If we had to describe our perfect day here at GWS, we would have to say February 14th. It’s not too hot, not too cold…and the official day of love! Over the years we’ve shared PLENTY of Valentines Day ideas, including everything from your classic dinner for two, to how to throw a rom-com party for your Galentines. And now we’re rounding up all of this inspo into the ultimate V-Day ideas list!
We’ve got enough cute Valentines Day ideas, dreamy tablescapes, and yummy cocktails to fill up more than a few Pinterest boards. And don’t worry — there’s much more to come in the next couple of months!
For now, we thought we’d pull together the best Valentines (and Galentines) Day ideas to give you a head start. So whether you’re staying in with your boo or going out with your gals, this list will help you spread the love!
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What can I do on Valentine’s Day on a low budget?
Planning a memorable Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to break the bank! If you’re looking for the best Valentine’s Day ideas on a budget, we suggest getting creative, going the thoughtful route, and adding a little ~spice~ to your favorite activities.
In fact, there are so many cute + romantic Valentines Day ideas that cost almost nothing at all — and make a bigger impression than dishing out hundreds of dollars on the same old basic dates. For example: writing a love letter, making your partner breakfast in bed, taking a bubble bath together, or stargazing in the park!
Another great way to save on V-Day is to give your go-to Valentines Day ideas a romantic at-home makeover. Which brings us to our next FAQ….
How can I make Valentine’s Day special at home?
If we learned anything the past couple of years, it’s that you can do almost anything at home — and still make it an event! To plan a special Valentines Day at home, think about how you can set the mood, try something new, and up the romance factor.
Ambient touches (like lighting candles, stringing up fairy lights, and sprinkling rose petals) go a long way to make even the simplest V-Day at home feel romantic. We also love transforming our favorite Valentines Day ideas into something you can do in the comfort of your own four walls!
For example, skip the fancy restaurant and small portion sizes and create a romantic homemade picnic in your living room instead. It’s more intimate (and affordable), and you can personalize everything from the menu to the background music!
These are just a few of our favorite at-home Valentines Day ideas. We have plenty more where that came from down below — plus some swoon-worthy and super romantic ideas that get you out of the house, too!
Cute Valentines Day Ideas
Our favorite cute Valentines Day ideas are the ones that make your S.O. go “Awww!” They’re about the little things — thoughtful touches, heart-shaped gifts, and sweet dates that go above and beyond your usual dinner + a movie.
But that doesn’t mean all of our cute Valentines Day ideas are reserved for couples! If you’re riding solo or celebrating with friends, we’ve also found a few fun Valentines Day ideas that will make this day of love one to remember.
So no matter how you’re spreading the love this February 14th, these are the cute Valentines Day ideas that are giving us MAJOR heart eyes!
1. Cute Valentines Day Idea for Movie Buffs: Build a Cozy Fort and Have a Movie Marathon
Get in touch with your inner child this V-Day and create a cozy fort in your living room! Hang up sheets, lay down pillows and blankets, and add some twinkling string lights for extra ambiance. It’s the cutest way to take your obligatory rom-com screening to the next level!
And for the ultimate Valentines Day movie marathon ideas, ditch your TV and set up this at-home projector instead. All you need is a blank wall (or even a white sheet!) to get that movie theatre experience from the comfort of your own home. Netflix and chill has never looked so good!
2. Cute Valentines Day Ideas That Keep on Giving: Try Out These 12 Months of Dates Cards
Still looking for the perfect V-Day gift to go with your perfect Valentines Day activities? Knock them both out with this cute “12 Months of Dates” gift idea!
This kit comes with 12 personalized date cards, one for each month of the year. Each card gives you a fun + romantic idea that gets you out of the house and helps you reconnect as a couple.
For cute Valentines Day ideas that say “I can’t wait to spend the whole year with you,” look no further!
3. Cute Valentines Day Idea for Happy Campers: Make S’mores at Home
Do you and your S.O. love to get out in the great outdoors, but can’t this V-Day because of weather, work, or other reasons? Recreate a romantic retreat at home with this camping V-Day box for two!
