A Thoughtful Place: Valentine Table {Sweethearts & Stripes}


Valentine Table {Sweethearts & Stripes}

We had Grammy and Papa over for dinner on the weekend and before they came, the kiddos really wanted to decorate and make our table look “party-ish” {that is their term, not mine!}. And if you follow me on Instagram, you already saw how Valentine’s Day exploded on our table while making hearts and decorations. The kids loved every second of it. They were busy tracing hearts while I worked on some other fun things to make it feel festive for Grammy & Papa.



I hand drew a couple of “X”s and “O”s to hang on our French doors. They certainly aren’t perfect, but did the trick. I attached them to baker’s twine with the hot glue gun.

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Oh, and rest assured, I did bite my husband’s head off when he went out these doors with full force and my “XOXO” went flying. So not cool. Doesn’t he know he lives with a blogger? No door is safe!



We thought it would be fun to have a little bag at everyone’s seat that held sweet treats for dessert. When you have a child who is allergic to chocolate or any major allergy, this is a great trick. You can hand pick what goes in each bag and that way at the end of dinner each guest has yummy treats to nibble on. He was thrilled with his lemon cookie and snickerdoodle while the rest of us downed way too much dark chocolate.


I glued the extra felt ribbon I had {left over from these mason jars} on each bag. Once filled with treats, I just folded them over, hole punched and tied them up. Each one also received a heart my daughter had traced to act as the place card. Multi tasking at its finest!



We added some hearts to the stripey straws to make the milk for the kiddos look more fun!



Milk always tastes better with a cute straw!


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To make the runner, I used the new wrapping paper I chatted about here and placed it under the acrylic runner.  It has seriously been so great on our table. It can get dirty, wet, etc. and I can just wipe it down. My daughter cut and traced the hearts to put under it as well. And yes, the mason jars took a trip from my mantel to the table for the evening.






And that is how we got out Valentine on for Grammy and Papa. We had a great night and it was really fun to have the kids be involved. They both have Valentine fever and can not wait to pass out their valentine’s this week. I am trying to savor these moments and some how harness the love and excitement that they pour into these types of activities. If only it could last forever.

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  1. Love your v day table.... so pretty. Love all of the details. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So much fun! I hope my little monkeys will share in my love for party decor one day!!

  3. Such a cute table Courtney. Sounds like a fun evening for your family.

  4. I seriously love that table runner idea! So smart! This table looks so sweet.

  5. Beautiful table! I love the polka dishes! I need to try the table runner idea...it is ingenious.

  6. So precious! I love Vday :)

  7. Beautiful! I love the polka dot plates! Would you be willing to share where they are from?

  8. Such a sweet table! That table runner idea is one of the most clever ever. Very fun. I love that your kids were so excited and wanted to help make the table party-ish.

  9. So very cute! I love that your hubby used the door, that's as bad as mine thinking he can take naps on my good pillows. Duh! ;)

  10. Love your Valentine's table! It's absolutely adorable and oh so sweet! :)

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