Thursday, February 16, 2006

Our Valentine's Date

Choosing Home had a Valentine's contest, and this was my entry:

This Valentine's Day I asked my husband if I could make dinner. Normally, we go out for dinner on Valentine's Day, but this year I wanted to change things up a bit. This contest gave me the extra "push" to plan a special evening at home--something that I have actually been wanting to do for a few months.

I made myself a traditional Mexican outfit, and will be serving Mexican food (chips and salsa, tacos, and Spanish rice). My outfit is completed with a big sombrero. *Grin* I also got a sombrero for him to wear during dinner.

I am going to decorate the table with a few things I purchased, and hanging from the living room/dining room doorway will be a pinata that I have candies and small gifts. After dinner, he will have to break open the pinata to receive his gifts. Oh, and I won't even blind fold him!

Oh, how could I forget dessert? Not exactly Mexican, but one of his favorites--cheesecake!

We live in Michigan, and I was expecting to have a hard time finding items with a Mexican theme, but I found everything I needed at my first stop--a party store.

When Kevin came in the dining room, he was greeted by Mariachi music. We had a fun evening together!

And, today I found out that I placed in the Honorable Mentions, so to speak! :) Choosing Home said I had the "Best Props".


Susan said...

You go, girl!!!! Hey everybody, I know somebody who won a contest! LOL Congratulations!

Sara1977 said...

Sounds like you had fun!

rlhilliard said...

good props indeed! there aren't too many people who do that on Valentines. he, he. Glad you guys had a great time!

Carolyn said...

Yay! Thats awesome! Sounds like you had a great time! :)