This box comes with everything you need to go on a mini escape without ever leaving your house. Think: a s’mores maker, s’mores essentials (marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and bamboo sticks), string lights, fuzzy socks, a candle, playing cards, and more!
Make this one of the most romantic + cute Valentines Day ideas by setting up a tent in your living room or backyard. After all, it’s impossible NOT to cuddle in a cozy two-person tent!
4. Cute Valentines Day Idea for Aspiring Bakers: Bake Sweet Treats Together
You know the phrase, “the key to the heart is through the stomach”? It may be cliché, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true!
Channel this wisdom into cute Valentines Day ideas by baking heart-shaped cookies together! The Baker Chick has the best recipe for the occasion — and we also found the perfect heart-shaped cookie cutters to take these sweet treats to the next level.
GWS Pro Tip: Want to add a little ~spice~ to this Valentines Day idea? Make it a friendly competition, a la The Great British Bake Off! Have each of you bake a separate batch of cookies, then choose the best of the two (with lots of taste-testing, of course). We’ll let you decide what the prize for the winner is!
5. Cute Valentines Day Ideas for Couples with a Sweet Tooth: Make a DIY Ice Cream Bar
If your ideal day wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat (or two) to end the night, then prepare to fall in love with this cute Valentines Day idea!
Just head to the grocery store and pick up your go-to flavors of ice cream, your favorite candy (bonus points for anything heart-shaped!), some whipped cream, and a couple of cute retro ice cream bowls. And voilà — you have a DIY ice cream bar!
Not only is this one of the sweetest Valentines Day ideas (in more ways than one), but it’s also an affordable one you can do at home. Pair it with a romantic movie, chocolate cocktails, or a fun board game!
6. Cute Valentines Day Ideas for Rom-Com Lovers: Throw a “Pretty In Pink” Cocktail Party
Celebrating with your gals this year? Throw it back to your favorite decade with this fun “Pretty in Pink” cocktail party! Deck your home with all-pink décor and some well-placed “Pretty in Pink” quotes. And don’t forget to host a screening of the movie!
P.S. If you’re not a huge fan of “Pretty in Pink” (are you okay?!), then customize this Galentine’s idea with a rom-com of your choice. A “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” party would also be cute!
Love any excuse to try a new cocktail? Because same! Don’t miss these delicious Valentines Day-inspired cocktail recipes that will have you feeling drunk in love!
7. Cute Valentines Day Idea for Foodies: Enjoy a Romantic Breakfast in Bed
The only thing better than a good morning kiss? Good morning waffles! For the foodie couples, start your day off right with ~sweet~ breakfast in bed Valentines Day ideas.
Just add a bouquet of flowers and a hot cup of coffee, and you’re pretty much golden!
8. Cute Valentines Day Idea for a Romantic Throw-Back: Recreate Your First Date
Whether you’ve been together 10 months or 10 years, you’ll never forget the feeling you had on your very first date. The butterflies, the nervousness, the googly eyes…and with cute throw-back Valentines Day ideas like this one, you can relive those heart-stopping moments again!
This V-Day, recreate your first date by getting all dressed up and meeting at the coffee shop, restaurant, movie theater, or bar (etc.) where you first fell in love. If you’ve since moved, recreate the vibes by going to a similar spot and ordering the same coffees/drinks/food.
This is also a great time to surprise them with a sweet gift about your love story, like this Pixar-inspired Adventure Book!
9. Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Charcuterie Pros: Make an Adorable Fondue Board
If your life passion is creating a charcuterie board for every occasion, then this is one of the best Valentines Day ideas for YOU. Instead of your basic meats + cheese, this drool-worthy board combines chocolate fondue with all the best sweet, dip-able treats.
For the full recipe, The Baker Mama has you covered — but you can also customize this anyway you want! Just fill a heart-shaped bowl with some melted chocolate, surround it with cookies, fruit, and sugary sweets, then dig in! (BTW: feeding each other is not required, but it is recommended.)
