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Blushing Balloon Valentine’s Day Bar

Happy February 1st! It’s less than two weeks until Val- and Galentine’s Day, and I’ve put together some pretty-in-pink Valentine’s Day bar styling details just for the occasion.

Valentine's Day bar with cotton candy rosé cocktail - Valentine's Day bar cart styling on Chandeliers and Champagne

In fact, today on the blog I’m teaming up with six other talented home decor bloggers and we’re ALL sharing our Valentine’s Day bar cart ideas. Hope you’re in the mood for pink!

Valentine's Day bar styling with oversized tulle and balloon heart - garland made from balloons and tulle

If you’re joining me from the beautiful home of Courtney with Tuft & Trim, welcome.

If this is your first stop on the tour, thanks for joining us. I promise you’ll leave with plenty of inspiration…. and probably a craving for cocktails and chocolate!

My Blushing Balloon Valentine’s Day Bar Details

Valentine's Day Bar styling blog hop on Chandelier and Champagne - tulle balloon heart backdrop

Tulle Balloon Heart 



Let’s address the elephant in the room: this gigantic tulle balloon heart. You can check out my tutorial blog post where I share how (and why!) I decided to make this thing. But I have to say – it makes quite the pretty backdrop for my bar table.

Tulle and balloon heart garland - Valentine's Day bar backdrop

Beautiful Valentine's Day bar styling with tulle and balloon heart. Pretty and pink bar details.

Cotton Candy Rosé Cocktail

My blog might be called Chandeliers and Champagne, but I decided to try out a new drink recipe for my Valentine’s Day bar. I mixed chilled rosé with lime juice and a splash of rose water, and served it in pink stemmed wine glasses topped with cotton candy.

Cotton candy rosé cocktail - Chandeliers and Champagne Valentine's Day bar styling

I displayed the open rosé in this Mikasa crystal decanter that Aaron and I received as a wedding gift. And my yet-to-be-opened bottles of Miraval Rosé, Bottega Rose Gold and Absolut Elyx got to stay out too. I love how they add to the aesthetic of the table…

Valentine's Day Bar - rose cotton candy cocktail - Valentines Day bar styling

… as does this fun ‘love’ neon sign!

'Love' neon sign part of Valentine's Day bar set up

Valentine’s Day Sweet Tart 

If you ever had a chance to check out Elle’s first birthday party, you’ll know that I was obsessed with her Whisk Dessert Co. custom swan cake.

Valentine's Day bar - sweet heart tart - shortbread pastry tart with macarons, raspberry gelee and meringues

I wanted something special for Valentine’s Day and reached out to this St. Albert bakery looking for ideas. The result was this beautiful tart, which has roots in Israel – very fitting, as Aaron and I spent part of our honeymoon in Tel Aviv.

Whisk layered shortbread pastry with white chocolate namelaka, chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream and then garnished the tart with raspberries, macarons, meringues, raspberry gelee and fresh flowers. What can I say, I’m impressed I had enough self-restraint to snap a few photos.

The tastiest cinnamon hearts - Valentine’s Day bar - Chandeliers and Champagne

Valentine’s Day bar with heart-shaped cake, balloon garland and rose cocktails

Fresh Blooms

I love using fresh flowers in my home decor, no matter the time of year. I feel like they add so much life to a space, and my Valentine’s Day bar is no exception.

Valentine’s Day bar: fresh flowers and crystal Mikasa decanter

I’m swooning over this beautiful rose, tulip and greenery bouquet from Them Blooms. In case you aren’t familiar with the weather we’ve been experiencing in Alberta lately, let me paint a picture: imagine ALL the snow and ALL the freezing temperatures. So, I’m pretty stoked that these beauties were delivered right to my doorstep so I didn’t have to venture outside… and their springtime beauty gives me hope of warmer days ahead!

Such a gorgeous fresh bouquet included in my Valentine’s Day bar styling

Preparing a bouquet of roses and tulips for my Valentine’s Day bar set-up

Valentine’s Day is also the perfect occasion to showcase my enchanted rose. Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, it’s made from a preserved rose and has been going strong for almost a year now.

Valentine’s Day bar with enchanted Beauty and the Beast preserved pink rose

Valentine’s Day bar - how beautiful is this enchanted rose? It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast

 

Valentine’s Day Bar Blog Hop: Next Stops

Valentine’s Day bar blog hop featuring seven talented bloggers showcasing their pretty-in-pink romantic bar cart styles

Next up on our Valentine’s Day bar blog hop is Kate with Wynn & Roo. I encourage you to check out her beautiful decor, as well as the homes of all my friends in this blog hop:

Tuft & Trim
Chandeliers and Champagne
Wynn & Roo
House Full of Summer
Lemons to Lovelys
Ashley Nicole Interiors
Alyse Warren

Blush pink Valentine's Day bar with tulle balloon heart and swoon worthy rose details

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re in the mood to style your own Valentine’s Day bar, I’ve linked a few items below that I’m swooning over. You can also check out my gift shop – I just added some beautiful Valentine-themed items!

And, as always, I’m sharing my favourite inspiration over on Instagram and Pinterest. 

Valentine's Day bar details: the cutest bar items to style a beautiful Valentine's Day bar cart

 

xo Holly Hunka 

 

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