Let’s celebrate the 4th anniversary today with the traditional anniversary gift of fruit! A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be sharing over at Tatertots & Jello using her new *Hand + Made Collection. That dessert date night also happens to make the perfect gift of fruit for an anniversary date night. Get all the fun details here and see Jen’s new Hand + Made Collection in use!
I don’t know about you, but with a new baby in our home, date night is a very rare occurrence these days. In the last seven months of her little life we have been on a date without her once. Eeek! The Dating Divas would not be impressed with us! This is the perfect gift for a 4th anniversary, but also would be fun any date night.
Here are the cute supplies I used to make this anniversary dessert night extra special.
Sweet Greetings Cardstock with Foil Accents
Cottage Living: Gold Foil Honeycomb
Gold Metal Clips
Black Chipboard ABC Thickers
Burlap with White Dot Paper
Gold Glitter Pocket Tags
Sweet Sentiment Rub-ons
And don’t forget all the yummy goodness you’ll need like all kinds of fruit, chocolate fondue supplies, and maybe your favorite dessert wine.
All you momma’s out there with little ones, listen up. Yes, I’m talking to you! I’ve learned it’s still possible to carve out time for yourself and your special someone. This date night is super flexible and I want you to make it special for the both of you. If you enjoy baking, maybe bake some cupcakes rather than buy them from the store. If you’re like me though with your first little one and still trying to get the hang of being a mom, give yourself some grace and buy the store bought cupcakes. You’ll thank me later! And I promise, your hubby won’t even notice a difference! He’ll be too busy oogling over all the yummy goodness he just filled his belly with!
To make your cupcake holder you can download this file I’ve provided and either use it to cut out the shape you need using a Silhouette machine like I did or trace it onto the paper of your choosing and then cut out the cupcake holder. Once you have your cupcake holder, take a dab of hot glue to keep it secure.
Man, I love how that gold foil paper shines!!
Some of the paper that I also fell in love with was the burlap with white polka dots and knew I needed to incorporate it! The plates I used for dessert were 6 inch plates which was perfect with the 12×12 paper. I cut the paper in half and in half again and you have yourself 4 darling little 6×6 inch placemats.
To dress up the wine bottle, I chose some cardstock called Sunrise Sunset to cover the wine label. Using one of the rub-on transfer sheets, I transferred “I adore you” to the paper. I also used one of the gold glitter pocket tags and some chipboard letters to dress up the bottle with our initials.
Cut up all the fruit and get everything prepped the day of your dessert night so once the kiddos are in bed it’s a breeze. To make it special, change up the atmosphere as best you can. If you’re like me, raid your Christmas decorations and pull out a few strands of white lights because what romantic evening doesn’t scream for some white lights? I chose to hang them up on the fence to make a nice backdrop but you could dim the lights and even put white lights up in your dining room to change the mood of your home.
When it’s go time for dessert, this is a great chocolate fondue recipe I found from Hoosier Homemade using just chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Some possible fondue fixings include strawberries, bananas, pineapple, apple, cookie dough, pretzel sticks, marshmallows, and the list could keep on going.
When making the fondue, make it in a double broiler to avoid burning it. Fill a pot half full with water and then put either a bowl or a smaller pot inside the pot you just put water in to more evenly heat the chocolate and milk.
And there you have it! A gorgeous, anniversary dessert night using fruit that I’m sure even the busiest of couples can find time to squeeze in to celebrate the 4th anniversary.
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*I received free product in exchange for a written post. All opinions are my own.