Before you send in the invites, list out the names of all those guests whom you want to invite for your Valentine's Day party. Inform your friends beforehand whether it will be a day party or over-night party. Provide the names of all the invited ones as your guests may want to know who are the ones you invited other than themselves. You can reveal your ingenuity with the invitation cards but you would do well to relate them with your dominant party theme (though your invitations may also stand apart on their own). Send out cards in the shape of a heart or cupid, or with the shape of a heart on the front. It's even better if you can make some invitation cards yourself for your Valentine's Day party.
You can make them quite attractive by designing them with pictures of famous lovers and putting in some famous love quotes. Tie each card with a red satin ribbon, put inside a small red box filled with candies and stick an invitation note to it. Deliver your invites personally. Make sure that your send your invitations at least a week or two weeks before the party, as most people have a habit of planning their Valentine’s Day in advance. .
The venue of your Valentine's Day Party depends as much on you as on your guests. You can throw a party at your shack, provided your celebrations are a family affair and you have the confidence that you can make all the necessary arrangements for it. If you want to make your jubilations a little different, you can invite your sweetheart/friends to watch a romcom at the theatre nearest to your home and give them a treat thus. You can also arrange a picnic on the lines of a camp at some good location, one that is safe and nice to spend time at.
Your Valentine's Day Party decoration depends mostly on the nature of your celebration. If you're planning a special Valentine's Day evening for you and your honey, a handful of candles and a bouquet of red roses are enough to set the mood. But if you're throwing a Valentine's Day bash for your friends and family, your bash needs a good theme and better decorations. A brilliant decoration goes a long way to set the mood for a party and make it an outstanding one. A Valentine's Day Party is no anomaly. It would be wise to decorate your house according to the theme of the party. But your party zone can also be adorned traditionally. Place heart shaped candle stands and flower vase at different corners and windows of your home. Decorate the ceilings by hanging heart shape balloons, cute stupid cupids and paper hearts with the help of yarn, string or streamers. Red, pink, purple and white are the are the traditional Valentine's Day colors. Cut paper hearts of various sizes from construction papers of aforementioned colours and write messages like "Be Mine", "My Love" or "I Love You" on them. Add some sequins for that extra colour and sparkle. Scatter the cutouts randomly over tabletops and beds. Cover your table with a white table cloth or sheet and put little candy hearts with sayings like "Love is God" at one side of the table. These will be your party favours. Fill candy bowls, champagne flutes and martini glasses with colorful treats. Place a happy Valentines Day banner on the main door.
Mention must also be made of the vintage-style Valentine’s Day cards. These add a classic touch to any Valentine's Day party decor. Buy some of these cards and stand them up across a fireplace mantle or on your drawing room table, or tape them to the bathroom mirror. And last but not the least, place a statuette or cardboard cutout of a frolicking, arrow-toting Cupid on your dining table. No Valentine's Day party is complete without this item. To add to the mood of your party, play some nice romantic songs and spark the mood for romance. Prepare garlands of valentine flowers and place them all over in your sweet home.
A theme is one of the prime requirements for any party. The primary thing that should be decided is a theme, so that decorations can be done accordingly. A popular Valentine's Day party theme is the slumber theme. Planning a sleepover party is a great idea though it is suitable mostly for kids. Another common theme these days is to dress up like celebrities or in some fancy dress. You can even announce a prize to the best dressed up person. But you can surely do without a theme if it gets a bit difficult for you to make the arrangements.
Creating the right ambience for your party is a must for that is what goes on to make the time a memorable one. Dress up your party zone according to the theme of the party. Choose your bed sheets, table covers and curtains in colours like red or pink that goes with the mood of Valentine's Day. If you have plans to pass the occassion cozying up to your sweet one, you can hire DVDs of some popular romcoms (for movie suggestions, click here). So will some nice romantic music. But if you want to celebrate the time with your friends and family members, groovy numbers or dance tracks will be the best. Make sure, however, that the music for your party suits the taste and preferences of your guests.
The best way to win hearts is by pleasing the tastebuds and hence, what you dish out at your party is an important factor. If you prefer to party with your friends and family, hit your favorite joint with your them and order what you enjoy the best. If your guest list includes vegetarians, make adequate provisions for them.
If you want to restrict the celebrations to yourself and your sweetheart, go in for a romantic candlelight dinner. If you are eating out, your menu should include dishes like oysters and chicken or fish in champagne sauce. For desserts, chocolate recipes like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, chocolate fondue or chocolate heart-shaped cookies are just great.
It is always nice to send your guests home with a small gift or party favour. It ends the festivities on a sweet note and keeps the memory of the party alive for your invited ones. These party favours can range from little candy hearts and chocolates to small cupid dolls. Purchase heart shaped boxes to pack sweet treats and heart-shaped chocolates for your guests to take home. It will be better to hand out party favors according to the theme of your party.