Valentines Day Ideas: 5 Fresh Ways To Celebrate Love

Saffron Marigold - Updated: January 13, 2021

We’re serving up unique Valentines Day ideas this year. If you’re tired of the same old ideas for Valentine’s Day that include boxes of chocolates and red hearts, you’ve come to the right place. And if you’re looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, welcome. Whether you’re feeling friendly, romantic, or downright sexy,  you can use our Valentines Day ideas whenever you want to celebrate someone you love whether that’s on Valentine’s Day or any day! Find Valentines Day ideas for couples, families, and the ladies in your life as well as things to do with friends. Don’t forget to celebrate yourself, too!  

Our signature collections of block print inspired these unique Valentines Day ideas. Complete with sources for Valentine’s Day decorations and menus, let’s celebrate love in all its shapes and forms. If you’re looking for things to do for Valentine’s Day, just come and see what we have in store!

Valentines Day ideas for couples: romantic indoor picnic

Instead of dealing with reservations at busy restaurant, plan a romantic dinner at home for you and your special someone.  Rev up the romance by treating your sweetie to a romantic indoor picnic. 

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Our Spice Route collection inspires an intimate, romantic meal. You’ll impress your special guy or gal with such a romantic gesture. This romantic picnic will be a feast for the senses! 

 floral filigree of cinnamon, turmeric and imperial blue on a rich red orange ground

No picnic is complete without a proper picnic blanket! For this romantic Valentine’s dinner, use our easy-to-launder lightweight bedspread. Curl up with a few large large pillows and serve your favorite spicy finger foods. Bites of jerk chicken, sushi with ginger and wasabi, or shish kebabs fit the bill. For dessert, offer luscious mango slices or ginger cake bites. Add a bottle of crisp white wine to tame the heat!

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Teleflora

Berries and Spice Bouquet

For a fun twist on a traditional Valentines Day idea, present your love with a bouquet in a charming basket. This is the perfect rustic touch for a romantic picnic.

Moroccan fairy lights for Valentine's day
An Affordable Luxury

Silver Moroccan Fairy Lights

Amp up the ambience with twinkling lights that resemble mini-Moroccan lanterns. They’re perfect for a spicy evening like this.

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Marketing Hills

Portable Wine Table

Have an easy place to keep a glass of wine while you cozy up on the blanket and nibble in front of the roaring fire.

Pottery Barn

Flameless Wax Votive Candle

You simply must have candlelight at this meal! These candles add the right kind ambiance. Better yet, because they’re flameless, you won’t have to worry about anything catching on fire if you accidentally knock one over (!). 

Family-friendly Valentines Day: Hawaiian luau

Since most families feel ready for a getaway by mid-February, bring the feeling of a tropical holiday to your Valentine’s celebration with a luau!  Easy-going, vibrant, and relaxed, a Hawaiian Valentines Day is a great way to celebrate love with your family.

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Set the tone with our Tropical Garden table linens and you’ll stir about those beachy vibes. Featuring deep red hibiscus blossoms, our large floral tablecloth brings the spirit of aloha to your festive Valentines Day party. 

On the menu: Highlight your family’s favorite tropical flavors (or vacation food!) on the Valentines menu.  Whether they prefer coconut shrimp to chicken terikyaki and pineapple upside-down cake to a tropical cheesecake sampler, options abound.  You can even serve Hawaiian pizza! Whip up a batch of banana milkshakes or virgin daiquiris. Consider mai tais for the adults, and go ahead–bring out the limbo stick!

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Aloha Island Lei

Fresh Orchid Lei

When you can’t go to Hawaii, you bring Hawaii to you. Order fresh floral leis directly from the land of aloha to impart that tropical feeling.

 

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Tastes of Aloha

Mochi Malasada Mix

Use this authentic mix to make delicious malasada donuts to serve at your Hawaiian-style meal. What a treat, indeed!

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The Bouqs Company

Tropical Love

Grace Tropical Garden with some tropical blooms, like this aptly-named bouquet that’s fresh and vibrant!

Green Tropical Leaf Ceramic Votive
Wilford & Lee

Tropical Leaf Ceramic Votive

Add another splash of color to your tropical Valentines table with some vivid votive candle holders that pull from the green in Tropical Garden.

Galentine’s Day: mimosa brunch

Show your friends how much you love them by inviting them over for a Galentine’s Day celebration! An elegant and relaxed Galentine’s Day brings a mimosa brunch comes to mind.

