Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentine's Day Theme Parties!

January is almost over and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. The holiday of “Love” can become very expensive with all the flowers, chocolates, dinners and jewelry. Try something different this year and host a cost efficient party without feeling like Cupid has shot you in the wallet. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, here are some creative and non-traditional Valentine’s Day party themes to enjoy with your loved one or fun friends.

1. Famous Couples Costume Party. Halloween shouldn’t be the only holiday you can dress in costume for! Have your guests dress up as famous couples or duets throughout the past or present. For example; Sunny and Cher or Obama and Biden. Have every guest throughout the party vote for the best costumed duo/couple.

2. A Red Hot Event! This theme can become cheesy but, with a few adjustments it can be a very classy event. Have your guest dress in shades of red. Decorate the party using flowers, candles and candy in any shade of red. Serve red desserts such as chocolate covered strawberries, spicy foods or Red Velvet cake.

3. Matchmaker Party: Ok so you don’t have to play Cupid to make love connections. The whole idea of this theme is to allow singles the opportunity to meet new possible matches. Have your guest all bring a single friend. Play games such as Pictionary or Charades in order to get your guest talking. Remember humor can help to loosen up the crowd. Don’t serve food/drinks that leave you with stained teeth or tongues, smelly breath or ruined clothing. Remember, the whole point is to find a match!

4. A Dive into Love Tasting Party: When you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of lots of Chocolate! Host a chocolate tasting party; allowing your guest to taste anything chocolate. Serve some unusual chocolate products such as chocolate covered bugs, Chocolate beer, or deep fried chocolate candy. For those non-chocolate lovers try a “fondue” like theme. Serve foods such as chips, fruit, cheese, and meats to dip in an assortment of sauces or mixes.
5. A Night in Paris: Take a trip for one night and bring your guest to Paris, France: the city of Love. Create perfect décor by utilizing those old Christmas tree lights and re-create a beautiful evening at a Paris café. To set the mood, try live music. Serve crepes, cappuccinos, wines and cheese, and other French foods. Before you know it, love will be in the air!

1 comment:

  1. These are such cute ideas! I like the one where the couples dress as famous couples.