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Creating a special Valentine’s Day at home

February 8, 2015

Next weekend marks one of the most romantic days of the year, it is of course Valentine’s Day! Now when you are dating or indeed married without children Valentine’s Day means the chance to get dressed up and head out for a lavish meal with your significant other. However once you have children Valentine’s Day becomes very different, unless you have family or friends to look after your little darlings there will be no night on tiles with the one you love.

Mr Boo and I won’t be heading out this Valentine’s Day as we don’t have a babysitter, not to be deterred I am planning on creating a special Valentine’s Day at home. From transforming the dining table into a cosy meal for two (once the kids are in bed), enjoying a delicious meal followed by snuggling on the sofa to watch a film together.

Transforming the dining table into a cosy meal for two

Wanting create a special Valentine’s Day at home I’m going to start with the dining table. By adding a few key accessories I’m hoping to transform it from family dinner to cosy meal for two.

I’ve opted to purchase some new tableware from Wilko which will hopefully make my dining table look fabulous but the accessories can be used throughout the year for either everyday use or just for special occasions. 


Table Runner Red £5.00 | Heart Dip Bowls and Tray Set £4.50 | Heart Placemats Slate £6.00 2 pack| Heart Coasters Slate £3.00 4 pack | Colour Play Wine Glass Red £1.50 each | Colourplay Dinner Set Red £1.00 – £15.00

Delicious meal for two

Normally I pop to my local Marks and Spencers and grab one of their dine in for £20 meal deals, however this year I am looking to prepare a delicious meal for Mr Boo and hoping to get the kids involved in the preparation. My fellow bloggers have provided some food for thought with this tasty suggestions:

Starter: Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup | A Mummy Too

Main: Cheesy Chicken & Bacon | The Crazy Kitchen served with Baked Sweet Potato Fries | A Mummy Too

Dessert: Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake | Mummy Mishaps

Snuggle up for a movie

Not having access to a babysitter means that Mr Boo and I have missed several films on the big screen so really need to catch up on the recent releases to Blu-Ray. One of the films we wanted to see at the cinema was Gone Girl so I’m hoping to pick this up for us to snuggle up and watch together.

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?


Disclosure: I have received a set of heart placements and dip bowls and tray set FOC for the purpose of this post

  • Donna February 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    That is super romantic and much more intimate than a restaurant full of other people!

    Me however, will be with all my family celebrating my Dad’s 65th ….. not particularly romantic at all 🙂

    P.S Gone Girl is fab!

  • jenny paulin February 13, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    mmmmm with that food on your menu i wouldnt want to eat out either – i would happily eat that!! What time shall i pop round?
    thanks for featuring my chesecake x

  • Emma February 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    we don’t do much for valentines but I do love those slate hearts!

  • becky February 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Love these ideas and hope you had a lovely day

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