Guest Picks: Valentine's Day Entertaining
Add a little red and pink to your entertaining essentials for a festive February 14th
I'll admit it: I am completely obsessed with February 14th. There's something so perfect about a holiday strictly devoted to love. And might I add that any holiday revolving around a red and pink color scheme is a winner in my book. Here are my picks for entertaining in fun and stylish ways this Valentine's Day. — Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events
Hugs and kisses. X's and O's. Forever stylish and loved by all. I think I'd love to have this garland hanging across my fireplace mantel.
Don't forget about the kiddos on Valentine's Day. Send them a little extra love in their lunch boxes with these adorable Twig & Thistle fruit stickers. Even I'd eat a plain old apple with a sticker this cute on the side.
I've been a fan of this punchy and fun typography print for a few years now. Decorate your living space with it, and you'll be set come every February 14th. Here's a fun tip: switch up the frame color to match the occasion or season.
The chevron craze is still going strong, so I think these pink chevron treat bags are so sweet. Shop Sweet Lulu has tons of goodie bags in every color, print and style available too, so don't fret if hot pink chevron isn't your style.
If I could stock my kitchen cupboards with only tinted glass pieces, I'd be one happy girl. These Anthropologie tumblers are so perfectly pretty and festive.
For the hostess who wants a less flashy approach to celebrating February 14th, this Love Letter Table Runner is the perfect accessory.
Rifle Paper Co. has the most whimsical and delightful paper products I've ever seen. These Love Cards are the perfect way to invite friends over for the holiday. Or use just one to share your love with your significant other.
Holiday cards, love letters, handcrafted menus — where can't you use these super cute pink heart stickers from Knot & Bow? Plus, they also come in red and Kraft brown.
It's not a complete Valentine's Day party without heart-shaped treats. This cake mold and cookie cutter set will ensure all your sweet-toothed guests are satisfied in the most festive of manners.
Coasters are such an easy way to add a bit of holiday spunk to any home or holiday get-together. The vintage cross-stitch detailing on these BHLDN coasters is so sweet.
I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many cake stands. I especially love the soft pink hue of this one. It can be used for so many different occasions long after Valentine's Day too.
How cute would these little felt hearts be at each person's plate for Valentine's Day dinner? Or hung from your front door knob to add a subtle but festive touch to your home? They're so sweet and affordable too.
While the rose-gold hue of this Anthropologie flatware set originally caught my attention, the unique shape of each piece really adds texture and dimension to any place setting.
This is the perfect hostess gift: pink Himalayan salt for the cooking-savvy host or the homeowner who likes pretty things sitting in the pantry.
Not everyone loves roses for Valentine's Day, but these quirky Urban Outfitters pillow cases are sure to please most.
Vintage doilies and lace trim together on one cute heart-shaped pillow? I'll take two, please.
Maybe you're not into heart-shape decor or anything too pink. If so, switching out your regular dinner plates for something in a punchy red hue may be just the right touch.
This is, hands down, one of my most-coveted products from my favorite retail store. This Live Love Pillow is so perfectly vintage and pretty, and the hints of turquoise in the floral pattern make it acceptable to have on display year-round.
Don't forget about the bathroom when you decorate your home for Valentine's Day. And don't forget to tell guests (or your kids) that these cute Conversation Heart Soaps aren't edible!
Ideabook published on Feb. 3, 2012.
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