Hillary Chybinski: Easy Valentine's Day Ideas

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Easy Valentine's Day Ideas

Candy Heart Decorations with Ribbon Flags

Valentine's Day is supposed to be the day of love and romance. Sometimes when you're a mom, there's plenty of love, but maybe not so much romance. I know we should show our love every day, and not save it for one special day, but I admit to falling victim to the allure of paper hearts, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and all things red and pink.

But Valentine's Day has a habit of sneaking up on me. I don't really "decorate" for Valentine's ahead of time, but I do comb the house to find things that will work for easy Valentine's Day decorating ideas.

Valentine's Day Home Decor

Typically, I decorate the dining room table after the kids go to bed on the night before Valentine's Day. I put out red place mats, Valentine's Day plates and cups (when they were younger). I sprinkle candy hearts, hang some balloons . . .just some little touches to let them know I think they are special.

Maybe an easy Valentine's Day centerpiece, using things I have around the house and adding some candy hearts.

Use Washi Tape and Milk Bottles for and easy Valentine's Day Centerpiece - just add candy hearts

I typically buy them cards. Sometimes I make them handmade Valentine's Day cards. They may get a small present if time and budget permit. Of course there is candy.

Handmade Valentine Card

A heart-shaped cake is nice. Maybe Red Velvet or Chocolate. Setting it on a white cake stand with sprinkles or some little candy hearts can add a festive touch. I've also been known to make a heart-shaped pizza and Valentine Sprinkle Pancakes!

Heart-Shaped Cake with Sprinkles

How does your family celebrate Valentine's Day? For even more ideas and inspiration, check out my Valentine's Day Pinterest Board.

catch you soon -


  1. That candy heart vase is super cute!

  2. All of these are cute and simple! I really like those milk vases.