Valentine's Day Costume and Party Ideas
Come February, people throughout the world gears up to celebrate Valentine's Day. It is an occasion to celebrate romance and spend time with your loved ones. Valentine's day marks a week-long celebration of love and affection which begins with Rose Day, Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Kiss Day, Hug Day and concludes with the Valentine's day.
The initial celebration of Valentine's Day was begun by the Romans as a religious celebration called the Lupercalia. Another legend related to the origin of the celebration is about the stories of one or more Christian martyrs each known by the name Valentinos. Yet another legend associated with this celebration goes like this. Valentine, a holy priest in Rome was executed by Emperor Claudius II in 278 A.D, on this day. He violated the emperor's decree and continued to perform marriages for young people in secret.
In truth, no clear description on the origins and identity of St. Valentine is available. However, in the course of time, February 14 became a day for exchanging love and affection. Now, it is being celebrated widely across the world by throwing parties and gatherings.
Throwing party is one of the best ways to celebrate any kind of festival and Valentine's parties are getting more and more extravagant. The Valentine-party blitz seems to have really picked up in the 1990s and since then it has become a popular observance throughout the world. While these festive bashes are lots of fun, very few understand the effort that is put in to make it a success – here at Costumes4less.com we love costumes and dressing up. With our fantastic collection of costumes and party supplies, we have you covered from hearts border flutes to cupid sexy costumes. Here are some of the tips that could make your V-day an enjoyable and memorable one.
Select a theme for the party
Choose a theme that is classy as well as sensual. Plan a lively decoration and dress code for your party that matches with the theme. Symbolic colours like red, pink and white and the symbols like cupid, hearts and roses can be used for decorations.
Make a list of the invitees and send invitations at least two weeks in advance. Ensure that it contains the essential information like what, where, when, dress-code if there is any and other special instructions. Send invitations by post or email and make sure to follow it up.
Food and drinks
No party is complete without food and beverages! Choose the menu according to the tastes and preferences of the invitees. Serve pink or red food and drinks! You can have cocktails, sundaes and other food items based on the theme of the party. Chocolate cupcakes with heart shaped sprinkles, heart candy, strawberry tarts, red wine and red & pink cocktails would be fabulous for any theme. Ensure that there is no compromise on the taste! You can also decorate the table according to the theme.
Games and activities add thrill to any party! They are the main highlight of the party. Pep up the excitement quotient of your Valentine's Day with fun-filled games that entertain and keep your guests engaged. Guess how much Love is in the Jar, Heart Hunt, Steal my Heart are few of the fun games you could include in your V-day bash to make it a huge success. If your party space allows, you could create a makeshift dance floor too!
Little goodie bags!
Make some small goodie bags for your guests to show your gratitude for accepting the invitation and making the party a hit. You can put in things like thank-you notes, heart-shaped candies, lucky love amulets & other strange treats.
So with Valentines' Day just around the corner, start planning now and have a fantastic V-day bash!
Best of luck!