Whether you’re planning a get-together or just celebrating at home like I am with the girls this year, I’ve got some ideas to help you make it fabulous, of course!
Valentine’s party blog notes
Here are the 5 go tos for a lovely Valentines party at home even if it’s the last minute!
Valentine’s Day is one of those sweet little holidays that I love celebrating with my girls. No need for a date when I have my little sweethearts. It’s super fun to decorate and make things special, whether it’s just us, or a bigger party with friends. I guess you could say our party is more of a Gal-entine’s Day party, but without the couples hate. Lol. Here are some of my favorite ideas that I’ve found to try this year.
1) Sweet decorations
You don’t have to go crazy with tons of decorations, but adding hearts to your everyday decor can umph up your Valentine’s spirit. A gorgeous wreath for your door is a must for all occasions. (Pictures from my website) Then I like to decorate my mantle, and add a few touches to the kitchen and dining room. Themed plates & napkins are easy to find, and they make eating so much fun. I like to get them from places like Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, or Target, but you can find them lots of places, including the grocery store or Dollar Tree.
To be honest, I usually end up with multiple designs. I love a pretty napkin. Lol. We use them for regular meals until they’re gone. Heck, we were going to use paper plates anyway, so they might as well be cute. Just don’t judge me if we’re using “drink up witches” napkins in January.
Here are some others I liked as well:
Valentines mantel https://pin.it/l3xerr4jq5jdlj
Valentine’s mantel https://pin.it/m2vfkpdolzfwqp
Valentine’s mantel https://pin.it/66wyxd6p7lj3ix
Valentine’s mantel https://pin.it/rfd66zvfwtoahm
Target Valentine’s plates https://www.target.com/s/valentines+day+plates
Target Valentine’s napkins https://www.target.com/s/valentines+napkins
2) Festive decor for YOU
Since our Valentine’s Day will be a cozy party at home, our “dress up” options are super casual. I pick up some festive holiday-themed socks for each of us. Target is a great place to get them. They are usually about 3 bucks, so they’re cute without breaking the bank. The girls sometimes find little headbands or something to go with them in the Target dollar section. Shopping for them is half the fun.
Here are some other ideas we love:
Target Valentine’s socks https://www.target.com/s/valentines+socks
Target Valentine’s headbands https://www.target.com/s/valentines+socks
3) Fancy cocktails!
The girls and I love the fanciness of sparkly Mimosas, so we stick to them when it’s just us. Something about a sparkly drink in a stemmed flute just makes us feel special. Don’t worry, I’m not serving champagne to children. I just substitute sparkling white grape juice for them. They love it. Make it extra special with a coordinating paper straw. (I also have straws for every occasion and color. It’s a bit crazy, but I love it.)
Here are some recipes I love:
Strawberry Crush Mimosas https://pin.it/ibv7w73ao4ashe
Valentine’s mimosa bar https://pin.it/cursc2rbcc7sbp
4) Fun activities
When it’s just us, there don’t have to be a lot of planned activities, but I like to have a few choices depending on our mood. One easy thing to do is watch a movie. I just let the kids pick something I’d usually rather not sit through. It doesn’t have to be all lovey-dovey. (Fingers crossed that it’s an action movie. Chick flicks are so not my thing.)
Another easy thing we enjoy is cooking fun snacks. I try to do all the boring stuff, and give them the parts with the glory, like icing or rolling out cookies.
Sometimes, we craft together. Making bath bombs is a always a hit, and can be colored and scented to match the holiday. Homemade bath bombs make great Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers are friends too.
Here are some great recipes and instruction you might enjoy!
Lavender bath bombs https://pin.it/aiqx4l5inqp47k
Heart shaped bath bombs https://pin.it/u257www6ixrmak
DIY Valentine’s joke teller https://pin.it/uvpcxfza2jiaa3
Valentine’s candy dog https://pin.it/z6kybe3oa5n33a
Cupid’s crunch popcorn mix https://pin.it/5oefa4b4kcwbas
Valentine’s marshmallow treats https://pin.it/l4nbvvh56qgqn6
5) Yummy food!
The food is always the best part of any get-together. For Valentine’s Day, you can serve anything you like. The menu isn’t limited by any traditional expectations. Except for sweets. There should definitely be sweets, including candy. Here are some delicious looking recipes that I want to try. I love to serve themed food, so heart shapes are a must.
Here are some other ideas, recipes, and goodies I love:
Valentine’s dinner ideas (heart-shaped salad) https://pin.it/gsdu4fghl2egfr
Mini heart shaped pizzas https://pin.it/ljg7iooxutwddi
Roast potato hearts https://pin.it/uubxxbzkdkncnx
Chicken heart hand pies https://pin.it/cdz4ub662u63vy
Hidden heart cake https://pin.it/qtdoucvovpkk77
Fruit tray https://pin.it/xpuqabz32bmavl
Pink hot chocolate https://pin.it/lfjkmgifvsrey7
Valentine trifle https://pin.it/4dnobxakhkbby5
Fruit wands https://pin.it/wuelgfx3i3bfci
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What are your favorite Valentine’s traditions?