Baked with Love!

There has been a trend lately of darling baking-themed parties, such as some of my adorable faves by Passion for Parties, She’s Kinda Crafty and One Charming Party! My daughter, Anabelle, and I were so inspired to put together a sweet little play date to celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of her BFF’s, Mikayla!
For the invitation, I found the cutest “Lil’ Baker” clip art from Shelley at Print Magic (she was even so kind to revise the girls’ hair color to that match that of Anabelle and Mikayla!), which was attached to a heart-shaped wooden spoon from the discount bins at Target. I used additional images from this set, along with background patterns so graciously offered for free download by Print Candee, for the rest of the paper goods throughout the decor.
The table was set in the coordinating colors of pinks, white and browns with a burlap tablecloth and felt heart cut-out placemats from Home Goods. I am in love with utilizing these placemats for the bright colors and variety of patterns, for even other, creative uses, such as in my Silly Old Bear party last year where I attached several together to create a backdrop. I utilized beautiful cupcake plates that my sister-in-law had given me a few years back, along with cupcake mugs my mother had bought me (can you tell my friends and family spoil me with cupcake-related gifts?!), which were filled with chocolate milk and whipped cream. The girls were greeted with a set of oven mitts, aprons and chef hats adorned with cupcake liner flowers. I first saw this adorable idea from One Charming Party and followed a tutorial from Urban Comfort to create my own! I added little rubber cupcake pins found at Joann Fabric & Crafts. Little mason jars filled with spatulas (thank to a tip from Sugarbelle’s on Facebook!) and rolling pins were at each setting for when it came time to decorate their own cupcakes and cookies.
My daughter’s kitchen set from Pottery Barn Kids was absolutely perfect for the occasion and displayed all the desserts, ingredients and favors!
Although Anabelle and Mikayla were going to decorate their own treats, I just had to make some of my own! I had originally made chef hat cake pops for my dear friend, Natalie at Southern Belle’s Charm for her son, Greyson’s pizza party last year. This time, I added pink flowers to match the girls’ hats and also made some cupcake cake pops, while both were housed in mixing bowls with baking ingredients of flour and “frosting”. Instead of utilizing sticks, I made the pops on these super sweet polka dot paper straws from Cakes and Kids. Just a couple of days before, I saw the most darling tutorial to make edible cupcake boxes from Sweet Simple Stuff out of chocolate and meringue cookies and decided to try it and the result was absolutely precious and perfect!
The rest of the fridge displayed milk cartons (from a template from A Little Hut), egg-shaped sugar cookies and marshmallow bags. The favors were also housed here, including pastries of both felt and erasers from the Target discount bins. I also ordered the most adorable brown little treat bags from Cakes and Kids, which carried the erasers, and provided cupcake boxes in which to carry them home.
The play oven displayed some cupcakes that I made with toppers matching back to the adorable clip art. Baking inside were the plain chocolate cupcakes and sugar cookies, baked with love, of course, and waiting to be frosted and sprinkled! I also found the cutest cupcake-shaped truffles in my local grocery store, which I included inside measuring cups.
The sprinkle section of the cupcake bar was inspired by a pin by the fabulous Jessica at Party Box Design on Pinterest (originally from Keukenprinses), who also has some of the most darling cupcake invites and printables! I also made some cupcake chocolates on sticks, which I arranged in “I ♥ U” mini vases. The vanilla and strawberry frosting for the sweets were packed into individual plastic cupcake containers found at Home Goods, which were perfect for the girls to carry to their tables and spread some love!
One of my favorite aspects of parties these days are the photo ops and I was inspired by some bakery booths that I had seen from Pottery Barn Kids last year, as well as She’s Kinda Crafty’s latest party. For an easy-to-make prop, I simply used an empty frame that my husband tied to some tree branches, and embellished it with additional cupcake liner flowers with the word “BAKERY” spelled out, inspired by the gorgeous banner created by Natalie at Southern Belle’s Charm with doilies and coffee filters from our latest “Just My Type” Valentine collaboration!
Both Anabelle and Mikayla had an absolute blast dressing up in their chef hats and aprons, decorating their goodies (especially with the sprinkles ~ so glad we decided to do it outside!) and gobbling up the goodies!
The bakery window did not disappoint! How cute are these photos of the girls showing off their creations and treats?!

These days, we are so fortunate to have access to so much inspiration on the internet, in blogs and on Pinterest. As you can see, I definitely took advantage of all the amazing resources and tutorials out there! We had such a fun time “spreading the love”! Wishing you all a very sweet Valentine’s Day! ♥

Baked with Love Valentine Play Date Ideas ~ Lynlee's

Merci Beaucoup!

