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Valentine’s Day Ideas, Recipes, Decor, Gift & More With Event Planner Debi Lilly! by Nicole DeAvilla

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Valentine’s Day Ideas, Recipes, Decor, Gift & More With Event Planner Debi Lilly!

Looking for that perfect gift, recipe, decor idea or DIY craft for Valentine’s Day? Whether your Valentine's Day is with the kids, your special date or a group of friends, you will love the advice of a professional event planner. We were thrilled to welcome our #30Seconds contributor, CEO and founder of A Perfect EventDebi Lilly, event coordinator extraordinaire, as our #30Seconds Twitter chat guest! As always, she had stunning photos that will got our creative juices flowing.

Q: What are top trends for Valentine and holiday parties?

Galentine everything – who needs dates when we have girlfriends to celebrate love? 

Warm up winter holiday celebrations. Loads of candles, hot hued floral and make your home warm, welcome and cozy.

Sweet treats – little bowls of candies, cookies, mini cupcakes.

Q: What are some other fast and easy décor ideas on a budget?

Rose bowls: fill bowls with water, float roses or simple rose petals, add floating candles.

Set a sweets table: Cakes, cookies, candies make a pretty table and you can eat the décor.

Add cookies or candies to each place-setting for edible party favors.

Q: What are fast, easy recipe trends for any party?

Trending: Waffle Cakes. Layer toasted waffles, icing, sprinkles for instant tasty cake treats or décor.

Love Potion: Fill a pitcher with 1 bottle prosecco, 1 bottle cherry juice and ice. Add mint for garnish.

Red fruits (cherry, raspberry, strawberry) makes instant garnish fun for drinks, cakes, cupcakes, even tables.

Q: How can you create an Instagram moment?

Fun photos and selfies are all the rage and make the best memories to share and keep.

Using fun sunglasses, or cut out paper lips, or donuts over your eyes, post for a photo with your favorites.

Pro tip: Always snap photos in bright natural light, by a window, with a clean background for elegance.

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

Photos by Rebecca E. Eden, Rebecca E. Eden Photography

Nicole DeAvilla
I love our chats with Debi Lilly ! Her photos are amazing. Her tips are so practical and awesome all at once. See you all TUESDAY!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
So excited to get the fabulous Debi Lilly 's tips for Valentine's Day. I always leave her chats so inspired! See you all tonight!
Meredith Schneider
So fun! Love #30Seconds chats with Debi Lilly ! Was just thinking about what can I decorate house with for February and Valentine’s Day❤️😊
Pam McCormick
Can’t wait to be inspired! ❤️💕
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
This is going to be fantastic! Debi Lilly always has the best tips- elegant and do-able all at once!

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