Happy Friday and Planning a cozy Valentine's Dinner.

Plan ahead

Choose or plan a menu ahead of time and keep it simple. Prepare as much as you can beforehand so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved one.

Take a break from the kids

Yes, we love them, but kids are so not romantic. Arrange for babysitting at a friend or family member’s house so that you can enjoy the night without worrying if the little ones are going to interrupt your dinner.

Dim the lights

Light candles not only on the table but around the room to create a romantic atmosphere and just the right mood. Mini white Christmas lights can also create a soft light when spread around the room.

Don't forget music

Create a playlist or CD of songs that are sentimental to both of you and play it softly in the background.
Listen here to this divine playlist for ideas.

Fondue for two

Fondue is a simple and interactive way of staying involved and connected during your meal. Try my Chocolate Turtle Fonduerecipe. For our anniversary, we traditionally eat chocolate-covered strawberries and watch our wedding video. Now that's romance!

Set the table

Use an ironed tablecloth and your best dishes when setting your table. Spread some rose petals around the table and place a vase of fresh cut flowers in the center.

Eliminate distractions

Focus on each other. Turn off your phones and the computer.

Fresh Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey with Candied Walnuts

Serve "love foods"

Honey, oysters, bananas, chocolate, almonds, avocado, figs, carrots, pineapple, strawberries, asparagus and vanilla are a few all-natural aphrodisiacs that will set the romantic mood.
Recipe here.

Dress to impress

Even though you’re dining in at home, dressing nice will make the meal more special than if you are in a casual shirt and sweatpants.

Let it go

Don’t let a mishap in the kitchen ruin your whole night. Remember what your goal is here…to enjoy each other’s company.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.



  1. Great ideas Lisa, I hope you enjoy your valentines with the hubby:)

  2. Fabaulous ideas!! I wouldn't mind wearing the dress from the photo, looks so fun!! I will keep these ideas in mind for sure. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xx

  3. Beautiful images!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Really great ideas! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  5. Hi sweet friend

    I'm up early...way too early...but I'm having fun sipping on some coffee and FINALLY catching up on my blog reading.

    It's always fun to visit YOU. You always have wonderful posts and beautiful photos.



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