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Fun Valentine's Day Ideas To Celebrate At Home

Valentine's Day is all about one amazing ingredient we are all lucky to have in our lives, LOVE! It is the perfect time to host a party and have your loved ones all together for one night. This can span from your loving grandmother to your closest BFF.

Party planning can be stressful and is not always the easiest task, so I've put together some creative ideas to make your Valentine's Day party fun and stress-free!

Tip 1: Eliminate menu planning stress .
No one says you have to plan this amazing Valentine's Day party and do it all by yourself. Eliminate some stress off your wallet and your schedule by picking a central food theme and asking your guests to each contribute to the meal.

Buffets are a great, casual way to host a potluck. You won't have to worry about setting a table for a sit down dinner and your guests will be free to bring whatever they choose. Try a theme with an exotic flair, such as Indian food or play it safe with a taco bar that everyone will enjoy.
Tip 2: Put a fun twist on your cocktails .
Drinks are a must at every party so why not have a little fun with it? Your guests will love unexpected, creative garnishes with their cocktails. Try putting some gummy bears, heart shaped sprinkles or chocolate covered mini pretzels by the bar so they can dress up their drinks.
Tip 3: Create an intimate atmosphere .
When you are putting together the decor for your party, remember that true love is comfortable. Place some fun, soft textures around your home such as faux fur pillows or throws so you can create a loveable and intimate atmosphere. Typical Valentine's Day decor is red or pink, but that doesn't mean you have to go with what is typical. Break the rules and try incorporating cool shades of blue to promote calmness and tranquility.

Valentine's Day should be a gentle reminder of how lucky you are to have people in your life to love and that they love you back. Remember, life is good and Happy Valentine's Day!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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