Valentine’s Day Party Ideas
(Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published a while back and since it is one of my all-time favorites, I decided to update it with new products and reshare. Enjoy!
It is that time again to pull out the Valentine’s Day decor! All it took was one trip into Home Goods to inspire this blog post…Valentine’s Day Party Ideas! Party themes are one of my favorite topics to create and write about. Since this blog post was originally published, my Valentine’s Day category has not expanded into Valentine’s Day bar cart decor, Valentine’s Day Breakfast ideas, and plenty of Valentine’s Day gift ideas!
Valentine’s Day is normally synonymous with the color red which gets a bit cheesy if taken too far, in my opinion. So instead, I combined different shades of pinks with rose gold tones and pops of red here and there. I picked up a good number of faux flower arrangements from Home Goods so they would last longer and save me money from having to replace the flowers now until Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Party Ideas: Tablescape
Pink and champagne-colored dishes display all the yummy treats on the table. I love charcuterie boards (here is a blog post on how to great an easy cheese board in under 10 minutes and another more in-depth post on how to create a larger version.) For this Valentine’s Day theme, the treat boards will full of sweet treats including heart-shaped cookies, chocolates, frosted pretzels, popcorn and piroulines.
love sign: Party City
Found this four-tier serving tray at Home Goods. I decided to place extra glasses on the bottom tier. I also decorated the mini angel food cakes with strawberries in the center.
Pink heart-shaped balloons in a variety of colors from Party City.
bar cart: ZGallerie, rug + side table: Home Goods, dining table + Paris photo: Ikea, chandelier: Overstock.com
Picked up these tin metal signs at the Dollar Tree for $1.
A fun trip for the fruit skewers: cut the watermelon with a heart cookie cutter! I did not have one at the time so carefully cutting each one with a small knife into the shape of a heart is also an option.
Valentine’s Day Party Ideas: Essential Decor Items
- Flowers (faux or real)
- Heart-shaped serving dishes
- Valentine’s Day Napkins
- Heart garlands
- Heart confetti
The Best Stores to Shop for your Valentine’s Day Party Decor:
Home Goods – great for serving wear, napkins, faux flowers, ice buckets, themed candies, cookies, and candy jars.
Party City – great for themed one-time use dishware, serving platters, decor, and balloons! I picked up these 8 18inch heart balloons in every shade of pink they had in stock. (Cost about $35)
Vons- As for desserts, I got iced cookies, frosted pretzels, strawberries, mini angel food cakes, chocolates, champagne and rose.
Dollar Tree – decor supplies, faux flowers, inexpensive vases, “filler candy” the kind that looks pretty but people probably don’t eat. Heart confetti
I will be sharing decorating ideas for my Valentine’s Day bar cart on Wednesday. Make sure to check out my Pinterest board dedicated entirely to Valentine’s Day Party Ideas here! And if you are ready to jump into spring decorating, check out my blog post on spring home decor ideas right here!
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