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Host a Valentine's Day Card-Making Party

Using a palette of scarlet, rose and deep plum, entertaining expert Camille Styles shares her tips for hosting a Valentine's Day card-making party that's full of crafting fun and decadent sweets.

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Celebrate the Holiday

February 14 is as much about handmade valentine cards as it is a celebration of love. This year, invite a group of close friends over for an afternoon of delectable treats and creative crafting.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

There's no question that Valentine's Day is all about sweets. Guests will love the chance to indulge in a stunning display of desserts; when displayed down the middle of the table, they double as a striking centerpiece. French macarons, chocolate fudge cakes and rosemary panna cotta are all fittingly indulgent, while a delicious cheese plate adds a savory touch to the menu.

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Nothing gets creative juices flowing quite like a little festive bubbly. Kick off the evening in celebratory style by offering pink cans of champagne. Festive and delicious, they're the perfect complement to a sweet dessert spread and fit seamlessly with the party's decor.

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Think Pink

When else can you get away with setting an entirely pink table? Punch up the color with horizontal runners, bright glasses and vases wrapped in crepe paper. When placed on top of butcher paper, the table can easily be cleared after dessert, revealing a perfect workspace for crafting.

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