The Hallmark day of love- Do you love it or hate it? To be honest sometimes I don’t really know where I fall. I do know however that I love an excuse to dress up our table in something festive, so I took full advantage of a pink inspired February 14th tablescape. We keep Valentine’s Day really simple over here at the Butter Bungalow- pizza, sweats, and some quality time, so giving us a fun tablescape to enjoy is about as fancy as we get.
What’re your plans for the Valentine’s Day? Did you catch my post yesterday? Whether you are cooking up a Galentine’s Party, planning to make dinner for your other half, or want a fun activity to do with your kiddos, this is definitely for you. I shared a step by step tutorial over on my Youtube channel as well.
Anyways, without further ado, here is a little peak at our Valentine’s Day tablescape.
A SWEET LITTLE TABLESCAPE
Blush, feminine scallops, black and white striped marble, and gold accents…. swooning. If it’s going to be a Valentine’s Day tablescape than it should posses all of the things I love the most, right? How’d I forget to mention cupcakes, obviously that’s my favorite of all.
I adore when roses start opening up. Aren’t all of the layers stunning? Nothing like fresh blooms at the center of the table to entice spring to arrive a little early. These guys are definitely the show stopper of the tablescape.
THE BEST FROSTING
I can’t let the opportunity pass to share with you a delicious homemade strawberry frosting recipe I came across- it is all sorts of divine. The fresh strawberry puree makes for the prettiest pink frosting color, too!
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, divided
- Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.
- Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Beat 1 cup confectioners’ sugar into butter until just blended.
- Beat 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.
- Repeat with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree two more times.
- Beat last 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into mixture until just blended.
Recipe copied from allrecipes.com
I used box chocolate cake mix to bake cupcakes and once cooled, I piped the strawberry puree frosting on top- so delicious.
Love adding layers to draw visual interest to the tablescape. When layering plates, napkins, chargers, ect. I like to chose things with different textures, especially if I am going to stick with the same color family.
Simple, yet festive. Sometimes the easiest things can make the biggest statement, especially when they don’t cost a lot of money or suck up your time. Speaking of sucking up time– guys!! I cannot stop watching the olympics. I am so obsessed. I stayed up way too late this weekend watching the figure skating- it’s my favorite. Are you watching, too? What’s your favorite event?
Well friends, wishing you a great day!!