Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sail Away with Me Valentine's Dinner Party

Every year I host a themed Valentine's Dinner party. This year I called it "Sail Away with Me". I love color combinations and I found the royal blue and yellow appropriate for the theme. I asked the guests to come dressed in nautical attire and as a party favor I had gob hats for everyone that I placed hanging from each chair, My husband was the only one with a captains hat.   I had prepared a playlist with awesome backgroud music. I created an appetizer station with nautical props.We also had a time of pictures.   My appetizers included, bacon wrapped scallops with a tangy sauce, mushroom caps filled with crab meat, coconut shrimp with a mango sauce, crab dip with savory crackers and a ceviche individually served in shooter glasses paired with a Sauvignon blanc. Dinner was oh so yummy, Surf and Turf. The surf was a delicious shrimp scampy and the turf was filet mignon with a red wine reduction sauce, paired with a nice Pinot Noir wine. Dessert was a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache and then decorated with fondant to look like the sea with a boat. Chocolate covered strawberries, mini chocolate trifle shooters and other goodies. Everyone is looking forward to next year to see what fun theme I come up with.  Little do they know that I'm already working on it.




  1. Your Vday parties always come out so amazing! I love that you go all out. I know my parents love them. Before, Valentine's Day was "whatever" to them, but these parties have always given them something extra fun to look forward to. Can't believe they've gone three years in a row.

    Love you.

  2. Hey, I just saw this. I love having your parents over for our party. I'm already planning next year/s lol! Love ya, Amanda!