Valentine’s Day Party Ideas, From Cute To Classic

Whatever, whoever and however you love, these Valentine’s Day party ideas will help you to express how you feel!

Setting the Scene

Whether you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day disco for kids or a fun singles’ night for adults, the first thing you need to do is set up your venue.

Reign yourself in to avoid going over the top – a few carefully placed decorations will look much more stylish than an explosion of red and pink. One popular trend in the party industry is to scatter balloons in the corner of the room, or scatter them across chairs and tables. This will look ultra stylish, casual and, most importantly, very classy.

Colour Schemes

Red and pink is the obvious choice of colour scheme for a Valentine’s Day party but if you overdo it, it can get a little overwhelming.

That’s why we’d recommend mixing and matching bold red garlands and bright pink pom poms with blocks of white to break up the colours and balance them out, helping the party to look stylish and classy rather than garish.

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day party for adults who like the day but don’t want to relive their childhood attempts at the holiday!

Add rose petals and a couple of hints of gold

What could be more romantic than scattered rose petals? Combine red rose petals with the occasional gold rose petal and scatter them across your tables or along your mantelpiece – a simple Valentine’s Day party idea that’s guaranteed to look elegant and classy!

Roses and gold rose petals on a pink background

In love with nature

Although many of these pastel flower decorations are designed for weddings, that just means they’re romantic enough for Valentine’s Day! Use this cream hydrangea flower wall kit as your neutral background, and jazz it up with these gorgeous red rose and pink blossom garlands.

Valentine’s Day party games and activities

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party for kids, it’s a good idea to have some party games and activities up your sleeve to keep them entertained.

A disco could be fun but if you’d prefer some calmer activities, have a go at icing your own easy Cupid cupcakes, or create a Valentine’s heart head bopper! 

Alternatively if you want to elevate the party mood, bring out this heart pull pinata which you will have filled to the brim with sweets and toys and get whacking! Biggest heartbreaker wins.

Laying the table

If you’re having a buffet at your Valentine’s party, lay your tables with some cute Valentine’s Day tableware like these cute heart shaped plates.

Valentine's Day party tableware

Choose a selection of plates, cups, napkins, red cutlery and table accessories and if you’re expecting lots of party guests, simply buy in some of our bulk packs of tableware to save a ton of money!

Valentine’s Day table decorations

Next up in our round-up of Valentine’s Day party ideas is table decorations!

They’re a great opportunity to add some cute little details – like this Valentine’s heart spray decoration. It’s fun, eye-catching, and a great position to place a load of red chocolate balls for your guests!

Valentine's Day party table decorations

Party Food

As for your party food, putting a cute Valentine’s twist on it with lots of heart-shaped snacks is an absolute must.

Think Love Hearts, heart-shaped chocolates and Haribo hearts and if you’re serving sandwiches, cut them out with this lovely heart cookie cutter.

Alternatively you could make a beautiful bouquet of cupcakes with gorgeously swirled rose icing!

Valentine’s Day candy buffet

If you do want to go all out with themed party food, go for a stylish candy buffet display. Fill different sized sweet jars with red and pink sweets and leave out paper sweet bags and scoops for your guests to help themselves to the sweet treats. Take a look at our Valentine’s Day candy buffet ideas for more inspiration and to pick up your candy buffet supplies.

Cute Valentine’s party favours to take home

Last but not least, a good host will always give their guests a little party favour to take home!

Keeping with the Valentine’s Day party theme, why not put a couple of red heart-shaped chocolates inside a red organza bag like this? It’s quick and easy and your guests are guaranteed to love it!

Valentine's Day Party Favours in red organza bag

We hope we’ve given you enough inspiration for a lovely Valentine’s Day themed party on 14th February!

Valentine’s Drinks

While alcohol is by no means an essential part of the Valentine’s Day experience, it can be nice to share a little tipple.

Two glasses with rose gin drink for a Valentine's day party

Rose Gin Royale

Ingredients for 2 champagne cocktails
  • 20 ml gin
  • 10 ml natural rose syrup (use more if you like it sweeter)
  • Top up with brut (dry) sparkling wine
  • Pink coloured sugar
  • 1 lemon
How to make
  1. Rim the glasses
  2. Use traditional champagne flutes. Wet the rim of the glass with a sliced lemon (just hold the glass upside down and run the lemon pulp outside the glass until it’s wet). Then quickly dip the wet rim into pink sugar that’s on a small serving plate and swirl it around until desired effect is achieved.
  3. Mix the gin and the syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake it 3-4 times.
  4. Pour the liquid into the champagne flutes and top up with sparkling wine.
  5. Stir with a straw before drinking.

You could also make a little cocktail station in your living room (any side table or drinks trolley will do) and then serve the champagne cocktails on a pretty tray.