Want to know the best Valentine’s Day party ideas every host should know about? These are the tested and approved Valentine’s Day party ideas to take your celebration to the next level.
Hosting a Valentine’s Day party is extremely exciting but can also feel overwhelming, especially when planning the little details. If you are anything like me, you are doing all the research you possibly can to prepare.
As a Valentine’s Day baby myself, I am giving you the top Valentine’s Day party ideas that my loved ones and I swear by. You will learn about the best Valentine’s Day party ideas, from festive decorations to yummy food, non-alcoholic drinks, games, and more.
After learning about all of these Valentine’s Day party ideas, you will feel like a professional planner and be extra prepared to throw the best Valentine’s Day party.
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Depending on your budget, you can go all out and be over-the-top with your Valentine’s party decorations or keep it simple and low-key.
Here’s a complete compilation of the best Valentine’s Day Party Decorations from Amazon:
Keep Valentine’s party planning stress levels low with these finger food ideas. Your guests will be over the moon with these full-filling and creative dinner options.
Feel free to add or subtract food on your charcuterie board. To make it more fancy, I’d recommend watching a quick yet simple tutorial on how to make flowers by layering the meat slices in a small cup.
Charcuterie boards consist of the following:
To be sweeter, you can buy or make chocolate-covered strawberries and serve them with Valentine’s Cocktail Skewers. If you choose to make your chocolate-covered strawberries homemade, here’s an adorable Heart-Shaped Ceramic Fondue Set.
For the final touch, add Mini Crepes served with Nutella and whipped cream.
Keep your prep plan simple with this two-ingredient appetizer called Mini Pigs in a Blanket. Mini Pigs in Blacket are smoked cocktail-sized hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough (think Pillsbury) and baked in the oven or air fryer.
So the chips can spread out and be covered in more toppings, you can use Rectangular Ceramic Plates. You can purchase several styles of nacho chips, like restaurant style and scoop.
To make your nacho bar more festive, you can section each nacho topping into these Red Heart-Shaped Ceramic Dishes. Here’s a list of toppings to add to your Nacho Bar:
Pretzels are perfect for Valentine’s Day because they are heart-shaped. You can opt to make homemade pretzels from scratch or buy Soft Pretzels and warm them up beforehand.
If you want to create a soft pretzel bar, then you can add these delicious dips and sauces:
If you feel extra ambitious, you can make mini pizzas with homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza dough. Before baking in the oven, roll the pizza dough and cut it out with Heart-Shaped Pastry Cutters.
You can also make special designs or write love words with the toppings.
Get drunk on love off this mini-menu of non-alcoholic Valentine’s Day drinks.
Each non-alcoholic Valentine’s Day drink offers suggestions for:
Mulled apple cider is such a warm, and cozy winter drink. This is a super easy recipe to make so go ahead and grab your slow cooker Crock Pot and the seven ingredients.
Apple of My Eye Ingredients:
Combine all of the ingredients into your Crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve hot in these adorable Valentine’s Mugs.
Be Mine Butter Beer is best served in chilled Glass Beer Mugs. Place the mugs in the freezer 30 minutes to 2 hours before serving. If freezer space is limited, you can place the mugs on the top shelf of the fridge by the cooling unit 1-4 hours prior.
Pour some Non-Alcoholic Butter Beer into a chilled glass and add a dash of half-and-half or vanilla-flavored coffee creamer.
If you don’t have access to butter beer, then you can use the following ingredients:
Champagne is a classic celebration beverage.
To make Committed Champagne, you only need these three ingredients:
Soak one fresh pomegranate fruit in warmish water for 5-10 minutes to making peeling easier. Place the sparkling cider and pomegranate seeds in the fridge 1-2 hours before serving.
Pour the chilled sparkling cider into Stemless Wineglasses. Add the pomegranate seeds into the drink and place a rock candy stick on top of the glass rim as garnishment.
Cupid’s Cocktail will hit just right and have you falling in love.
Here are the three ingredients you will need to make Cupid’s Cocktail:
Put Sprite and/or other lemon lime flavored soda in the fridge 1-2 hours before serving.
Pour one mini can of Sprite with 2 oz. of grenadine syrup into Can Shaped Glass Cups.
Place maraschino cherries onto garnish picks and place on the rim of the cup.
You can never go wrong with a hot chocolate bar during wintertime. Hot chocolate is so easy to make, but be careful because it is a hot drink (i.e., avoid burns).
Pour the liquid into a Valentine’s Mug, but leave room for the hot cocoa mix and desired toppings.
Here are some delicious toppings you can offer at the hot chocolate bar:
Cozy up and enjoy your hot cocoa.
Get ready to fall in love with this simple, fruity love potion lemonade.
