Hope everyone had a fun day yesterday – you and your special valentine!! My day was a lot of fun..especially with my party during the day – and with all my planning, we never really had a plan for the two of us last night. After the kitchen was clean and all was quiet, we thought about going out for some dinner but I made a few phone calls and the shortest wait we found was 70 minutes. Uh, no. So, I very sweetly made some highly romantic grilled cheese……we went all out!!
HA – but there were no complaints! There never are – I really am blessed. We did open some presents later in the evening…but let me mention the party a bit first. I tried some new recipes which were all a hit! I had oriental chicken salad that I found at Kris’ blog (Simplify on my sidebar)..for a light lunch. I did not want everyone filling up before the dessert bar – where we had sugar cookies, chocolate brownie bites, coconute cake bites, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate chunk cranberry cookies (from Martha Stewart) and Death by Chocolate! Do you see a theme there?? No – not calories…but chocolate! Everything was so yummy. I wish I could say I pulled it all off by myself but my girlfriend came into town a day early just to help…and help she did!! She is a great cook and really fills in all the places I’m lacking:) Spending the time in the kitchen with her was as much fun as the party itself!! Great friends are amazing!!
I did the table all in red and white – and candies! And then totally forgot to take a single picture…but Valentines was definitely in the air:) We finished the afternoon off with a Valentine’s gift exchange and I came away with the CUTEST napkin rings for spring! It really was a fun day.
Later that evening, we exchanged some gifts at home. Our children spoiled us:) That huge red heart is for dad….from Jordan. Hubbie does LOVE his chocolate and everyone knows it – there is no such thing as too much chocolate for him. (Note to Jo….he LOVED it!!)