When you are Martha Stewart, entertaining comes easily. The ultimate guru in homemaking knows a thing or two about making holidays special, especially ones that involve a lot of TLC. The good news is, Stewart is always eager to share her crafting, baking, and homemaking prowess with the world so we can make holidays extra special for our loved ones as well. We recently chatted with Stewart on how to craft the best holiday and even got the skinny on her own Valentine’s Day plans this year!
Have anything special planned this year?
I’ll be having dinner at The Four Seasons Restaurant, snow permitting.
What is your favorite funny pick-up line?
I was in a restaurant having dinner with a girlfriend and a very good-looking man came over, posing as the waiter with a pile of menus in his hand. He started to tell us the specials, and he was just so funny that I looked him and said “You’re not the waiter, who are you?” And he was just a man at the restaurant trying to pick me up, and it worked!
What is the most romantic thing you’ve ever done/has been done for you?
I was lunching at a very fancy restaurant and a man who was trying to get my attention sent me a bouquet of 400 white roses directly to the restaurant. It was in front of everyone, and so large that two waiters had to carry it in and put it on my table! In that moment, everyone at the restaurant was jealous.
Do you have any special projects to do with the kids?
Filling flattened cupcake liners with candy is a great treat that you don’t have to bake. The liners’ pleats nicely frame scrap-art pictures or paper hearts. You can also use a craft punch or paper flowers to make cute borders. For a craft the whole family can enjoy, stack family photos into the shape of a giant heart for playful wall art.
What are you favorite tips for decorating the home for Valentine’s Day?
Garland strands created with a heart garland template are a great and simple way to decorate. Place a heart-shaped template on a stack of card stocks, staple the center of the hearts and cut out the shapes. Make a vertical cut at the point of each heart, and two horizontal cuts from the center of the heart’s point. Then link two hearts through the cuts you’ve made at the points, glue, and continue until all hearts are linked.
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