Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Top off the evening with this fruity concoction from mixologist John deBary of New York speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell).
1 1/2 ounce SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean
1/2 ounce SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 cup organic raspberries
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Pour into a coupe glass.
You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Wedding designer Michelle Edgemont shares easy instructions on how to make heart-shaped string art to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day — or any day!
We randomly picked one person from the comments, and Lauren B. is the winner of an electric fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Direct. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
You’ve made your valentines and decorated your cookies, but now that the big day is almost upon us, maybe you’re looking for one more way to make your Valentine’s Day the best yet. Why not put a little heartfelt effort into the most important meal of the day? In today’s HGTV Crafternoon I’ll show you how to put a little extra love into three easy family breakfasts. Click to see what’s cooking:
My daughter Lulu was partial to the heart-shaped pancakes with bacon “arrows”, my husband Chris scarfed down the egg in a heart-shaped hole, and my favorite was the heart-shaped mini breakfast pizza with an egg cracked right on top. Yum! Do you make any special meals for Valentine’s Day? Dish in the comments below.
I wouldn’t really call myself a nerd, but I have spent many a Friday night with my nose in a book and I may or may not have dressed up as a Hogwarts student for the Harry Potter midnight movie premieres… But who hasn’t done that, right? So whether you’re an old-school Trekkie or a new Big Bang Theory fan, you’re sure to love these free Valentine’s Day printables that are simply “adorkable!”
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On Friday, I wrote a cocktail post called “Love Stinks, So Let’s Drink.” While at least once every few weeks I do believe that quite passionately, Valentine’s Day is so much fun to celebrate. Pink, red, hearts, Cupid, chocolate … choc-o-late — love is truly in the air right now, along with my appetite. Whether you’re a V-Day cynic or counting down the days until February 14th, we have all the crafts, recipes and design ideas you need to get ready for the sexiest holiday of the year.
Craft up something special for your sweetheart or yourself. Let’s be honest, this pillow would look fab on your sofa. Try out this easy project or one of the other 20+ ideas we have.
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We’ve all been there: that awkward moment when you like/love someone but you don’t know how to tell them. The. Worst. That’s what handmade cards are for, and card-making parties filled with friends to talk you through it.
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Going back and forth on the perfect gift? Homemade treats are always the answer. You can’t go wrong. Try one of these delectable and from-scratch recipes.
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Want to give treats to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Sure, you could pick up some gorgeously decorated cookies from a bakery, but what if I told you that you could make your own impressively decorated cookies with bottles of store-bought icing, sprinkles, and a toothpick? It’s true! Watch the video below to see how:
The best thing about these cookie decorating techniques is you can use them on your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or even pre-made dough from the grocery store (I won’t tell!). My favorite sugar cookie dough doesn’t have baking soda or powder in it, which helps it keep a nice crisp edge. What’s your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe?
Doilies are a bit fancy and frilly, but that’s part of their charm, am I right? If you’ve got leftover paper doilies from celebrations or other crafting endeavors, there are plenty of adorable things you can do with them for Valentine’s Day…or anytime you want to add a little sweetness to your life. Take a peek at these paper doily crafts that are so darling, they just may sway the doily-haters. (I’m looking at you, Troy from Reality Bites.)
Making treats for your sweetheart? (Like say, these Neapolitan Bonbon Cupcakes?) Add an extra special touch with these doily treat cups from our own Camille Smith.
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For some, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, but for others it’s a time to binge-eat chocolate and trash your ex. If you’re in the latter group of V-Day celebrators, mend that broken heart with a few delicious cocktails from celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs.
This February 14th, grab your pals and toast to being single — or single and looking — with Andrea’s fruity Bloody Valentine cocktail coupled with blood orange infusions and her Devil’s Spiked Tea, which will put any of your sweet tea concoctions to shame (the secret is in the tequila).
Devil’s Spiked Tea
4 ounces Lipton Tea and Honey Strawberry Acai Tea
1 ounce Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
Muddle mint and strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Add iced tea, tequila and ice in a shaker. Strain into a glass. Top with Prosecco and serve.
The Bloody Valentine
3 ounces orange juice
2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce grenadine
1/2 ounce blood orange syrup
blood orange slice, for garnish
Pour tequila, orange juice and blood orange syrup into a rocks glass with ice. Stir. Slowly pour grenadine around the inside of the glass. (It will sink and slowly rise to mix with other ingredients naturally.) Spear a blood orange slice with a toothpick and lay across the top of the glass.
I know, I know, today is Valentine’s Day (Happy Love Day, friends!), but don’t most people typically celebrate mid-week holidays on the weekend? I do, at least. Weekend Valentine’s Day celebrators, here’s a sweet idea for you. Katie Meyers of Meyers Styles decided to spread the love this year with a bubbly V-Day brunch for more than two. Check out her fun, festive and simple entertaining ideas.
