For Valentine’s Day this year, we’ve decided to stay in and have a quiet evening at home. Here are some ideas for giving your sweetheart a special treat using things from around the house and some basic food items.
I started out with a vintage picnic basket that belonged to my grandmother, and packed it full of goodies.
I had a furry pink throw lying around that was left over from a previous project. I figured it would be a soft and fun alternative to the typical checked picnic blanket.
I had some champagne and wine left over from New Year’s Eve, so I hauled it out for the occasion. Plus, what goes better with champagne than strawberries?
I added a French baguette, along with some delicious tapenade. You can’t see them very well, but I also made some chocolate pretzel melts (to the left). Wow, they are amazing, and really easy. Here’s a link on how to make ’em:
Some gouda & cheddar cheese, grapes, and salami were added to a simple cutting board. Who needs plates, anyway??? I used a cookie cutter to make the cheddar cheese into heart shapes. I also added some gourmet olives on the side. This is what I picture we would eat, if we were picnicking in France. lol.
Here’s a shot of the whole picnic. I added several layers of fuzzy carpets/throws, so it’s really soft to sit on.
Look at that fire go.
I added in some pretty pinkish yellow roses because they’re purdy…
That’s it for my Valentine’s Day Picnic post. Hope you all have a LOVEly day, and stay warm by the fire if you can.
Man, is it ever cold outside… which I suppose, makes it perfect weather for snuggling. See you tomorrow everyone.
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