Small Gatherings| February Valentine’s Dinner

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  We celebrated with a small dinner party and in spite of my crazy work week thwarting the preparations, I think we all enjoyed the evening.  This was our first gathering in our newly reclaimed dining room (more on that later) and although it is not completely done yet, it was nice to have a more formal sitting area for this special event.

table-setting

Since I wanted to chill the salad plates and serve the food plated, I only set the table with the charger and appetizer plate.  I added the gorgeous pink roses and a few candles to insert a little romance.

pink-roses

At each place setting I had a bag of chocolates and a printed dinner menu.

candy-bag-and-menu

Valentine-Menu-Card

I am going to post a few of the recipes later but here is a peek at some of the goodies we enjoyed.  If you look closely at our appetizers, Basil Pesto and Parmesan Palmiers, they somewhat resemble a heart!

Basil-Pesto-and-Parmesan-Pa

We were also a little decadant for dessert with two choices, but hey, it was Valentine’s Day!

White-Chocolate-Raspberry-C

Raspberries-in-Chocolate-CuOur evening ended with a game of “How well do you know your Spouse?” similar to the Newlywed Game, but our guests were not even close to being newlyweds!  Then we passed around each others wedding albums and marveled at how young we once were, not to mention a few laughs at the funny hairstyles and clothes.  It was a very enjoyable evening spent with good friends.

Linking to:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted In Thyme

Comments

  1. Cheryl Moon says:

    Beautiful table and menu . . . what great fun!

  2. Oh, my, that menu sounded amazing! Your table was lovely, and that was a fabulous idea to have your friends bring their wedding albums! Ours (from ’72) would definitely elicit a lot of laughter, given the groom’s and his groomsmen’s hair styles, especially!

  3. Wow, I love it! We had a dinner party for Valentine’s Day as well and my menu is similar to yours, steak, potatoes, green beans. Yum! Great post!

  4. Sounds like a fabulous night. Your table and menu are divine. Neat idea for the game.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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