Monday, February 15, 2010

First Annual Pink & Red Dinner :)

Did everyone have a Happy Valentine's Day??? We sure did! As I mentioned before, I love Valentine's Day. Actually, I love any reason to throw a party... Ha!

This year, I wanted to do something special to show my boys how much I love them. I saw somewhere (can't remember where... maybe Family Fun???) an idea of having a "Pink & Red Dinner" at home. I thought that sounded fun, so I started planning our meal weeks ago. Clayton was quick to jump on board with my idea! I love that he is willing to humor me and my crazy ideas. :)

I told him that we were going to make a dinner where everything was either pink or red. He said, "Cool! We could make beef 'cause it's pink in the middle!" That made his Daddy sooo proud! He felt like that was validation that we are raising our Texas boy right - to appreciate medium rare meat. Ha!

We started our day with heart shaped pancakes. (Before anyone goes thinking that I got all domestic with homemade pancake batter and some special pancake shaper, I'd like to set the record straight. In the interest of full disclosure - they were frozen Eggo pancakes cut with a mini heart shaped cookie cutter. I'm just keepin' it real, y'all!) ;)

Clayton and Wade went to get haircuts. When they came back, Clayton had something behind his back. He said, "Mama, we got you something! They grow and they're red and they smell really good!" Wonder what it could be??? :)

I decorated the dining room and got out our china and crystal candlesticks. We went all out!

Clayton & I even bought pink & red drink choices. :)

He helped me make a heart paper chain to hang from the chandelier, too.

All of my Loves at the same table...

On the menu: Spaghetti, Mashed Potatoes (with a couple of drops of red food coloring), Red Bell Peppers (with a side of pink ranch), and fruit salad (strawberries, red grapes, red apples)...

and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Yum!

In the middle of dinner, Clayton said, "This is the fanciest dinner that I've ever had!!!" I would have been flattered, except that his idea of eating out is the McDonald's play land...

After dinner, the boys got to take a bath in pink water. I used Crayola Color Dots for their bath water. Wade came in and said, "Why does it look like a scene from Jaws in my kids' bath tub???" No appreciation for the details, I tell ya! ;)

So... now I am red & pinked out! At least until next Valentine's....

6 comments:

JULIE said...

How cute!! I am looking forward to being able to do those sorts of memorable things with Edmund when he's a little older.

Holly said...

I'm glad it was such a success! I can see all the love you put into it and I know your boys (all 3!) did, too! What happened to the beets? :)

Leigh Ann said...

very cute and so creative!

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Sarah, you are super mom. I'm going to use your blog for ideas in the next few years :)

Leslie said...

You are ridiculous! And you are setting the bar way too high for us non-Martha moms:). But I do love hearing about your adventures in Martha-Mom world!

halie said...

Cute, cute!! What a fun way to celebrate with the fam!!