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My last little Christmas Tree, that I’ve enjoyed on my dresser by my bed, has finally been put away. It’s officially past Christmas and the New Year! Now we’re looking towards Valentine’s Day with lots of romantic enthusiasm, right? This year I decided to give hubby a little something special for US, this Strawberry Flower Date Night Basket!
Since Hubby and my anniversary is the end of January, we usually celebrate that AND Valentine’s somewhere in between the two….it’s easier to find a babysitter! Several years ago, Hubby made me a gorgeous bouquet of strawberry flowers, whipped cream, and chocolate. Seriously, it was FABULOUS! He learned how while cooking in a really nice restaurant, and has since taught me this neat trick.
I decided to add some of these fun fruit rose buds and such to a romantic little date night basket, and it was a HUGE hit with my man! I swung by Target to grab everything I needed, including a few ‘special’ surprises from the feminine care area 😉
Now, you should make your basket with stuff YOU and YOUR special someone would really enjoy! Some ideas are candies, sparkling cider, candles (I prefer LED ones), perhaps something ‘lacy’ *wink wink* and perhaps even some intimate items, like the new K-Y® Love – exclusive to Target for Valentine’s Day! It’s the holiday of love, for goodness sake, so go ahead and turn up the passion in your relationship! You can even save 10% with this Cartwheel offer through 02/14!
To make the Strawberry Flowers
- Wash & dry your strawberries. Attach a stick or cute straw carefully to the leaf end, not going in too far or it will poke through the top when you do your cuts.
- To make the rose bud look: Cut a little ‘petal’ on each of the four sides, near the bottom. Don’t cut all the way down or it’ll just fall off. Then make two little slits at the top center, parallel to each other. Spread the petals and the top part, and there’s your bud!
- To make a tulip-like bud: this one’s really basic, just making cuts parallel all along the berry. Spread them apart slightly, and you’ve got it!
To complete my basket, I strung some ribbon along the top rim and lined it with tissue paper.
So I could make my berry flowers stand up, I put one of those green floral foam circles and put it into a small bowl. The straws stuck into it easily, making the buds stand up just great at different heights (I trimmed some straws to vary the height even more)! I then covered the ‘green foam’ with fake rose petals.
Add the rest of your stuff, scatter more rose petals around because, well, why not? Then you’re set for a romantic evening with your special someone!