this year, we wanted to have a legitimate party to celebrate love and momentarily forget that we haven't yet found our true ones yet. and goodness, did the ideas flow.
we had a photo booth, with mustaches and lips.
we had love foods: candy, chocolate, cookies, cupcakes, and...pretzels. and more candlelight (not for consumption)
we had hundreds of (black) paper hearts hanging from the ceiling, floating above our kissletoe.
we had slow dancing on the hour, featuring a playlist of some of the best love songs ever:9:00 "god must have spent a little more time on you"--nsync
10:00 "if you're not the one"--daniel bedingfield (still takes me back to stake dances)
11:00 "everything i do (i do it for you)"--bryan adams
12:00 "all my life"--k-ci and jojo (admittedly, we didn't get to the last two because of tiredness. but they are epic songs nonetheless)
and we had a mailbox making station, so everyone could distribute their valentines.
and it was delightful. the valentines i gave out were these:
|(apparently you can buy them on ebay...)|
and let's not forget that the night started off with another delicious candlelit dinner of heart-shaped grilled cheese and homemade tomato soup.
the night was lovely and reminded me how many amazing people are in my life. it made me want to tell the people i love that i love and appreciate them way more often than that one day a year. happy love!