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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
Forget the Utensils Feed…

Mother's Day Crafts Kids Can Make

Mother's Day Pencil Holder and Frame
Mother's Day Pencil Holder and Frame

Recycle an empty food can into a pretty pencil holder with the help of paper, pictures, and a little ribbon. Wrap green tape around a handful of pens until you reach the tips. Finish by hot-gluing buttons to the tops of the pens for fun, flowery pops of color. For the frame, choose one with a large mat and space for a small photo. Add scrapbook letter stickers to the mat for a unique photo border, using different colors to make special words stand out. 

Mother's Day Button Bouquet
Mother's Day Button Bouquet

Give Mom a cute-as-a-button bouquet for Mother's Day with this easy project. Let kids stack the buttons, then thread florist's wire through the button holes in each stack to secure them. Wrap the wires around each other to connect the buttons and form the main stem. 

Magnets for Mom
Magnets for Mom

Add flair to Mom's fridge with these adorable homemade magnets made from paper, buttons, and felt fabrics. If you're using paper, glue the patterned side to the flat side of a clear stone and trim to fit; let dry. Add a magnet strip to the back. To make the felt flower and button magnets as shown, hot-glue buttons and other embellishments to magnet strips. 

Wall Art for Mom 
Wall Art for Mom
Kids will love this easy Mother's Day project -- they can create a stunning piece of wall art for Mom by using an eyedropper to add paint to a stretched canvas. Use different colors, but let each color dry before adding the next.
Sewing Organizer Gift Idea for Mom
Sewing Organizer Gift Idea for Mom
Create an adorable sewing organizer from an egg carton for Mom. First, clean an old egg carton, then dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint. Fill each compartment with safety pins, sewing needles, buttons, and thread. Add a made-to-fit pincushion by wrapping fabric around cotton stuffing (find both at crafts or sewing supply stores). Use a safety pin or fabric glue to close the fabric ends in the back. 

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