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Ideas for Saint Valentine’s “Day” Month

Anyone who knows me well knows I absolutely love to plan parties, celebrations and to have fun with holidays. I am so happy to be able to share that passion with you through my new blog.

I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day and month so the moment the calendar says we are farenough from the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays and close enough to February, I start putting up my pink and red twinkle lights, a festive heart door wreath and some Valentine-theme photo frames around the home (ones I received through the years). Valentine sweets

I know the holiday has come and passed, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share with you some of the things I did this past month. Since I was working on my new website and other busines endeavors, I had to keep things pretty simple this year. If I can, I usually like to  host some kind of Valentine-themed party in February. This year,  I decided to host a Thirty One purse party for my friend Dana who recently started her business. For treats on my food table, I made strawberry cake balls made of strawberry cake mix, strawberry whipped frosting and dipped in pink-tinted vanilla or chocolate coating with sprinkles.

I had these readily available to give out to guests who stopped by Valentine’s week and to put in a little package for my daughter’s fifth grade teacher. I used the bottom of a chocolate heart package and wrapped it up with a ribbon—I thought it turned out cute, see above.

For my Thirty One party, I tried Food Network star Sunny Anderson’s red velvet swirl brownie recipe and made it my own by leaving off the red dye and just putting ¼ cup of brownie on top—it was sooo good. For a fun cocktail to offer my guests, I found this yummy recipe out of the summer 2011 issue of BH&G’s Summer Dinners—Gather the Family. It is for Cosmo Fruit Punch—click here for the recipe.

Well these were some of the new things I did for Valentine’s Month 2013.  Hope you had a fun holiday however you celebrated. Check back for ideas for future holidays. Until next time… punch                    cake balls

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Cher Vierra Knebel

Cher Knebel is a professional writer, blogger and founder of Living Happily blog and website dedicated to sharing stories, happiness research and resources that focus on the positive impact of having close personal relationships and social connections. Join her community of happiness seekers and friendship promoters by visiting her website at

2 thoughts on “Ideas for Saint Valentine’s “Day” Month”

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