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  1. Oh my goodness…this party is BEYOND Adorable!!! Love…ADORE..all the sweet details!! <3 <3

  2. I am totally in AWE of all the loving details you worked into this party! Everything is just so adorable…including your daughter who makes the most darling model!

  3. You ROCK!! This is the cutest little baking party i’ve ever seen!! i LOVE pink…and all of the details are amazing!! HELLO…goodies displayed in measuring cups…awesome!! :) LOVE! xoxo

  4. Seriously – TOO. CUTE! I love this!

  5. Simply Adorable!!! LOVE every single detail!

  6. WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with all the precious details. Those chef hat cake pops are so incredible.

  7. {bacon smelling salts} Totally felt faint from all of the sweet details! Playing bakery is such a fun and imaginative thing for kids, but to actually have it come to life–AMAZING! You are a true gem, Lynlee!

    {If Anabelle needs a big sister or a PiG, I’m available for adoption!} ♥ Your lil’ Honey Ham

  8. Girl, you have outdone yourself…AGAIN!!! Every detail is just precious! You amaze me, seriously! And thanks so much for the mention! xoxoxo<3

  9. I LOVE IT! You did Grrrreart!

  10. Love the Bakery window photo op. It’s genious! I may have to use that idea for a faux ticket booth for my upcoming circus party.

  11. Adorable!!!!!! Absolutely adorable!


  12. Seriously adorable. I love their faces in the photo booth shots! LOVE!!!!

  13. Cuteness oozes from every photo….OH how I adore your work!!

  14. SO incredibly precious! How do you fit so much cute into every picture?? :)

  15. So cuuuute!

  16. Oh my goodness!! To be a little girl again….I want to come to this party!! lol AMAZING!!!

  17. What a super sweet play date.

  18. Ohh Lynlee!! How adorable is this party?!?!? OMG!!! Are you sure you’re not a party planner?!!? BEAUTIFULLY done my sweet friend! And you’re daughter is just gorgeous!! Congratulations!!!! BELLO!!

  19. This party is amazing! So cute! I LOVE all the extra special little touches. Perfect party!

  20. HOW CUTE!!! Will you be my mommy, Lynlee? Officially dying from the cute. The oven mitt fondant toppers are my favorite!

  21. The details are beyond incredible! What a lovely play date and fun memories for your daughter!

  22. Seriously, this has to be the cutest party EVER. You are amazing – what a lucky little girl to have you as her mama! Fabulous work as always, Lynlee!

  23. Oh my words, this is absoultely beautiful. I loved everything. You are truely an amazing mom and planner.

  24. Oh my goodness!!! I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for all your amazingly sweet, kind and generous comments!!! I am so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends and supporters and help me “spread the love”! Merci beaucoup!!! ♥

  25. This is the cutest party ever! Why do I have boys?

  26. OMG It´s all soooooooo CUTEEEEEE!

  27. Wow! I am in love with your cupcakes! I am dying to know how you put the fronting on like that, they are literary to die for!! The whole theme is a amazing and the pictures are dreamy! I am also mesmerized with your blog, that is probably because I am a Paris lover and anything that has anything to do with the beautiful France is my obsession:)
    Wow! I cant get over this party!

  28. Adorable!

  29. Oh my goodness, this party is super cute and I love that you got such great photos of all the gorgeous details. I can’t believe you did all this for a play date! You’re like super mom!

  30. This party is stunning! I love your styling and the way everything works together! Beautiful :)

  31. Anonymous says:

    this is so cute ! I loved it all !
    Your little girl is so cute too !

  32. SOOO SWEET! I love every detail!

  33. This is adorable! Such a fun idea!

  34. This is so sweet! Love, love, love it! I have been looking everywhere for children’s sized rolling pins…where did you find them? You are amazingly talented!


  36. Hi I am in love with the set up of this beautiful party. Love the rolling pins am wanting to know what they were used for exactly as you supplied sprinkles & frosting which the spatulas came in handy for please. Thank you. Your creativity is amazing :)

    • Hi Olivia ~ Thank you so very much for your super sweet words! Quite honestly, the rolling pins for simply for decoration and a favor that the girls could take home. Hope this helps! ♥

  37. Thanks so much for your response. I looked into the kitchen from pottery barn as we got our first store in Sydney Australia recently but they no longer make the classic kitchen. It’s beautiful. Your blog on the “baked with love” party is truly amazing. Want to be little all over again :) looking forward to my daughter growing up for plenty of party’s. Thanks again. Xo


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