Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / by Earl Gaddi
Create a themed cocktail
It's a great excuse to get creative and invent a signature cocktail, to love or hate Valentine's Day. Try blending pink lemonade with sparkling water and slices of pink grapefruit for a kid-friendly option. Take it to the next level and, with a few candles, sparkly lights or red and pink balloons, create a Valentine's Day feel at home. Focus your decor on a bar cart or side table where, before enjoying your drinks, you can show your cocktail creations and capture that perfect Instagram post.
Refresh any room with a love-inspired makeover
Consider decorating with a minimal love-themed print if Valentine's Day balloons and banners are not your style. There are many free and affordable printable art posters that you can frame in your home to immediately add a nod to Valentine's Day. If you have a gallery wall already, consider swapping out one or two festive pieces to create a classy look inside your home for Valentine's Day. For different holidays, swap out fresh printable art, or leave your love-themed pieces all year long.
Create a Valentine’s inspired tablescape
Transform an everyday dinner into an evening to remember this Valentine's Day by stepping up your table setting game. A table setting out of the ordinary can make your at-home Valentine's date night feel more like a special occasion, whether you go out with a burst of colourful flowers as a centrepiece, or simply add a splash of pink with napkins, candles, or rose-colored glassware. Print or handwrite the evening's menu for the ultimate at-home date-night feel.
Get creative with a classy but kid-friendly craft
Get the children involved and try to make this simple heart-shaped craft that can double as a card for Valentine's Day. In order to create these chic, personalised geometric hearts, all you need are some popsicle sticks, glue, paint, and other crafty accessories you have on hand (try buttons, washi tape, colourful thread, or buttons). Jess Coppom from Make & Do Crew recommends glueing the hearts together ahead of time to tackle this craft with toddler-age kiddies, leaving your little ones with the decorating fun.
Do a Valentine’s themed DIY that doubles as décor
This heart-themed planter is the perfect solution, whether you're looking for a gift, a fun Valentine's Day activity, or simply an excuse to start a DIY project. Dreamed up by Rachel from The Crafted Life, a heart-shaped hole punch tool and colourful peel and stick vinyl are used to make this pretty planter. To develop this one-of-a-kind DIY, all you need to do is cut enough hearts to make a pattern on your planter (bonus if it's pink). It's easy to peel off vinyl, so you can either keep the hearts year-round or take them off in spring.
You might be a real romantic, or you might love any excuse for decoration and DIY. Either way, these date night and decorating ideas will help make this Valentine's Day the best place to be your home.