Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

 

And here are Evite‘s suggestions for Valentine’s Day…

Decorations
If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day evening for you and your honey, all you need are some candles and a bouquet of red roses to set the mood. But if you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day bash for your friends and family, you’ll want to spice things up in other ways. Those little candy hearts with sayings like “Be Mine” make the perfect decorations for a Valentine’s Day party. Fill candy bowls, champagne flutes and martini glasses with the colorful treats. If you’re going to be serving a sit-down meal, sprinkle the candy hearts down the center of your table and place one or two on each napkin. Vintage-style Valentine’s Day cards add a classic touch to your Valentine’s Day party decor. Stand them up across a fireplace mantle or on your dining table, or tape them to the bathroom mirror. And of course, no campy Valentine’s Day party is complete without a statuette or cardboard cutout of a frolicking, arrow-toting Cupid.

Costumes
Red and pink are the traditional colors of Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you have to dress in hearts and flowers from head to toe.
If you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day party for friends and family, take a tip from Halloween and make it a costume party. To tie the costume idea to this day, ask your guests to come as famous couples throughout history. The couples can be real or fictional, living or dead, splitsville or still madly in love.

Activities
Do something truly romantic this Valentine’s Day! Book a limo – instead of dealing with parking and traffic, you can focus all of your attention on your date. Call ahead and have red roses waiting for your date in the car. A truly romantic date is all in the details, so little touches like this can really make the night. Have the limo take you to a spot that has significant meaning to you and your date – maybe it’s the beach where you proposed or the park where you first met. Pack light, delicious food you can eat with your fingers – cheese and baguette slices, fresh fruit, olives, and chocolate. Don’t forget a bottle of wine and some blankets to keep you and your loved one toasty warm! The trick is to keep things fun and simple so that you can focus on each other.

Food
Love is on the menu for Valentine’s Day, and you can easily incorporate rumored aphrodisiacs like oysters and champagne into your Valentine’s Day party food ideas. Start with oysters Rockefeller followed by an entrée of chicken or fish in champagne sauce. Looking for Valentine’s Day dessert ideas too? Think chocolate, as in chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, chocolate fondue and chocolate heart-shaped cookies.

Music

1. At Last / Etta James
2. Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
3. Your Body is a Wonderland / John Mayer
4. Love Me Tender / Elvis Presley
5. These Words (I Love You, I Love You) / Natasha Bedingfield
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand / The Beatles
7. Let’s Get It On/ Marvin Gaye
8. Wonderwall / Oasis
9. In Your Eyes / Peter Gabriel
10. Come Away with Me / Norah Jones
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