From red themes to heart-shaped treats, and everything in between, there are infinite ways to curate a fun and special spread at your upcoming Valentine’s Day party. Continue reading for some creative ideas that will certainly set yourself apart from all the other Valentine’s Day parties on the calendar!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the heart shape is a big winner. Best of all, there are plenty of foods that can be manipulated or made into a heart, and even colored pink or red. Even better, there are several foods you can buy that are already the right color and shape for Valentine’s Day, like candy, cake, and icing! Here are some top heart-shaped food ideas to consider for your Valentine’s Day buffet:
💗 Fruit Kabobs – Use a small, heart-shaped cookie cutter to press out your favorite workable fruits into the shape of love. Fruits that work well for this include melon, pineapple, apples, kiwi, and mango. You can even throw in some star fruit for some extra pizazz!
💗 Cookies – Simply form your cookie dough into individual hearts, then use a fork to press a crisscross texture on top. You can even go for one giant heart cookie!
💗 Pretzels – Fill the centers of mini pretzels with melted white chocolate and then chill overnight. Add a candied heart to the center for an extra special heart-shaped pretzel bite!
💗 Bread – All sorts of bread and pastries can be formed into the shape of a heart, like cinnamon rolls, banana bread, bagels, soft pretzels, pizza dough, pancakes, and more.
💗 Charcuterie – Also using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out an assortment of salamis, hams, sausages, cheeses, and veggies for a special charcuterie spread.
💗 Main Attractions – Go big with the heart-shaped theme and create your own pizza, lasagna, casserole, or dessert in a heart-shaped pan, available at most department stores. We like this one sold by Bed Bath & Beyond.
There are plenty of red and pink Valentine’s Day foods you can incorporate into your spread! First consider all the foods that are already shades of pink or red, like tomatoes, peppers, beets, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. Then consider all the foods you can turn pink and red with some food coloring! Foods like milk, ice cream, frosting, icing, yogurt, pasta, rice, potatoes, sauces, and more can be altered with red food coloring (or beet juice for an organic approach) to create a special Valentine’s Day theme.
💕 For some romantic food spread ideas, see our blog, “Yummy Valentine’s Day Catering Ideas.”
If you really want to make your Valentine’s Day party a special one, consider having it professionally catered! Catering companies are in the business of delivering delicious and creative food service for parties just like Valentine’s Day. Skip all the hassle of planning and preparation, and leave it to catering professionals to coordinate, setup, and implement all aspects of your Valentine’s Day party. Best of all, it is more affordable than you think, and potentially equivalent to the cost of providing your own party spread.
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Call Food for Thought Catering at 678-340-0510 for personalized Valentine’s Day party catering services in Newnan, Georgia and its surrounding towns. Our expert catering coordinators and Executive chefs specialize in providing tailored menus and themes, and can bring your vision to life on Valentine’s Day. We can also accommodate special dietary requests and restrictions, including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, food allergies, and kosher diets. Request a free quote while you still have time!