Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Dinner

We hosted a Valentine's dinner for some of the couples from our small group at church today. I love hosting get-togethers and I actually really enjoy putting together the details of a nice meal. We had so much fun that I'm not sure I will ever want to go out for Valentine's Day again--this might have to be an annual tradition :)

On the menu included:

-Cheese fondue with bread, vegetables, and fruit for dipping
-Stuffed chicken breasts
-Roasted asparagus
-cheesy scalloped potatoes
-Chocolate souffle with caramel sauce
-Chocolate covered strawberries

I tried something a little unusual and used a vintage pink chenille bedspread for a tablecloth.

Wanting to keep things simple, I limited the decorations to candles in pewter candlesticks and baby's breath in small glass bottles. To dress things up, I used my good white china and crystal glasses.

For a simple favor I decided to place a handwritten love quote at each seat. All the quotes are verses from the Bible referencing love, and I made everyone read theirs aloud before we began our meal. I know, I'm sentimental.

I meant to get photos of the food and friends enjoying our dinner, and I completely forgot! I guess we were having to much fun :)

Wising you a very Happy Valentine's Day from my roost to yours!


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  1. Your table is beautiful and the menu sounds divine! You know what, we got married and Valentine's Day. We've learned that staying home is much more pleasant than going out because it is so crowded everywhere. :) I'd much rather have your dinner than a huge crowd at a restaurant.

  2. I love the simplicity of the table setting! The menu sounds delicious!

  3. Your table is just beautiful! I love the simplicity of the baby's breath and candles with your pretty china. Your menu is mouthwatering. You really did a wonderful job and I'm sure your friends were delighted!


  4. Everything looks beautiful.....and the menu sounds
    like it was a feast. What a treat for your friends...
    love your home and love to visit here....Corinne

  5. Such a pretty table and the menu sounds like it would have been a hit. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comment.

  6. What a gorgeous table setting! I absolutely love the bedspread used as a tablecloth. So clever! And the handwritten love quotes are such a nice touch. Great job!

  7. Hi Meghan! A chenille bedspread as a tablecloth? and pink at that! Sigh! I love your home and blog. I'm a new follower and am off to look some more!

  8. What a wonderful idea! Love the table settings with the love quotes....what a great idea!

    Have a blessed and amazing day,