Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday. And no matter what relationship status you’re in, you can find a way to make this day special. Whether it’s with your lover, best gal pal, or kiddos, Valentine’s is full of love!
One of my favorite memories with Josh is having our Valentine’s date at home one year. Josh was working that day, as well as the weekend after. So it was going to be impossible to go out and have a manageable date night. So, I decided to make our date night at home. I made an entire spread- steaks, lobster tails, baked potatoes, champagne, strawberry cupcakes, and everything in between all within a decked-out tablescape with hearts, rose, and balloons galore. And it was a huge success!!
Ever since then, I’ve made it a point to decorate for this day of hearts and include some sort of themed-goodies throughout this time of year.This year, with the help of Kroger, I decided to have a little fun and make a heart-shaped dinner party, with our favorites: pizza and chocolate!
With some cookie cutters and some pre-made dough, I crafted up the CUTEST little mini pizzas. And yes, those pepperonis are heart-shaped too. They are super easy (and cheap) to make, only taking about 30 minutes for prep and baking. Plus they went over super well at my house- the hubby will eat any type of pizza. And if you have kiddos, this would be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day activity- dinner AND some fun. Below are the recipes.
You can’t have pizza without something sweet afterwards. And chocolate-covered strawberries are PERFECT for this holiday. An elegant treat that both your hubby and kiddos will enjoy. That being said, there is no need to over-spend on these decadent treats when you can make them on your own. Just purchase a package of fresh strawberries and Dolci Frutta hard shell meltable chocolate from any grocery store (Kroger, Walmart, etc.) and you’re ready to rock. For under $7, you simply melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip the strawberries directly from the package the chocolate came in. It is super easy, cheap, and tasty. I always do this as a perfect dessert for all my parties. It is a high-class hospitality trick that doesn’t take too much from your time or pocketbook- and everyone will love it! (P.S. to add the extra pop- bedazzle the freshly-dipped strawberries with festive sprinkles!)
I love seeing when remakes of the recipes I post. If you decide to try these out, be sure to tag me on your posts!
Happy Valentine’s Day. <3