Valentines Day Party Decoration Ideas: Valentine is just around the corner and it is time to think of ideas to make the day special for that someone in your life. It is the day when you can make them feel loved and show them how much you value them in your life and the best thing is, cheesiness is totally on the table! No one can be cheesy enough on Valentine so you can go all out!
With so many ideas coming to light every single day, it can be difficult to pinpoint those specific ideas that you know will make your beloved one extremely happy. Valentine is a special day indeed and it can be overwhelming to pick out those few ideas that will take your party to the next level. However, do not worry. I have come up with not only a list of ideas for your Valentine’s party but also the steps you need to take in order to have a successful one! So keep on reading to find out!
How to Plan the Perfect Valentines Day?
If you are planning a romantic dinner for your beau or you are hosting a get-together on the upcoming romantic holiday, you’ve clicked on the right article. After researching for days, I have handpicked fifteen special ideas for your Valentine’s day party! All of these ideas are affordable, pretty easy to execute, and the best thing is you can totally DIY them!
What to Consider When Planning A Valentine’s Party?
Before talking about all the different ideas, let’s talk about how we should plan a party beforehand and what things need to be on your list to guarantee a successful event!
- Make a list of all the guests and get a count of attendees at least one week before the event.
- Find the proper space for your party.
- Make a budget sheet that includes all the expenses including rental space and catering.
- Make sure to collect food preferences from your guests.
- Select the layout of tables, chairs, and other furniture you want in the room.
- If you have the budget, hire a photographer so that you do not have to worry about capturing all the moments, of course, this is not mandatory.
Valentines Day Decor Ideas at Home
15 – Heart Balloons Backdrop
Balloons are essential for a party. Whether you are planning a party for just your beau or your whole group of friends, get some pretty colored heart balloons and create a beautiful backdrop behind the snack bar. It’s pretty easy to do and looks aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, it does not require much effort! Do check out our guide on the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts This Year For Him & Her.
14 – Tissue Flower Backdrop
Not really feeling the above backdrop? No worries, try this one! It is elegant, easy to make, and will look gorgeous no matter the theme you are going for. All you need to make this beautiful backdrop are tissue paper, bobby pins, fishing wire, and scissors. Instead of written instructions, I found this useful tutorial that explains exactly how to make these gorgeous flowers. After making the flowers, just thread them through according to the length of your wall and you will have a lovely decoration for your party!
13 – Adorable DIY Butterflies
How cute are these small butterflies?! These are perfect for your party especially if kids are going to be around. It will keep them busy while the adults enjoy the party.
To make these, all you need is fabric in white, red, and pink colors, a few beads, a sewing kit, and some cotton or any other toy filling that you can find. Trace a shape of a butterfly on the fabric and then sew them into shapes; make sure to sew the wings and the body separately at this point.
While sewing, leave a little space through which you can add the stuffing. Add the toy filling inside and then sew up the space. Attach both the body and the wings together. Once done, you can add any type of details on it; use beads to make the butterfly’s eyes or stitch its smile. You can also use fabric to make patterns over the wings like this one has hearts! The possibilities are endless.
12 – Heart Curtain Backdrop
If flowers and balloons are not matching up with the theme of your party and you are going for a chic vibe, then I have the perfect décor in mind for you. Check out this super vibrant and stylish backdrop. All you need is computer paper, scissors, tape, and a thick thread! Just cut out hearts on the paper and stick them to the thread using tape. After making several strands, tape them to the wall and you have a wonderful, Instagram-worthy backdrop that all your girls would love!
11 – Teepee Date with Bae
This is perfect if you are planning a small valentine’s surprise for your partner. The pink tent cushions and the flowered teepee is the perfect décor for a romantic date. Set this up in front of your television and have a movie night! On the other hand, these can go for a big party as well. However, for that, you can convert these small, one-person teepee tents into a big one and have a picnic party outdoors!
10 – Floating Helium Balloons with Pictures
Everyone loves a good wisp of nostalgia every now and then. One of the ideas I absolutely loved the moment I saw them was this particular one. Get some satin balloons, preferably in colors that align with the theme of your party, and fill them up with helium so that they can float up to the ceiling. Tie them with ribbons and attach your favorite photograph with the guests on its end. This would probably get you a few pats on the back by the end of the event. Here are some Simple and Cute DIY Valentines Gifts for Teenage Couples.
9 – Valentine-Inspired Photo Booth
In an era where our day starts with checking our socials and ends with us scrolling through TikTok and Instagram, a photo booth is necessary. Besides, everyone would love to take a selfie with it and it will be a total success for your party! However, the challenge lies in how you will decorate it. Everyone wants aesthetically pleasing décor that will look good on their stories, so make sure to decorate the photo booth using vibrant yet classy tones.
One such example is below. The heart-shaped balloon photo booth is perfect for valentines! It is romantic yet playful at the same time. I would definitely take a picture in this photo booth if I saw it anywhere.
