Valentine’s Day Kids Party-Breakfast-“Cereal-ously Sweet”

Hello Friends! Are you planning a special Valentine’s Day party for your kiddos? I am so EXCITED to share a very special party that I styled for Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Magazine. The theme for this party is called, “Cereal-ously Sweet Valentine’s Day Breakfast”. It is an alternative that young and old will enjoy!

Let’s get started….and yes, there is a lot of photos! What can I say, we had so much fun!

I started with a “Cereal Bar” that is full of kid friendly favorites, such as an assortment of cereals in Valentine colors, fresh fruit, and yogurt parfaits.

I included a few “sweets” as well! What would Valentine’s Day be without beautifully decorated cookies!

I had so much fun setting up the breakfast table! I started with a printable placemat and added these adorable red crates that I purchased at www.michaels.com So cute, right? I added mini, chocolate & strawberry jam croissants and fruit cups. For a special touch, wrap the croissants in tissue paper tied with baker’s twine.

Using these adorable plastic bottles filled with strawberry milk is a great option for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. A printable flag attached to a heart paper straw is another fun detail that kids will love!

A donut tower is an easy centerpiece to put together for the table! Donuts for breakfast? Absolutely!

I love to use cupcake toppers but didn’t want frosted cupcakes for the breakfast. I baked chocolate muffins and using a mini cookie cutter, I dusted powdered sugar on the muffins creating a sweet, heart shape.

Printable water bottle labels are a must for any celebration!

The “XOXO” ceramic dishes from hooplaevents.net are perfect for this breakfast party!

Having craft tables is another must for parties and I incorporated two separate stations. These printable Valentine’s Day cards were placed in the heart envelopes!

Using inexpensive fabric, white bags, and embellishments,  guests can make their own personal envelopes! Simply untie them from the chairs and the children can bring these home. We placed all of their party favors in the bags so nothing would be left behind!

One of my favorite ideas from this party, was the little burlap bags with mini cereal boxes! So cute with the tags that read, “Cereal-ously, You’re My Valentine”.

Here’s a few more inspiration photos…

Thank you so much for letting me share this oh so sweet, “Cereal-ously” fun breakfast party with you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Styling and Printables: Marbella Printables

Photography: Christy D. Swanberg

Cookies: www.eatcake.ca

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End of School Printable Bookmark {Free Printable}

As another school year quickly comes to an end, I am sharing this new printable! We all know that our children can easily turn to their electronics over the summer months, but I want to ensure our son continues to enjoy reading throughout the wonderful, two month break from school. So…I designed colourful FREE printable bookmarks, “Reading is really COOL” that are perfect for friends, classmates, students, teachers, and parents alike.

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These bookmarks are ready to be downloaded here: Reading is Really Cool Bookmarks-2

Have a fun summer reading!

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Christmas Tea Party {FREE PRINTABLES}

The holiday season is here and I am very happy to share with you today the photos and FREE printables from a shoot that I styled earlier this year for Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Magazine. It was a thrill to work once again with Andressa, editor and creative genius of TTLP Magazine . If you haven’t had a chance, you must see this magazine! Grab a cup of your favorite tea and enjoy the talents of so many amazing stylists.

The theme this year was “Christmas in the Spring” and I decided to style a tea party play date for girls to enjoy and to start thinking about their Christmas wish list. Since it was summer, I wanted to use bright, jewel tones, rather than the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. I also kept the designs simple without a lot of Christmas graphics, so the printables can be used all year!

I began by styling a small dessert table filled with delicious treats and a few touches of Christmas details!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

And…lots of pink!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

A silver tray filled with more Christmas cookies and a favorite tea set are a must for a tea party!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

All of the scrumptious cookies and fondant shapes were designed by the ever so talented Alison of  http://whippt.ca  Just beautiful!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

One of my absolute favorite highlights was this pink gingerbread tea house. This is a perfect activity to do during a Christmas play date. Love the bow and mini tea cups!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

More sweets….mini cupcakes and meringues. Delicious!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Pink lemonade with coordinating printables are a must!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Adding a few mini ornaments to a tea pot floral arrangement is easy to do.

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Special touches with a printable flag/cupcake topper, pink bow, and more mini ornaments.

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Don’t forget to write to Santa!

Marbella Printables Valentine's Day Birthday Brunch

Enjoy the holidays with a Christmas Tea Party!

Download available here:Christmas Tea Party Free Printables-1

Printables and Styling: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Marbella1Printables

Sugar Cookies and Fondant Shapes: http://whippt.ca

Photography: http://christydswanbergphotography.com

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