Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Day -- The Party

And now for the Valentine's Party......

We had a simple dinner of crustless quiche, scones with jam and cream from the farm, a delicious assortment of berries and plenty of coffee and tea. Here are the gluten-free scones:

The table looked so festive!!!

The dining room was abuzz with talk and laughter, which makes me so happy:

After dinner Uncle Bill put the finishing touches on his famous made-from-scratch chocolate mousse:
He had found beautiful glasses at our favorite thrift stores for the mousse:

The mousse certainly lived up to its fame -- incredible!

Then it was time for the distribution of valentines from the valentine box. Rachel played mailman:
See how much fun everyone was having!:

The evening ended with a very funny game, played in the living room -- it's a new game called Quelf (I think). Anyway, we all enjoyed ourselves and now have lovely memories. And so no more valentines until next year. :)


Mrs. E. said...

Oh, I love the idea of having a special Valentine's Day party. You really went all out! How fun. Will you be able to share the mousse recipe?

Megan said...

This is such a GREAT idea to make a big deal out of Valentine's. I love it that you said it's about showing people you love how much you love them rather than making it such a "romantic" holiday. I'm totally putting this idea in my imaginary "How to be a wonderful mother" folder for future reference. You are an inspiration to me. :)

Laura said...

Yes we had a great time at the party,.. what about the game...that was fun also.... the valentines were spectacular..... and yes the moose was deeeelicious..... Great blog.. thanks for a wonderful evening

love mom

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your table decorations are actually stunning! The food looks really yummy too! Sounds like everyone would have had a wonderful time! x