Memorial Day Party Decor Ideas

Memorial Day Party Decor Ideas

Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so.  We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws.  Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive.  Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential.  Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings.  And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.

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Love in a (Music) Box

Love in a (Music) Box  - Heart Shaped Music Jewelry Box

Great things come in small boxes and Music Box Attic is proof of that. A Valentines Music Box is full of love and there is no better way to express that love than with a fabulous musical jewelry box. Best yet, there is still time to order your favorite music box in time for Valentine's Day delivery. The last day for overnight shipping is February 13th.

Don’t forget the extra 12% off coupon good even on Music Box Attic's already discounted Valentine Music Boxes.  (For example this featured heart shaped box is already reduced 48%.)

 Save 12% off your Valentines purchase with code VDAY14 thru 2/14/14

Not sure which tune to choose? Here are the Top 5 Popular Music Box Songs of All Time

  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Canon in D
  • Music of the Night
  • Lara’s Theme

These music boxes are not just for Valentine's Day.  They also make lovely birthday and anniversary gifts!

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

Free Children's Valentine's Day Cards

Through Valentine's Day, Frecklebox is offering FREE printables (and customizable) Valentine's Day cards for kids in addition to their FREE coloring pages, which they offer year round.

These cards are great for kids to bring to school, give to friends or decorate for family members. Kids can personalize, download, print and get creative! This is a great way to get your kids involved in the holiday while also prying them away from the TV and video came consul.

These are just two of the adorable cards to choose from.  Click here for the “I'm wild about you” or the ” You're out of this world” or pick from any of the other fabulous cards.

Happy Valentine's Day >> Party Hearty! 

Chocolate Ideas, Gifts, Valentine’s Day Recipes and More

Ghirardelli Chocolate Recipes and Tips

Recipes and Tips for using chocolate this Valentines Day

What goes better with Valentine's day than chocolate?

Ghiradelli Chocolate is one of our favorite things in the world and what better time to celebrate and embrace the chocoholic within us all than at Valentines day.  One of our favorite products is this Ghiradelli Chocolate Flavored Sauce.  It is so versatile and easy to use on anything from topping off a homemade treat to garnishing an elegant chocolate martini.  What says happy Valentine's day better than a homemade chocolate treat!

Here is our favorite chocolate martini recipe to get you inspired:

1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 1/2 ounces half-and-half
Ghiradelli's chocolate flavored sauce, for rim

Just mix all the ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker and pour into chilled martini glass garnished with chocolate sauce.

If you are looking for a less labor intensive way to celebrate Valentine's day with chocolate check out the huge variety of Ghiradelli Valentine's Day gifts. This is one of our favorite Valentine's day chocolate gifts, it comes in an adorable red heart case and is filled with a variety of yummy individually wrapped flavors.  Also be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Heart Gift Tin

Chocolate isn't just great for one day out of the year, little chocolates are great for party favors at weddings, birthday parties, showers, and charity events.  And what hostess wouldn't love to get a nice box of chocolates as a gift for hosting a dinner party?  Basically chocolate is the perfect addition to any event on any day of the year!

 

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