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Valentine's Day Recipes, DIY & Decorating Ideas With Debi Lilly! by Donna John

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Valentine's Day Recipes, DIY & Decorating Ideas With Debi Lilly!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate! Our very own Debi Lilly, event planner extraordinaire, CEO and founder of A Perfect Event, joined us to share her best Valentine's Day ideas. 

Q: What are top Valentine’s Day décor trends this season?

It’s all about think pink – dusty rose pink that is. I’m just back from Maison Objet design show Paris, everything was blush pink! Debi Lilly Design mugs, vases and candles, inside Albertsons, Safeway and Jewel grocery stores equals the perfect DIY accents.

Q: What are easy DIY Valentine’s Day tips and tricks for spring?

  • Create focal points inside your home – mantle, kitchen island, dining table – with floral, candles, rose petals.
  • Wrap bright pink, red-hued accent ribbons around candles, vases and other décor.
  • Fill vases with candies and add candles for colorful decor.

Q: What are fast Valentine’s Day tablescape looks on a budget?

  • Place paper lacy doilies down your table for instant pop of color “base.”
  • Layer vases of floral, candles and candies for texture and warmth.
  • Add mini floral vase to your place settings, or sweets in small bowls.

Q: What flowers are best for Valentine’s Day décor?

  • Roses are always the best seller – in red hues for the heart and love.
  • Tulips are another winner and very long lasting. Did you know they grow daily in your vase!
  • Hydrangeas are my favorite! They are large and easy to place in vases quickly.

Q: What are your favorite Valentine’s Day recipes?

  • In February, I’m longing for bright, healthy color – crunchy vegetables and salads.
  • Meze bars with tapas “mini” bites in Mediterranean flavors are good for you and delish.
  • Cold-weather comfort foods like mac ‘n’ cheese and risotto with a veggie toppings bar warms the heart.
  • Fill colorful mini glasses with sorbets and store in freezer until time to serve. 

Be sure to follow @DebiLilly, like her on Facebook, visit A Perfect Event and check her 30Seconds page!

Elisa Schmitz
Woohoo! Can't wait to be even more inspired for Valentine's Day by the amazing Debi Lilly! xoxo
Elisa Schmitz
Hey PingPing! So glad you can join us! Please click on the RSVP button on the top right side of this post. Thank you and see you Wednesday! :-)
Meredith Schneider
So fun! Can't wait! I need some simple DIY ideas to pretty up the house with valentine love! 💋❤️
Nicole DeAvilla
I LOVE Valentines Day and happy to have Debi Lilly bring us her great tips!
jennah jackson
Yay Love day!!!! Hehe hope we can discuss some crafts to do with the kids too hehe can't wait
Christine Jones
Can't wait to hear all of your great ideas Debi Lilly !
Kim Kusiciel
This is going to be fabulous!!! See you all there! 😘😘
Looking forward to the chat tonight :)
Rachel W. Lewter
I'm looking forward to the chat tonight. I always learn something new and exciting.
Elisa Schmitz
What a wonderful chat! Thank you for all the ideas and beautiful inspiration, Debi Lilly! Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! xoxo

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