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picTORIal: A McDermott Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day the kids really wanted to have a family love fest dessert party! Mama of course jumped at that opportunity! Here’s our party of 6 Valentine’s Day party…

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As any mom knows it’s very rare to get all your kids to pose together for a photo, let alone color coordinate! So I was very excited that this photo came together…

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Here’s our McDermott Love Fest Strawberry Cake with Fondant icing. Stella and Liam helped me bake it! This was my first time using rolled fondant and I’m now a #FondantFan. So easy and way less mess!

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Here’s a close up…

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We also made strawberry and red velvet cake with pink cream cheese frosting push-ups!

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And these fondant and edible marker covered rice crispie treats were the biggest hit! I got the idea from my girl Erica of P.S.I Made This

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Stella made this V-day craft at school. All it took was some wood, paint, nails, and yarn. Super cute craft!

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More of our personalized crispies

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Our table

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Partee!!

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Mini red velvet and chocolate cupcakes

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We used vintage doilies to decorate our cake

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Stella and Liam made these brownie cake pop bites for us all by themselves!

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And our furry valentine in pink Mitzi!!

Here are some pics of Liam and Stella baking their little hearts out…

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Liam baking our McDermott Love Fest Strawberry Cake

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Stella loved helping out, especially because the cake was pink!

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And here’s my girl sampling one of the rice crispie treats before it had been decorated…

The kids had the best time baking (and sampling) the desserts, and it was so much fun to spend this love-filled holiday together as a family.

How did you spend Valentine’s Day?

Love,
T

  • julie ricordeau

    magnifique!

  • ellen

    We spent Valentines doing the same thing. Lasagna in the crock pot, Dark chocolate cupcakes,, strawberry wafer cookies dipped in melted chocolate with sprinkles and Valentines Chex Mix too! It was a day filled with LOVE! Xoxo

  • N. Mar

    What a great idea…and everything looks so good! I’m not sure if you did a video about Liam’s haircut, but he is totally a big boy now, and I canNOT handle it! Gosh, I remember when he was Finn’s size. You guys are so blessed. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. xo

  • Deborah Montijo

    This year I had to work on V Day (I’m a nurse in an ICU) but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to remember your very creative and adorable ideas for later! You guys all did a fantastic job and it looks like the kids definitely have a creative flair…excellent!! :-)

  • Myeleah

    YUM! I volunteer to take ay leftovers! haha Great desserts. Fodant intimidates me!! You are brave!
    OMGosh, your kids are so darling! Liam looks like a little man now! (diggin’ his new haircut too!) Hattie’s eyes are SO beautiful & expressive! Great family photo to go along with the sweet V-day memories! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

  • joanne stubbs

    Yummy, yummy both the treats and the kids. Liam got his hair cut!! He now looks like the adorable boy he should be. The babies are just too adorable, and Stella keeps looking more and more like her Grandma. Hubby and I went to a local restaurant for dinner using a gift card from one of our kids at Christmas, and wanted to take in a movie but didn’t like anything that was showing at the local theatre

  • Carrie D

    Valentine’s Day is our anniversary, but we always do a romantic family dinner to celebrate at home. I decorate the table, give small favor gifts and no romantic dinner is complete without Sparkling Grape Juice in heart-shaped flutes. We change the menu each year and the kids really enjoy it and now look forwrd to it! :)

  • Coleen Lette

    Looks like you guys had a great love fest day! Loving Liam’s hair cut!!!!!

  • Pam Moore

    Great photos! Kids are all so cute and the Valentine treats look very yummy. Be blessed@

  • Pam Moore

    Great photos! The kids are all so cute and the Valentine treats look yummy!! Be blessed~

  • pebbles

    Thank u for the inspiration

  • Jennifer

    Awe…Liam has a little man haircut <3 and Hattie looks so much like your Mom!! Beautiful children…such a blend of Momma & Daddy!! You both are Blessed beyond words <3

  • jenny

    My husband was gone so it was just me, my three year old daughter,and my ten and a half month old son. I tried to make it fun but nothing really turned out the way I wanted it to.

  • Sharon Kruschen

    We had a a lot of fun this past Vday! We also made yummy treats together as a family. Check out my post here http://wp.me/p32H2Z-e4

  • Jewel.lm61

    My first time seeing Liam’s new haircut. He looks very cool!

  • Suzanne Brown

    LOVE your idea and table spread, looks amazing and delish! My family and I decided to do a Valentines Day Food Crawl and pick up VDay treats all over town from our favorite treat stops serving heart shaped delights!

