Hosting a Valentine's Day party? Show your guests some love with these adorable decor ideas

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How do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Lots of hearts. (Photo: Getty Images)

Embrace Valentine’s Day in all it’s pink-and-red glory by celebrating with panache. Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s get-together or an intimate dinner for two, you’re sure to heart these swoon-worthy entertaining essentials.

Indulge us, please, in our proposal for Valentine’s Day. Instead of letting all the forced romance, sappy greeting card sayings and corny flower arrangements stress you out, try embracing the “Hallmark Holiday” instead. Bring on the red and pink; eat your fill of chocolates from a heart-shaped box; and most importantly, look at February 14th as a day to share and spread love all around.

No matter your relationship status, there’s a Valentine’s Day celebration for you. Here are 10 endearing entertaining ideas that work for a “Galentine’s Day get-together, a dinner party or an intimate dinner for two. We hope you heart them as much as we do.

Outdoor Valentine Wreath

Outdoor Valentine Wreath. (Photo: Etsy)

Give guests a heartfelt welcome by hanging a Valentine’s Day wreath on your front door. Handmade, this one has a quaint rustic appeal. It comes in two different sizes, and you can select the color scheme you love the most.

Shop it: Outdoor Valentine Wreath, $30,

Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Tumbler

Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Tumbler. (Photo: Etsy)

You’ll have no trouble getting the conversation going with these appropriately themed tumblers. Fill them with champagne, “candy ‘tinis,” or a love potion of your choice, and serve. They make great party favors, too.

Shop it: Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Tumbler, $14,

Pink Heart I Love You Embroidered White Hand Towels 

Pink Heart I Love You Embroidered White Hand Towels. (Photo: Walmart)

Carry the theme into the powder room with these heart-emblazoned hand towels. Or if guests are going to be gathering around in the kitchen, you could also hang the towels on your oven door or by the sink. This set of two has a fun—and fiercely cute—embroidered message.

Shop it: Pink Heart I Love You Embroidered White Hand Towels, $21,

LED Neon Signs Valentine's Day Light 

LED Neon Signs Valentine's Day Light. (Photo: Amazon)

Better than carnations for making your Valentine’s bright, this tabletop sign lights up a room. Place it on your mantle, dining table, or at your entryway.

Shop it: LED Neon Signs Valentine's Day Light, $18,

Colorful Heart Garland

Colorful Heart Garland. (Photo: Amazon)

Every holiday needs its celebratory garland—especially Valentine’s Day. Sold as a pack of two (26.2 total feet) these heartstrings are remarkably versatile. Hang them on your mantle or doorway; use them as photo booth props; buy multiples and dangle them from the ceiling, or maneuver them into heart shapes and stick them on the wall. And be sure to save them when the holiday is over, as the simple heart shapes come in handy for other love-centric events, like engagement parties or baby showers.

Shop it: Colorful Heart Garland, $6 (was $7.50),

Red Lips Pillow

Red Lips Pillow. (Photo: Etsy)

We’re big fans of changing up your throw pillows to update your décor. In fact, there’s no easier or more affordable way to make a style statement. This snuggly lip-shaped accent pillow brings the love to your sofa or bed. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, and subtle enough to keep out year-round.

Shop it: Red Lips Pillow, $20,

Sweetheart Flower Bouquet

Sweetheart Flower Bouquet. (Photo: Lovepop Cards)

Love floral arrangements but hate to watch them die a few days after purchasing? This incredibly artistic paper bouquet is a beautiful conversation starter that you can reuse again and again. It even folds together for storage!

Shop it: Sweetheart Flower Bouquet, $24,

Wilton Non-Stick Heart Cake Pan

Wilton Non-Stick Heart Cake Pan. (Photo: Amazon)

Everything tastes better when it’s shaped like a heart — it’s practically science! Add some more love to your spread by baking whatever your heart desires in this incredibly affordable (and super adorable) cake pan.

Shop it: Wilton Non-Stick Heart Cake Pan, $7 (was $8),

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