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5 Guys in the Kitchen

Four chefs in kitchen

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples alone. It can be for more than 1 couple. We are in an our 3rd year of “5 Guys in the Kitchen.”

Year 1: 5 couples get together for a fun dinner. Guys make the babysitting arrangements and cook the dinner. We made up a menu for the girls and had them all over for dinner. The 5 guys spent the afternoon in the kitchen making dinner. We rented plates and glasses for a quick clean up. At the end of the night was a rose for each girl.

Year 2: Same crew as last year, but we were a little more inventive. Invitations were made up (personalized poem) that were laminated and sent FedEx to the girls offices. You can imagine the reaction as they opened the invites and the party favors fell out. The girls showed up at the house to find a nicely decorated table (rental plates again).

There was a stuffed tiger on the table for each of the girls that growled, “I am wild about you.” The girls each have a drink and check out the laminated menus. A knock on the door brought the Harpist. The girls listen to the harp and have appetizers. They wait for dinner while the harpist finishes. Special coffees follow a wonderful dinner and dessert.

A gift of last year’s invites and the recipes of the dinners is given. These are wrapped in tea towels. (The girls quickly figure out that they are to use as a reminder throughout the year.) Roses are given to finish the night. Husband of all the girls at work hate us.

Year 3: This year promises to be even better. 🙂
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