Sunday, February 8, 2009

Une Petite Célébration

Three dear friends came over the other day for lunch, and I decided to turn it into a miniature Valentine's Day party. It was so much fun to plan and prepare for. Here are some ideas to pass on for your own Valentine party!

A simple coffee table centerpiece with roses, a circle of decorative paper, doilies, and pink candles in glass votives.

I used the same decorative paper that I put in the centerpiece to cut out little hearts and make tea bag tags.

One of my tea cups with the heart-shaped tea bag.

Pretty table!

I had a lot of fun with my new heart shaped cookie cutters! This is bruschetta. I combined two recipes, one from a cookbook and this one. The cookbook recipe called for a slice of mozzarella to be put on top of the tomato mixture and then to put more tomatoes on top. It was really good! (The smaller hearts have mozzarella on them)

Et la piece de resistance...jam-filled cookies from!

Since it was a luncheon, I served light foods like a tossed green salad, a fruit salad with this yummy fruit dip, bruschetta, and jam-filled cookies. If I were making a Valentine dinner, I would add this delicious chicken parmesan recipe too. I've made it twice now, and I love it!