Valentine's Day in a box

Every year for Valentine's Day, Adrian and I put together little gifts for some of my girlfriends. On Valentine's Day, we make a tour of the city and drop off the gifts at my friends' houses. I have loved doing this over the year and have enjoyed sharing my love of Valentine's Day with some of my favorite girls.

I couldn't share the contents of this year's boxes earlier because some of my girlfriends read the blog and I wanted them to be surprised. This year, I tried to put what I think of Valentine's Day into a box. I wanted it to be bright, festive, and celebrating love and friendship. I wanted my girlfriends to open their boxes and feel happy and excited.

So here's what I filled the boxes with (mouseover for numbers):
1 Confetti poppers  // 2 Custom DIY Printed Bags filled with candies (tutorial here) // 3 Custom Pencils that read "You are fabulous, Darling!" // 4 Champagne with straw and festive stirrer // 5 Coffee Mug (from Target) with Abuelita Hot Chocolate mix // 6 Nerds candy
I am so happy with how they turned out. When we delivered them, my friends were so excited! We brought them each a pink heart balloon along with their boxes and I just loved seeing them open the box and take a look inside.

To my girlfriends, thanks ladies! You are the best and you deserve more, but I hope these little boxes filled part of your Valentine's Day with love!


  1. This is such a brilliant idea! That's really sweet of you guys to do :)

  2. Thanks! I love doing it because I adore my friends and I loooooove Valentine's Day.

  3. I don't know how you always have the perfect set up for everything. I want you to just completely plan a party for me. It would be perfect.

    Also, thank you so much for your incredibly kind comment on the blog. That really meant so much to me that you took the time to do that!

  4. Thank you! I'd love to plan a party for you! Tell me when and where and I'm there :)

    Hope your day brightened a bit. Keep your chin up and keep moving forward!

  5. You are just such a sweety! Always so thoughtful and coming up with such great ideas. Adrian is a sweety too. :) If only I was in Chicago....

  6. Thanks, Ro! We miss you here. And yes, Adrian is much more thoughtful than me. Most of the credit should go to him!

  7. Thanks! I think because it is so unexpected, that's part of the fun of it! No one expects gifts on Valentine's Day unless they're from a significant other. But why not celebrate friendship, too?


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