It's less than a month until Valentine's and I am so excited for another holiday where I can pass down some of my favorite traditions. Growing up my mom always made each holiday special which meant Valentine's Day wasn't ever just a Hallmark Holiday at our house. When we went to bed Valentine's Eve my mom would sneak downstairs and load up the fireplace with candy and small stocking stuffer-esque stuff. And then Valentine's night, once my dad came home from work, we would all sit down as a family and have what I called a "Romantic Dinner" which basically meant dimming the lights and having my mom light candles. I am not sure why I loved those dinners so much (I think I begged my mom for a "Romantic Dinner" every other night) but something about it made dinner so much more fun.
Besides the actual holiday and getting to love on my boys a little extra, I have a couple of parties I am planning which really gets me going. I love to throw a good party! This year I will be hosting our 2nd annual girls Valentine's get-together where we will watch a good amount of reality TV, drink a little too much champagne, and decorate Valentine's cookies for them to take home to their families. Then that weekend I am helping with a Valentine's themed bridal shower. Love and fun all around!
And since I am in full on holiday/party planning mode I figured I would share with you all a few of my favorite items I can't wait to get my hands on!
Candle (Link) - Ok so I bought one of these for my "Secret Santa" this year because her bestie told me it was her favorite. Oh my goodness, this thing smells heavenly. And what's more romantic than candles?
Cookie Cutters (Link) - Since I am hosting a cookie decorating party, I have to make sure I have festive cookie cutters. And these are just so darn cute! Plus I think I could re-use that arrow cutter for Boston's first birthday.
Coffee Cup (Link) - Because every holiday deserves a festive mug. Especially if you are a coffee nut like me.
Earrings (Link) - A little splurge for myself.
Nail Polish (Link) - So I reviewed this awesome stuff here and eventually I am sure I will own every color they make. I love this color for Valentine's but I also don't think you could go wrong with this one or this one.