Share the Love with a Chic Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

Celebrate the people you love this February by hosting a chic Valentine’s Day dinner party for a close group of friends. Set the mood days in advance with stylish invitations that will have them anticipating an evening of good food, good drinks, and good company.

First, you’ll want to decide on the theme and décor. Think about the type of mood you want to set. Do you want the look and feel to be romantic and whimsical or casual and playful? Here are a few great examples of chic invitations for Valentine’s Day dinner parties.

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Next, find a few clever ways to put love in the air. We love the idea of decor that spells “love” with string lights or even with four simple clipboards. This type of décor is easy but still has a wonderful effect.

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Once you have decided on your invitations and décor, you can move on to your Valentine’s Day menu. To keep things simple yet sophisticated, you can always go with a spread of gourmet nuts and gourmet meat and cheese.

If you really want to cut the preparation time, you can simply choose one or two Hickory Farms gourmet food baskets with a selection of gourmet nuts, meats, cheeses, or fruits. Some of our food gift baskets even come with Mini Melt Away Mints that would be perfect for throwing in a candy dish for dinner party guests.

By using our carefully curated food gift baskets, you’ll save some time and be able to get a little more creative with your presentation. Here’s a fun idea for displaying fruits for a Valentine’s Day dinner party.

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Let your invitations and décor inspire a pretty table setting. Dress up your tablescape with a few subtle hearts or X’s and O’s. You can do this with place cards, napkin rings, or other small decorations. Don’t forget some fresh flowers, too.


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Share your chic Valentine’s Day invitation, décor, and menu ideas in a comment below or by heading over to the Hickory Farms Facebook page.




One thought on “Share the Love with a Chic Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

  1. I was just planning a post valentine’s get together with some of my girl friends. I think most of the ideas you have here will still be great in helping me organize my party! I’m pretty sure they’ll be super excited to come after getting the invitations. I’ll also make sure to cook up something good for everyone! Thank you for the ideas!

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