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Valentines Day Party Ideas

Valentine’s Day is known as the day for lovers, a day when everyone seems to be coupled. But who says you can’t share Valentines Day with friends?

A Valentine’s party can celebrate the Saint of Lovers without being an exclusive dinner for two, and it can be celebrated by singles and couples alike.

So, get together a group of friends and celebrate!

Dinner party

A select group can enjoy a beautiful dinner party together. Choose some close couples or a group of single friends and make a night of it.

Use a red tablecloth and matching serviettes, along with some pretty tableware. Lay a rose across each place and serve foods associated with love and romance, such as oysters, chocolate, strawberries and champagne.

Cocktail party

Throw a cocktail party, but limit the drinks to ones with romantic or lustful names. Try Love Birds, Love Juice,  Kiss in the dark, Body Heat or Love Cocktail (find some recipes here.)

Maybe steal a bit of Christmas and hang some mistletoe around the room …

Let’s have a party!

Invite heaps of friends and have a traditional party-type party. Of course, you choose all decorations to be red or pink and have hearts everywhere, and request guests to dress appropriately.

Play love songs, or even some romantic party games – how long is it since you played spin the bottle?

Set the scene

Whatever style of party you decide on, here are some tips to add to the Valentines feel of the occasion:

  • Find some champagne flutes that have pink or red bases or are decorated with hearts. Discount shops usually have decorated flutes or cocktail glasses.

  • Wrap some pink cellophane around lampshades to give the room a romantic quality – and keep lighting to a minimum, too.

  • Use heart shaped cutters for food where possible – biscuits, sandwiches, cheese pieces, fruit chunks – as well as using heart shaped moulds for ice cubes and soft foods like pate, mousse or sorbet.

  • Add a touch of strawberry liqueur or pink lemonade to drinks to make them look pink and exotic.

  • If decorating, cut out cardboard or paper hearts to place on walls and doors. Keep streamers, balloons and the like to red, white and pink.

  • If serving food, give everything interesting, romantic names – offer Lovers’ delight instead of chocolate mousse, or ravioli valentine instead of ravioli napoli. Have some fun with it!

  • Decorate tables with bowls of heart chocolates or kisses.

  • Play a collection of love songs – even if that seems too soppy the rest of the year, it works on Valentines Day!

  • Hide heart sparkles in unusual places to surprise people – in curtains, on top of doors, under plates, between serviettes, and so on.

  • Burn essential oils to add romance to the atmosphere – ylang ylang and sandalwood are good choices.

Tash Hughes is a Mum of two in Melbourne. She is also a writer and owner of Word Constructions. Tash is available to write articles and profiles for any business, as well as doing other business documentation projects. You can see her site and services at www.wordconstructions.com

Seduction and delicious chocolates - what a great combination for Valentines Day!




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