Valentine's Day treats and decorations are romantic gestures guaranteed to set the heart a-flutter. Make use of simple Valentine decorations by adding lighting, and use Pinterest to get ideas on delicious Valentine's Day treats and drinks.
Four Easy Ideas for Valentine Decorations:
Idea 1: String Mini Lights in Paper Heart Doily Garlands
A simple craft - red and white doilies are available at any grocery store, near the Valentine's cards, bags and candy. String them in a random pattern, and drape white wire clear or white mini lights behind them. Great idea for the home - hang in white door frames and across windows.
Idea 2: Green Wire Lights with Felt Hearts for a Country Valentine style
Using green wire mini lights like these G12 LED lights offers a more rustic, country decoration. This pinner used fishing line to dangle red felt hearts, and draped green wire lights around. Ideal for hanging over dining or end tables.
Idea 3: Romantic Lighting Gestures
Perhaps this idea is a bit over the top, but if you are the romantic sort, or planning to pop the question, this romantic lighting style will suit any day of the year. Find a serene outdoor location and wrap trees in mini lights or warm white LEDs. Hang lanterns from branches and place along the ground. Woo her with a romantic gesture and create a memory she'll never forget.
Idea 4: Homemade romantic lighting
Charming and easier than wrapping trees and hanging lanterns, this cute heart is easy to make by taking red mini lights and shaping a heart. Heart shaped motifs can be placed within the lights, or use a paper heart decoration - it will work just as well.
Valentine's Day Desserts!
Valentine's Day treats complement crafts and indulge the taste buds. Here are a few teasers from Pinterest - surely you want them as much as we do:
Valentine's Day Drinks
How to Make:
- 3/4 oz. Pallini Raspicello
- 2 oz. Boru Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Godiva Liqueur
- Chocolate shavings to rim martini glass
Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with strawberry slices.
Forbidden Love Martini,
Courtesy of the Venetian, Las Vegas
Sold! I'll be your Valentine
How to Make:
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Blood Orange Juice
- Dash simple syrup, 2 strawberries, 4 slices cucumber - muddle together
Add gin and juice to syrup fruit mixture. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry and orange slices.
For the big day this year, take the time to hang a few Valentine decorations, and don't skip out on the lights. It's easy to melt a girls heart with a small effort and a delicious treat.