Monday, February 8, 2010

Candle-light dinner for 4

For the last 3 years my family has had a candle-light dinner on V-day, we started it because we wanted to share this day with our daughter too.  My husband and I realized we can go out just the 2 of us anytime and usually V-day falls on an off night and the restaraunts are packed anyway! That was one of the best V-days we ever had and my daughter now looks forward to it every year ALMOST as much as Christmas!


K and I prepare the meal for daddy and her brother together which is some sweet time I get with her all to myself.

We even get out the good crystal glasses from our wedding and buy some sparkling Grape juice.

This pic is obviously from last year, but I wanted to share this BEFORE V-day incase anyone out there thought they might want to do this, THIS YEAR!  It is one of  those traditions we really look forward to and is really no extra work.... I was going to make dinner anyway. Plus this is something the kids remember more than a box of chocolates and a stuffed animal ( that eventually gets thrown away) SHHHH don't tell the kids.

So far every year the menu has been Italian (it just says romance to me ) and I found this pic at Family Fun and decided this would be awesome for the kids this year.


And then OF COURSE we will be eating some V-day doughnuts from KK for dessert (how cute are these).....

  And when you buy a dozen they come with 12 SUPER cute V-day cards and on the back is a coupon for 1 free doughnut of your choice, which I will be attaching to....


these adorable Crispy Kisses I am making for my daughters Kindergarten class.  I found these at Meridian Magazine online.  I know the tradition is to spend V-day with your TRUE LOVE and we do,  and the little true loves that surround us too!  Besides J and I know that we will all to soon be having a candle-light dinner for 2,  and we want to give our children a special V-day while they will still enjoy spending it with us! They grow up way too fast!

15 comments:

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

So sweet! =) You guys are such awesome parents. Your kiddos are so blessed!

dj said...

our family does the same dinner thing.

the crispy kisses are so cute. i think we might do this.

dj

Haverford House said...

This is so cute! A great *tradition* to have for Valentine's Day! ~Marcy

Simply Stafford said...

Love this idea! We may start doing this too! I know Reagan would be ALL about it!

CIELO said...

Beautiful home and beautiful family.... Thank you for sharing your blessings with us at our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and for leaving your link... May the sound of happy music and the lilt of laughter fill your heart with gladness...

cielo

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Such a sweet tradition-we will for sure have to do this this year, my kids would love it! Thanks for sharing!
-Tiff

Kim said...

What a great tradition! I'm trying to think up something to include our daughter this year as she is at the age (4) where she really is aware of this kind of thing. Thanks for the ideas!

Debbie said...

That is adorable!!~ I loved it, and your kids are adorable too...your daughter looks so proud as though she has done all the work LOL!!~ The pizza looks yummy too.

Natasha said...

You all look so happy! This is a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing these special memories.

Best wishes for a happy Valentines!
Natasha.

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful tradition, I love celebrating Valentine's Day with my family as well! I love all of your great ideas, like the heart shaped pizza and those crispy kisses are too cute, I'm sure your daughter's classmates will love them!

Kat :)

Dining Delight said...

Great idea! Family times like that are so memorable!

DD

Kimberly said...

Your family is adorable! great ideas!

too Blessed to Stress said...

I love the krispy kisses! and what a cool time with your family :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Chandy said...

New to your blog... What a great looking family! We, too, will be celebrating V-day as a family again this year. Last year's table is my header this year, I'll post about this year's table on Susan' Met Monday on Sunday night, V-day.

I love family pics on V-day... Thanks for all the cute tips!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a wonderful Valentine's tradition! So sweet.