Today I'm bringing you my favourite Valentine's Day food ideas. What do you serve at a Valentine's Day party? What about some easy Valentine's Day treats for the kids to make? Looking for a last-minute gift for your love?
This collection of ideas is great for dinner parties, Galentine's Day gatherings, children's recipes, and school and neighbour gifts. Just to name a few. I'm not going to sugarcoat it, there are plenty of sweet treats on this list. But you'll also find a section with some healthy options and dinner/savoury ideas. I've broken these Valentine's Day food ideas into the following:
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These sweet hearts are a great Valentine's Day food idea that is easy enough for the kids to make. A fun twist to your regular old breakfast cereal.
Cornflake Hearts from Tasty Treats and Eats
A fun and easy treat, these Valentine’s Day themed wafers make a nice little kid's lunchbox idea.
Pink Wafer Valentines Biscuit from Daisies and Pie
Super easy to make and a mix of salty and sweet, shape your popcorn hearts and drizzle some chocolate over them.
Marshmallow Popcorn Hearts from Recipes Worth Repeating
I'm all about making things look good with the least amount of time (since life is hectic, right?!). I created this Valentine's Day dessert board and it was super simple. You can also download the printable chocolate wrappers for free from the library. Head over to the blog post for the details on how I put together my dessert board (the heart-shaped strawberries are my favourite).
Add some pizazz to the same old boring popcorn using a simple strawberry syrup for extra flavour and a lovely colourful appearance.
Pink Strawberry Popcorn from Caked by Katie
This fudge no-bake dessert looks irresistible. Made with a creamy white chocolate base and a hint of sugar cookie then topped with melted almond bark and colourful sprinkles.
Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge from Easy Budget Recipes
Quickly jazz up some cookies with some sprinkles. I made these chocolate covered Oreos by melting white chocolate and dipping them in sprinkles. It was all very last minute and I used what I had but some cute red and pink heart sprinkles on these would look super cute!
These Rice Krispie treats are another easy Valentine's Day food idea you could whip up for the kids. Or you could also use them as gifts for their school friends. A special trick goes into colouring the white chocolate a soft pink.
Valentine's Day Rice Krispie Treats from Barefoot in the Pines
Marshmallow Pops are an easy treat even the kids could make. I particularly like how Deena has used paper straws to add to the fun and coconut rather than all sprinkles. They would make the perfect little gift for classmates and neighbours.
Valentines Marshmallow Pops from Honey and Lime
These sweet bite-size cups are sure to be a hit. Kelsey explains how to make the all-homemade version or swap it out for store-bought items if you're short on time. Using a combination of chewy sugar cookie and buttercream frosting, you could easily swap out the colours for what suits your needs.
Sugar Cookie Cups from Dance Around the Kitchen
My heart melts for anything marble (see what I did there?!). It's one of my favourite Valentine's Day food ideas. As someone who isn't overly gifted in the kitchen, I love baking cookies and made some just like these last Valentine's Day. For the life of me, I can't find the photos but they looked just like these gorgeous marbled hearts. My boys loved their Valentine's surprise in their school lunchbox.
Valentine’s Day Marble Cookies from Nourish Plate
Two layers of strawberry shortbread cookies fused with a strawberry cream cheese frosting filling… it's hard not to be inspired. I love the strawberry glaze that Sylvie used to decorate half of these cookies, so cute!
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies from A Baking Journey
Why settle for one cupcake when you can mash two together?! Ok, let's not mash the cupcakes, that wouldn't be good. The mini cupcake hat on top of the main cupcake is a Reece's Cup. You thought it was going to be difficult, didn't you?!
Cupcake with a Cupcake on Top from The Chickabug Blog
These emoji cupcakes are the perfect treat for a jokester valentine or older kid's party. My eldest son in particular would think these were the awesomest. Simple to make and you can choose to use Nutella or leave it out if you're not a fan.
The Cutest Poop Emoji Cupcakes for Valentine's Day from Ruffles and Rainboots
Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting sound so delicious. Plus the sweet “love” script with sprinkles is adorable and also easy to make.
Love Script Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Life Love and Sugar
As much as I love all of the cute kiddy treats, I wanted to include some options more suited to grown adults. Those pretty buttercream rose petals are so sweet.
Fudgy Chocolate Cupcakes with Two-Toned Roses from The Recipe Rebel
Such a cute idea for the kids. These cupcakes would make great treats for school friends or perfect at a kid's Valentine's Day party.
Love Monster Cupcakes for Valentine's Day from Ruffles and Rainboots
Finding the cutest embellishments can make all the difference. I love these sweet candy hearts and how Olivia layered the hearts in a haphazard ombre style from light pink to the darkest pink.
Candy Heart Pink Velvet Cake from Liv for Cake
A classic white cake with vanilla buttercream, this Valentine's Day cake is simply decorated. Red and pink buttercream “XO”s are piped on the side of the cake with braiding on the top.
XOXO Valentine's Cake from Cake by Courtney
As a graphic designer, I love designs that utilise negative/white space in a creative way. I love the simplicity of this cake's appearance, covered in sprinkles with buttercream heart cutouts.
