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Valentine's Day Party Ideas

Red and pink everything! Hearts! Chocolate! Flowers!

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, whether that's with your significant other, your best friends or your family. And the best way to do that is by throwing a swoon-worthy party.

At this point, you’ve probably got the Valentine’s Day decoration formula down: heart balloons, Xs and Os and Cupid's arrow motifs. But if you only want a hint of Valentine's Day décor, opt for pops of pink and red in floral arrangements and table linens instead. If you want to deviate from V-Day décor all together, you absolutely can, you just need a game plan. (Ahem, that's where we come in.)

First, consider a theme. Glamorous and sophisticated, or whimsical and bobo? Or go totally out-of-the-box with a costume party. Once you've got the theme figured out, move on to food. Are passed appetizers enough, or should there be a formal sit-down dinner? Either way, make sure there are copious amounts of chocolate. Is it really Valentine’s Day without it? A dessert bar is always a win, or you could go big with a chocolate fountain, complete with strawberries and marshmallows to dip!

Finally, decide on a signature cocktail for the event. A love potion martini, perhaps? Or pomegranate-infused champagne cocktails.

To really awe and impress your guests, hire live music. A pianist or string quartet is perfect for a formal fete, while an all-night dance-a-thon calls for a dance band or DJ.

There's no wrong way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Show us how you decided to party by tagging your photos with #thebashparties on Instagram.

Popular Valentine's Day Party Themes

Valentine's Day Masquerade Party

For a couples party no one will forget, go black tie glam. This is ideal in a large ballroom decked out in jewel tones, black, and metallics, which will create an air of mystery. Have guests wear masks, hire a string quartet and for food, consider a cheese and charcuterie table.

Let's get your Valentine's Day started.

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