It’s that time of year again, the season for celebrating love, affection, friendship, and connections. Valentine’s Day brings together couples, friends, and even family members to celebrate their relationships and create cherished memories. If you aren’t interested in yet another date night at a crowded restaurant, why not celebrate the day of love by hosting a Valentine’s Day party?
Whether you plan to host an intimate gathering or a lively bash, we’ll give you some Valentine's party ideas to make this one extra special. Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovers or kids exchanging goodies at school. Here are 14 ideas for adults to help you celebrate in style.
- Host a Cookie Exchange
- Enjoy a Sweet Valentine's Brunch
- Practice Flower Arranging
- Host a Movie Night
- Relax with a Spa Day
- Celebrate with a Tea Party
- Paint and Sip with Friends
- Throw a Slumber Party
- Get Crafty with Floral Wreaths
- Make DIY Valentine’s Day Cards
- Say Cheers with Cocktails
- Level Up with a Valentine’s Game Night
- Set Up a DIY Photo Booth
- Go Wine and Chocolate Tasting
- Tips for Hosting a Great Valentine’s Day Party
- Celebrate Valentine's Day with Mrs. Fields®
1. Host a Cookie Exchange
Who doesn’t love cookies? A cookie exchange is a delicious and interactive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. Invite all guests to bring a batch of their favorite cookies to share with the group. Encourage everyone to get creative and follow a Valentine’s Day theme when picking recipes and decorating cookies. This allows everyone to enjoy an array of popular cookies while spending quality time together.
2. Enjoy a Sweet Valentine's Brunch
Hosting a Valentine’s brunch provides the best start to the day. It’s an opportunity to indulge in delectable foods and treats while celebrating with intimate or large groups of friends or family. Because brunch happens in the morning or midday, it offers a more relaxed setting for celebrating Valentine’s Day. The menu for your special brunch can include a wide range of sweet and savory delights, including delicious red velvet cookies, heart-shaped pancakes, fresh berries, mini sandwiches, and more.
3. Practice Flower Arranging
Flowers are one of the most gifted items on Valentine’s Day each year. Use that for inspiration when brainstorming ideas for a Valentine’s party. Gather your friends for a flower-arranging event where everyone can tap into their creative side and build beautiful bouquets. The great part of floral arrangement parties is that you can either give your final arrangement to a loved one or keep it for yourself.
4. Host a Movie Night
Whether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day party for your girlfriends, a group of singles, or your significant other, hosting a movie night is a relaxing and cozy way to spend the evening. Pick out your favorite romantic comedy or feel-good movie. Create an inviting atmosphere by arranging comfortable seating and decorating with fun Valentine’s Day-themed decor. Don’t forget to provide snacks such as popcorn, candy, or tasty cookie cakes to munch on throughout the film.
Treat yourself to a luxurious and rejuvenating experience with a spa day. Whether it’s a solo indulgence, a romantic event for couples, or a pampering session with friends, a spa day offers the perfect escape from the stress of the daily hustle. Choose from various spa activities, including facials, massages, manicures, aromatherapy, or even guided meditation and relaxation exercises. Prioritize self-care and health this year with a soothing spa day.
For a more whimsical celebration, host a Valentine’s tea party. Go all out with the decorations by choosing soft hues of pink and red, delicate teacups, and charming floral arrangements. Share a cup of tea while you spill the tea with your friends, all while enjoying delightful treats like mini cookies, finger sandwiches, scones, and heart-shaped pastries.
Get creative with a festive “Paint and Sip” event for Valentine’s Day. Set up painting stations with canvases, brushes, and paints and don’t forget the beverages. You can choose a step-by-step painting tutorial with a Valentine’s theme or let everyone paint freely. This kind of activity allows everyone to express themselves while having fun together.
Break out your PJs and sleeping bags for a memorable Valentine’s Day sleepover. Throwing a slumber party with close friends or loved ones is the perfect nod to nostalgic fun. Prep for the party by gathering cozy blankets, pillows, board games, and movies. Add a Valentine’s theme by serving pink snacks and food.
Crafting floral wreaths for Valentine's Day is another way to get creative with flowers. Combine flowers, greenery, and ribbons to create personalized floral wreaths. This is a great hands-on Valentine’s party idea for everyone.
One of our favorite Valentine’s party ideas is a throwback to creating and sharing Valentine’s Day cards. Transport yourself back to your younger days by making heartfelt or funny cards to share with family and friends. This is a thoughtful way to share your affection and appreciation with your loved ones. Consider adding Valentine's Day gifts for an extra special touch to the celebration.
Valentine’s Day party ideas for adults include celebrating with cocktails. You can host a cocktail night at home or plan to visit trendy bars or speakeasies with your significant other or friends. Include non-alcoholic options to ensure everyone feels included and get playful with romantic concoctions in red or pink hues. You can also create personalized drinks named after loved ones to add to the fun.
Elevate your celebration by hosting a lively Valentine’s game night. Prepare a variety of games suitable for couples or groups of friends, whether you prefer classic board games, trivia challenges, charades, or special love-themed games for Valentine’s Day. Finish the night off with a sweet touch by preparing Valentine-themed gift boxes for each of your guests.
Create a DIY photo booth full of heart-shaped decorations, romantic fabrics, and love-themed props. Encourage guests to have fun with it and take photos that will serve as joyful memories for years to come.
Indulge in an evening of wine and chocolate tasting to savor the flavors of romance. This type of party allows you to taste rich flavors while enjoying the perfect pairing of wine and chocolate, making it a deliciously romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Once you’ve chosen from the list of Valentine’s day party ideas, it’s time to start planning. Here are some helpful tips for hosting a memorable Valentine’s Day party:
- Pick out romantic-themed decorations like heart-shaped confetti, candles, and red or pink accents.
- Send out invitations so guests can save the date and get excited about the event.
- Gather a variety of food and drink options to cater to different dietary needs and preferences.
- Plan interactive activities like DIY crafts, games, or photo booths to keep guests engaged.
- Put together a fun playlist of love songs or romantic tunes to set the mood.
- Offer small, thoughtful gifts or party favors as a token of appreciation, such as cookie boxes.
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and friendship. Choosing from our Valentine’s Day party ideas for adults is a fun way to celebrate this cherished holiday. Whether you’re hosting a romantic evening, a lively gathering with friends, or simply want to share sweetness with loved ones, Mrs. Fields® offers the perfect selection of Valentine’s Day cookies. From iconic heart-shaped cookie tins to unique cookie cakes, fruit and cheese towers, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect treat for your party.