How to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home
Valentine’s Day 2021 could be a little different this year with many couples staying in for a spot of romance due to restrictions. Additional thought is needed to make your loved ones feel extra special on this day of love, so we've created a guide to celebrating a romantic Valentine’s at home...
A stay at home Valentine’s night gives you the chance to celebrate in many different ways, and it’s a lovely chance to make it a very personal occasion. You could, for example, snuggle up on the sofa and watch the first film you and your partner saw together, or one that means a lot to you both. You could also put together a slide show of photos of the pair of you from over the years – you could watch it on your TV or put them into an album to give to your other half as a gift. If you're married, you might even fancy digging out the wedding video and giving it a watch!
Another way to add that personal touch is by buying some personalised products from the Party Pieces store which are ideal if you and your loved one live apart. Our Valentine's themed cakes are the perfect sweet treat for showing that special someone how much you care. Customise with your own text and photos for a truly unique gift. If you're unable to spend the special day together, why not send a message gift cake straight to their door!
As well as picking out some the personalised decorations for your Valentine’s celebration, you should also push the boat by going for other glam and romantic decorations to brighten up your interiors. Order in bunches of your favourite flowers from your local florist and pop in this gorgeous ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ Bouquet decoration. If you want to surprise your loved one at their door, create a stunning balloons bouquet with this heart confetti balloon kit or these mixed heart balloons… or both!
Set the scene for your romantic meal at home with this Valentine’s balloons garland and this beautiful red heart backdrop. Scatter the table with this heart shaped confetti and lay the table ready for dinner and drinks.
Check out our full range of Valentine’s decorations here.
Food and tableware
Going out for dinner is unlikely to be on the menu for Valentine’s 2021, so instead carefully plan out your meal at home. Go hassle-free by ordering in your favourite takeaway or, if you are planning on making an effort, recreate the first meal you enjoyed together as a couple or one that is particularly special to the two of you. If you want to create something new and delicious, try this Jamie Oliver recipe for Fiorentina steak, while non-meat eaters could try these delicious sounding halloumi skewers. And if you aren’t buying one of our personalised cakes, spoil both you and your partner rotten by whipping up Tanya Burr’s yummy chocolate orange cheesecake. Don't live with your loved one? Why not dine online?
Add some special touches to your Valentine’s table with some of our loveliest tableware. This ‘Love’ table confetti will be a gorgeous and subtle addition. Make a centrepiece with these stress-free LED candles or put these fairy lights in a cork bottle to bring a serene atmosphere to your evening.
A little something to say I love you… This ‘Reasons why I love you’ jar is a thoughtful activity for you and your partner to remind them why and how much you love them and what they mean to you. Each pack contains one glass jar, and 50 scratch to reveal cards and stickers. Simply write down your reasons on the heart-shaped cards, cover with the scratch to reveal sticker and pop into the jar for your Valentine to choose from.
Create some excitement with this heart shaped treasure hunt activity kit. Simply fill out the blank cards with clues for your partner and watch their face whilst they enjoy finding the treasure.
‘will you marry me’ balloon, it's a unique way to propose to the one you love and make this Valentine's Day one to remember. Pop to say yes!
Celebrate being single!
Home alone this Valentine’s Day? Then why not organise a Zoom call with your other single pals? You could do it the day before on what has become known as Galentine’s Day, which is a day for women to celebrate each other, or go for February 14th itself. Your online party could just simply involve drinks and a good catch-up or you could organise a kitchen disco – go here to read our guide to doing one in style. Your virtual party will need to look the part, so send everyone the same glam fringe curtain for their backdrop, floral fan decoration and confetti berry blush balloon bouquet to really make it a Valentine’s night to remember.
To explore our full range of Valentine’s balloons, decorations, accessories and more, go here.