Heart to Heart

Spread the love with this Valentine's Day party for friends.

This delightful do is for all your best buds. Show your love for the kindred spirits in your life with this friendly fete.

group of friends posing for picture at party
Don't forget to take plenty
of pictures at your party.

As a party starter, plan to have assorted fruits and cheeses on hand as your guests arrive, or serve up this recipe for Appetizer Fruit Plate. Serve either with Champagne or sparking apple cider.

Creamy Chicken and Tomato Pasta is a rich casserole that's easy to make. You can even prepare this dish a day ahead of your party to eliminate last-minute cooking.

Try making your own Caesar Salad with this recipe, or purchase torn mixed greens and an assortment of bottled dressings. Pass freshly grated Parmesan cheese with the salad to add your personal touch.

Love making bread? Try these yummy Cracked Pepper Breadsticks, or, if bread baking isn't for you, purchase some crusty Italian bread from your favorite bakery. Serve with olive oil and cracked black pepper.

Finish the meal with this rich Pecan-Laced German Chocolate Cake. Or pick up a cheesecake on your way home. Dress it up with purchased chocolate and/or caramel sauce.

Still hungry? Have popcorn and hot chocolate when you get the late-night munchies.

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