10. Cute Valentines Day Ideas for Sushi Fanatics: Go For An Extra Special Sushi Dinner
Did you two first bond over your love of sushi? Make that the theme of your romantic evening with these cute sushi-inspired Valentines Day ideas! You’ve probably been on hundreds of sushi dates by now, so here are some Valentines Day dinner ideas to switch it up:
(1) Forget a dozen roses — surprise your S.O. with this cute plush sushi bouquet instead! (2) Try out a new + unique sushi restaurant, like one with a conveyor belt. (3) Ditch the restaurant all-together and sign up for a sushi-making class. Or, (4), find a way to do all of the above!
11. Cute Valentines Day Idea for Coffee Mates: Customize Your Coffee Cup
With the help of these darling coffee sleeve printables, you can transform any cup of joe into one of the cutest Valentines Day ideas!
Whether you’re sipping lattes at your favorite coffee shop, taking coffees to-go for a walk around the park, or sending your other half off to work with their favorite brew, custom coffee sleeves add a sweet, romantic, and punny touch. (They also look super cute for the ‘gram!)
12. Cute Valentines Day Ideas for a Sweet Surprise: Leave Love Notes Around the House
Those same old “good morning” texts are overdone — go old school for your Valentines Day ideas by leaving sweet hand-written sticky notes around the house!
Fill a pack of these adorable heart-shaped sticky notes with romantic messages, then stick them on door handles, mirrors, coffee mugs, light switches, and everything in between!
Not only is this Valentines Day idea a sweet way to mix things up, but it’ll also become a romantic and cute keepsake you can look back at for years to come.
Romantic Valentines Day Ideas
Disclaimer: these romantic Valentines Day ideas may cause swooning! For the couples who want to up the romance factor this February 14th, we’ve rounded up the Valentines Day ideas that are guaranteed to result in excessive cuddles, kisses, and lovey dovey feelings (and etc.!).
We love romantic Valentines Day ideas that go back to the basics. Think: writing love letters, stargazing, and disconnecting from your technology to connect with each other.
And a little tip: all of these romantic Valentines Day ideas would go great with a bouquet of roses (you can’t deny a classic)!
13. Romantic Valentines Day Idea for a Thoughtful Touch: Give Each Other Handwritten Love Letters
It may just be our love for Pride and Prejudice, but there’s something SO swoon-worthy about hand-written letters.
For one of the most romantic Valentines Day ideas, take a page from Jane Austen’s book (metaphorically, of course) and write your other half a hand-written love letter!
Love letters are such a memorable way to express your feelings, and they’re a gift that your partner is guaranteed to treasure forever.
And to make this idea even more special, get your love letter custom handwritten by a calligraphy expert here! (Great if your handwriting is less than legible.)
14. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for a Sexy Getaway: Book a Dreamy Hotel Room
There’s nothing like a change of scenery to set the mood! If you’re looking for romantic Valentines Day ideas that allow you to fully disconnect from your day-to-day and reconnect with each other, why not book an overnight stay at a chic + sexy hotel?
Go all out with a weekend escape at a luxury rental, or keep it budget-friendly with a one-night getaway at a local chain. Either way, be sure to make the most out of the heavenly pillows, drool-worthy room service, and plush robes!
P.S. If you’re in California, be sure to check out this rad Santa Monica getaway — it has a rooftop pool, a luxury spa, and an intimate restaurant. Hello, romance!
In need of a sweet escape? We’ve got you covered with the 21 best luxury vacation rentals in the United States. Prepare to find your happy place!
15. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for Homebodies: Plan a Candlelit Picnic at Home
Looking for a staycation instead? Transform your living room into a romantic retreat! This is one of the best romantic Valentines Day ideas for couples who’d rather cuddle at home than hit the town, and as a bonus it’s super easy to do.
Choose your biggest rug, lay out a few blankets and pillows, and create some ambiance with string lights, candles, and lanterns. Then fill up a cute picnic basket with your partner’s favorite goodies (don’t forget the strawberries and champagne!) and spend the night enjoying each other’s company over dinner.
16. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for Wine Aficionados: Go on a Wine Tasting Tour
Calling all wine lovers! Celebrate the day of love enjoying what you love most with wine-themed Valentines Day ideas.
There are SO many ways to incorporate a glass of red into your V-Day plans, but one of our favorites is doing a wine tasting at a local vineyard. It’s a fun bonding experience, and you get to drink tons of different types of wine. Win-win!
