It’s hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! And you know what that means, it’s time for a party! I teamed with Glade today to share 5 tips for throwing a Valentine’s Day party, and a fun tutorial for my festive skirt at the end!
1. Make your house smell good.
There is nothing more inviting than a good smelling home, am I right? Glade sent me one of their brand new candle scents, Blooming Peony and Cherry (available next month!), and, you guys, this scent is amazing. It’s fruity, flowery, subtle, rich, and delicious all in one. It’s just a fun and flirty scent. It will have all your guests feeling happy and welcome, guaranteed!
2. Prep the night before.
Whenever I leave things to the last minute, I’m stressed and then I don’t enjoy my party. Whenever I throw a party I always arrange all the decor the night before, and get as much of the food prepped and ready as possible. It’s also always a good idea to do pot luck — I guarantee your friends will offer to help, so let them! It takes a huge load off of you and then you can enjoy your party stress-free.
3. Simple decor goes a long way.
Sometimes (okay, always) I overthink things, and when decor is overdone it be stressful, time consuming, and often look overdone. I kept it super simple with a few heart garlands (cut out a bunch of felt hearts and sew them with your sewing machine in a long strand), a cut of ikea striped fabric on the table as a runner, some paper heart confetti, and beautiful fresh flowers. If you only have time for one decoration, choose the pink roses and call it a day. They’re always a show stopper. Glade’s Pinterest page is also filled with pretty inspiration to get the ideas flowing!
4. Turn on some music!
The perfect way to set the tone of the party is with music. It’s always helpful in avoiding awkward silences, and it keeps everyone calm. I usually pick a low-key pandora station.
5. Wear something pretty!
Even as the hostess, as you’re running around crazy, you should feel beautiful and flirty during your Valentine’s Day party! Don’t worry — I’ve got you covered. Click through and find the super easy tutorial for my floral skirt!