Last Minute Valentines Party Food Ideas
February 14, 2018

Quick and easy ways to make your holiday special. Last Minute Valentines Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

Last Minute Valentines Party Food Ideas

Since TODAY is Valentine’s Day {Happy V-day to you all!} this is most certainly last minute. But if you haven’t had a chance to think about how to make your Valentine food special I’ve collected some awesome and easy ideas just for you! If you don’t make them today, these ideas are perfect for the weekend, or spicing up any day during the “month of love”! Use these last minute Valentine party food hacks to whip up a romantic dinner for two, or throw a little party for the whole gang! Ideas are listed from most labor intensive to the quickest and easiest food upgrades.

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Valentine Party Food: Made into Hearts

This rates higher on the labor scale as you actually need to form, mold, or mosaic your food into the iconic Valentine shape of a heart. None of them are actually difficult however so start making your list of foods you can tackle today!

Breakfast: Heart Cinnamon rolls


Cinnamon rolls fashioned into a heart shape take a little bit of effort but are so cute and tasty! You could also cheat and snip ready made rolls with kitchen shears to create the suggestion of a heart.

Breakfast: Heart Bacon


These work well as long as you don’t overcook your bacon!

Breakfast: Heart shaped pancakes or waffles

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Waffles are actually super easy but you need to buy a heart shaped waffle maker, if you aren’t interested in another appliance, make pancakes with batter in a squeeze bottle to create any shape you’d like.

Dinner: Heart Shaped Pizza

Heart shaped pizzas are perfect for the family on Valentines. Last Minute Valentines Day Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

It may not be the most romantic of Valentine dinner ideas but it has become a family favorite. You can make it from scratch or order one from Papa Murphy’s like I did.

Food Cut Out in Hearts

Heart shaped fruit on toast

Avocado toast is all the rage. Why not Nutella and strawberry toast? Or banana and almond butter toast? What a simple valentine snack idea.

Heart Shaped Caprese


Heart shaped mozzerella using a cookie cutter for caprese is another Valentine party food staple. Put together a simple caprese tonight with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil drizzled with olive oil & balsamic. It’s amazing and looks gorgeous fanned out on a platter.

Heart Watermelon


Keep those heart shaped cookie cutters going on a watermelon fruit salad. It looks amazing and is always delicious. The white balls here are lychees, which are similar in consistency and taste to peeled grapes.

Red Food


If in doubt, a color coordinated party table is sure to be a hit.

Red Velvet Crepes


These crepes take fancy to a whole new level!

Raspberry Macarons

Raspberry French Macarons make a romantic Valentine's Dessert. Last Minute Valentines Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

These brilliantly colors cookies from Confessions of a Mommyholic are sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Penne Pasta in Beet Sauce


Beets make every thing a lovely shade of red. Cook some with your pasta, or add it to your sauce for a strikingly colorful meal.

List of Red Produce

Glass bowl of raspberries perfect for Valentines. Last Minute Valentines Day Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

Raspberries and cream from a Queen of Hearts Valentine Party

Fresh Fruit:

  • Strawberries & Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Currents
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Watermelon

Veggies:

  • Red Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Red Potatoes
  • Tomatoes {Ok so it’s a fruit but think tomato sauce, soup, sliced, diced, baked, and bite-sized}
  • Red Onion
  • Red Peppers

Add a Topper

Heart shaped indoor sparkler

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If sparklers weren’t fun enough, you can find them in a heart shape! What an unexpected detail for your romantic dinner for two or great Valentine’s idea for family dinner. Can you imagine how excited the kids would be!?

Donut Holes with Gold Hearts

Gold Heart picks in donut holes. Simple holiday upgrade. Last Minute Valentines Day Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

Heart shaped toppers are so easy it’ll almost feel like cheating! Turn anything into a holiday worthy meal by adding simple picks. Mint Event Design gets extra points for the heart marshmallows, pink glass, and love themed plate for her “Let Love Twinkle” Valentine party! Grab similar picks from Amazon, or cut your own at home with a Cricut Explore Air 2.

Cupcake Topped with Hearts

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and heart sprinkles. Last Minute Valentines Day Party Food Ideas on Halfpint Design. Red food

Lori from Giggle Living put together a darling Valentine picnic with these perfectly decorated cupcakes. Heart sprinkles are so incredibly easy but you get double points for adding them to red velvet cupcakes! This is such perfect Valentines Party Food! The great news is that you can pick up pre-made red velvet cupcakes in most grocery stores this time of year.

Inspired Yet?

I hope that you are inspired by this list to create something more memorable for your family or date tonight. Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day, now you have an excuse to make romantic valentines party food for your loved ones any day of the year! I’d love to see it if you try anything on this list and tag me @halfpintdesign on Instagram and Facebook while you’re at it. A very happy Valentine’s to all of you!

Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

16 Comments

  1. Carolina

    Loving all these fun and yummy ideas!! Thanks for putting them together! So much easier.

    Reply
  2. Beth

    Fabulous ideas for a Valentine’s Day gathering! I adore all the healthy fruit options you included, and you added the fun factor to eating fruit!

    Reply
  3. tidbitsbytaylor

    These are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing !

    Reply
  4. Susan

    Bri ! You’ve put some beautiful ideas for Valentine’s Day !

    Reply
  5. Janine Huldie

    Bri, thank you so much for including my macarons here and truly appreciate it so much. I am so doing heart shaped pizza tonight btw, too 🙂

    Reply
  6. Lori

    Love all the idea Bri!! Thanks for including my cupcakes!! I also loved the watermelon!! So much inspiration, now I feel like I need to do something extra!! Xoxo happy Valentine’s Day!!

    Reply

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