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Follow Your Heart Valentine's Day Brunch

It's all about following your heart and doing what you love! What I love is styling pretty tablescapes and parties, complete with easy peasy DIYs! I also love the color combo of gold and blush pink. This year, I used all of those components and brought them to life in our Follow Your Heart Valentine's Day Brunch!


I am sappy when it comes to this holiday, all about love! I chose the element of the arrow to signify following your heart. The colors gold and blush pink are reminiscent of the romance this holiday holds. Once I established the theme and colors it was easy to pull the brunch together.











Dressing the table, was the first step. A simple but elegant vibe was what I wanted to create. A ruffled white tablecloth, was the base for a gold sequin and blush pink tulle runner. Clear dinner plates topped with detailed dessert plates were placed at each setting, along with a DIY arrow and name tag. A pretty pink ruffle adorned each napkin as well as beautiful feather angel wings on each chair. Paying attention to detail is important when styling.



 A matching balloon garland, tissue tassel banner, XOXO and love balloons tie everything together. Adding different angles, heights and textures give the decor depth.







No party or brunch is complete without a dessert table or bar cart. Serving pink donuts with strawberry flavored heart shaped waffles and dessert shooters, is sure to please your guests.









DIY marbled Oreos, strawberry popcorn, meringue cookies, mini heart shaped waffles, Rolos, Jelly Belly jelly beans and pink gumballs are perfect for a brunch style party.


Don't forget the beverages, pink lemonade and cran-raspberry juice + champagne of your choosing is a great way to get the party started. PARTY TIP: Add mini arrows to your champagne glasses to keep with the theme and help your guests keep track of their glass.




I hope this Follow Your Heart Valentine's Day Brunch inspired you to create your own! You can find all the printables in the shop, here.

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Credits: 

Styling | Jennifer BellaGrey Designs
Photography | Jennifer BellaGrey Designs
Balloon Garland | One Stylish Party
XOXO Balloons | Northstar Balloons
Glitter Runner | Oriental Trading {Marry Me}
Treat Cups | Hoopla Events

New Year's Eve Party Celebration + Tips


This year we are staying in for New Year's Eve, but have invited friends over for a little cheer and to count down to the new year! This year has flown by so quick and I am very excited to see what the next year brings our way! But I know after a busy Christmas season planning a New Year's Eve party is the last thing we want to do! I am here with some great tips to help you plan your NYE party! 

When I plan a party, I always start with a color palette and go from there. I am seriously loving all the metallics this year, they just scream glam! You can see a party here, here, herehere and here all using metallic colors. So styling my NYE party is no different. Black and gold are pretty standard NYE party colors, but I incorporated green into the mix and LOVE it!  



I used the gold foil balloons from Northstar as my focal point and backdrop, a fun party hat was added to each end, to make the balloons a little more festive! As a backdrop, you simply move the bar cart out of the way and bust out your cell phone for a selfie! 




Party horns, balloons, confetti and glitter toppers all make this party celebration worthy! Not to mention a bar cart, it's like a party on wheels, am I right? This party essential is such a great item to have on hand. It allows your guests to "help themselves". Serve cupcakes, donuts, cookies, popcorn - anything your guests can grab and go! 


You know I love a good cupcake and cookie, but I love the ease of simple glazed donuts stacked on a pretty cake stand too! Using my Cricut, I cut out black, gold and green glitter toppers to mark this fun party! I am a big fan of store bought goodies that I can dress up with sprinkles, crushed candies, mini donuts and fun glitter toppers! It takes the stress out of having to order weeks in advance from a bakery. 


For the table, I love layering different sized plates to give dimension to the table and a more cohesive look. Instead of using place cards, I placed different cookies and party horns on each plate. The party horns were dressed up with a short strip of green feather boa and topped with a glitter bow, I created with my Cricut! I really do love that machine!





Each place setting not only had their own party horn and cookie, but also a party hat and mini favor box which held a delicious champagne truffle. Our guests had a mini party at the table. 


Instead of flowers or candles down the middle of the table, I opted for several 10" honeycomb balls, which I found at Target {my home away from home} in the colors of my choice.



At the ends of the table I laid out the Happy New Year banner I purchased at Target. I am excited to ring in the new year with friends, but I'm most excited how easy it was to plan this party and even though it looks like it took a lot of time, it really didn't! 

My tips to help you plan your NYE party:
  • One stop shopping ~ Decide what you want to serve at your party. Target and World Market carry pretty much everything you may need/want.
  • Make a list - shop online if you can. It will save you time and money. 
  • Buy as much of the food items pre-made, this will save you the most time and stress
  • Set up the day before your party. I always do this and it helps the stress level + I am OCD and need to have everything perfect! 
  • Attend your own party! This is the most important tip I can give you, enjoy your party! 

I hope our New Year's Eve party + tips inspired you to host your own! 

Happy New Year Friends! 

Cheers!

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Holiday Copper and Black Hot Cocoa Bar

Hello friends! I am super excited to share our Holiday Copper and Black Hot Cocoa Bar with you today!

A few years ago, I styled a Hot Cocoa Bar in our house and it instantly became a hit, not only with our family but with friends who would visit too!


So, when I was planning our Hot Cocoa bar this year, I knew I wanted to kick it up a notch and style the one I have had dreams about. You dream about hot cocoa bars too right?! Ha


In the past, I have set up some great hot cocoa bars {you can see them here, here, here and here} but this one, I think is my favorite! You know when you have an idea in your head and you style it, but it's still missing something? I tried to style this a few years back when copper became all the rage, but I was still missing something. So I tried again this year, at the beginning of the season to see if it would all come together and guess what? It did!!! I could not be happier. I even did a little dance! 


I really love how it turned out! I love how the copper and black stripe accents mixed with the fur, wood and evergreen details!

Doesn't this hot cocoa just call your name? Even though I made it from a simple cocoa mix, I added some serious flavor that can't be beat with dark cocoa powder and cinnamon, which you will find inside of the mini white reindeer! 






A simple store bought naked cake, placed on this beautiful cake stand, topped with a fancy reindeer, greenery and berries kept with the theme. 



I love the simplicity and elegance of our new hot cocoa bar. I hope you love how it turned out too and I inspired you to style one of your own!


Cheers! 

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All the details of my Holiday Copper and Black Hot Cocoa Bar

Creative Stylist || Jennifer Kirlin ~ BellaGrey Designs
Chestnuts Sign designed by BellaGrey Designs
Reindeer salt and pepper shakers {I used as cinnamon shakers}

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