Theme submitted by Demetra Green, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Instead of braving the crowds of people at restaurants on Valentine’s Day, host your own Sweethearts Party and invite your friends, both couples and singles. While you provide a main dish, ask each guest or couple to bring a side dish. Then, light the candles, turn up the lovey-dovey music and savor a Valentine’s Day feast.
Following dinner, consider playing a board game like ‘Battle of the Sexes.’ Or, put in a romantic comedy DVD to enjoy.
- Find red and pink tablecloths and napkins to play off the Valentine’s theme.
- Light candles around the party location for a romantic ambiance.
- Roses are usually the Valentine’s Day choice. Pick up a few bouquets at the grocery store. Or, choose less expensive carnations, which look stunning in a grouping and last longer than roses.
- Cut out hearts to scatter on tables and hang on walls.
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