Host a Valentine’s Day Brunch
Let’s just be honest, when you’re a kid and there’s a giant wrapped gift sitting in front of you with a card on top, the last thing you’re looking at is the card. (I mean, thanks for the “happy birthday” Mom, but I just really want the baby doll.) Now, with Hallmark Card Presenters for Kids, they’ll be reaching for the card first. Featuring cute animals, cool textures and creative details, these presenters make greeting cards exciting for kids. And they’re especially perfect for making a sweet statement this Valentine’s Day.
The best part? Kids can hold onto their cute character long after Valentine’s Day ends. They’re perfect for storing small treasures. It’s a gift within a gift!
From toddler to teen, discover inspirational style ideas from nurseries and kids’ rooms your little one will love.
Welcome to our newest D-Happ series, Tuesday Huesday. Each week, we’ll share a new color combination inspired by a photo we love, whether it’s an amazing designer space, the label on a vintage jar or a confetti-inspired party backdrop.
Since we’re a mere two days away from Valentine’s Day, today’s bedroom color palette is all about hot pink. It’s a classic color, but it feels modern when paired with warm gray, dusty pink and bright turquoise. The white, black and navy accents keep it from being 100-percent girly. (It’s a mere 90-percent girly.)
Bedroom/Real Living Magazine :: Confetti + Flowers/HGTV.com
So, what do you think? Will you add a fuchsia bedroom to your Valentine’s Day wish list alongside flowers and chocolate?
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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every store is covered in pink and red; candy companies are churning out their holiday favorites; teddy bears are being sold in abundance. No matter your romantic status (happily single, not-so-happily single, in love, crushing, bitter over a breakup, etc.), we have the perfect Love Day cocktail for you. I mean, nothing will soothe your tears this Valentine’s Day like a “Bleeding Heart” cocktail, amiright?
3 tablespoons pomegranate vodka (or raspberry)
Polar Pomegranate Seltzer (or Cherry)
2 tablespoons frozen cranberry juice concentrate
Combine the vodka and cranberry concentrate in the bottom of a glass. Add fresh cranberries, then add Polar Seltzer and watch it bleed before drinking with abandon.
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In the mood for chocolate? Of course you are — it’s Valentine week! Eat (and drink!) your way through our most-decadent chocolate desserts and cocktails.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Hoppin’ Hot Scotch
Want to acknowledge someone on Valentine’s Day who you like but you’re not necessarily in love with? Erin from House of Earnest has a charming not-so-romantic idea for neighbors, coworkers, friends — “Bee Mine Valentines!”
Have any big plans this weekend? With the day of love right around the corner, I’ll be hanging out with my little lovebug Lulu, making Valentines for her classmates.
This year we are skipping the candy and making these sweet homemade play dough Valentines. I love this project because it’s a no-cook play dough recipe, so little kids can help out.
What about you? Do you go the homemade route for Valentine’s Day, or do you hit up the store for love letters from your favorite cartoon characters?
Yes, yes — I get it, bugs are creepy. But love bugs? No way! Come on, there’s nothing scary about these little critters! Kelly Lanza from Studio DIY has offered up this kid-friendly Valentine idea that your little ones are certain to bug-out over.
What are you doing for your kids on Valentine’s Day? Tell me all that you have planned.
Have you heard that Knoxville, Tenn. has been named the Most Romantic City in the US by Amazon.com? That may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but as the hometown of Design Happens and HGTV, it’s really only appropriate.
Since the majority of D-Happ’s bloggers live in Knoxville, how could we not be inspired by our surroundings? Just look at how we roll.
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Are you sweet on someone? Feel like you’ve been shot by cupid’s arrow? Valentine’s Day puns aside, this hot chocolate, complete with an arrow-embellished straw and heart-shaped marshmallows, is a great way to show your Valentine that you care.
Make This Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate At Home
With just one week till V-Day, it’s time for some quick-and-easy printables to put the finishing touches on your celebrations. From valentines you can print then embellish, to lettered tags perfect for topping gifts or treats, we’ve got you covered.
These charming printable tags can be cut into any shape to top their favorite sweets:
If an old-school valentine is more your speed, print one of our cute valentines onto card stock then embellish them with self-adhesive rhinestones and ribbon:
If you don’t know how to knit, the process can seem mystifying — two sticks, a ball of yarn, some knots and presto! It’s a scarf. But really, learning to knit a simple scarf is super easy. In fact, the cute kid’s scarf in this video only requires learning two steps.
To fasten the scarf, you can buy a pin or make this sweet stuffed heart pin just in time for Valentine’s Day. Click here for the step-by-step on making your own heart pin. Even if knitting is still a challenge, the pin is great for crafters of all skill levels!
Don’t forget, you can find loads more adorable Valentine’s Day crafts and projects on HGTV.com. Happy crafting!