Celebrate Love or have a Bitterness Bash!
March 31, 2011
Valentine’s Day (adult)
It’s February and love is in the air! Too often people fixate on Valentine’s Day being a “lovers” holiday when really it should just be another reason to throw a party. This year, have a huge Valentine’s Day bash and invite all of your friends. Single, married, dating, divorced…no one should be left out!
Start your party off right by sending out invitations filled with love (aka hearts confetti). We have such a variety of heart invitations from sophisticated to modern, that you’ll have a hard time deciding which one is your favorite!
Decorations and Supplies
Welcome your guests properly by slapping a Valentine’s Day door cover on your door. Tie festive balloons around the door handle and tie a group of red and white Lumi-loon balloons around your lamppost. If you live in a climate where it snows, chances are you haven’t faced the cold and taken down those holiday lights yet. Make them more Valentine’s appropriate by adding in red heart lights. Lastly, hang a banner outside of your house welcoming your guests to “The Love Shack.”
Begin decorating the inside of your house by hanging Valentine’s Day string décor from your windows. Bring the spirit of mistletoe to Valentine’s Day by dangling a heart light set from your door frame. If people aren’t catching on to the concept, force your single friends to give a quick demonstration!
Brighten up every room of your house by draping heart tinsel garland across your banister, mantel, even around your crown molding with sticky tack. If you feel that your party is still lacking enough red hearts, hang metallic star danglers, red and white twirly whirlys or heart swirl garland from your ceiling.
Food and Dining Décor
You can easily stick with the red and white theme for dinner by serving a winter Caprese Salad and pasta with marinara sauce topped with parmesan cheese. If you’re having a fancy, sit down dinner, serve the food on clear plastic plates. If the party is more casual, opt for colorful paper plates. For either type of party, use cute heart lunch and beverage napkins.
Designate a table solely for beverages. Place a variety of alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic drinks on the table so guests can help themselves. Make sure the table is stocked with tumblers, wine glasses and martini glasses. If you really want to make the party special, serve a unique Valentine’s Day cocktail like this Be Mine Mojito.
If you decide to make this party couples-only, spice things up by making your guests come in couples costumes. Encourage everything from Superhero couples to food pairs. If you invited any single friends, have them go in this hilarious (adult-only) getup. If your party is for all relationship statuses, buy enough red boas and hats for everyone and have them dress up. The outfits will definitely spark some conversation! Turn on your best play list and dance the night away!
Your guests will already be excited to leave with their boas and hats, but you should also put together a fun party favor. Group a few Valentine’s Day items together like an L.E.D flashing rose, a blinky heart and red furry handcuffs. Place them in a “be mine” bottom lit cup and your guests will go home with the best adult goody bag they’ve ever seen!