Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Celebration
Feb 4th, 2016
The design is in the details this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate in style with gorgeous flowers, festive treats and beautiful décor for a dreamy Valentine’s weekend complete with stunning finishing touches. Whether you are celebrating with date night, a dinner party or a celebration with your family, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate those you love.
Focus on creating a romantic Valentine’s environment. Whether you are entertaining friends, planning a romantic date at home or heading out for dinner, having a beautiful space to enjoy the evening is the first step to a lovely Valentine’s. From lighting to flowers and music, create a festive environment as the evening’s backdrop.
Set a Chic Table
No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, setting a lovely table is the first step to a beautiful evening. Focus on candles, flowers and pink and gold tones this year. Looking for an ethereal, dreamy table? Fill your vases with white hydrangeas and blush roses. Don’t forget to cover the table with fresh rose petals, plenty of candles and gold finishing touches. Using gold silverware is a great way to add a touch of gold to your table. Customize nameplates for guests if you’re hosting a dinner party to add a personal touch on this special day. For beautiful flowers and Debi Lilly décor (as seen in these photos), visit your local store.
If you’re headed out for date night, decorate your coffee table for dessert after dinner. A gold or marble tray is a great way to add festive flair for serving drinks, coffee and dessert. Use faux fur throws and pillows for an added luxe and comfortable touch, and play soft music in the background.
Add plenty of flowers, candy and treats for a festive, sweet treat.
Say Cheers to Dessert
Whether you hosted dinner or went out, dessert is a Valentine’s must! These gorgeous Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecakes are a delicious, festive treat to end the evening. Serving them in gold-rimmed champagne floats with strawberries and Valentine candy garnish is the perfect way to add a glamorous touch to this stunning dessert.
Also add these Raspberry Yogurt Tarts to your dessert tray. Made with Greek yogurt and topped with fresh raspberries, these single-serve tarts are a delicious and beautiful festive dessert.
Plan an Evening Building Family Traditions
Plan a special evening at home with your kids. Order take-out and create a dessert bar filled with your family’s favorite desserts and candies. Exchange gifts and make the evening extra special with festive décor. Create lasting holiday traditions by celebrating your family’s love on this special day.
Use glass vases of various sizes to display a variety of Valentine’s candies. Add ribbon and customized nametags for a festive touch. Put this together with the kids for a fun, interactive activity.
Celebrate all Weekend
Evening celebrations get most of the holiday’s attention, but don’t forget Valentine’s brunch! Create a beautiful brunch complete with the lovely table you set up for the night before. Whether you grab pastries and donuts in the morning or make a homemade meal, be sure to add fresh fruit, juice, milk, coffee and tea to complete the meal. Try these Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Waffles for a sweet main dish—serve with berries and bacon.
For a festive take on a breakfast staple, pick up some strawberry milk for Valentine’s morning! Serve it in mason jars or mini glass jugs compete with fresh sliced strawberries and festive straws. This is a simple way to add a pretty touch to holiday brunch.
For more Valentine’s weekend inspiration and ideas, go to our Valentine’s Pinterest board. Happy Valentine’s Day!