This Valentine’s Day, whether you are married, taken, or single, Magenta wants to show you some of the best ideas for Valentine’s Day at home.
We’ve compiled plenty of Valentine’s celebration ideas together to help you make the most of this intimate holiday, as well as to cherish and celebrate the ones you love the most. And, while the guest list might just be limited to the people who you already live with, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate in style.
From Valentine’s dinner ideas, to a fun Galentine's Day celebration with the roomies, there are so many ways to make this V-Day a special one. To make the day as special as it can be, here are the best ideas for Valentine’s Day at home, along with some secret tricks and tips.
Whether it’s a house or apartment, transforming your abode into a special space for hosting is key to throwing a successful Valentine’s Day bash. It’s always advised to be totally aware of how much space you have to help gauge what size party will fit in your home, and to plan your celebration accordingly. Once you have calculated that space, you can determine what time of the day, what type of setting, and what kind of hors d'oeuvres will be needed to execute a seamless party plan.
Intimate Snail Mail
This year, scratch the invitations and instead utilize this extra time to create sentimental love notes to all your special valentines. This is a fun and intimate way to remind the people around you how much you truly love them and care.
If you love crafting, we suggest taking a sentimental approach and making your own invites with an authentic twist. Circling back from the holidays once again, Rae Dunn's Valentine Imprint Alphabet Stamp Set is a perfect way to add a special touch to personalizing your handmade Valentines.
Celebration Idea no. 1 Galentine's Celebration
If you are unfamiliar with this holiday, we like to refer to TV Show character Leslie Knope's quote from Parks and Rec, "it's only the best day of the year." On February 13th women from all over use Galentine's Day, as an official day to celebrate women, friendships, and utilize this time to drink an overflowing amount of Rosé
You can’t talk Galentine’s Day party ideas without talking décor, and recent trends have indicated that farmhouse Valentine’s décor is soaring in popularity. We styled our Galentine’s Day party using Amy Hamley's Palm Desert collection to create a soft and elegant look. Palm Desert is feminine, simplistic and a great complimentary collection for pink and red color contrast on Valentine’s serveware.
We recommend using the Palm Desert's Serving Tray to serve your guests a pairing of rosé and raspberries as your guests arrive. We filled Amy Hamley's pitcher with a bouquet of Valentine's Day inspired roses for an adorable and festive table centerpiece.
The Palm Desert's Cheeseboard is a nice charcuterie board for cheeses and small bites. Turn your Galentine's day party into a brunch by incorporating a DIY Lox bagel bar and add Tapas Trays to separate toppings like cappers, red onions, parsley, and dill.
Use Amy Hamley's Luncheon Plates for showcasing heart shaped candies or Red Velvet cupcakes for a side of something sweet.
String up lights or add luminaries to your table to set the tone of your party setting. If you already have Amy Hamley's Planters, be sure to either bring some nature to the party or use them for a place to temporarily hold gift bags and Valentines.
Have a complimentary coffee station as an option for guests to indulge. With quality coffee, flavored syrups, and fun novelty coffee accessories, you have an easy self serve coffee bar in no time; and as a host, you can focus more on entertaining and not barista-ing.
Here are a few items we love to incorporate into any brunch coffee bar:
Be sure to have a milk frother on hand to add a nice ending touch.
Here are some recipes for hosting a Galentine’s Brunch:
Celebration Idea no. 2 An Intimate Dinner for Two
Celebrate your special someone with a formal evening complete with farmhouse Valentine’s decor and tableware from Rae Dunn. Valentines gets a sleek and sophisticated spin with Rae Dunn’s Valentine Heritage and Stem Print Collection, which are the perfect aesthetic for any urban city apartment or loft.
We suggest starting off with the Icon Wood Serving Board to place red roses for the perfect conversational centerpiece and Valentine’s serveware. Set the vibes with Rae’s Stem Print 'Chill' Wine Cooler, a stoneware that’s perfect for pinot grigio or a nice white chilled wine. Looking to pair your menu with red wine instead? Rae Dunn's 'Pour' Pitcher is a perfect piece for serving up a rich pinot noir sangria to really get the party started.
You can never go wrong with a warm crisp French baguette paired with a rich balsamic and olive oil as a starter. Citrine's Entertaining Pieces go great with Rae's Stem Print collection for a dazzling farmhouse Valentine’s decor showcase. Pasta is every girl’s comfort food so why not serve a rich pasta dish at this year's Galentine's Day dinner. We suggest complimenting your dinner party dishes with Amy Hamley’s Palm Desert Plates in Black for the ultimate Valentines ceramic dinnerware.
And of course, don't forget to add rose petals to your overall table spread for final finishing touches—or to go all out on dessert! (Our recommendation: a decadent chocolate cake served with strawberries and whipped cream.)
Feel free to explore Magenta’s recipe page to find more perfect meals for hosting, no matter the occasion.
Celebration Idea no. 3 Give The Perfect Gift
A host always leaves the best impression on her guests! Giving gifts is a sweet way to thank your friends, family, or significant other for attending your event. Here are a few Magenta inspired gifts straight from our favorite Valentine’s gift guide:
Here are a few Magenta inspired gift ideas:
Let's Put a Bow on it and Wrap it Up...
Be sure to download a great Spotify playlist to set the mood, and make memorable moments by talking about shared memories and experiences. We hope you have a lovely 2022 Valentine's Day ladies, and happy hosting!
xoxo - Magenta