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Valentine's Day Ideas

For a day filled with love and romance

Valentine’s Day fills our hearts with love and gives us the chance to acknowledge all the loved ones in our lives. Whether you’re planning a fun time with family, a romantic evening alone or having a galentine’s get-together with friends, here are some ways to spread love around on Valentine’s Day.

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Put on your favorite red styles to get into Valentine’s Day mode at the start of the day. Then hang red lights around the house for some ambiance. Place single-stem vases filled with red roses throughout the rooms and set your table with red dishes, napkins and placemats.


Heart-shaped food brings smiles to the faces of children (and it gets them to eat)! Serve heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast, heart-shaped PB&J sandwiches for lunch, pepperoni pizza made with a heart-shaped crust for dinner, and cakes, cookies or tarts made in the shape of a heart.

Kids love surprises too, so if you’re packing lunch for school, add a funny Valentine note to let them know you’re thinking of them. Or, leave a Valentine treat or trinket on their desk to delight them when it’s homework time.

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Valentine’s Day is one of the hardest days to book a restaurant reservation. If you go the route of eating out, be sure to pick a place in advance and make your reservation early. There’s nothing that spoils the anticipation of a romantic evening more than settling for an under-par restaurant or dining at a loud, crowded bar.

If a nice quiet dinner at home sounds better to you, then plan on preparing a favorite dish with heart-shaped garnishes, use red cherries and strawberries for drinks, and of course, pour red wine! A romantic dinner calls for a romantic outfit, so be dazzling in an alluring Valentine’s dress or top.


A fun time can be had even if you’re single for Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to get together with your galpals and indulge in champagne and chocolates. Chill a couple of bottles of bubbly and make a chocolate fondue with pretzels, fruit and angel food cake for dipping. Make sure your invite includes everyone showing up in something red and have a red lipstick gift exchange or something just for the girls.

As cupid’s arrow finds your heart on Valentine’s Day, be sure to keep these ideas in mind for a day filled with love and romance! For Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, shop romantic red looks at Boston Proper®.