Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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.

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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:

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

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A few close ups of decor:

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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.

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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?)

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Now here are some action shots:

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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. 

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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!

11 comments :

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!

April Lou 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 :)

Jutta 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:)

swirlygirldreamsndecor 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 :)
Sheila

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