You only need two ingredients:
The night before the party, mix together the strawberry lemonade and cranberry sprite to freeze in the Heart Candy Ice Cube Tray.
Put the Cranberry Sprite (and strawberry lemonade, if desired) in the fridge overnight to serve cold the next day.
When it’s party time, mix together the two ingredients and add the heart candy-shaped ice cubes into Valentine Glass Tumblers.
Mimosas are the perfect party drink to celebrate in the morning or evening.
You only need two ingredients for Marry Me Mimosas:
Make sure the sparkling cider and orange juice are served cold. Pour the two ingredients into Champagne Flute Glasses.
This Passionate Pina Calda doesn’t require a blender and is less of a hassle to prepare.
This non-alcoholic pina colada only has three ingredients:
Make sure to put the three ingredients in the fridge before serving so everything is nice and cold.
Start by pouring the pineapple juice first and then add the desired amount of coconut coffee creamer. Garnish with popping pearls.
You can use any champagne glass, but if you want to be extra, then consider serving in these Pink Champagne Flue With Gold Rim.
To make a non-alcoholic Romeo’s Rose, you will need these three ingredients:
Sweetheart Sangria is a red punch drink with chopped fruit.
Here are the two ingredients you will need to add to the slow cooker Crockpot to cook on low for three hours:
You can serve Sweetheart Sangria warm or chill in the fridge before serving.
Depending on preference, here’s a list of fruit combinations to add as a garnish:
Cupid’s Charades is an adult version of regular charades where everyone takes turns acting out the word on their card. You can divide the group up into two teams or play as a group.
Write down (or print) the following fifteen actions onto paper and cut them out one by one. Place the Cupid’s Charades cards into a box for participants to draw out of.
Print pictures of 10-15 celebrity couples and place heart stickers on their faces to conceal their identity. The person who guesses the most celebrity couples correctly wins the game.
Don’t forget to assign a number to each picture and Ballot Box. If you are feeling extra generous, you can also give simple clues or hints.
Here’s a list of celebrity couples to get you started:
If celebrity couples aren’t your jam, then you can do movie or TV show characters.
If you plan on holding a costume competition, make sure to let your guests know ahead of time.
Party guests can vote on who wins the following costume categories:
There are two ways to conduct voting – individual or collectively as a group.
If it’s a small get-together and everyone knows everyone, then you can opt to have everyone vote individually. Ensure that the respective jars are labeled and have paper and pencils handy. Once everyone has voted, tally up the points to determine the winner.
If it’s a larger group and not all names are known, then you can have everyone gather in a circle to vote collectively. Start with one category and let group members nominate several candidates. Once it’s narrowed down, have them raise their hand to determine the winner.
Have award certificates or cards for the champion to collect.
Guess How Many is a super simple game where contestants guess how many items are contained within a jar. Whoever guesses the amount correctly gets the jars and their contents.
This version of Hearty Headbandz is best played with everyone sitting in a circle so they can see the card. The individual will hold the card on their forehead (without looking) and guess the word based on the clues and descriptions from the group.
Write down (or print) the following fifteen actions onto paper and cut them out one by one. Place the Hearty Headbandz cards into a box for participants to draw out of.
WARNING – If you use this list, it’s R-rated…
As the host, have your party guests divide up into two teams. You can flip a coin or play rock, paper, scissors to see who goes first.
The host will read aloud lyrics from famous love songs for the teams to name the song title and/or music artist. The team with the most correct love songs wins the game.
Here’s a list of love songs you can choose the lyrics from:
Feel free to add more lovesongs/lyrics from other musicians if desired.
Never Have I Ever is a group game where everyone sits together in a circle and listens to the ten social scenarios below.
Everyone starts with ten fingers, and the person with the most fingers up wins the game at the end.
If you have done or experienced the social scenario, you put a finger down.
Here are some questions to get the game started:
If you want to continue the game, each individual player can take turns sharing a new activity they have never done.
Place one visual for everyone to reference or give each individual a checklist of items on the scavenger search. You could make this more challenging by only giving clues or riddles instead of naming the item.
These are some items you can hide around the party venue for guests to find:
The party guest who finds the most hidden items the fastest wins the game and earns a prize.
Would You Rather (WYR) is a simple game where participants reflect on their preference between two options or scenarios. Party players select their choice and then give a simple justification why.
Feel free to add your own WYR questions.
Who’s Most Likely To is a social card game that requires 4-10 players. Each player takes a turn as the “judge,” where they read one of the fifteen prompts aloud.
The group members advocate for who they feel is most likely to do that thing; however, the judge has the final say on which player is most likely to do it.
The person with the most cards at the end wins the game.
If you don’t want to buy the game, here’s a quick Valentine’s version:
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