Valentines Day Food Ideas
8 – A Token of Love (and Sugar)
You never go wrong with chocolate! The best thing about this holiday is that you will find Valentine-customized candies wherever you go. So, grab your favorite ones and use plastic sheets or paper bags to make small pouches. Decorate with a few ribbons and stickers and give them to all of your attendees. Whether it’s kids or adults, everyone loves sugar.
7 – Cute Printable Valentine’s Day Quotes
To give your party more character and make it more interesting for the guests, you can get printable valentine’s day quotes and make placards out of them. Disperse them around the room and it will definitely lift up the mood of anyone who reads them.
6 – Valentine’s Day Inspired Treat-Boards
No party is complete without food! So, for your party, think of all the foods people usually associate with valentine’s and make a treat-board using those items! This is where those food preferences will come in handy.
Most common items include raspberries, candies (and lots of them), chocolate, and fruits! You can also get creative with the food and cut them in the shape of hearts.
If you still haven’t decided what you’ll wear to the Valentines party, do check out these Cute Valentine’s Day Outfit For Couples To Wear.
Other popular food items that you can either make yourself or get made on order include heart-shaped donuts and macaroons. For the drinks, go for strawberry juice and top it all off with red plates and napkins.
Outdoor Valentines Day Party Decor
5 – A Plant Sprouting Hearts
I haven’t forgotten folks who are planning on an outdoor party! One of the ideas that instantly caught my eye was this faux plant with hearts as flowers. How cute is this? To make this, you will need cardboard in different patterns and colors (for the hearts as well as the leaves), a thin steel rod to stick the hearts and leaves on, and of course scissors and tape to pull it all together.
Or if you’re willing to go all out, I love this decor where the whole house has been decorated with hearts and messages – it’s the type of decor that shows your efforts but also doesn’t seem too over the top.
Table Set-up & Decor for Valentines Day
4 – A Beautiful Gradient Rose Box
Who does not love roses? If you are going for a more sophisticated Valentine’s Party, making a box of roses can never go wrong. To spice things up, you can make a gradient of them, like shown in the picture! Add an assortment of your favorite roses in any box you can find and you are good to go.
I am sure this will definitely help you score a few compliments from your friends because of how simple yet elegant it looks!
3 – Matching Linens with the Food
While most people disregard getting matching linens, it is these small things that can elevate the entire theme and vibe of your party. As they say, it’s the small things that matter. So, make sure to purchase linens that match the color of your food, especially napkins! Linens set the tone of the meal and the overall occasion. They also create a visual appeal for all the guests. So, do not miss out on this.
2 -Heart Tree Centerpiece
If all else seems impossible, then try this. This is as simple as décor gets. All you need to do is find some twigs, a few pink-colored computer papers, scissors, and tape. Just cut small hearts and tape them to the twigs. You can place these inside any type of pitchers or mugs you like- the world (of crockery) is your oyster!
1 – Floating Candle Centerpiece
Whether you are hosting a picnic, or a dinner party, having these as your centerpiece will definitely get you a few flattering remarks. These floating candles are the perfect décor for any party, let alone valentines. Moreover, the best thing about these is that they are pretty simple to make. All you need is a few fake roses that you can get easily on Amazon, small teacup candles, and a long clear glass cylinder.
First, you need to glue the stem of the rose to the cylinder and pour in water slowly. Secondly, once the rose is completely submerged. Lastly, gently place the candle and let it float. That’s it! They’re simple, affordable, and unquestionably a show-stopper.
Q: What do you do at Valentine’s party?
You can do a lot of things at a Valentine’s Party! Some of the games that will keep the guests engaged and happy are as follows:
- Game Night: Games are the best way to break the ice between the guests, especially if some of them are meeting each other for the first time. You can include games like bottle toss or specific Valentine’s themed like the Red Flags; The Game of Terrible Dates.
- Movie Night: Who does not love a good movie? If you are hosting a party that includes your closest friends, then binge-watching a sappy rom-com is a great idea.
- Heart Pinata: Why should pinatas be only associated with birthday parties? Get a pink heart-shaped pinata and stuff it with as many candies as you can. Hang it in the middle of the room and let your friends and family have fun!
Q: What Should I bring to a Valentine’s Day Party?
While hosting a Valentine’s Day Party can be nerve-wracking, going to one is equally as stressful. So, if you are going to one, you can take the following items to add some love to your host’s day.
- Chocolate-covered Pretzels with almonds or sprinkles: Get mini pretzels and tempered chocolate and dip the pretzel in the gooey heaven. Add some sprinkles on top and you are done!
- Valentine’s cookie cups: These are small, simple, and delicious! All you have to do is make some small cookie cups and fill them with any of your favorite toppings; chocolate chip, cinnamon apple, or vanilla buttercream are just some examples.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries: You can never go wrong with these. Everyone loves them!