Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Holiday Tabletop & Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE’S DAY SOIREE

Wondering how I was able to pull this inspiration shoot after yesterday’s post? I had my partner’s help, of course! I was itching to do something creative and my partner actually suggested that I go for it because simply, it made me happy! My better half volunteered to collect and carry everything I needed so that I can put this holiday tabletop and dessert bar together. What would normally take me a few hours to complete, took me a weekend to pull off!

Keep reading for more inspiration on how to throw a beautifully blush Galentine’s Day Soiree!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Are you gearing up for Valentine’s day? Get ready to celebrate all the amazing ladies in your life. Chocolates, champagne, blush roses & hydrangeas, and Valentine’s inspired candy, cupcakes & cookies, are a perfect excuse to celebrate Galentine’s day with your gals!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I set the table in this blush and gold color palette. Since Valentine’s is the last winter holiday before the spring season begins, I decided to add a touch of early spring by making a simple wreath for each dinner plate – using English Ivy.  These personalized heart-shaped cookies by RPConfections were a great way to use as a name tag for each place setting and a sweet treat perfectly packaged for guests to take home. As a final touch, I took the cloth dinner napkins and folded them into a rose shape. You can check out this tutorial, here!

Holiday Tabletop: A GALENTINE'S DAY SORIEE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I decided to use these gold glitter ‘love’ cupcake toppers by Party Fix to hold a sour gummy lip and placed it on the rim of each champagne filled glass.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Lindt chocolate truffles were paired with heart-shaped marshmallows.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tablescape & Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I was pretty satisfied that I was able to pull off making this blooming with love floral arrangement. To recreate this on your own, you will need the following:

  1. Roses (I chose white and blush colored ones)
  2. Hydrangeas (I was able to find these naturally blush and green ones)
  3. (1) Wet Foam block
  4. Depending on the size of your table, you can use either a medium-sized platter in a rectangle shape (as I did) or a large-sized one
  • Let the wet foam block soak in water until the block submerges in the water on its own
  • Remove the wet foam from the water and place it on the platter
  • I started forming my arrangement by using the hydrangeas first. I removed the leaves off the hydrangea, cut the stem to size and inserted the first one on the bottom-end of the foam block. I placed two hydrangeas on each corner of the platter and then proceeded to insert them in the middle of the foam block as well.
  • I then started to strategically fill the empty spaces with my roses. You will want to remove the leaves off the roses as well and cut to size.
  • If you have large gaps of space in your arrangement, add more hydrangeas to fill it in
  • I made sure that whatever I inserted in the front of the arrangement, I tried to mimic on the other side.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

This adorable dessert bar was filled with an array of Valentine’s candy, delicious treats from chocolate truffles and decorated cookies & cupcakes to cherry topped brownies.

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

You can’t ever go wrong with Georgetown Cupcake! This ‘rose gold dozen’ is sure to be a crowd pleaser!!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

My sweetheart actually made this Galentine’s inspired wreath by wrapping English Ivy around a wreath metal frame. This rose gold ‘Love’ balloon from West Side Apartment was attached to the middle of the wreath and small rose buds were cut and glued onto the wreath. My partner did a great job, wouldn’t you agree?! I say…good job, honey. We make a great team!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Minutes before your guests arrive, pop the chilled champagne and pour some in your champagne flutes. When your guests start to arrive, welcome each of them with a glass and let the soiree begin!

Holiday Tablescape and Dessert Bar: HOW TO THROW A BEAUTIFULLY BLUSH GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Add some color and flavor to your water by dropping in two fresh raspberries and mint!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

These ombre ‘heart sugar cookies’ from PFConfections have such pretty embossed details!

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

Holiday Tabletop: A PERFECTLY PINK GALENTINE'S DAY SOIREE

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Galentine’s day entertaining tips and decorating ideas.

Cheers to girlfriends and Happy Galentine’s Day!!

xo

Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography

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PRETTY PINK COCKTAIL RECIPES TO TRY THIS VALENTINE’S

Sip, sip… since this is the month of romance, it’s only appropriate that I bring you a round-up of some pretty pink cocktail recipes to try this Valentine’s day. Why not whip up something a little bit fancier for the V-day celebration?!

