For as long as I can remember my parents had a Valentine's dinner for our family.
My mom would set a festive table, make a yummy, heart-themed dinner and have our valentines waiting for us on our dinner plates (which during middle school and into high school were Raging Waters season passes- the best gift EVER!!).
I decided to carry the tradition to Rochester -sans 'RAGE' passes. We invited 5 or 6 families over for a LOVEly heart-themed night of dinner and gifts.
The pics don't do the night justice, but you get the idea...
Here I am putting the finishing touches on the table.
One of my contributions: worlds best SUGAR COOKIES.
Look here for the recipe.
I also made bacon-wrapped chicken and a delicious PRETZEL JELLO SALAD.
Everyone else also contributed to make for one YUMMY dinner (& dessert).
Everyone came prepared with some hilarious and adorable romance-themed gifts.
You see Jeff looking excited about that little number in his hand? Let's just say the Hansons got our gift :)
I had a great time and am so glad everyone could come to make my first VALENTINE DINNER a success!