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Modern Valentine's Day Desserts Table



Don't get me wrong, I love Valentine's Day but I can't help but be a little tired of all the red and pink decorations out there. So this year, I decided to go out on a limb and try a different color palette for my DIY desserts table - Fuschia, Teal and Yellow.

Party Design & Styling

When I was designing these Modern Valentine's Printables, I couldn't keep the song "All You Need is Love" out of my head, so I took it quite literally and focused on that. So no gimmicks. Just Love. And Hearts.

The background pattern I created for the design is a nod to my designer's sketch book, full of scribbles! Plus, I think as far as patterns go, it feels quite modern and 'urban'. The fresh colors really do pop and the hearts give it a cute and romantic feel without being too OTT. So I think this collection would look fab for either a school play-date, kid's party or grown up Valentine's Party!

For the styling I wanted to create something modern, fresh and with pops of color. For the desserts table itself, I used the small surface and multiple levels of an old dresser to display the sweet treats and add interest to the eye. The stunning ribbon garland from A to Zebra Celebrations really helped to add color and texture to the ensemble.

The backdrop of ascending hearts, mimics the cake design, and was achieved by punching out colored card stock with a two heart-shaped paper puncher. The hearts were adhered to the walls with low tack double-sided tape, but you could also mount them onto a poster board.

Desserts Table & Sweet Treats

Sweet treats on the dessert table included home-made cream cheese cake pops (tutorial here), fuschia, yellow and blue French macaroons, vanilla cupcakes adorned with wrappers and cupcake toppers, and a home-made two-tier cake topped with the most adorable peg dolls from Craft That Party. Assorted candies in the colors of the party added the perfect finishing touch.

Favors included little Valentine's Favor Boxes from Bird's Party printable collection, filled with Hershey's Kisses - very appropriate for the occasion! ?


GigMasters Editor's Note: Don't forget to add a little entertainment to your Valentine's Day celebration. Singing telegrams, barbershop quartets and magicians offer unique ways to tell your loved one just how much you care! 


Party Credits:

Party styling, baked goods, printables and photography: Bird’s Party
Decorated Peg Dolls: Craft That Party
Candy Jars: Maison du Monde
Macarons: Planet Macarons
Ribbon Garland: A to Zebra Celebrations