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10 Sweet Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

You can’t have a party without an awesome space to host it. But not every party planner has the budget to rent out an event hall. That’s where Peerspace comes to save the day. It’s the only platform where you can rent a venue for any type of party. So, this Valentine’s Day (or Singles’ Awareness Day, depending on your point of view), host a party in a new venue that will wow all of your guests. Here are a few Valentine’s Day party ideas that everyone will fall in love with.

If you’ve ever used Airbnb, you already know how to use Peerspace. It works in a similar way — “hosts” list their homes, stores, restaurants, and other properties. Each space is available to rent by the hour. You can find places with amenities that fit your unique party plans, including kitchens, pools, fireplaces, green screens, and more. There are plenty of venues fit for a Valentine’s Day celebration!

1. Invite puppies

Celebrate puppy love with this unique Valentine’s Day party idea. Who could say no to your invite when they find out that furry four-legged friends are on the guest list? It sounds too good to be true, but in many places, you can actually “rent” puppies in exchange for a donation to the shelter hosting the puppies.

PuppyParty in NYC is just one example of such a service, but there are shelters all over the country that do this. Just Google “rent puppies” (it sounds sketchy, but trust us, it’s a thing!). You may even end up with a new best friend! This type of party raises awareness about shelter dogs and makes any event instantly awesome.

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2. Set up a photo booth

Rent a photo booth to create lasting memories at your party.  Gather some props like foil balloons, hearts, silly hats, a cupid’s bow, and flowers, then grab a Polaroid for instant printing. For a cheap, do-it-yourself option, set up some PVC pipes and pink or red fabric for a cool backdrop. If you are feeling silly, cut out your guests’ celebrity crushes’ face and put them on Popsicle sticks so everyone can take a photo with their dream Valentine.

3. Create sweets for a dessert table

Create a sweet setup for your gal pals by going all out with a dessert table! Include classic Valentine’s Day treats like Hershey’s Kisses roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.  Fondue, red velvet Bundtinis, whoopie pies, cupcakes, macarons, and custom fortune cookie valentines are also perfect for the occasion. For the ultimate Galentine’s day treat, celebrate badass women and show off your baking skills with these cookies.

Once you have selected your sweets, complete the look with cute paper plates from the party store, a pink or red tablecloth, a garland or banner with hearts, and cake stands. The dollar spot at Target is an excellent place for bargain finds for a festive tablescape. For more inspiration for displaying your sweets, check out this blog.

4. Give back to the community

Spread the love at your Valentine’s Day party by turning it into a charitable event. Together, you and your guests can create care packages for homeless shelters, animal shelters, or school children in need. Or, you can take a group “field trip” to a local organization to volunteer your time before going back to your party venue for snacks.

5. Write some old-fashioned valentines

This is one of those old-school Valentine’s Day party ideas that never goes out of style. You can buy boxes of paper Valentine’s Day cards, or create your own handmade ones with cardstock, gel pens, markers, stickers, and other paper decorations. String some white paper bags with the guests’ names on them on some red or pink yarn with clothespins, then have everyone “deliver” the valentines to the bags.

6. Craft cocktails

Sip on some “love potions.” Serve some pretty-in-pink drinks —think strawberry flavors, as well as drinks with grenadine, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice as mixers. Include rose cocktail recipes, too. Use festive glasses or cups, cute Valentine’s napkins, paper straws, and flowers as garnishes for Insta-worthy libations. Also consider offering nonalcoholic options like Shirley Temples, cherry Coke, and strawberry lemonade.

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7. Enjoy a hot cocoa or coffee bar

Hot cocoa or coffee is the perfect thing to serve to your party guests on this mid-February holiday. Don’t forget the whipped cream (which comes in different flavors and non-dairy options now!) mini pink marshmallows, heart-shaped marshmallow cutouts, pink and red sprinkles, cinnamon sticks, strawberry cookie straws, and more! Gather up or buy a set of the most festive Valentine mugs (Target always has an incredible selection). If you don’t have a Keurig for making single-serve Swiss Miss, you can make a large batch of hot cocoa using a crock pot!

8. Host a lovely brunch

Show all of your guests that you love them a b(r)unch with a Valentine’s Day brunch! Serve items like mimosas, red velvet pancakes, muffins, fruit salad, and quiche, or have everyone pitch in and make it a brunch potluck. Decorate with red, pink, and rose gold accents, then place a vase of roses on the table, and set up a coffee station with various milk options (like the one described in the previous list item).

9. Choose an unforgettable venue

From a romantic garden or mansion to a cozy loft or a hip bar, there’s a venue on Peerspace that can fit any Valentine’s Day party style. No party is too big or too small for Peerspace. On our platform, you are sure to find a place where you can bring all of your Valentine’s Day party ideas to life. And if you require catering services or furniture and A/V rentals, contact the Peerspace Concierge service for assistance!

10. Play some classic rom-coms

What’s the holiday of love without some cheesy romantic comedies? Play classics like When Harry Met Sally, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, About Time, 13 Going on 30, and The Proposal. You can make the movie party even more fun with a rom-com trivia game! You can find a Jeopardy-style game here.

This February 14th, party with all of your valentines with a sweet bash! Everyone will adore these Valentine’s Day party ideas.

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