Expert Valentine's Day Entertaining Tips

Before I met my husband I used to dread Valentine’s Day. It’s a hard day to be a single woman. Now that he and I are married, it hasn’t gotten any easier to find time for a romantic evening, especially in the middle of the week. That’s why I was happy to get some suggestions for planning a special day from designer Libby Langdon. Whether you are single or part of a couple these ideas will help make your last-minute Valentine’s Day planning easier.

Libby’s party ideas:

For singles:

Throw a Saturday Brunch "Mixer." Ask single gal pals to bring a single, straight guy that she thinks is great (in a "non-romance" kind of way).

Invite all your single girlfriends over for a spa night and hire a manicurist and a masseuse to come to your home. (Tip: If you're low on cash check out your local beauty school).

For couples:

Serve a romantic dinner for two complete with a romantic setting, fine china, candlelight and soft music.

If you and your sweetie aren’t the romantic type, try comfort food and a movie instead. It’s a good excuse to snuggle on the couch under a soft blanket with the lights on low.

For a group:

A cocktail party is a great excuse to get together for a good time. In this case, Libby recommends a "Must Wear Pink to Drink" theme.

Invite friends and family to an outdoor ice skating lunch.

Visit Libby’s website for more of her party and entertaining ideas.

Happy Valentine's Day


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