Thursday, January 28, 2016

Planning The Perfect Family Valentine's Dinner

Several years ago when Ryder was only one, we were having a hard time find a babysitter for Valentine's Day; so we decided we would stay home and have a fancy Family Valentine's Dinner.  It was a huge hit and new tradition began.   Eric and I still go out as a couple, just on a different night when we can get a babysitter and the restaurants aren't so busy.
Planning the Perfect Family Valentines Dinner









I am planning this year's Fancy Family Valentine's Dinner so have been searching the internet for some new ideas.   Here are some of my favorites.
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Decorations
Going simple or all out- here are some ideas to get you inspired.



The Table- Most of these are disposable, making cleanup easier! 


Dinner

For dinner you really don't have to do anything fancy, just do something everyone likes.  Eric and I love sushi- the kids not so much, so we will get heart shaped ravioli for the kids and sushi for ourselves; makes it a win-win for everyone.

Start the meal right with a heart shaped fruit salad



Grill Some steak or pork chops with a side of heart shaped potatoes



Desserts 

Cupid Floats to drink


See our past Fancy Family Valentine's Dinners 


What do you do for Valentine's Day?

14 comments:

  1. What an awesome party post! Super cute ideas; I especially love the cut out pepperoni and potato heart shapes!

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    1. Yes, food cut into shapes just makes it more fun and yummy for some reason :)

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  2. Oh I love this!! Growing up, my mom always made a special family Valentine's dinner and I loved it. I want to start this same tradition with my littles.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we didn’t really do anything growing up, but this has definitely become a favorite tradition.

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  3. I think I'm going to try something like this with Chris and the kids. Neither Chris nor I is really into Valentine's Day at all, and the idea of going out on that day is, like, pure insanity. But this sounds like fun.

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    1. Yes, I have no desire to go out on the actual day, and the kids really do love this.

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  4. I love idea and creativity. I am going to borrow most of these ideas for out Valentine's Day night in!

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    1. Awesome! Hope you have a great night!

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  5. I love idea and creativity. I am going to borrow most of these ideas for out Valentine's Day night in!

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  6. So many cute ideas! I love all the heart shaped foods!

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    1. Thank you! It is fun to have food fit the theme

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  7. I love this tradition! We usually do a Valentine's Day breakfast, but we might also do a dinner this year, too!

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    1. That would be fun to do a breakfast- and would be easier this year with V-day being on Sunday

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  8. This is perfect! A friend suggested this to me a few years ago. She said she brings out her best china and tablecloths and all. We still haven't done it yet, but it's a tradition I'd love to start!

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