Attention procrastinators, Valentine’s Day is just a few short weeks away, but, don’t fret — there is still time to plan and host a terrific Valentine’s Day party for you and your friends. First, make your guest list and send out your invitations — today! You can even send e-vites which are quicker and easier than traditional paper invitations.
Next start menu planning. Valentine’s Day is a day of decadence so go ahead and indulge in all those “once in a while” food items! For appetizers you may want to offer Oysters Rockefeller or Baked Brie — both are very romantic! For your main course, nothing is as classic (or delicious) as Beef Bourguignon! Best of all this dish keeps well and making it a day ahead of time only enhances the flavor (not to mention the fact it’s basically a one pot dinner making clean up easy and giving you more time with your guests and special someone.) For dessert? Chocolate Mousse is actually the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. It is rich, creamy, and, dreamy — the very embodiment of Valentine’s Day!
For your color scheme, tablescape, and, decor — use a variety of pinks, reds, purples and white. And, go ahead and splurge a bit, order fresh flowers or pick up a bouquet or two in your local supermarket. It gives an extra special touch for an extra special day! You can also go a step further and have party favors made for your Valentine’s Day party. For example, order a 4 piece chocolate favor box from Godiva for each guest. They will be touched by this extra expression of love! Whatever you do, keep party favors in good taste. No one wants to see a box of condoms on their dinner plate or next to their wine glass!
Follow these simple steps, and, you’ll have a successful Valentine’s Day party — even on the last minute! Happy Valentine’s Day!