Valentine’s Day Entertaining

Friday, February 01, 2008
By Abbey Khan


Forget the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner for two at a fancy restaurant. Interior designer and former Top Design contestant Felicia Bushman breaks the rules and shows us how to enjoy the day of love with friends and your special someone.

Throw a group dinner party. Don’t worry about the traditional boy/girl seating. Put guests where you think they will be most comfortable in conversation.

Press flower petals beneath a glass plate. When the salad plate is removed after the first course your guests will find a “pretty” surprise.


Have a scavenger hunt. You can do this around the house or even around town. “One year I had 4 couples arrive for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. While us girls got the dinner together we sent the boys on a pre-arranged scavenger hunt around town. They had to follow their clues and ended up at CVS where they purchased gifts to bring back. It gave them boy time, which they least expected on Valentine’s Day, plus it gave us girls several more gifts!”

Find a small table that is big enough for a romantic dinner for two. Put it in a different place in the house such as the living room, den or even the bedroom, somewhere that is more intimate than the usual kitchen or dining area. Dim the lights and light those candles of course!


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