Every year for Valentine’s Day we have a family dinner to celebrate how much we love each other. We all pass out the Valentine cards we made for each other, and I plan a special menu. We decorate the table in pink, red, and hearts galore. I’m still working out my menu for this year, but I’ve got my drink plans all ready, and I wanted to share it with you.
It’s an “I Love You” Valentine’s drink. I made it by cutting out a simple heart shape freehand, then just using a hole punch to make a little hole in the middle for the straw to go through. I bought a package of pink and white paper straws from Wal-Mart for less than a dollar.
On my test run drink I just wrote “I love you,” but for our dinner I’m going to customize the heart on each drink. It will say the person’s name, then tell them something I love about them. With the names on there, they also get to be our place cards for the table.
I just love the idea of my kids being reminded of what I love about them every time they take a sip. I might have to do this on other random days of the year too.
I made strawberry Crystal Lite for this one, but it looks great with any pink juice or punch. Strawberry lemonade would be a great choice. Strawberry milk is also really beautiful in the glass if you’re looking for a softer pink color for your table.
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