Since having kids, Valentine’s Day hasn’t been a big holiday that we celebrate. Actually, it never really has been. A nice home-cooked dinner and a yummy chocolate dessert is really all we ever need. Now that we are parents, we also try to include our kids in the fun and have also been getting together with friends and their kids on Valentine’s Day for what we call Palentine’s Day!
Another fun trend that I’ve seen people doing is getting together with their girlfriends for Galentine’s Day. A celebration of our love for the women in our life?! YES!
I love the idea of making a Palentine’s or Galentine’s Day dinner fairly casual and just fun. Instead of one dessert, how about an entire dessert board?! In fact, this dessert board could be a meal in itself. I included baked brie topped with raspberry jam for a little bit of savory and you could also throw in a bowl of marcona almonds and some salami to really round it out, if you prefer.
For the sweets, I stuck with the Valentine’s Day theme and have heart-shaped chocolates, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate covered pretzels, raspberries, heart shaped gummies, and red velvet cake balls. Everything takes minimal effort and you can get the recipe for the Red Velvet Truffles HERE.
Of course we need a drink to go along with everything on the Valentine’s Day Dessert Board. Since I’m pregnant, I made a Raspberry Mojito Mocktail which is super refreshing and perfect for Palentine’s/Valentine’s Day. The mojito mocktail is refreshing, just lightly sweetened, and super festive! If you want to jazz it up a little, you can certainly make it a cocktail by adding one shot of white rum.
This mocktail recipe and dessert board are surprisingly easy and will be a hit at your Valentine’s/Palentine’s/Galentine’s Day celebration! Go check out the recipes for the Raspberry Mojito Mocktail and the Red Velvet Oreo Balls!