Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Posh Purpose Tips: Decorating for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner and Briana and I are working on gift guides to give y'all some ideas for your loved ones.  I'm not into decorating for every single occasion, but Valentine's Day is probably one of the easiest holidays to decorate for if you feel so inclined.  If you are behind on packing up your Christmas decorations, see what you can reuse for Valentine's Day before packing it away.  I bet a lot of your decorations are color appropriate (hello. red!), but this also means you can procrastinate even further on putting your Christmas decor away (just make sure the tree is down and any Santas, Elfs on a Shelf, and nativity scenes are put away)!  You can switch out your white candles or put out pink and red candles or out one bigger candle or pretty set of votives on your coffee table. 

Large Coral Grapefruit Relish Candle
Image Source: Paper Source

Pink Tea Lights
$12.95 for a set of 3
Image Source: Paper Source

If you have children, no need to go overboard with extra decorations for them.  A few small touches are sure to make them feel special.  I love these treat containers from Pottery Barn Kids!  What sweet little baskets to put a small gift (we'll have suggestions for kids gifts soon!), a treat, and a note from mom and dad.

$14 for set of 2 + Free Shipping
Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids

These mail bags and envelopes are super cute and fun!  You can make a small investment in one of these options and reuse it each year (at least until they are teenagers and are too cool for everything).
Mailbox Chair Backers
$19 + $7 for Personalization + Free Shipping
Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids
Envelope Chair Backer
$19 + $7 for Personalization + Free Shipping
Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids

You can also decorate their chairs on Valentine's Day with a heart shaped balloon (also great for classroom decorating), make them heart-shaped pancakes, or tape up heart-shaped doilies to their windows in their rooms and use them as place mats or drink coasters at the dinner table.

Red Heart Shaped Foil Balloons
$1.00 each
Image Source: Dollar Tree

Heart Shaped Paper Doilies
$2.94 - $3.56 for 100
Image Source: Paper Mart
Hope these ideas help you realize you can be a bit festive without breaking the bank or adding a lot of additional stress!  I'm keeping out my red candy dish that I bought at Christmas and I have some fun red and white striped cloth napkins that I will probably use for our Valentine's Day dinner.  Anyone else have easy decorating plans for Valentine's Day?  Share in the comments section below!