Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Coombs' Valentine Bash 2014!


This past weekend Joe and I held our annual Valentine's Party.
We've been doing this the last few years and it's always SO much fun!!

This year we invited 8 couples over for dinner, a white elephant gift exchange and a steamy round of the Not-So-Newlywed Game.

Here's the deets for all you party lovers:


I chose to go with a hot pink, black and white color scheme, with just a touch of gold.

For places settings, I used black chargers, chevron paper plates from Hobby Lobby and pink heart shaped plates from Wal-mart. I topped those with heart shaped doilies and then made my own heart 'arrows' to finish it all off.


The arrows were super simple to make and consisted of: a paper straw, a gold glittered heart cut out by hand from scrapbook paper, and 3 whispy white feather, hot glued onto the bottom.
{I told you they were easy!}


When you use chargers as part of your places settings, you really don't much room for centerpieces so I kept it simple with pink gerber daisies {my FAVORITE!}

I completey spaced taking pics of the food table so here's what our menu included:

Joe and I ordered tamales and mini chimichangas from one of our favorite restaurants.

I assigned out in each invitation {HERE} a dish for each couple to bring:
It was either a green salad, refried beans, rice, chips and salsa, fresh fruit and couple of different desserts.

IT WAS ALL DeLISH!!!!!!!
{And I'll be sharing a few of those recipes soon!}

As for the entertainment part of the evening:



We had each couple bring TWO white elephant gifts.
One NAUGHTY. And one NICE.
And they. Were. Funny!!! And slightly risque.
It's a good thing this group all has such a FUNNY sense of humor!

I also made up a NOT-so-NEWLYWED game that I passed out and had everyone answer.

Yes, I felt the need to include the word 'whoopee' on one of the questions.
These are always SO MUCH FUN and tend to really bring out the TRUE COLORS in spouses!
{Smile}.
You always go away learning MORE about other couples than when you first started the game.
{Chuckle}.

If you'd like a copy of this game, feel free to leave a comment with your email address and I can send it over to you for your own personal use.

And since every party deserves a 
take home favor....


I whipped up a batch of my Homemade Hot Fudge and put them in jars for everyone to take home.

{For my recipe you can click HERE. It's a winner!}


To add a little pizazz to the jars, I added lacey ribbon and a circle cut out of wrapping paper and glued to the lid.


I also created my first ever CHALKBOARD themed printable and I will say... I'm kinda proud of myself with how it turned out. 

For a copy of my FREE printable tag, CLICK HERE.

Happy Valentine's WEEK!!!
xoxo

28 comments:

  1. i would love a copy of the not so newlywed game! Found your blog when I was searching for fun handouts for personal progress and LOVE all the fun stuff you blog about
    thanks
    stefniekim@gmail.com

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  2. LOVE. IT. ALL! You know I want a copy of your questions! Ours is this saturday, since Friday is our ward temple night...i didn't want a conflict of interest ;)

    Don't plan on valentines day stuff at hobby lobby going on sale until AFTER valentines. I asked back in January when it would go onsale..i'm crazy but it's even crazier that they are waiting until after valentines.

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  3. What good friends you are!!! Sounds like a fun night!! My husband and I watch the Newly Wed Game every night, it's our thing after the kids are in bed! :) I would Love if you could send me your questions. angel.tarter@gmail.com

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  4. I would like a copy of the game please. You are soooooo creative....love your ideas! Presha17@yahoo.com

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  5. You are super creative and fun. I'd love a copy of your couples game. I strive to throw more couples/kid parties. christina.lymos@risd.org

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    1. HI Cristina - I tried sending to you but I got a return message saying your mailbox was full and wouldn't accept it.

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  6. What a fun party! I would love a copy of your game. kristinsmith@sfcn.org

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  7. Love your idea and would love a copy of the game cindysweeten@gmail.com

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  8. I would love a copy of your game!! such great ideas:) Thank you!! Brookebringhurst@hotmail.com

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  9. I am super excited for my party but still super nervous! I would love a copy of your game! My friends LOVED the invite! Thank you so much for your help with that! my email is ashleyrabbott@hotmail.com
    Also what kind of game did you play with your gift exchange?

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  10. Send over a copy of your game darling! Love ya!
    mmpickett@gmail.com

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  11. You're the bomb! Love your guts! Send it on over will ya sis'ta. jorgensen1010@yahoo.com

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  12. Would love a copy of your game! You are seriously so talented, thank you for sharing it with us.
    ambersmoon@gmail.com

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  13. I would love a copy of your game as well, we do the same thing with our friends and have been for years, they are the best. Thanks! tiffern99@gmail.com

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  14. This is darling! Everything you do is though! :) I would love to get a copy of the quiz! How fun! Thanks Marci!!! sunshineinmysoul_33@yahoo.com

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  15. I am interested in a copy of the Newlywed quiz. ;)
    sbrench914@msn.com

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  16. Also....I don't know if you've ever made a post about this, but.....since you go to Disneyland so much, I'm curious about a few more details......I'd like to know where you always stay? I like to be within walking distance, but not as PRICEY as the Disneyland Resorts, ya know what I mean? And where do you buy your tickets? (I know you can get them for less than what they charge at the D-land ticket booth.) Do you go through a travel agency/website or just piece it all together on your own? Thanks for the info! ;)

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  17. I would love to get a copy of your Newlywed quiz. my email is lettibyrd@aol.com
    Thank you so much for all your amazing ideas.
    Letti

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  18. I would love a copy of your Newlywed game - jencragun@gmail.com. I use your ideas for my YW all the time. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I would also love a copy of the Newlywed game. Please send to evie5357@aol.com. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

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  20. Fantastic Valentines Party Ideas, Im doing it all!!!! Would you please send me the game questions? Thanks so much. Have a great day Marci. My email address is: mamashell59@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks again,
    Michelle

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  21. I would love a copy of the newlywed questions. Thanks!

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  22. Hi! Could I get a copy of the newlywed game please? galega@gmail.com

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  23. I would love a copy of the newlywed game as well please. carter.jamesandmelanie@gmail.com

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  25. Hi! Could I please get a copy of the newlywed game? Thanks so much! bshipley16@hotmail.com

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  26. Is it still possible for me to get a copy of your newlywed game? eakasl@yahoo.com

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  27. So great! I would love a copy of the game! dmears84@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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