Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're celebrating with your Valentine, Galentines, treating yourself to a #selfcaresunday, want to go all out or keep things casual, we created this guide full of straightforward, uncomplicated ideas to help you make a valentines statement at home.
We're talking all things cocktails, mocktails, sweets & treats, breakfast in bed, appetizers, and more. Everything cupid approved.
Set up a drinks & sweets station on a bar cart, countertop, or coffee table for you and your Valentines (or Galentines). Decorate the space with roses, cocktail napkins, and really anything red or pink you have around the home.
Serve sweet and bubbly cocktails (or mocktails), made extra special with rock candy. They're fun to look at, of course, and add a kiss of extra sweetness.
- Rim champagne glasses with sugar
- Place a red rock candy stick into each glass
- Pour Rosé Champagne or Sparkling Berry Lemonade for mocktails (sparkling pink lemonade works too)
Fill the other side of the tray with Valentine's sweets. We found these pink-frosted cupcakes and raspberry jam heart cookies at from Trader Joe's.
To make it even more festive, add heart-shaped picks which can be found at party supply stores, Amazon, etc.
This is how to elevate pink lemonade into a "fancy" cocktail with minimal effort. No prep required...it's just mixing three ingredients together over ice.
Our go-to tip for holidays is to decorate with candy. Scattering sweethearts throughout the tray instantly gives the how whole space a Valentine's vibe.
- Rim each glass with sugar
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Pour 1 part pink lemonade, 1 part rosé champagne, and approx. 2 oucnes/shots of vodka into shaker
- Shake for at least 30 seconds
- Pour over ice into each glass
- Garnish with a lemon wedge and strawberry slice
You can change up the ratios of the ingredients to your preference, for example more champagne for a stronger pour or less vodka for a weaker pour.
XOXO CANDY BOARD
Calling all sweettooths!
This spread is a fan-fav with kids and the kids at heart. And if there ever was a Valentine's Day to fill up an entire tray with sweets while stuck at home, this is it.
Go for an assortment of sweets and treats like chocolate, gummies, licorice, meringues, macaroons, and fresh strawberries (fruit cancels out all the sugar on this board, right?). Include fresh rose buds throughout the board for a 'lil something extra.
Romantic Valentine's for Two
Romantic Valentine's evening at home, no fancy restaurant required. Start your evening off with what we like to call "fancy schmanzy hors d'oeuvres" (aka store-bought heat 'n serve appetizers) and red wine.
BREAKFAST IN BED
With Valentine's Day on a sunday this year, there's no excuse for not enjoying breakfast in bed. Serve up your favorite breakfast, coffee, and pomegrante mimosas (champagne & pomegranate juice).
Or even better, send this to your Valentine for some (wink wink nudge nudge) inspo.
VEGAN CHOCOLATE SWEET POTATO MUFFINS
Trust us on these. They are delicious! And, a great healthier alternative for a Valentine's day brunch or breakfast.
VALENTINE'S SELF CARE SUNDAY
We hope you found this guide helpful as you plan your Valentine's Day festivities at home!
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