try for your next Valentine's Party.

We have worked with the sweet ladies of Anders Ruff in the past, if you remember they created our 'Whoot of Thanks' Play Date Printables back in November of 2010. So, it is always a treat looking forward to their next collection or their next photo shoot as they NEVER disappoint!

Our jaws basically dropped when we saw this dessert table. Where do you even start to look? Well, first we have to mention the phenomenal Pink Paper Plate Polyhedrons (DIY Here) that were hung above the table. This is such a clever idea that can be done with your kids. Add a little paint and possibly some glitter and you can create a fun lesson with shapes!

Another DIY, was the patterned heart banner strung across the front of the table that came from the printable papers from the collection. The wrapped boxes trimmed with ribbon are also a great way to add height to a dessert table as well as color and interest.

A great kid friendly idea are these DIY stacked Fabric Flowers in vases. Take left over scraps of fabric, or even scrapbook paper, a few buttons and create a beautiful bouquet that will last for years to come!

A sweet way to embellish any dessert table is to place lollipop sticks in your desserts with coordinating colors of paper cut in fun shapes, such as these hearts. The heart shaped fondant toppers are also another special touch that completes the sweetness of these desserts.

The same fabric that served as the back drop of the table, purchased at IKEA, also covered the kids chairs and were simply tied with red grosgrain ribbon.

Of course we saved the best for last! Printable "cootie catchers/fortune tellers" (do you remember these as a kid?) that were assembled for each of the kids to play with.

All Photo collages from Hostess with the Mostess
Thank You so much AndersRuff Custom Designs for sharing the adorable day with us! We are as always truly inspired by you both! Make sure you check out their Esty shop where the 'I Heart Valentine's Day' collection is 50% off!!!

Amy & Bri


  1. Thanks SO much for sharing!
    We <3 you guys!

    Maureen and Adria
    Anders Ruff Custom Designs

  2. Love everything about this table, GORgeous!


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  4. LOVEEE IT! I will be featuring it on my facebook webpage! Such a great blog!