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.