When The Shift Creative sent us this party we were instantly smitten; a modern take on love day festivities filled with unique DIY’s and a classic black and white palette infused with pops of color thanks to Lavenders Flowers. Plus anyone who uses rad as a part of their love-isms is alright in our book. See the full gallery shot by To Wander And Seek right here as well as the DIY’s here, here, here and here!

From Alexis of The Shift Creative… This modern take on Valentine’s Day is filled with fun patterns, textures, vibrant florals, TONS of DIY, and of course some seriously yummy treats. When designing the party, I wanted to present a different take on the red and pink hearted Valentine’s day decor, while still staying true to the holiday’s flirty spirit. 

Each place setting has a hand painted black and white placemat, and yarn wrapped embellishments that offer encouragement and reminders such as, “you’re rad, you’re sweet, and you’re hot.” The centerpiece is made of a slab of white peg board, and champagne spray painted pipes that overflow with magenta, peach, and red florals – to say that this piece is dramatic is an understatement! Each guest received their own hand painted goodie bags filled with some yummies to take home!

Speaking of yummy things- let’s talk desserts! Rock candy cupcakes, homemade watercolor marshmallows, mini donuts, and chocolate strawberry crostini’s (my mouth is watering just reminiscing about it all!) My friend, Cakes and Cuties, outdid herself as always! Over at the coffee bar, we made affagatos with butter pecan ice cream, and heaping chunks of red velvet cake, all soaked in Lift Coffee Roasters piping hot coffee! Hung over head is the phrase ‘Love like Whoa,’ which made for an easy way to dress up a white wall.

What party is complete without a photo backdrop? This one is a stunner, Janelle from Lavenders Flowers and myself teamed up to make something that would be unique, and cause pause! We created a mandala of our own out of petals, flower heads, and leaves that really brought the natural elements of outside, indoors. Continuing with the hand painted theme, I made some easy sconces for the wall, filled with organic bouquets from Lavenders Flowers (she’s awesome!), and adorned with poms. I wasn’t lying when I said that this party was filled with DIY’s! I hope these images from To Wander and Seek really inspire you to think outside the box this Valentines Day!

Photography: To Wander And Seek | Flowers: Lavenders Flowers | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters | Creative Direction/Design: The Shift Creative | Desserts: Cakes And Cuties