We are already in February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you a Valentine kind of person?

Mr B and I never celebrated it until we had the boys and they became aware of the day. We are just not very romantic. Now  we have a “family date”, exchange cards and have breakfast in bed, all together. It’s lovely. The boys call it Love Day, and for us, that is exactly what it is.

Whichever way you celebrate, on your own, with your partner, in family, with friends… t is always nice to have some inspiration for the day.


If you like embracing Valentines Day to the fullest and go all out decorating your home, this balloon arch is just super cute and it can be used from breakfast bar to cocktail bar as the day evolves…
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
I. Am. Totally. In.Love. With. This. Chandelier. I just have to make it.
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
And what about these love-heart garlands? Easy to make and ever so adorable!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog


If you are too busy to make anything, or you are feeling lazy, or just not feeling at all, there are some amazing free printables that you could use to decorate your home and get you in the mood.

Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog


Now, if you are traditional and you are planning a Valentine’s romantic dinner, this caprese salad as a starter would be only delightful, delicious and super romantic!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlogAn antipasto platter is totally down my alley and it means no cooking for anyone… It doesn’t get any better than this!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog

Or if you want to something a little bit more special, you could have the seafood option.
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
And I believe that tradition dictates that chocolate must be had for dessert in Valentine’s Day, right? This walnut and chocolate cake is just the perfect treat, don’t you think?Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog

So, whether you are having a quiet one, a by yourself one, a family one or a romantic night, I hope you are now inspired to make the day a little bit special. For you at least. Because you deserve it!

Have an amazing weekend!
Chaotic Itzi

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Children’s parties at home are hard enough to organise. The decorations, the food, drinks and snacks for the adults… and then there is the cake.

I used to make the boy’s cakes for their birthday parties, but I stopped this year. Baking a cake when you have so many other things to do, and a tiny fridge like we do, is too time consuming .  I prefer spend my time making dips, putting decorations up…. it’s more my kind of thing.

I decided that this year I would buy a cake, a tasty chocolate (a must in my house) cake and decorate it myself. I had an idea in my head of how I wanted the cake to look. After a tiny amount of effort and even less time, our How To Train a Dragon Cake that was very cool indeed. My kids loved it. Chaotic Monkey was so impressed and proud of his cake that he kept showing it off to all his friends. All the kids very fascinated and jealous, and of course it got eaten (inhaled) in seconds.

My idea was to make a dragon’s nest on the cake, so I got some chocolate fingers and some chocolate mini eggs – a chocolate feast!How To Train your Dragon cake - what you needI made a circle with the chocolate fingers on one corner of the cake and I filled it with the eggs. I also scattered some eggs around the cakeMake a nest for a How to Train Your Dragon nest full of eggs for a How to Train Your Dragon partyHow to Train your Dragon nest cake Wrap the nest with a piece of string in order to get all the eggs in and then make sure Toothless is looking after the nest.

How to Train your Dragon - Toothless cakeHow to Train your Dragon - Toothless' nest cakeThe entire cake make-up took about 5 minutes and then I had a coffee (or two). The party was a huge success. I even “pimped” a second cake as everyone wanted more.

Are you feeling inspired? Have a great day,

Chaotic Itzi