If you’re not close to a winery or are looking to DIY your wine-themed date, also check out this at-home wine tasting game!
17. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for a Sensory Experience: Plan a “Five Senses” Date
Take your partner on a sensory experience with these romantic “five senses” Valentines Day ideas!
Customize this cute card set with five different activities, one for each of the five senses. For example, you can take them to a fancy dinner for the “taste” card, or book a candle-making class for the “smell” card. We’ll let you think of the rest on your own…and don’t be afraid to have some fun with it!
18. Romantic Ideas for Couples Who Have to Work on Valentines Day: Start the Morning With Some ~Spicy~ Messages
If one or both of you has to head to work on Valentine’s Day (it is on a weekday, after all!), we’ve got some Valentines Day ideas to keep the romance alive ALL day long.
You may not be able to officially celebrate until after work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start V-Day off with some heat!
To kickstart the romance, begin your morning with some ~spicy~ texting (ie: everything you can’t wait to do to them when they get home).
This will build major anticipation throughout the day…especially if you show a little teaser of the sexy red lingerie you’ll be wearing later on!
19. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for Star-Crossed Lovers: Dinner Under the Stars
Just try to name a more romantic V-Day than eating a candlelit dinner under the stars. We’ll wait!
With this fold-up boho picnic table, you can set up one of the most romantic Valentines Day ideas in your favorite stargazing spot. Head to a local park, the beach or lakeside, or even your backyard, and dine on your favorite food as you search for constellations together.
Bonus points if you bring along this cute stargazing book!
20. Romantic Ideas for a Steamy Valentines Day: Take a Bubble Bath Together
When it comes to romantic Valentines Day ideas, everything is better together — including bubble baths!
But don’t just take the same old sudsy bath together. Make it extra steamy by surrounding the tub with cute fairy lights, breaking out a Valentines Day bath bomb, playing a romantic playlist, and bringing along a bottle of champagne. You may never want to leave!
21. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for Couples That Want to Try Something New: Take a Dancing Class Together
The most romantic Valentines Day ideas are the ones that involve trying something new, getting close, and connecting on a deeper level. And this V-Day idea checks off all of the above!
No matter where you live, chances are you can find a couples dance class nearby. Many local dance classes are super affordable (from $5 to $15!) and have options for everything from swing to tango to salsa dancing.
So buy a cute Valentines Day dress and go live out your “Dirty Dancing” fantasies this February 14th!
22. Romantic Valentines Day Ideas for a Cozy + Affordable Adventure: Car Cuddles
Give your romantic at-home Valentines Day ideas an upgrade and hit the open road!
Grab some takeout on the way to a gorgeous lookout spot, open up the trunk door, and pretend you’re living #vanlife for a night!
Fun Valentines Day Ideas
Roses and champagne not your style? No problem! We’ve got you covered with fun Valentines Day ideas that are anything but boring. Perfect for the couples (or friend groups!) who love any excuse to try new things together.
After all, our favorite thing about Valentines Day is that it encourages us to go beyond our go-to weekly routine. Spark some joy this February 14th by ditching the same old romantic dinners and letting loose with fun Valentines Day ideas instead!
23. Fun Valentines Day Idea for Couples That are Still Children at Heart: V-Day at An Old School Arcade
When was the last time you really let loose and had fun like the good old days? Now’s your chance! We’re all about fun Valentine’s Day ideas that help you connect with your inner child, and we can’t think of anything better than V-Day at the arcade.
Have fun winning tickets and competing with your partner. It’s also fun to make up your own prizes — for example, whoever loses Dance Dance Revolution has to buy dinner!
And if you’re looking for a cute (and fun) keepsake to remember this V-Day, check out these mini arcade games!
24. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for Amateur Mixologists: Create a Custom Couples Cocktail
If you love to check out new cocktail bars together, why not look for fun Valentines Day ideas that sharpen your mixology skills?!
Sign up for a cocktail-making class (where you learn how to make your favorite drinks AND get to drink them afterwards) or DIY your own custom cocktails at home.
We love the idea of creating your own couples cocktail recipe from scratch. Choose ingredients that remind you of each other and test out different variations until you find “the one.” All you need are these festive cocktail glasses to complete the vibes!
