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fond.of.u Valentine party

A night of reveling in love is the perfect reason to celebrate, even after yesterday’s holiday. Hosting a night of appetizer fondue with girlfriends is festive and easy party for any Friday night. Add in a few hearts and be ready for a spring bridal shower or engagement party. En masse sharing your fondness through fondue would make a sweet and affordable addition to a wedding reception.

For our afternoon party, fondue was taken out of it’s usual earthy bowls and placed in miniature portions on shallow glass plates. Pretty cocktail glasses became home to lighted candles and guests enjoyed warming their cheese as they dipped one of the many treats provided at leisure.

Tables were topped with pretty homemade felt and metallic garland, inspired by this fabulous photo. The garland was easy to make and perfect for fancying up a backyard. Presents wrapped in pink were pretty prizes for winning the game of being lovely.

Cheers in front of a sprayed heart backdrop + filling our stomachs with chocolate and treats made for a get together where fondness, friends and love ran strong.

Photos of the event taken by Jackie Wonders

See the rest of the party- favors, threaded napkins & games.

blessings.

16 Comments

  • Jackie | Sweet Little Thrills
    February 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I have a big ol’ crush on fuchsia, so this is right up my alley! Fondue on little plates is such a great idea. I’d love to do this.

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  • Rach
    February 15, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I have to admit, I love your blog. There is just so much to love in every post! Thanks for this! :)

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  • jenn
    February 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This is so adorable! I bet it was so much fun. I never would’ve thought a tea light could keep anything melted … so good to know because it’s such a cute idea!

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    • Victoria
      February 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks!

      Jenn, just to let you know we a) made sure the fondue was nice and melted prior to the party starting, we kept reserves in an actual fondue bowl to refill as needed and b) the tea lights I used were from Ikea and about 50% bigger than normal craft store ones so I think the heavier flame helped!- good luck:)

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  • Anna @ IHOD
    February 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Fondue with girlfriends sounds AWESOME to me. The garland is gorgeous! I love your color choices:)
    Have a lovely week~

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  • Lena
    February 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    What an adorable idea for a girls night!

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  • Stephie
    February 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Love it, especially the little heart shaped cup with the brownie – how sweet! What a great idea for a celebration, Stephie x

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  • Lisa
    February 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    This is charming! Those spray hearts are the best idea. I’ve never seen fondue with candles in a shallow dish. Does it keep it warm enough still? It’s beautiful.

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  • April
    February 16, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Good Morning…I’m visiting from SITS! You have a great blog! Loved all the ideas you shared about the party you had with your girlfriends…what FUN!

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  • Tara
    February 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

    What a fun party theme! Perfect for my girls’ party next month for the teens in our youth group. Thanks!

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  • the MRS.
    February 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

    oh I love the garland.

    Watch me eat with my {HANDS}

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  • sparkle and lace bunting | A Subtle Revelry
    November 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    […] I shared a DIY for making this sparkle and lace bunting. I first used this idea for our Valentine’s girls night and I imagine it to be a gorgeous touch for any winter wedding. I also saved the project after […]

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  • Anna
    January 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful party! Where did you get the lips from?

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  • alena
    March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    this is adorable!!
    but i have what could be a silly question…doesn’t setting the plates on top of the wine glasses put out the tealight? i imagine the plate creates a seal over the wine glass that suffocates the candle flame. is there a secret to this?

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    December 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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