Sprinkle Heart Cake from Baking with Blondie
The mix of frozen yoghurt and fruit is a healthy yet tasty Valentine's snack. So quick and easy to put together too.
Rainbow Frozen Fruit Yoghurt Hearts from Hello Wonderful
Everybody loves chocolate-covered strawberries. And why not, you convince yourself they're somewhat healthy right?! I love the slight differences that Amanda has used with her decorating and the colour variances.
Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Amanda's Cookin
A great way for the kids to celebrate Valentine's Day and enjoy a healthy snack. Use a cookie cutter for the watermelon hearts, cut the tops of the strawberries so they resemble hearts and then pop them on a skewer with your other favourite fruits.
Valentine's Day Fruit Skewer Platter from Vegan Mom Blog
Let's not forget the classic sandwich. These are cute as the filling is a red jam heart but you could use any filling you would like, particularly if you're not concerned about the colour. Cucumber and cream cheese would be nice. As in the image below, using ham for a soft pink heart also works.
Valentine's Day Heart Sandwiches from Cook Studio
These bouquets from Amy are a next-level creative healthy snack for Valentine's Day. Absolutely my most favourite healthy Valentine's Day food ideas. The hummus is the perfect touch, helping to hold the flowers in place.
Valentine's Day Cucumber Vegetable Bouquet from Super Healthy Kids
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How beautiful are the colours and textures on this platter? The gorgeous dragon fruit is so striking against the traditional Valentine's colours. This platter complete with a fruit dip is a great option for those looking for something on the healthier side.
Vegan Fruit Dip Platter from Planted in the Kitchen
The kids will love this Valentine's Day float. It looks so delicious with some sweet decorating treats included.
Cupid’s Potion Float from Live Sweet
This over-the-top milkshake delight is truly inspirational and brings new meaning to the phrase “labor of love”. I have so much respect for Christi and anyone else who can produce something so wonderous and magnificent! Also, please send photos if you do!
Peeps Shake Freakshake Milkshake from Love From the Oven
This cosy drink’s magic all lies within the whipping cream with red food colouring or beetroot powder.
Red Velvet Coffee (Latte) from We Eat at Last
Let's not worry about the kids, I would love this fun, yummy hot chocolate drink for Valentine's Day!
Cupid's Hot Chocolate for Valentine's Day from Crafty Morning
With so many of us loving to celebrate our besties and the sisterhood, I had to include some of the Galentine's Day alcoholic drinks and treats. I immediately thought of my sister when I saw these, she would love the combination of the strawberries and Prosecco. These cupcakes also have a lovely strawberry filling surprise inside.
Prosecco Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling from Meg and Matcha
Perfect for the lover of chocolate and champagne in your life (be it a partner or BFF, which are basically the same thing). Adina has some great tips in this recipe, including making your own coloured sugar for the truffle coating.
Champagne Truffles from Where is my Spoon
Melissa uses 4 ingredients for her easy Moscato sangria and gives some great tips and suggestions for this recipe. As I've said before, I love heart-shaped strawberries so this delicious Valentine themed drink had me with the sweet strawberry decoration.
Easy Pink Moscato Sangria from Simply Whisked
Such a pretty drink with a soft rose, this cocktail also features cardamom and grapefruit. Paired with gin and bitters this mix is sure to get you in the mood for romance.
Love Spell a Cardamom Rose Cocktail from 100 Layer Cake
Who wouldn't love cotton candy in a cocktail?! Carrie Beth and Jen nailed this one, what a fun drink to make this Galentine's Day.
Cotton Candy Champagne for Valentine's Day from Savvy Sassy Moms
This colourful hibiscus drink reminds me of summer as a child. No silly, it wasn't that I was a drinker when I was a child! (eye roll). But we had big beautiful hibiscus trees in our yard and I just love the fun tropical vibes this fruit cocktail gives.
Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash from Half-Baked Harvest
Surprise your Valentine with a side of cute little heart-shaped herbed potatoes.
Roasted Heart Potatoes from Little Sunny Kitchen
I originally included these pizzas in my post, Valentine's Day Activities for Couples, Kids and the Family as something fun to do together. I still love this idea because well, what's better than regular pizza? Pizza made with love, in the shape of a heart.
Valentine's Day Heart Pizza from Ice Cream + Neon Dreams
This kid-friendly Valentine's Day dinner idea will go down a treat! The filling consists mostly of chicken and veggies, you can always adapt it to suit your needs (or your children's likes).
Sweetheart Chicken Hand Pies from Tastes of Lizzy T
These little bruschetta hearts are a nice bite-sized party appetizer. So simple and easy to make.
Cute Heart-Shaped Bruschetta from Recipe Magik
Being the lover of pink (and pasta) that I am, I nearly died when I saw these homemade pink ravioli hearts. The key lies in the beet juice for the colouring and of course, a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
Pink Four Cheese Heart Shape Ravioli from Double the Spoonfuls
These heart dinner rolls would make a lovely unexpected side to your dinner. Make them for a dinner party or simply for your Valentine.
Heart-Shaped Dinner Rolls from Somewhat Simple
What Valentine's Day food ideas would you like to see more of? Is it difficult trying to find some healthy options for Valentine's Day? Or perhaps cooking a nice Valentine's Day themed dinner? Let me know in the comments below.
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