25. Fun Ideas for Some Valentine’s Day Magic: Get a Valentines Tarot Reading
Is your love in the cards? If you’re looking for unique + fun Valentines Day ideas, this Valentines Tarot experience might have just read your mind!
This experience comes with an hour-long reading with a tarot expert, who will help you manifest your romantic goals and share some of the origins of Valentines Day. Bring along your own tarot cards, or choose the package that comes with a beautifully illustrated deck.
This is one of the best fun Valentines Day ideas, whether you’re celebrating with your other half, hanging with friends, or riding solo!
26. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for Getting Deep: Play This “We’re Not Really Strangers” Game
Game nights are some of the most fun Valentines Day ideas, and this card game is here to up the romance factor! Sure, you could spend the night playing Scrabble and Uno…or you could break out this “We’re Not Really Strangers” game and form a deeper connection!
This viral game is all about getting deep and creating meaningful moments together. It includes 150 cards, which feature prompts and questions that help you get to know each other on a new level.
And if you’re looking for something a little more ~romantic~, you’ll also love the couples edition of this game!
27. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for Trying Something New: Take an Art Workshop Together
Let’s be honest: couples who try new things together stay together.
For fun Valentines Day ideas that you probably haven’t done before, look for creative art workshops and classes, like this fluid alcohol ink workshop. It’s such a fun way to get out of comfort zone and learn something new — plus you’ll have an awesome new piece of art to hang in your home!
You can also keep an eye out for local paint and sip classes or virtual painting workshops for a budget-friendly option!
28. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for a Yummy Experience: Try a Unique DIY Cooking Kit
Fun Valentines Day ideas that taste delicious and don’t involve leaving the house? Sign us up! Williams Sonoma has tons of unique DIY cooking kits, like this mochi donut box and this ravioli-making kit.
They come with everything you need to whip up a drool-worthy masterpiece with your boo, including step-by-step instructions, essential ingredients, and necessary cooking utensils (so you can make it again and again!).
29. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for a Playful Twist on a Classic: Dress Up and Go Bowling
As far as fun Valentines Day ideas go — and fun date ideas in general — bowling is a classic for a reason. It’s great for couples, double dates, or friend groups (hello, Galentines!), and a little friendly competition never hurt anyone!!
To make this bowling date feel extra special, dress to the nines before you hit the local alley. Go thrifting beforehand (another one of our fave Valentines Day ideas!), and choose the most glamorous + outrageous outfits you can find.
Or, finally get that gorgeous gown you’ve been eyeing but haven’t had an excuse to buy!
30. Fun Valentines Day Ideas for Adventurous Couples: Play Tourist in Your Own City
For fun Valentines Day ideas that feel like taking a spontaneous vacation (without all the travel expenses!), pretend to be tourists in your own city for a day.
You may have sussed out all the best local secrets, but those tourist hotspots are famous for a reason!
Go check out that art museum that’s on every travel guide, or book a table at the restaurant that always seemed too “touristy.” Or even better, take a guided walking tour or buy a U.S. travel book to get the full experience! You might even find some new gems you never knew existed.
Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas
Let’s face it: long distance relationships are hard, especially on days like Valentine’s Day. To help you get closer (no matter how many miles apart you are), we’ve found the most romantic long distance Valentines Day ideas!
From meaningful gifts to V-Day fun on Facetime, these long distance Valentines Day ideas truly go the distance. They’re the next best thing to spending the day together (except #28, which is THE best V-Day idea!).
Scroll on for the best long distance Valentines Day ideas that will help you make the distance disappear!
When you’re miles apart, a thoughtful gift goes the distance — especially for Valentines Day! Check out our round-up of the best long distance gift ideas that they’re guaranteed to love.
31. Long Distance Idea for a Classic V-Day Date: Order Flowers and Food for Each Other
Just because you’re not physically together doesn’t mean you can’t still surprise them with the V-Day essentials: flowers and food!
Make these classic Valentines Day ideas long distance friendly by using a nationwide flower delivery service and food delivery app. Ask your S.O. when they’ll be home, and order their favorite blooms and take-out to be delivered to their address. You can even use Amazon to deliver fresh roses!
