A Family Valentine’s Day Dinner
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I decided to throw a little cheese fondue dinner for my family. Then I thought if we are having cheese fondue for dinner, we must have chocolate fondue for dessert! So we had a two fondue meal for Valentine’s Day.
I decorated the table using one of my favorite vintage tablecloths, and then used my glass plate set, some patterned napkins, and blue glasses. I started the meal with vintage glass bottles filled with tea roses, and then exchanged the centerpiece for the food once it was ready.
To keep with the doily theme in the decorations, I used paper doilies and some vintage reproduction stickers to make the place cards.
For the meal I served some boiled new potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced bread, all of which can be prepared in advance.
Then I used this recipe to create the fondue which I poured into heart shaped ceramic dishes that were shared between two people.
Here is everyone enjoying their meal.
For dessert I just melted some fancy chocolate bars with a bit of cream and put it in the middle of the table with strawberries, tangerines, apples, and angel food cake.
As you can see, the meal was enjoyed by people of all ages!
I thought this was a fun family event and everyone agreed the DIY part of the meal was the most fun. Kids love eating with their hands, especially when they get to dip it. Plus who doesn’t love either cheese or chocolate? I also liked that the kids ended up eating more vegetables then they usually would at a normal meal!
If you have a family with kids, especially toddlers, I think a cheese and chocolate fondue is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.