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Monday, February 11

A Family Valentine’s Day Dinner

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.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

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.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

To keep with the doily theme in the decorations, I used paper doilies and some vintage reproduction stickers to make the place cards.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

For the meal I served some boiled new potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced bread, all of which can be prepared in advance.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

Then I used this recipe to create the fondue which I poured into heart shaped ceramic dishes that were shared between two people.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

Here is everyone enjoying their meal.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

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.

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

As you can see, the meal was enjoyed by people of all ages!

A Family Valentine's Day dinner

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.

 

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13 Responses

  1. Harlow says:

    Everything looks so beautiful, what a nice idea for a family Valentines Day gathering! I can only imagine how delicious everything tasted :D

  2. Too cute for words! What a wonderfully fun, festive sweet feast! I love chocolate fondue, too, especially with strawberries, bananas and marshmallows.

    Wishing you and your family a fantastic Valentine’s Day,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Shybiker says:

    What a fun idea. I remember my mom doing this for us when we were kids. The DIY aspect makes it as much entertainment as nourishment. And your table setting is so attractive.

  4. Such a great idea! I like how you put the cheese in individual dishes, especially with kids. That’s so much easier. Fun.

    I think I’ll use this idea for a fun “special” dinner one night.
    ~FringeGirl

    • The Glamourous Housewife says:

      Yes, with toddlers at the table I didn’t want any open flames or hot pots so the heart dishes worked out really well.

  5. This is so beautiful! I would really like to recreate this. That tablecloth is stunning!

    xxx

    • The Glamourous Housewife says:

      I swear it was really easy! I got the tablecloth on Etsy- there are a bunch of gorgeous vintage tablecloths for really decent prices.

  6. Kate says:

    BEAUTIFUL

  7. I like the vegetable trick! I’m going to give this a try!

  8. I am so inspired to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more memorable way! I only had fondue once when I was a little girl! and it was delightful. I am guessing my 5 boys would love it as well.
    Your site is beautiful. My house is all leather and camo with all the testosterone here. I love the femininity of your homes.

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