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Entertaining on Valentine's Day

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This weekend will surely be the time everyone starts to celebrate Valentine's Day. While going out to a special dinner can be fabulous, I love the idea of hosting a party for friends at home. You can customize the menu and decorate your table with touches of pink and red.

We've created so many amazing recipes here at Martha Stewart. Here are some of my favorites...

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Classic Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

1 Classic Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

Pink coconut cake. (marthastewartweddings.com)

2 Pink coconut cake. (marthastewartweddings.com)

Brownie Heart Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

3 Brownie Heart Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

Calimyrna Fig Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

4 Calimyrna Fig Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

Chocolate and Raspberry Heart Napoleons. (marthastewart.com)

5 Chocolate and Raspberry Heart Napoleons. (marthastewart.com)

Chocolate Champagne Truffles in Sparkling Sugar. (marthastewart.com)

6 Chocolate Champagne Truffles in Sparkling Sugar. (marthastewart.com)

Chocolate Eclair Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

7 Chocolate Eclair Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

Conversation Heart Cookies. (marthastewart.com)

8 Conversation Heart Cookies. (marthastewart.com)

Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

9 Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

Pancake Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

10 Pancake Hearts. (marthastewart.com)

Heart Shaped Eggs and Toast. (marthastewart.com)

11 Heart Shaped Eggs and Toast. (marthastewart.com)

Pomegranate Champagne. (marthastewart.com)

12 Pomegranate Champagne. (marthastewart.com)

Pecan Linzer Cookies With Cherry Filling. (marthastewart.com)

13 Pecan Linzer Cookies With Cherry Filling. (marthastewart.com)

Raspberry Almond Financiers. (marthastewart.com)

14 Raspberry Almond Financiers. (marthastewart.com)

Valentine Cookies. (marthastewart.com)

15 Valentine Cookies. (marthastewart.com)

Kir Royales (marthastewart.com)

16 Kir Royales (marthastewart.com)

Valentine's Day Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

17 Valentine's Day Cupcakes. (marthastewart.com)

Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

18 Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

Pink macaroons. (marthastewartweddings.com)

19 Pink macaroons. (marthastewartweddings.com)

Pink grapefruit and raspberry cocktails. (marthastewartweddings.com)

20 Pink grapefruit and raspberry cocktails. (marthastewartweddings.com)

Pink icecream. (Martha Stewart Living)

21 Pink icecream. (Martha Stewart Living)

Pink macaroons from Martha's house in Maine. (Martha Stewart Living)

22 Pink macaroons from Martha's house in Maine. (Martha Stewart Living)

Meringue cupcakes with raspberry curd. (marthastewart.com)

23 Meringue cupcakes with raspberry curd. (marthastewart.com)

Sweetheart Salad. (marthastewart.com)

24 Sweetheart Salad. (marthastewart.com)

Pomegranate Champagne Punch. (marthastewart.com)

25 Pomegranate Champagne Punch. (marthastewart.com)

Raspberry Martini. (marthastewart.com)

26 Raspberry Martini. (marthastewart.com)

Coeurs a la Creme. (marthastewart.com)

27 Coeurs a la Creme. (marthastewart.com)

Champagne Sabayon. (marthastewart.com)

28 Champagne Sabayon. (marthastewart.com)

Meringue Heart Ice-Cream Sandwich. (marthastewart.com)

29 Meringue Heart Ice-Cream Sandwich. (marthastewart.com)

Red Currant Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

30 Red Currant Champagne Cocktail. (marthastewart.com)

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake. (marthastewart.com)

31 Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake. (marthastewart.com)

Dressing your table can be as much fun as the food you serve. I've gathered some ideas and accessories that would be perfect for your party of two or twenty.

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Conversation Piece. (marthastewart.com)

1 Conversation Piece. (marthastewart.com)

Pink Roses Arrangement. (marthastewartweddings.com)

2 Pink Roses Arrangement. (marthastewartweddings.com)

Sweetheart Arrangement. (marthastewart.com)

3 Sweetheart Arrangement. (marthastewart.com)

Dessert tea cup sets. (Martha Stewart Living)

4 Dessert tea cup sets. (Martha Stewart Living)

Petite pink flower arrangements. (Martha Stewart Living)

5 Petite pink flower arrangements. (Martha Stewart Living)

Ideas for pink roses. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

6 Ideas for pink roses. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Red and pink table decor. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

7 Red and pink table decor. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Flower Heart Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

8 Flower Heart Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

This fun idea is from Boundless Beauty, Martha Stewart Living's first iPad issue. (http://www.marthastewart.com/boundless-beauty-app)

9 This fun idea is from Boundless Beauty, Martha Stewart Living's first iPad issue. (http://www.marthastewart.com/boundless-beauty-app)

Rome Dome Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

10 Rome Dome Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

Roses in a Ribbon Box. (marthastewart.com)

11 Roses in a Ribbon Box. (marthastewart.com)

The glasses are Victorian, circa 1880: two goblets with trailed glass on them, and a red-wine wineglass. (Martha Stewart Living)

12 The glasses are Victorian, circa 1880: two goblets with trailed glass on them, and a red-wine wineglass. (Martha Stewart Living)

Heart Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

13 Heart Centerpiece. (marthastewart.com)

Different shades of red and pink flowers make up this arrangement. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

14 Different shades of red and pink flowers make up this arrangement. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Floating Heart. (marthastewart.com)

15 Floating Heart. (marthastewart.com)

A Vibrant Arrangement. (marthastewart.com)

16 A Vibrant Arrangement. (marthastewart.com)

Warm someone up by adding a handwritten note to a tea bag. (marthastewart.com)

17 Warm someone up by adding a handwritten note to a tea bag. (marthastewart.com)

Recipes:

Valentine's Cookies

Brownie Heart Cupcakes

Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes With Chocolate Glaze

Pecan Linzer Cookies With Cherry Filling

Raspberry Almond Financiers

Heart-Shaped Appetizers

Heart Pancakes

Chocolate Eclair Hearts

Coeurs a la Creme

Chocolate and Raspberry Heart Napoleons

Meringue Heart Ice-Cream Sandwich

Conversation Heart Cookies

Sweetheart Salad

Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast

Chocolate-Champagne Truffles in Sparkling Sugar

Champagne Sabayon

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Red Currant Champagne Cocktail

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake

Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Raspberry Martini

Kir Royales

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