1.06.2010

That's Amore!: A Valentine's Day Party

When the moon hits your eye,
Like a big pizza-pie...

That's Amore!


-- Dean Martin

Now that we've settled into our new home and my morning sickness has passed, I'm finally feeling ready to formally entertain! I am hoping my first endeavor can be a Valentine's Day party for a group of our closest friends. The theme: "That's Amore!"

This Italian-styled love fest will be full of basil and garlic infused hors d'oeuvres (including mini pizza-pies), candlelight and, of course, music from the beloved Dino.

That's Amore!: A Valentine's Day Party

  • Invite guests with an elegant invitation featuring a heart motif and lyrics from the song "That's Amore" by Dean Martin -- FineStationery.com
  • Set up an "Olive You" (sounds like i-love-you) buffet -- Real Simple
  • Decorate the entrance and interior of your home with string lights to create the ambiance of an authentic Italian bistro -- The Haystack Needle
  • Serve miniature pizzas along with other Italian hors d'oeuvres -- Food and Wine Magazine
  • Decorate the dining area with soft lighting, candles and bouquets of red roses -- Brides
  • Place this "Amore" sign somewhere within your party space -- Dibor

6 comments:

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

What a unique idea and a fun twist on the typical parties from Valentine's Day!

Glad you are feeling better! Morning sickness was more like all-day sickness for me with both kids!

True Blind Faith said...

A Valentine's party for friends-what a sweet idea! Why haven't I ever thought of this?? Thanks! Olive you for the idea ;)

fun4families said...

Great idea... we have done a desserts and drinks Valentines Day party with our friends and always fun. Did a great idea for some fun during the party. You can see how we did it here: http://www.celebrationideasonline.com/valentines-day-party.html

Brandi said...

You always have the best ideas. Already have plans this Valentine's Day but I'm saving this for next year

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, likes thanks so much for creatin' a Dino-anchored amore affair....and helpin' us gets some cool ideas for celebratin' Dino-amore-day....never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool....oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

Edie Mindell said...

Great and unique idea for valentines day party. I would love to incorporate these ideas of yours into next year's valentines party that I'll be hosting. Many thanks.:-)