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

Michele

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