When I was young, childless and single, a married friend of mine used to do something truly awesome on Valentine’s Day. She would throw a dinner party.

There would be couples there and single people there, but the purpose was not to pair up the singletons, the point was just so all her friends (especially the singletons) had something to do on Valentine’s Day.

Those dinner parties continued after I met Mike and slowly died out after we all had kids, although I’d like to bring them back. I certainly don’t want to eat out alone with Mike on Valentine’s Day.

I mean, nothing against Mike, but eating out on Valentine’s Day is just a horrible horrible idea. I don’t know if V-Day is like this in other cities, but in NYC, it’s really just a short cut to a crappy overpriced prix fixe dinner at a restaurant you probably would have enjoyed otherwise.

Nobody likes to go out in New York City on Valentine’s Day.

Little Miss Party understands this, which is why they are offering a Valentine’s Day Party in a Box with enough place settings and decor for a fabulously pink party of twelve.


Those twelve people can be family, friends, couples, singles, adults, kids or a combination of anyone you wish. Obviously.


Since I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day dinner party at home (especially a festive looking one)…

I am giving away one Little Miss Valentine’s Day Party in a Box to one Mommy Shorts subscriber.

That’s right. You don’t have to comment (although that would be nice) or follow me on facebook or tweet a link or anything.

Just subscribe to the Mommy Shorts daily or weekly email and I will select one winner randomly from my email database. If you already subscribe, you don’t have to do a thing.

Here’s a look at what the box entails:


Throw it all together (using Little Miss Party’s “party blueprints”) and it looks like this:

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If you’d like to order a box to ensure your Valentine’s Day dinner party dreams come true, you can place an order with Little Miss Party by February 10th to guarantee the box is delivered on time.

Little Miss Party also sells birthday parties in a box, New Year’s Eve parties in a box and a Little Miss Shower in a box is coming soon!

Winner will be announced on Friday, February 6th.


Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley Boyd! Please email abby@mommyshorts.com to claim your prize!


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