A Valentine tea party! Just the thing to share with a special friend in a tea for two tea party or a nice big party for all your friends from school or the office.
Usually when a person thinks of Valentine's Day, one thinks of romance. Well, it is, or at least should be more than a day for flowers and hearts filled with chocolates. That's all good and has it's place, ;-) but it is also a time to consider your friends and family. Those who are near and dear to you and those who are dear but far away.
They don't all expect flowers and chocolates but would appreciate a token of endearment from their friends. Think how special and honored you feel when someone other than your boyfriend or husband remembers you on St Valentine's Day!
Now don't feel overwhelmed...I am not saying you have to invite everyone you know...even just a simple spoken "Happy St Valentine's Day" goes a long way.
Those who live near to us and most especially those in our immediate family will appreciate you taking the time to prepare even just a light tea with some special treats on your tea party menu. You don't have to be extravagant, just heartfelt. (No pun intended...well, OK maybe it was!)
So with out further ado, here is a little special treat you can make ahead of time. They keep well in the fridge at least over night. (We had a few left over and they were just as good the following day. I haven't stored them longer.)
Make a cute Valentine paper craft!
So who is St Valentine Anyway?
St Valentine was a priest/bishop in Rome in the 3rd Century. He assisted other martyrs before their deaths with the help of St Marius and his family during the persecutions that took place under Claudius II.
He himself was caught and sent to the Prefect of Rome by the Emperor. He was - after ineffective attempts to make him deny his Catholic Faith - sentenced to be beaten with clubs and beheaded.
His relics are found in the Church of St Praxedes.
St Valentine epitomized his love for his fellow Christians and for God in laying down his life.
John 15:12-13 This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
So for your Valentine tea party, keep Charity always in mind. ;-)