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SHARE THE VDAY LOVE

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Looking for the perfect way to combine your love of Valentine’s Day and share the love to your closest with the mostest? Why not throw a last-minute VDAY dinner party this weekend? Hola!

Actually, I did just that earlier this week at Casa Blanca to get friends excited about the all things red + pink holiday! And I have to admit…the twelve of us had SO much fun around that table! So much that I decided to throw another dinner party for twelve the following night so friends who couldn’t attend the first weren’t left out. Bonjour! But let me back up here on all the planning…

After picking out the rose petals to the savory essentials earlier this week, it was time to focus on how to elevate the scene. Between selecting the decor, food, music and obviously the lighting {candles galore!} to enhance any sparks flying across the table, this cinderella was all set for the ball. All I had to do was throw on an outfit to not take away from the scenery! My favorites from both evenings?

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Valentine’s Day Dinner:

When the guests arrive…

champagne bar with strawberries

assorted cheeses, olives, figs + crackers plate

When the guests sit down…

mozzarella + tomatoes mixed with fig balsamic vinaigrette + olive oil

penne a la “lover” pasta {hehe}

cedar wrapped salmon with squash + onions

local green beans + edamame mixed with a little salt + pepper

In between plates, of course…

bourbon shots {my guests loved the belle meade + blanton’s bourbons!}

When the lights get lower + the music gets louder + the wine is flowin’…

scroll to the bottom to see my favorite sweet brand!

first dinner. stunning crowd!

enhancing the mood, of course.

beautiful senoritas

#tribelove

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roses, roses + more roses

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 all set for an identical second vday dinner!

love ’em!

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groovin’ to the brewin’

personalized napkins. love, me.

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Best part? My go-to for all things sweet brand, Studmuffin Desserts, was kind enough to supply our last course! Not only was the creative, yet totally theme-perfect name a HUGE hit with my guests, but every bite was delicious beyond words! My favorites are their Jackie O’s and Space-Cakes! #gimmegimme

hola

oh hello, jackie o’s + space-cakes!

Whether you’re booked up with the Romeo tomorrow and are looking for a smoochin’ idea for Sunday, or are just in the mood to invite all the guys + gals on over to escape this frigid weather, I hope this feature inspires you to get creative in your own casa! Share the Valentine’s love this year! B+H

 

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One Comment

  1. Sean Cassidy wrote:

    OMG love this! And those Studmuffin Desserts look delectably delicious…amaaaayzing!

    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

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