The RED Valentine's Day Party

Last Saturday I threw my first big party. Thankfully I had the best help a girl can get, my friends Jessica and Anne. The theme of the party was RED. We asked everyone to wear red, with a prize going to the people who wore the most. We also asked them to bring a red dessert or appetizer. The playlist I made for the party had songs with "red" in the title. It was fun to put together.

Anne's idea to have luminaries was a great one. They welcomed everyone and added enough light to the stairs.

Aren't the hearts perfect?

Our guests came in and got photo booth style shots taken and then got a name of a famous couple put on their back. I was Olive Oyl. Others names included Bonnie and Clyde, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and Mickey and Minnie. It was a good ice breaker and got people talking. This was all Jessica's idea. Here's an example:


Then eating ensued. This picture was taken before the party really got started so there isn't much food on the table.


A few close ups of decor:


Three pom balls and a hearts display inspired by Being Brook's idea. For mine, I used my Silhouette and cut out over 450 hearts from wax paper. It was perfect to diffuse the light. I sewed strands of hearts together and then attached them to a lightweight frame, which was strung from the ceiling. I got lots of compliments on it.


My vintage Valentines from eBay. They were so cute!

The main event of the party was a battle of the sexes. The men were assigned to give their wives' a new hair style, paint their nails and write down a quote from a romantic comedy. The ladies were asked to tie a tie on their husbands, draw on some facial hair and write down a sports quote. We set some stations out. I made the signs with my Silhouette. (Do you see my rosette ball and XOXO art?)




Now here are some action shots:



Jessica drew on the facial hair of her husband's dreams!

My husband and I were the judges (I have no pictures of myself at the party! That's what you get as the photog). Everyone came out and showed off their spouses' handiwork. 



I love this classic Anne face.

We gave out prizes to the winners and then mingled for a long time. We wrapped up the evening with a slow dance to "Lady in Red" It was such a fun party and I had such wonderful help! Anne, Jessica and I stayed up late after the party discussing our next one. I'll let you know how that one goes. 

Happy Valentine's Day!


Kristin said...

Looks like it was lots of fun!

Sandie said...

I love all your fun games. Looks like everyone had a good time.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

talk about fun!!!!!!! love all the decorations--your house looked lovely!

Unknown said...

That looks like so much fun! The place looks amazing!

Jordan McCollum said...

How fun! Wish we lived closer.

(But then, I guess that's the purpose of the blog, right?)

Brave Brooke said...

Wow you guys did an amazing job! I'm really impressed!

Sarah said...

I love it all! Amazing job- looks like a fun night was had by all :)

Tracy said...

Wow, you really know how to throw a party!!!!
I love your decorations :)

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! must have been such fun :-). pitty i live so very very far away...

Sugarr2518 said...

It looks like everyone had a fun time and you had some really neat games/activities planned for everyone thanks for sharing:) Just visiting from the Linky Party at Spruce your Nest and I am your newest follower. If you get a chance you should check out my blog:)

Anonymous said...

I love the activities, I am soooo doing this next year! My friends already think I'm nutty for making "goals" for evenings we hang out. We have some of the same diy decos- chandy heart strings and vintage valentines in a fanned out photo holder. Great minds think alike :)

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