|Source: Vanity Fair|
From what can be gathered from the film, which I understand has a great deal of historical accuracy, Julia and Paul knew how to do Valentine's Day with pizzazz. I love, love, love that they broke the norm of the intimate one-on-one celebration and chose to invite their friends to have a big, heartsy gathering of couples.
|Check out the awesome pink and red paper chains. Looks like they even threw some coral into the mix. Love it! Source: A Glimpse of Glamour.|
As for us, we're going to make it a dessert night featuring His & Hers Cakes. His will be Chocolate Mousse Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Hers will be Cupid's Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. (To be featured in the next couple of days!) This is the kind of gathering that takes minimal preparation. So, pick a date and time, choose your favorite three (or however many) couples, and invite them over for a round of cake and games. Great tunes (which I'll provide, of course,) some paper chains like you see in the photos above (or other playful decor,) these two cakes, some drinks, and a well-chosen party game, and you've got yourself an easy and lively party.
Here's your simple menu for a dessert night with friends:
Dessert: His Bow Tie Cake- Chocolate Mousse Cake
Dessert: Her Bow Tie Cake- Cupid's Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
Consider using one of these invitations from pingg.com's Valentine's Day gallery, starting with my personal favorite:
|Make your own version of the bathtub scene by using this personalized card! ;)|