“I've always loved Valentine’s Day. Maybe it's the young girl in me who still can't wait for her sweetie to send her flowers or a nice note on that special day,” Amanda says. “Every year I try to do something special with my own kids, whether it’s an elaborate Valentine’s party or just some special crafts. What could be better than celebrating love?”
Amanda's daughters' names both start with the letter 'M', so she decided on M&M Sweet Shoppe as her theme. Her main dessert table featured a mix of homemade and store bought goodies like icing covered cookie sticks, candies, Rice Krispies treats, pudding parfaits, and icing dipped Milano cookies. She also tried her hand at making fondant roses with these beautiful cupcakes and ribbon-wrapped cake.
“Printables are wonderful because you can be so creative with them,” Amanda says. “My sets come with a wide variety of pieces such as cupcake toppers, candy bar wraps, favor tags, banners, and more. But you can also use the coordinating papers from a collection, almost like scrapbook paper, and create virtually anything you want.”
Want a sweet napkin wrap? Amanda suggests parents cut the printable into a rectangle shape, wrap it around napkins rolled up with utensils inside, and place a 2-inch party logo on the front. The same can be done for drink wraps, or use them to decorate straws or toothpicks, or for a fun embellishment on bite-sized party food.
“One of my favorite ideas is to take the coordinating papers and wrap them around Dollar Tree cardboard favor boxes and fill them with party foods, such as popcorn or snack mix,” Amanda says. "These make a fabulous addition to any dessert table and are wonderful little individual sized containers that are easy for guests to grab and go.” Click here to shop Valentine's Sweet Shoppe printables.