Couples Interactive Dinner Party: VALENTINE’S DAY

Recently, we hosted a “Tantalizing Tapas” & “Dating-Couples Game” Dinner Party.

It was really fun and would be a great Valentine’s Day Affair!

TANTALIZING TAPAS DINNER PARTY MENU:

Small Sides to Start:

  • Toasted Marcona Almonds with sea salt (Can purchase at Whole Foods or Specialty Groceries.)
  • Marinated Castelvetrano Olives (on tooth picks) (Check out your local Olive Bar.)
  • Pickled Vegetables (on tooth picks)

    Main Dishes:

    Patatas bravas with chorizo
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/461640/patatas-bravas-with-chorizo

    Spanish Radicchio Salad with Manchego Olive Vinaigrette (A super hit from ‘Toro Bravo’ restaurant featured on Portlandia!):
    http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot.com/2011/04/spanish-radicchio-salad-with-manchego.html#.UILkQIVgOLU

    Spanish Frittata (any filling you desire):
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/frittata-recipe/index.html

    OR

    Vegetable Empanadas:
    http://www.food.com/recipe/vegetable-empanadas-with-tomato-sauce-247508

    Dessert:

    Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15191/vanilla+bean+panna+cottaOR

    Spanish Peanut, Buster Parfait Ice Cream Dessert
    http://www.heatovento350.com/2010/06/peanut-buster-parfait-ice-cream-cake.html?showComment=1277755726967

    DATING GAME Steps:

    1. Print out these questions below (One per-pair: Need one-side with “He Said/Partner 1” and one side of paper with “She Said/Partner 2”).
    2. Give each couple a # and divide up the couples so that questions are asked by someone who is NOT their partner.
    3. Move couples into separate rooms so they can’t hear each others answers.
    4. Ask the “SHEsaid” to the opposite partners.
    5. Then return as a group to share all of the responses.
    6. Score the questions. If the couple has the same answer, they get a point for each they guessed the same answer for.
    7. The Couples who get the most answers in-common, wins!

    ASK HER or Partner 1                          PARTNER NAME #1:______________

    *Answer what you really think (not what your partner thinks).

    1. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING AS A COUPLE? (1 POINT)
    2. WHAT BODY PART DOES YOUR PARTNER LIKE BEST ABOUT YOU? (1 POINT)
    3. DOES YOUR PARTNER PICK-UP AFTER HIMSELF OR LET IT LAY AROUND? (1 POINT)
    4. WAS IT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? EXPLAIN. (EACH WORTH 1 POINT)
    5. GIVE ONE INITIAL REASON WHY YOU THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A GOOD PARTNER? (1 POINT)
    6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? (1 POINT)
    7. WHAT DO YOU AND YOUR PARTNER COMMUNICATE BEST ABOUT (MONEY, JOB, SEX, LOVE, LEISURE, FAMILY, OR ETC..)? (1 POINT)
    8. HOW MANY CHILDREN DID/DO YOU WANT TO HAVE? (1 POINT)
    9. IF YOUR PARTNER COULD TAKE YOU ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD THEY LIKE TO TAKE YOU? (1 POINT)
    10. IN WHAT ONE WAY WOULD YOUR PARTNER LIKE YOU TO SHOW MORE LOVE FOR THEM? (1 POINT)
    11. IF YOU HAD ONE YEAR LEFT TO LIVE HOW WOULD YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE DIFFERENT? (IN YOUR EYES & IN YOUR PARTNERS EYES) (WORTH 2 POINTS, 1 FOR EACH ANSWER)

    ASK HIM or Partner 2                         PARTNER NAME #2:______________

    1. WHAT DOES YOUR PARTNER ENJOY DOING TOGETHER AS A COUPLE? (1 POINT)
    2. WHAT BODY PART DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR PARTNER? (1 POINT)
    3. DO YOU PICK-UP AFTER YOURSELF OR LET IT LAY AROUND? (1 POINT)
    4. WOULD YOUR MATE SAY IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? EXPLAIN. (2 POINTS, ONE FOR EACH)
    5. GIVE ONE INITIAL REASON WHY YOUR MATE THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE A GOOD PARTNER? (1 POINT)
    6. WHAT IS HER FAVORITE COLOR? (1 POINT)
    7. WHAT DO YOU AND YOUR PARTNER COMMUNICATE BEST ABOUT (MONEY, JOB, SEX, LOVE, LEISURE, FAMILY, OR ETC…) (1 POINT)
    8. HOW MANY CHILDREN DID/DOES YOUR PARTNER WANT TO HAVE? (1 POINT)
    9. IF YOU COULD TAKE YOUR PARTNER ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE THEM? (1 POINT)
    10. IN WHAT ONE WAY WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR PARTNER TO SHOW YOU MORE LOVE? (1 POINT)
    11. IF YOU HAD ONE YEAR LEFT TO LIVE HOW WOULD YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE DIFFERENT? (IN YOUR EYES & IN YOUR PARTNERS EYES) (WORTH 2 POINTS, 1 FOR EACH ANSWER)
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