This year, Brian and I opted for a GROUP Valentine’s Day celebration and it was an absolute blast!
Brian’s mom flew into town and arrived on Friday night. With school, cleaning up our apartment, and just general life things happening I was a little short on time when it came to grocery shopping for this event. So, Thursday I made my grocery list for the party, placed my order with Walmart Grocery To Go and by 9:30am on Friday morning all of my supplies had arrived!
The menu for our little Valentine’s dinner party included:
The only thing that didn’t arrive in my Walmart Grocery To Go order was milk. Luckily, Liz and Aidan had a little extra they didn’t mind sharing with us 🙂
After running around Denver with Brian, his mom and Bernie we came home and I got busy in the kitchen! I had cupcakes to decorate and lots of food to prep.
Kate (Brian’s mom) helped out by decorating our Valentine table. Don’t you just love that table runner?
To garnish the cupcakes, I cut strawberries into little hearts using this instructional post. So cute!
Mine didn’t look quite as adorable as the strawberries on Crafty Baking, but they were still pretty cute.
Cupcakes all garnished and ready to be eaten 🙂
Homemade peanut butter cups in progress!
Everything turned out great, but there was one small spaghetti squash incident in the kitchen…
I baked the spaghetti squash whole in the oven using this method BUT I forgot one crucial step…to put little holes in the squash before baking. Because I forgot to do this one little step, when I inserted my knife to cut the squash in half it literally exploded!! Luckily, it just made a little mess that wasn’t too difficult to clean up at all AND it was pretty darn funny 🙂
Before I knew it (and all of our guests arrived) everything was ready to go!
Kale salad with walnuts and homemade dijon dressing.
Spaghetti squash, chicken meatballs, and zucchini noodles (zoodles).
Marisa brought over her GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer for the zoodles and I have officially decided that this is the next kitchen appliance that I NEED. I would honestly love the real deal spiralizer, but our small kitchen cannot fit another appliance.
Marisa brought over delicious appetizers (that were mostly low FODMAP!! How sweet!)
The whole group! Liz, Aidan, Oliver, Marisa, Noah, Brian, ME, and Brian’s mom took the picture 🙂
We also enjoyed several Valentine themed cocktails, which made for a VERY fun night.
Another fun addition to the party was the Selfie Stick Brian’s mom got us for Valentine’s Day.
Group photo with the Selfie Stick 🙂
It was an amazing to spend Valentine’s Day with so many people we love. I am so grateful that Brian and I have found such wonderful friends while living in Denver.
Walmart did not compensate me for this project, but they did provide the groceries for the party free of charge. Thank you for working with me on this project, Walmart Grocery To Go! And as usual, all opinions and thoughts are my own!
To read more about my previous experience with Walmart Grocery To Go check out these posts: