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Party for Two

A Party for Two - The Best Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day

In high school, I always celebrated Valentine’s Day by eating all of the candy I received by the end of the day. (Yes, this was always a bad idea. But also fun.)

In college, I made an effort to plan something with my friends for Valentine’s Day. One year, I threw a party for single friends only, one year we went to see The Vow … whatever seemed like a fun, single girls activity.

So this year, I decided we were going to bring the party spirit (and the sweets) back to Valentine’s Day. I’ve been baking pretty frequently lately, so I thought I’d make something for both Matt and me. For him, fudge brownies (made from Alpha-Bakery, the cookbook my mom got me when I was like seven), and for me, apple cranberry pie (this is the third one I’ve made since Thanksgiving). I also found raspberry fair trade chocolate and a mini bottle of champagne (I mean, it is a work night). Plus, I got a bag of chips. Because we really love chips.

I also considered adding gold balloons (I guess spelling out “love”?), but I decided they were probably overkill.

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We started our “party for two” tradition a few years ago for the Kentucky Derby, but this is the first time we’ve done it for Valentine’s Day. And honestly, no matter what the occasion, I’m a huge fan. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up, try a bunch of the dip recipes they’ve saved on Pinterest, and stay home?

I highly recommend it.

Thanks for reading!

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