Festive & Easy Valentine Food Inspiration

February 12

I love to see inspiration for festive Valentine food!  Adding holiday touches is such a simple and sweet way to turn a snack, a treat table, or even a meal into something extra special!  So now that the “happy hearts” celebrations are just days away, I thought I’d share some fun finds and effortless ideas to create festive snacks for your favorite Valentines!  With this week so packed with holidays, the easier the better…in my opinion!  And easy never needs to mean less…at the end of the day it’s the thought that counts so make it simple but present it with love!  Get ready with these easy ideas…

love is in the air…and on the table!

crackers, cheese, salami and simple sweets make up a pretty appetizer table that’s as easy to set up as it is delicious…

easy apps…

valentine food-appetizers

how adorable is this block of Brie shaped like a heart?  and even better…darling crackers to match!

valentine food

i found these goodies at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, but if you don’t have one nearby, check out your local grocer…they all carry wonderful holiday items these days!

valentine food

pile your savory items on a board or platter, add some fresh herbs & fruit and you’ve got a pretty little appetizer!

valentine food

a tiny pot is sweet for holding hors d’oeuvre forks…even if guests still use their fingers!

valentine food ideas-party utensils

effortless desserts…

you know how much i love semi homemade goodies…they just makes sense when you’re short on time!  i found these packages of darling, heart shaped candies…

valentine food-heart candies

and used them to top these beautiful AND delicious chocolate raspberry mini cakes!

valentine food ideas-cupcakes

these cupcakes, also from Fresh Thyme (one of my favorite, go-to places for quick & yummy cakes) were an easy way to add sugar to the table!

valentine food-cupcakes and truffles

the cute cupcakes sit along side some boxed chocolates…it doesn’t get much easier than that!

valentine food-dessert ideas

a pretty wrapper and a cake plate or platter is all you need to make these boxed beauties shine!

valentine food-truffles

i adore my Amalfi Decor crystal cake stands! they’re so elegant and really dress up these easy sweets!

valentine food

such a simple table that still has so much heart!

valentine food-appetizer table

lunch time!

if you want to jazz up a simple lunch, i’ll show you some Valentine food that will be so fun to serve up!  i really love to create special, holiday meals for my family and this is one of my favorites!

what you’ll need:

white bread slices

wheat bread slices


lunch meat

cheese slices


small holiday shaped cookie cutter

use the cookie cutter to remove a shape from each of the bread slices…

valentine food ideas

then insert the opposite color into the slice!  you can use any bread you like…just make sure the color is different so it will show!

valentine food ideas

grab your favorite deli choices & spreads…i love to use pesto in our grilled sandwiches and i’ll share my recipe at the end of the post!  but you can use any purchased pesto or spread your family will love!

valentine food-grilled sandwich ingredients

pile on the goodies, butter the bread, grill and serve up some Valentine fun…

valentine food

a soup and sandwich meal that will be sure to please!

easy Valentine food ideas will help you serve up some love!

pin for later~

valentine food ideas

some products found in this post can be found at~

Amalfi Decor12″ crystal cake stand, 10″ crystal cake stand

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market:  cupcakes, Brie, crackers

print off the recipe!

Basil Pesto
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Servings Prep Time
5-6 1/3 C servings 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5-6 1/3 C servings 10-15 minutes
Basil Pesto
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
5-6 1/3 C servings 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5-6 1/3 C servings 10-15 minutes
Servings: 1/3 C servings
  1. In a food processor blend the basil, garlic, and nuts.
  2. While processor is running, pour in the olive oil. Then add the cheeses, and salt and pepper and mix until well blended. Can add more oil if the mixture seems dry.
  3. Serve over fresh pasta or divide into 1/3 cup servings in freezer bags and freeze until ready to use. Will keep up to 6 months.

see more Valentine treat table fun here!

have a happy Valentine’s Day!!


  1. Carolina

    February 12

    Ok, so you are a genius!! Absolutely gonna try that recipe!! Love pesto my friend!!

    • Lori

      February 14

      Oh thank you sweet friend! It’s really a good recipe! I hope you love it!!

  2. Susan

    February 12

    Yummm ! Everything looks so delicious. Such great ideas. Thanks for the recipe I love Basil Pesto. Going to try it.

    • Lori

      February 14

      Thank you!! I hope you love the pesto, it’s our favorite and we use it all the time!

  3. halfpintpartydesign

    February 14

    This all looks so fun! I especially love that little cutout heart in the sandwich. What a great detail.

    • Lori

      February 14

      Oh thanks so much Bri! It was a really fun lunch that everyone loved! Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

  4. Beth

    February 15

    Oh! I just want to try one of those swirled frosted cupcakes! Great ideas, thank you for sharing!

    • Lori

      February 16

      Oh they are really good! I love that place for offering wonderful desserts for when you’re in a pinch!! Glad you liked it Beth!! xoxo

  5. I LOVE that little trick with the heart on the sandwich! So very clever!

    • Lori

      February 17

      Aww, thanks Nathalie! I always wanted to try that idea and am glad it worked!! xoxo

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