Succulent Bouquets and Comedy Shows: Not Your Standard Valentine’s Day…

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 | No Comments

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I love Valentine’s Day. Even though it’s a total Hallmark holiday, it reminds you to be nice to your sweetie and to celebrate the love you have. The thing I don’t like about it is having to go to restaurants where they make you eat a set menu that you don’t want, charge you an exorbitantly high price, and then move you along quickly so they can get in the next seating.

Bonnie doesn’t like that either, so this is the second year we’re taking our guys to a comedy show. Oh yeah, and Bonnie’s mom is coming with us too! (The “cuter version of Betty White,” as she’s been told.) Yeah, its a romantic night.

Continuing on the trend of out-of-the-ordinary ways of celebrating V-Day, here are some traditional things with a twist, that you can do for V-Day:

Set the Mood
Scrap the roses for a beautiful Succulent Flower Arrangement! No offense to the the guys over at FTD, but why go for the mundane? Since your man might not even know what a succulent is, be non-traditional and make your own bouquet like the one below. I think I’ll fill mine with Aeonium, Sedum, Crassula and Senecio. Okay, I might add a red rose or two…

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And don’t forget the candles! As you can see, I’m on a succulent kick…

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Pour the Drinks

Why not have a few bubbles to start the night — or the morning for that matter! Serve some Champagne cocktails in these very cool Champagne Flutes by Roost. I love these because they’re a funky take on the classic champagne glass. Since no two in a set of six look alike, they definitely go with my decidedly non-traditional approach!

Classic Champagne Cocktail

  • Soak a sugar cube in bitters
  • Drop it into a flute and fill with Champagne
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon

Ooh, now I’m really in the mood…for the Comedy Show!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Share the love:)

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