If you’re in similar time zones, you can also order take-out for yourself at the same time, then have V-Day dinner over Facetime!
32. Movie-Themed Valentines Day Ideas for Long Distance Couples: Stream a Movie Together
Another classic date night that also makes one of the best long distance Valentines Day ideas? Movie night!
While this can take a little finesse, it’s totally possible to watch a movie together, even when you’re hundreds of miles apart. All you need is two screens and really good timing. Choose a movie on your laptop or TV, and Facetime with your S.O. on your phone. Then countdown to hitting the play button!
P.S. This “100 Movies Scratch Off Bucket List” book would make a great gift to go along with movie-themed Valentines Day ideas!
33. Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas for Sweet Nothings: Send Cute Messages in a Bottle
Can’t be there to whisper sweet nothings in their ear? Send them these long distance messages in a bottle instead!
For long distance Valentines Day ideas that keep on giving, this bottle of 50 pre-written love notes is a MUST. It’s so much more romantic than a daily text, and they can open a new note every time they miss you — starting with Valentines Day!
34. Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas for Conversation Starters: This Couples Intimacy Deck
Ready to get deep? When you’re long distance, it can sometimes feel like a challenge to connect on that deeper level and grow your intimacy. Enter: “Intimacy Deck” Valentines Day ideas!
While there are tons of these couples intimacy games to choose from, we love this thoughtful BestSelf deck. It features 150 conversation starters that will help you strengthen your relationship and bring back the curiosity you had when you first started dating. Get ready for a romantic, hours-long Facetime (preferably, over dinner) this V-Day!
35. Long Distance Valentine’s Day Ideas for Crafty Couples: Make a Personalized Scrapbook
If you can’t be together this February 14th, then you need long distance Valentines Day ideas that remind you of all the good times you HAVE spent in each other’s company! And there’s no cuter way to do that than creating a scrapbook album about your relationship.
With this luxe personalized scrapbook kit, you can personalize your album with your names, a date, or a meaningful phrase. Plus, it comes with you everything you need to bring the album to life!
Just add your favorite photos together, and spend time organizing each page either over Facetime or as a sweet surprise. (We also found this mini photo printer to make it even easier!)
36. Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas for Facetime Dates: Make Your Favorite Activities Virtual
We’ve already included a few fun + romantic long distance Valentines Day ideas via Facetime, but if you’re looking for more inspo, we’ve got you covered!
One of our favorite Facetime Valentines Day ideas is to do a DIY taste testing. Choose a food category (ie: coffee, hot sauce, craft beer), then go to the store and buy several of the same options as your partner. Taste them together and compare notes!
You can also plan a Spotify date, where you take turns sharing songs that remind you of each other or specific memories in your lives. So meaningful, romantic, AND easy to plan!
37. Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas for Modern Love Notes: Send Messages Through This Cute Love Box
Facetime not an option this Valentines Day? Or just want to go the extra mile to make your long distance Valentines Day ideas special? That’s where this digital love box comes in!
So much cuter than texting all day, this romantic messenger box lets you send heartfelt messages, photos, and doodles across the globe. Just use an app to send your V-Day message, and the red heart on their box will start spinning when they receive it. The cutest modern take on love notes!
38. Long Distance Valentines Day Ideas for a Romantic Surprise: Book a Secret In-Person Trip
At the end of the day, the best long distance Valentines Day ideas will be the Valentines Day ideas that aren’t long distance at all! If you really want to make this day of love one to remember, the ultimate gift is a surprise in-person trip.
It helps to coordinate with your partner’s friends and family to make sure they’ll be available when you arrive, but the look on their face when you walk in the door IRL will make everything worth it. Long distance Valentines Day GOALS!
GWS Tip: Make your surprise in-person Valentines Day ideas even more memorable by bringing along a disposable camera or Polaroid camera to document your time together! You’ll love having physical photos to look back on when the distance gets tough.
Valentines Day Dinner Ideas
Ready to dish up some love this February 14th? No matter how you’re celebrating the day of love, one fact remains: no Valentines Day is complete without an amazing dinner! And we’ve found just the Valentines Day dinner ideas for the job.
