I have always loved Valentine’s Day! It may be my favorite Holiday…except I love every Holiday and I love to celebrate life in general!

I loved decorating our shoe boxes in elementary school and the excitement of friends filling the box with cards and candy!!

Then in Middle School and High School sending and receiving red, pink and white carnations. So happy to watch someone receive a Valentine’s flower you sent, and the thrill of receiving carnations from friends and an admirer or secret crush! Oh the extra fun if you were sent a singing Valentine!! You’ve got the cutest little baby face was a favorite!

I loved picking out the perfect red or pink outfit for the day!! I think it was the one day I was never tardy!?

As a young Mother, I loved dressing my daughters for Valentine’s Day. I loved decorating the house in pink and red and helping my girls decorate and take the perfect treats to their friends at school. 

I always made sure to help plan their class party and it was pure joy to spend that part of Valentine’s Day with them and their friends in school!

Fast forward to being an empty nester… I have the most loving, thoughtful husband who always takes care to make sure my Valentine’s Day is filled with beautiful tulips, a delicious Heart shape box of See’s Candy and a special present. All followed by a romantic dinner out! Ladies I am a truly blessed Bunny to say the least. 

Even with all that he does…I missed the Valentine’s parties at school and also with the girl’s friends and my friends.

So years ago I began giving a Ladies-only Valentine’s Party ! The perfect answer for the mid-winter blues!! I dubbed this party Cocktails and Cupcakes with dinner in between!!

Bunny has hopped around a lot since the days of my first Valentine parties in Houston. Somehow I always manage to give some version of my original parties. We have lived in New Orleans, Dallas, Fort Worth and now San Antonio.

This party still gives me all the Valentine feels of elementary school, middle school, High School and when my girls were young. 

I love entertaining my friends and gifting a beautiful, fun, relaxing evening of friendship, delicious food and school girl Valentine fun !!

This party keeps me young at heart! 

I love decorating for it, I fill my large pink transfer-ware with the pink, red and white carnations to remind me on Valentine’s Days gone by. It’s the best day spent cooking for it and seeing my friend’s faces when I open the door to greet them with a beautiful glass of champagne rimmed with pink and red sugars! 

I am so looking forward to being able to entertain again!!

I thought I would share some photos of parties past.

Next up I will share my menu. I hope when we can all entertain again you decide to join me in gifting your friends a beautiful evening with laughter, friendship and love!❤️?


  1. Anita Kittridge on February 1, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I was blessed to attend those special dinners in Houston – what a special treat! ❤️❤️

    • Bunny Bradley on February 3, 2021 at 3:02 am

      Thank you so very much!! The Houston parties were the most fun!!

  2. Jamie on February 2, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Oh what fun.? I loved to decorate those boxes too! This year my 2 grands came in last weekend for a surprise long weekend visit. I didn’t want to decorate valentine boxes because that is something my sweet DIL might want to do with them, so I bought cardboard houses, spray painted them pink and had all kinds of candy, felt hearts and peel and stick decorations and we made Valentine Houses.. kind of like gingerbread houses ( this year they really got into the gingerbread house competition we have on Thanksgiving day) They loved it! So glad and I believe maybe there is an Easter fairy garden house in the plans!! But I have to say, in this time of COVID, I am longing for girlfriend time. I love my sweet husband but…. giggles with girls is something I am missing. Love your first post Bunny!??

    • Bunny Bradley on February 3, 2021 at 3:56 am


      Ok I am loving this Valentine House idea! I need to see pictures of those houses!! I am totally going to plan to make these with Marin Eloise!! She will love it!
      Also loving the Fairy Garden House for Spring! Ideas are now running wild in my brain.
      Oh I think we are all longing for the day when we can all be together like the good old days. Large parties and gatherings ,,,oh my!
      Happy Valentines Day Dear Friend!!

  3. Kay on February 3, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Valentines with Bunny is magical, a real treat! Lucky to have been a guest?❤️

    • Bunny Bradley on February 19, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much!! We know how to have fun!!❤️?❤️