A Family Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples, but I try to make it fun for our entire family. I like to think of it as a day to make those I love feel special. I do think sometimes people who aren’t in relationships can feel left out, so it’s a great time to do something nice for those without a significant other.

My daughter and I love having a weekly coffee date, so this week we’ll be sure to make it extra special. I know a place that has great macarons—oh, I can taste them now!

macaroons

 

This year for our family Valentine’s Day celebration, we got a big, dark chocolate Eiffel Tower made locally. I added pink, red, and white candy that’s available this time of year, and filled a cookie jar with pink and white meringue cookies.

 

valentine

(Oops, we already ate the tower, and I have to say it was delicious!)

eiffel-tower

I like to collect romantic things such as this 18th century couple. It looks like at one point her head became detached, but she’s all back together now.

1-statue-of-couple

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of hearts. The funny thing is … the hearts in my house year round become much more obvious on Valentine’s Day—like the chair below!

heart chair

Do you see the heart? I’ve got a few heart-shaped pillows I enjoy displaying, too. I got this one for Valentine’s Day long, long ago.

chair heart

The heart pillow below is actually a pin cushion I inherited from my grandmother. I took me days and days to remove all the needles that were lodged in the center. (OUCH.)

I love time on the porch, so, depending on where you live, now might be a perfect time to get out a few quilts, some hot chocolate, and sweets for a special outdoor celebration.

rocker

For my Valentine’s Day decor, I grab some of my more frilly things and set them out. The rest of the year my husband finds them too “girly” but for a few weeks I can get away with lace and flowers.

silver

The important thing for me is to make sure those around me know I love them. I want them to feel celebrated, appreciated, and special. If I’ve done that, then I’ve done it right.

For more Entertaining Tips and inspiration from Anita, check out her blog Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

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