Listen up single ladies! Instead of spending Valentine's Day by yourself, why not invite some fellow singletons over and host a casual party? Valentine's Day is on a Monday, so I suggest hosting a Bachelor viewing party. Sure the show is a silly reality series, but it's fun to watch with friends. You can laugh at the crazy antics of the love-hungry females in the competition. It's also a great theme to build an easy party around. Keep reading to learn how it's done!
As cheesy as it sounds red and pink decorations — with lots of hearts — are fun for any Valentine's Day party. Start by covering the table with a vibrant red tablecloth. Scatter heart confetti across the cloth. Set up the fondue pots and arrange large platters with the dippers around the pots. Stack appetizer plates and cocktail napkins on the ends of the table. Instead of using regular fondue picks use metallic heart picks. Fill vases with lush red tulip arrangements. For a super-festive atmosphere hang a Valentine's Day garland or banner, light-pink Christmas lights, and pink candles. Oh and the best part is, if you're hosting your party this weekend like I am, you may be able to pick up a lot of these decorations at half price!
My sister and her BFF have asked everyone to bring a bottle of wine to their Valentine's Day fondue party. They've assigned everyone a different kind of wine: some gals are bringing champagne, others white, and others red. Naturally there will be lots of still and sparkling water. The hostesses will be offering one signature cocktail to get the night started off on the right foot. Spiked pink lemonade is simple to make in a big batch and refreshing to drink.
The cocktail has a fabulous pink color, perfect for any Valentine's Day soirée — for the recipe, read more
No Valentine's Day fondue party is complete without chocolate fondue. This gooey and delicious dessert is decadent and festive. Serve with the classic accompaniments: fruit — strawberries, bananas, pineapple — salted pretzel sticks, biscotti, cubed pound or cheesecake. For a super special treat, make homemade marshmallows, tint them pink with red food coloring, and cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter. For the classic chocolate fondue recipe and another for the marshmallows, read more
Although I'm not in a relationship, that doesn't mean I'm not going to celebrate Valentine's Day! This year I'm helping my sister and her BFF plan an all girl party. To make things festive and sexy, we're serving fondue. A fondue party appeals to everyone because guests can pick and choose what they want to dip into the melted cheese pleasing both vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
For our party, we will be serving the classic Swiss version of fondue as well as two other variations: a goat cheese fondue and a beer cheddar fondue. Cubed bread — both wheat and white — vegetables, fingerling potatoes, and pear slices will be used as dippers. For these fabulous fondue recipes, read more
This week I'm helping my sister and her best friend plan a Valentine's Day party. None of us are in a relationship and instead of sitting at home sulking, we're gathering up a group of single gals and hosting an uber-girlie fiesta. If you don't have a special sweetie, I suggest you do the same! Before the party can begin we have to send the invites. You could send out boxed Valentines or make a crafty invitation like the one I made here. To see how I made this adorable invite, read more