Monday, January 17, 2011

monster love kid's valentine's rave

Tiny Monster Love Rave

I was asked to create a little Valentine's project for someone special for something special. Because I can never say no am always up for a party challenge, I happily obliged and whipped up this inspirational partyscape. This was a tiny little Valentine's set-up for easy DIY ideas and cuteness that can be found around the house. Handmade yarn monsters were my inspiration and starting point for this original little party. Lots of yarn, twine and kraft paper. Definitely non-traditional Valentine's Day color palette and theme-which is how I usually roll.

I asked the ridiculously talented Kori {Paper & Pigtails} to come on board and help me out with some added razzle dazzle. She also couldn't say no happily obliged and created some serious adorableness.

Enjoy the pics and the witty commentary. Come on, you know that is funny:)

 Monster Love is adorable, furry and fun for girls and boys.

Heart Art created by my sons and glitter accented by me.
Trays lined with scraps of yarn.

Brown paper lunch bags trimmed with scalloped scissors.
Strands of yarn secure the bags.

My sons drew these pictures.
What a perfect way to show some Valentine's Love. 

Heart felt garland embellish a kraft hat box. 

Heart shaped cookie cutter used to add
even more cuteness to Pop Tarts.

Yarn strands wrapped around a box top serve
as a tiny, raised platter.
Custom designed paper I used as a liner by Paper & Pigtails.

Mini printable party banner designed by
Paper & Pigtails. I printed, cut and
threw glitter on it:) 

Created a simple backdrop with kraft paper.

I strung banner together with kitchen twine.

I echoed the pattern Kori used in her banner on the
backdrop. I took yarn and glued into swirly patterns.
I then added felt hearts to coordinate.

Glitter rules!

Monster Juice. I used glue dots to
attach googly eyes to little glasses of
Kool Aid. Tray lined with another patterned
paper by Paper & Pigtails.

Handmade glittered heart flags class up
Ring Dings.

Added little scraps of yarn to the top of the glittered
flags. Paper doilies used under Ring Dings.

Soda Sips on a bed of scrap yarn.

Trident gum I wrapped in patterned paper by
Kori. Finished off with kitchen twine.
Presented on a platter of snazzy yarn scraps.

The stars of the rave!
I always make pom poms out of yarn.
My boys and I glued eyes, feet, feathers
and pipe cleaners to make sweet, fuzzy
yarn monsters. Such an easy and
fun project to do with the kids.


Unknown said...

Super duper cuteness! And multipurpose partying since a few tweeks makes it Halloween perfect.

JC's Loft said...

LOVE IT! I like all the touches with the yarn!


Bonnie said...

Kristy, how stinky cute!! love all the adorable colors! :o)

Nicole Anderson said...

wowowo that is sooo cute!! :) Great job!

Unknown said...

This is adorable! Come on over and link up to M.M.M. :)

J. At Your Service said...

This is so freakin' cute! Ok, I demand a tutorial on those yarn ball monsters! Perfection!

LilBuckarooDesigns said...

Very cute! Love the creativity...especially love the multi-yarn bows on the brown paper lunch bags-CUTE!!

The Party Muse said...

I'm totally DYING, this is just so perfect, so so so cute, and so so crafty!!!!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love it!
The yarn, the poms, the banner.
So So fave is the glittered heart flags to 'class up' the Ring Dings!!!

grey rose (they/them) said...

what a delightful party-ADORABLE! thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...


Amanda at Amanda's Parties To Go said...

Loving the yarn -- what a great idea! Sooo, sooo cute, Kristy!

KeriAnne said...

Amazing! I love the whole idea, and it would be great for class parties so the boys don't get all "pink-ed" out!

Tini Posh said...

So darn cute!! Love, love, love!

Piggy Bank Parties said...

If I was wearing socks made of yarn, they'd be off my feet and unraveled so I could make ADORABLE monsters and a backdrop!

Pure. Talent.


Kristin- Stampin' Fanatic! said...

OMG... SO cute and super duper creative- like always! ;) Love it, Kristy!!! :)


Brittany Schwaigert said...

I honestly don't know which part I like best! The pop tarts, ring dings, and trident are just the cutest freaking ideas ever!
And you know I love seeing a BOY spin on Vday!

Kori Clark said...

"She also couldn't say no" LOL and that's just one reason I love just don't judge!
This is too ridiculously cute and you are so creative! A party with things you find around the house!! I love that!!! Talent talent talent oozes from your glittery fingertips.

Tish said...

I love it! This is so stinkin' adorable...

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I am guilty of a "never say no," too. I LOVE THIS!

Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts said...

Super cute and i love the monster juice!

Candy and Cake Sugar Designs said...

I love it! You always come up w/ the most clever ideas! I hope it's ok..I might be stealing your idea of the ding dongs for my son's party in about a month. ;)

Jolyn @ DIY Party Designs said...

I love the festive colors of it all. Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

You and your crazy genius brain! I love so many details you came up with!

Melissa C said...

L O V E this! The theme and details are great. Heart pop tarts are my fav. :)

Debbie said...

getting caught up on some blog surfing today! So flippin' cute, K! Love all the pom pom colors and dig the monster juice, pop tarts and ringy dings!!

Lori said...

Such a great design and original theme. The perfect party for a V-day party for kids. Mine would have so much fun with it.