    We picked one place every day the week of Valentines Day. Our favorite treat that week was breakfast donuts from OK Country Donut our favorite hole-in-the-wall donut shop that makes the most AMAZING donuts! Here is a picturehttp://torispelling.com/user/photo/3707634

  • Suzanne Brown

    LOVE your idea and table spread, looks amazing and delish! My family and I decided to do a Valentines Day Food Crawl and pick up VDay treats all over town from our favorite treat stops serving heart shaped delights!

    We picked one place every day the week of Valentines Day. Our favorite treat that week was breakfast donuts from OK Country Donut our favorite hole-in-the-wall donut shop that makes the most AMAZING donuts! Here is a picture ://torispelling.com/user/photo/3707634

  • Suzanne Brown

    http://torispelling.com/user/photo/3707634

    LOVE your idea and table spread, looks amazing and delish! My family and I decided to do a Valentines Day Food Crawl and pick up VDay treats all over town from our favorite treat stops serving heart shaped delights!

    We picked one place every day the week of Valentines Day. Our favorite treat that week was breakfast donuts from OK Country Donut our favorite hole-in-the-wall donut shop that makes the most AMAZING donuts!

  • mia Johnson

    I just love seeing the things you make Tori. Also, love seeing the little ones . You have such a beautiful family.

  • Lemon Meringue

    Speaking of cutie pies; you gotta love the McDermott-bunch!!! Every once in a while, when we feel we’re in need of it, we have a Pudding & Pie Dinner. We bake our favourite sweet treats (loads and loads!) and leave our 5-a-day’s for tommorrow. The neighbours benefit from our sugarloaded parties as well; we are always drowning in left-overs so we send the kids with plates full of goodies to treat them.

  • Cammy Gollner

    Beautiful, but I’ve used India Tree natural food dyes in the past. It’s pricey, this year used beets for coloring. I made valentines donuts, and used pureed beets for my vanilla frosting to make a beautiful pink color. And I made heart linzer cookies which simply used raspberry jam in the middle, and powdered sugar.

  • Cammy Gollner

    Beautiful, but I’ve used India Tree natural food dyes in the past. It’s pricey, so this year I used beets for coloring. I made valentines donuts, and used pureed beets for my vanilla frosting to make a beautiful pink color. And I made heart linzer cookies which simply used raspberry jam in the middle, and powdered sugar.

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  • anniem695

    Liam looks so much like Dean in that cake pan picture! And I am hoping the recipe for the Red Velvet pushup pops is on your site here somewhere? Gorgeous family!

  • Lisa Duncan-Pullen

    Love the photos and great ideas! It’s unreal how quickly your children have grown. What a beautiful family!

  • beanandbugsmomma

    Liam got soooo tall. Stella is STUNNING and nice to see that the Spelling DNA passed to Hattie… and FINN – i want him!!!! thanks for sharing T !!! XOXO, K

  • villblomst

    Hi Tori, please make DVD’s of Tori % Dean Home Sweet Hollywood so we can buy them In Norway.. We do not have Ozygen Channel, so we can not see these series..:( We miss you alot on TV..

  • KitKat

    Awesome Valentine’s Day… Tori I hope you can maybe share the red velvet cake things on Facebook please.. Love you all!!!!!!! Beautiful Family!

  • Jewel.lm61

    Life is so much fun at the McDermotts! I have a feeling that as the kids get older, all their friends are going to want to hang out at your home! Everything looks so well-put together and colorful. Beautiful group shot of the kids. I can’t believe how big has gotten. Liam looks so handsome with that haircut! It seems like you went from a family of 4 straight to a family of 6! I’ll bet you have to pinch yourself sometime because you can’t believe it either!

  • Jewel.lm61

    I intended to comment about how big Finn has gotten being the youngest.

  • Jeanne Tutt

    what a great way to incorporate the kids into it! love this!

  • JuJu

    very cute! love all of your pictures! great ideas that I need to try! :) we spent Valentines day at my parents house eating candy and cupcakes. it was awesome. and we exchanged our vday gifts. :)

  • Vicki A

    OMG when did Liam become a mini MAN?!?! :-)

  • Janet

    Hi Tori, love how you made Valentine’s Day about your whole family. Often we make it about just the husband & wife..I really enjoyed all your pictures, but was wondering where can you order those push up things? My daughter is getting married and I would love to buy some of those so I may use them on her dessert table? Plz message me on Facebook or send me an email with a link to janettorney36@gmail.com thanks

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