Whether you’re staying in, going out, ordering take-out, or hosting your entire crew, these Valentines Day dinner ideas are working overtime to make your meal equally delicious and full of love (the main ingredient, obviously!).
39. Valentines Day Dinner Ideas for a Little Heat: Cook a Spicy Homemade Meal Together
Turn up the heat for your Valentines Day dinner ideas by adding a little spice to the menu. Cooking a homemade meal together is automatically romantic, and choosing a new spicy recipe (like this spicy pasta alla vodka) is guaranteed to get your blood pumping!
This hot + boozy pasta is truly to die for. And after you’re finished feeding each other (from heart-shaped bowls, ideally), we have a feeling your date night will get hot for other reasons!
40. Valentines Day Dinner Ideas for Aspiring Chefs: Take a Couples Cooking Class
Why go out for a fancy meal when you could create your own, AND have a fun bonding experience at the same time?!
Going out to luxe restaurant is one of the age-old (read: overdone) Valentines Day dinner ideas. But taking a cooking class together is the perfect way to try something new and fun!
There are most likely tons of local cooking classes in your area to choose from, but if you’re looking for something virtual that you can do from home, we love these Uncommon Goods options. From this DIY dumplings class to this five-star risotto class, there’s truly something for everyone!
41. Valentines Day Dinner Ideas for Staying In: Order This Heart-Shaped Ravioli
For Valentines Day dinner ideas at home that give even the fanciest restaurant some competition, order these renowned chef-made heart-shaped ravioli! They’re handmade by Nonna Dora and have been served at I Trulli in New York City for 25 years, so you know they’re amazing.
Plus, they’re so easy to whip up at home — so you can enjoy a famous restaurant-quality meal while snuggling up on the couch! And can we just talk about how cute they are, too?! If your lover is also a ~pasta~ lover, this V-Day ravioli dinner is definitely the way to their heart.
42. Valentines Day Idea for a Sexy Date Night: Plan an Oyster Tasting
The rumors are true: oysters are the ultimate aphrodisiac. So if you’re on the hunt for sexy Valentines Day dinner ideas, you can’t go wrong with these saucy ocean favorites!
A little tip from us to you? Up the romance by creating your own oyster tasting at home. Light some dreamy candles to set the mood then order these fresh, live oysters to be delivered to your door. Your S.O. will love the intimate ambiance of your private dinner (and the close proximity to the bedroom once these bad boys kick in!).
43. Valentines Day Dinner Ideas for Hosts With the Most: Throw a Festive Dinner Party
Spread the love this year with Valentines Day dinner ideas for your whole crew…aka, a fun love-themed dinner party! Because the day of love doesn’t have to be reserved for romantic relationships.
Earn the title of the host with the most by going all out for your V-Day dinner party décor. We’re talking heart-shaped garlands, cute festive plates, and pretty place cards. And for drinks, rosé is ALWAYS a good idea (especially when paired with these fun custom wine labels!).
Get more Valentines Day dinner party ideas from our wine + cheese night post!
44. Valentines Day Dinner Ideas for Pizza Lovers: Bake This Heart-Shaped Pizza
Give your pizza night a Valentines Day makeover! One of the most drool-worthy (and ‘grammable) Valentines Day dinner ideas for pizza fanatics, this heart-shaped pizza is EVERYTHING.
Follow this recipe from The Schmidty Wife to create your own heart-shaped pizza from scratch, and be sure to grab some of these heart-shaped veggie cutters for the pepperoni! And yes, this pizza does include cheese-stuffed crust (one of the most romantic phrases of all time, if you ask us!!).
45. Valentines Day Idea for a Parisian Date Night: Enjoy a Wine + Cheese Night
Channel “Emily in Paris” and pretend you’re on a romantic getaway in the city of love with a wine + cheese night! The crème de la crème of Valentines Day dinner ideas, this cute nibbles board feels like a total indulgence.
Splurge on delicious French cheese, meats, and bread, then arrange them on this cute heart-shaped serving board. Best paired with good conversation and the best French rosé or champagne (served in these heart-shaped champagne flutes, of course!).
P.S. This is one of the Valentines Day dinner ideas that’s just as fun if you’re riding solo as it is if you’re in a relationship!
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