Simple Valentine Ideas

I’m also not the type of person who decks my halls in wall to wall hearts for Valentine’s Day! But I do love simple little seasonal touches around the house and quick and easy ways to celebrate fun occasions. I’m sharing some of my favorite simple Valentine ideas including creative ways to use vintage finds, unique DIY ideas, a fun way to serve charcuterie, a couple of favorite drinks (for adults and kids) and more.

Cupid Hotline!

Simple Valentine Ideas - love the vintage pink rotary phone and face planter with spotted begonia kellyelko.com

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Remember rotary phones (I saw a video of kids being asked to use one and they had no clue)!

My vintage, pink phone is now my Cupid hotline (I just printed out conversation hearts and taped them on) paired with some of my favorite things like a polka dot begonia inΒ this cute head planter!

I was so excited to see that this year, there are even more sizes and colors to choose from. I think I see another head planter in my future!

DIY Ornament Heart

Simple Valentine Ideas - love this DIY ornament heart kellyelko.com

This is my all time favorite Valentine’s decoration because I got to keep my vintage Christmas ornaments out longer!

HowΒ to make an ornament heart here

DIY Plate Wreath

DIY Plate Wreath Tutorial kellyelko.com - see how to make this stunning plate wreath without damaging your plates

Or you could try your hand at making a plate wreath using pink and red plates.

How to Make a Plate Wreath Here

DIY Faux Floral Heart

DIY Floral Heart Valentine Decor

If you want to make a BIG statement, make this fun floral heart decoration! The best part is that you can make it any size (and color) that you want.

DIY Boho Floral Wallhanging

I love a unique idea and this boho flower wallhanging is stunning!

DIY Kiss Art

DIY Kiss Art Valentine

Pucker up buttercup! I think this DIY kiss art is adorable and would be so fun (and funny!) to make!

Valentine Charcuterie

Make this epic Valentine heart shaped charcuterie board for Valentine's Day kellyelko.com #charcuterie #charcuterieboard #snackboards #valentinesparty #valentineparty #valentinefood #valentinerecipes #partyfood #valentineideas

I love a good charcuterie and this Valentine heart box charcuterie board stole my heart! Fun for two to share but also great to bring to a party!

Cupid Float

Cupid Float - a fun Valentine drink kellyelko.com

What’s not to love about a pink drink with a cherry on top? When I threw my girls Galentines parties, my Cupid Floats were always a huge hit!

Valentine Table

Eclectic Valentine table mixing vintage and new kellyelko.com Love the "Love Is" drinking glasses and mismatched china

I love any excuse to set a pretty table and here I mixed old china for an eclectic look. Wrapping paper makes the perfect table runner and can be tossed after the meal.

Vintage “Love Is” glasses complete the table.

Cosmo Cocktail

The Ultimate Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe kellyelko.com #cocktails #cosmopolitan #cocktailrecipes #cocktail #partydrinks #partyfood #partyrecipes

A signature cocktail is always a good idea when you have people over and everyone loves this Cosmo recipe! I like mixing up a big batch instead of individual drinks so I can drink more and work less!

I ordered these gorgeous pink coupe glasses and can’t wait to cheers with them!

Adorable dog onesie on a cute Boston Terrier kellyelko.com

One of the side effects of being an empty nester is that you slowly become the crazy dog lady.

Turn your Christmas ornaments into this fun ornament heart for Valentine's Day kellyelko.com #shinybrite #vintageornaments #christmasornamentcrafts #ornamentcrafts #valentinesdecor #vaentinedecor #hearts #valentineparty #valentinesparty #diyideas #diycrafts #crafts

I love when someone is so inspired by something I did that they do it too!

Chastity of Walnut Cottage Co nailed my ornament heart on this old screen door!

Another reader just emailed me telling me she finally found enough vintage ornaments to create her own heart!

Rae Dunn Valentine Mugs - Hugs and Kisses kellyelko.com

Fun little vintage Valentine decor with pink rotary phone and face planter kellyelko.com

Four burning questions …

1) Are you a go all out in red and pink kind of Valentine person?

2) Do you dress up your pet and put him/her in compromising poses? (tell me I’m not alone!)

3) Did you ever use a rotary phone?

4) Am I the only person on the planet who actually likes eating conversation hearts? See my conversation heart cake here!

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13 Comments

  1. All the valentine ideas are amazing and specially i love the strawberry in chocolate and the mugs this is so cute and pretty, i just love them, Thank you for the fabulous post.

  2. Antique malls have unique finds for Valentines. It’s one of my favorite occasions for connecting in a unique and fun way. I’m a giver at heart…

  3. Love it all especially Sushi, so cute! The love is glasses are soo cool
    I like you do hyst a little valentine decor but making a great table for a
    Galentines lunch!!! FUN

  4. I placed a Santa cap on my beagle girl one year. She was so sad. I never dressed her again. Love the decor. So creative!

  5. I have made your Cupid floats before and loved them! I wear red and pink to work on Valentine’s Day because I work in a daycare!! I have my pets pose with a heart! Sushi is precious and I love your wrapping paper idea! πŸ’—

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