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We’ve chosen a pretty purple tablecloth as the inspiration for this Galentine’s Day party.  Our Victorian Lilac collection feels feminine, sophisticated, and fun–just like you and your girlfriends.  Our floral and ogee print speaks to an age of comfort, style, and luxury. Spread this purple tablecloth over your dining table for a Galentine’s Day mimosa brunch fit for a queen! 

It’s time to celebrate friendship, pamper yourselves, and have some fun! Spend more time with your girlfriends by serving dishes that you can make ahead of time.  A breakfast casserole, fruit salad, and cinnamon rolls would be perfect. You could also set out a bagel buffet with sweet and savory toppings.  Of course, this is a mimosa brunch, so have plenty of champagne and orange juice on hand!

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Flower Shopping

Victorian Romance Bouquet

A low centerpiece lets the conversation (and mimosas!) flow. Filled with white roses, lavender waxflower, and ivy, this Valentines Day centerpiece looks grand when placed atop Victorian Lilac.

Blueberry Lavender Dark Chocolate Bar
Elbow Chocolates

Blueberry Lavender Dark Chocolate Bar

As a party favor or sweet gift for your sweet friends, place a chocolate bar with dried blueberries at each place setting.

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Little Creek Creative

Love You A Brunch Sign

We can’t resist a cute pun, especially when it’s delivered in such a pretty way! Print out this sign to include as part of your brunch tablescape.

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Crate & Barrel

Lunette Champagne Glasses

The iridescent sheen of these champagne flutes is absolutely lovely and adds extra sparkle to your bubbly libations. 

Celebrate with friends: a delectable dessert bar 

The options are endless with a dessert bar, and you can choose Valentines decorations that are as fancy as or casual as you wish. At a Valentines Day party like this, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your friends and loved ones.

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Orange Blossom prompts us to treat the sweet people in our lives  with something as just as lush and sweet. Cover your buffet, table, or kitchen island with our floral table runner. 

From caramels and cookies to cupcakes, baklava, or cheesecake bites, your Valentines Day dessert bar is only limited to your imagination.  Have on hand a variety of beverages, like ice water, coffee, tea, milk, or whatever pairs best with your treats. With desserts in hand and bright Orange Blossom at the table, you’ll have a positively joyous occasion underway!

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Harry & David

Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Cake Pops

Festive, adorable, and delectable? Why, yes, please! Giant strawberries and cake pops make a lovely addition to any dessert table. 

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At Home Boutique

Dessert Bar Sign

The soft hues in this sign draw on the colors found in our Orange Blossom collection, don’t they? Add this charming sign to your dessert bar as a way to nod to the holiday and invite your guests to indulge.

Cantaria Serving Bowl Golden Honey
Skyros Designs

Cantaria Centerpiece Bowl, Golden Honey

Fill with fresh fruit (to dip in fondue, perhaps) or an assortment of wrapped chocolates and you’ll have a gorgeous centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day table.

Marble & Brass 2-Tier Cake Stand
West Elm

Marble & Brass 2-Tier Cake Stand

A Valentines dessert party needs a dessert display, and this marble and brass stand showcases your sweets in a beautiful way.

Self-care Valentines day ideas: shower yourself with love

We hear a lot about self-care these days, and it’s not to be overlooked since taking good care of yourself is essential for your happiness and well-being. Whether or not you host a Valentines celebration for others, be sure to carve out some time for you this year.  Pamper yourself with an indulgent bath–you deserve it!

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Give your bath an update–a quick makeover, if you will–with a new shower curtain. Choose from our collection of fabric shower curtains, all of which are block printed by hand. Treat yourself–you deserve it!

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Rupi Kaur

the sun and her flowers

Sometimes nothing feels more indulgent than reading poetry. Enjoy a hot bath and this book that celebrates loves in all its forms. 

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Birch Lane

Beringer Bamboo Bath Caddy

Turn your bath into a luxury spa with a bath caddy that holds tealights, your book, and a glass of wine. Bliss!

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The Little Market

Coconut Sugar Scrub

Ethically sourced and artisan made, you’ll feel just as good about purchasing this sugar scrub as you will when using it!

HAPPINESS CANDLE
Prosperity Candle

Happiness Trio Set

Bring a piece of your happy place–lakeside, seaside, mountainside–to your bath with these ethically-made candles.

We hope you’ve found some inspiration in this guide, but if you’d like even more ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you’re in luck.  In fact, we have a few more ideas for you in our Valentine’s Day Series. Come take a look!

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There’s only a little time left till that sweetest of days, Valentine’s Day. Add a romantic touch to any room with our linens–along with great ideas for accessories–and see the room come alive.