‘Lady Rose’

recipe via Jillian Harris

Pretty Pink Cocktails to try this Valentine's Day

 

‘Rose Water Cointreau Fizz’

recipe via a pair & a spare

 

 

‘Rosewater Lemonade’

recipe via Design Love Fest

Pretty Pink Cocktails to Try This  Valentine's Day

 

‘Strawberry & Jasmine Wine Cocktail’

recipe via Jerry James Jones

Pretty Pink Cocktails to Try This Valentine's Day

 

‘Dreamy Frothy Pink Punch’

recipe via Best Friends for Frosting

Pretty Pink Cocktails to Try this Valentine's Day

 

‘Elderflower Smash’

recipe Baked Bree

Pretty Pink Cocktails to Try this Valentine's Day

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AN INTIMATE GALENTINE’S TABLESCAPE + DIY DUAL PURPOSE VALENTINE’S NOTECARD

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape + DIY Place/Notecard

Valentine’s day is not just a one-on-one evening spent with your one-and-only sweetheart. Oh no, it’s all about the gals in our lives because they too, are loved! So whether you have a significant other or to my single ladies, nothing is more sweeter than friendship and celebrating that friendship amongst you and your besties. This also includes the special bond you have for your sister(s), mother and whoever else fills your life with love and splendor.

Hosting a ‘Galentine’s’ day fête and enjoying a dinner around a delightful mix of conversation that includes listening to everyone talk about current happenings in their life and memories of the past – will surely bring on joy and laughter! On today’s post, I’m sharing an intimate Galentine’s tablescape in hues of blush and gray.

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape

Galentine's Tablescape

I used a white tablecloth and layered it with this gray lace table runner.

DIY Valentine's Day Notecard

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape

I purchased these grey dinner plates from HomeGoods and these hue blush plates are a perfect compliment.

DIY Valentine's Day Notecard

An intimate Galentine's Tablescape

I added these DIY Valentine’s day notecards that play a dual purpose as place cards for your table. To make your own, simply purchase a small card and envelope set, take your favorite color lipstick, pucker up and seal a kiss on the front of your notecard. I used this Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gel Pen in a gold ink to write my guests names on the front of each card. I then included a special handwritten message inside each notecard. Place each note card on top of your dessert plate, along with a couple of chocolates and you have a sweet way to welcome your guests, as they sit at the table!

DIY Valentine's Day Notecard

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape

A simple but pretty centerpiece of pink and white carnations added a delicate feel to the tablescape.

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape

An intimate Galentine's Tablescape

An Intimate Galentine's Tablescape

Cheers! xoxo

-Pictures + Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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‘VALENTINE’S CUPID MESSENGERS’ INSPIRATION SHOOT

With Valentine’s Day just five days away, I present to you a post featuring images of lots of sweet moments! I was excited to work again with the oh, so talented photographer, Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography to capture my set design concept for a ‘Valentine’s Cupid Messengers’ inspiration shoot!

Visual elements that set the stage are a DIY hanging cloud installation, a string of raining hearts, fresh flowers and rose petals in varying shades of love-inspired hues of red, pinks & whites. Little girls dressed up as cupid with feathered wings, all dressed in white, with a bow and arrow in hand – as they drop down from above in a hot air balloon – to send LOVE to all.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Our cupid girls are excited to have dropped down to begin their Valentine’s celebration!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Sweet messages of love with Valentine’s day greeting cards are shared and ready to be delivered.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Photoshoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Watch out for the magical shooting hearts!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Inspiration Shoot

YAY!! Cue the confetti, our darling cupid girls have completed their mission in celebrating happiness by shooting hearts of love in the air and delivering their Valentine’s greetings!

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

It’s time to fly back up in the hot air balloon.

Valentine's Cupid Messengers Photoshoot Inspiration

Here’s to celebrating the LOVE we share with all those that matter to us; who make our life happy and beautiful! Until next year, have a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! xo

A special thanks to all the mother’s that allowed Design by Occasion to feature their little ones on today’s Valentine’s inspiration post!

DESIGN CONCEPT + STYLING: Design by Occasion

PHOTOGRAPHER: SkySight Photography

MODELS: Clara, Bree, Ava and Emory

VENUE: SkySight Photography Studio

*vendors + sources: 

36″ Red Balloon: Pom Joy Fun 

Wicker Basket: Home Goods

Tassel Garland: Target (no longer available online, but did see a few in the stores)

White Wood Letters: Michaels (hand-painted by me)

Angel Wings: The Hair Bow Company 

Flowers: Le Jardin Florist

Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards: Design by Occasion

-Cloud installation, string of paper hearts, and bow & arrows – all DIY projects by me

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Valentine’s Mood Board: MUTED ROMANCE

Valentine's Day Mood Board

I’m inspired by this Valentine’s mood board I created with pops of color against a soft muted color palette of white, cream and grey. It definitely feels romantic, no?

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s day color hues? Or do you prefer a one-color theme?

*Images sources – {left}: Valentine’s outfit with balloons via Lace and Locks // Tablescape via Glitter Guide // {right}: 3-Tier Cake via The Knot /Photography by Heather Saunders // Strawberry Bavarois via Style Me Pretty // Wrapped presents via Boxwood Clippings

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