I knew I wanted to make last night's dinner special! This was the first Valentine's Day Austin and I have been able to celebrate together, as he was traveling for business last year. So earlier in the week, I went to Michael's and The Party Store and stocked up on what was left (which wasn't much). If it was red and/or pink, cute, and under $5, I bought it! I only spent around $15-20 on all of the decor. Take a look:
I wanted a smaller table -- for 2 -- so I removed the leaf in the table. Worked like a charm!
For the napkins, I found some very affordable fabric from Hancock's and used that to make our own V-Day napkins.
This was the best chocolate cake! Here is the recipe in case you're ever in the mood for one.
How do you think I did? Like I said in this post, I've never been the type to really get into Valentine's Day. I've always written it off as a holiday like NYE -- so overrated! But I'm glad I decided to embrace it this year. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it big, right??
On a totally different note, I'm sooo glad I have a 3-day weekend ahead of me! I'm looking forward to catching up on some much needed sleep. I'll be back next week with a living room progress update.
Have a happy weekend!