Valentine’s Day is a fun day to celebrate the ones you love. In this post, I’m sharing two creative, beautiful, and delicious Valentine’s Day snack ideas. One is a Valentine’s Day Bar Cart and the other is a Valentine’s Day Snackcuterie Board. Either snack idea will be a festive way to enjoy and celebrate the day.
Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas
I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me. That’s why this year I’ve planned ahead and created two unique, colorful, and tasty displays of Valentine’s Day snacks to celebrate this love-filled day.
I’m so thrilled to share what I have created and in addition, give you a few tips for setting up something similar. Don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry! These ideas and tips can be used to create a visually-beautiful food display for virtually any holiday or celebration.
Here’s a look at what I created.
I couldn’t be more pleased with my valentine snack displays. I think they are so fun and festive. Curious about how they came together? Let me break it down for you and share some tips for creating a similar look in your own space.
Let’s start with my Valentine’s Day Snackcuterie Board!
Valentine’s Day Snack Board:
I’m sure you’ve heard of a charcuterie board. A snackcuterie is the same idea, but with snacks instead of meats. (If you like this idea, be sure to check out my coffee-inspired snackcuterie HERE.)
This idea is great for a small gathering or a small space.
I realize that many of you may not have the luxury of dedicating a large area for a sweet treat display for Valentine’s Day. Have no fear because you can recreate this look on any scale. Let me show you how I did it.
For this charcuterie-inspired display, I started with a large, round, wooden board. From there, I just filled it up with all of my sweet treats. As you can see, I put some of the treats in bowls and dishes, and others I set directly onto the board.
I also included a few decorations. I used a small vase of flowers (that follow my color scheme) for a little height as well as one of my cookie cutter decorations.
Valentine’s Day Snack Bar Cart:
For my next idea, I cleared off my bar cart and restyled it to create this tasty display.
To start, I gathered some supplies. Most of these items, including the snacks, were found at HomeGoods. (Curious about my bar cart, you can find that HERE.)
When I’m shopping for a display like this, I usually like to consider some sort of theme or color story. In this case, it was fairly simple as Valentine’s Day was my theme and I stuck to the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red, pink, and white.
I like this idea because it not only helps to limit your scope when you are shopping (you can ignore anything that doesn’t fit your theme), but it also helps to create a cohesive look in the finished project.
With the bar cart cleared and all of my treats purchased, I started bringing everything together. I used a variety of white serving pieces including cake stands for cupcakes, bowls for candy, and a couple of pitchers for flower displays.
I love using white serveware for a couple of reasons. First, it’s pretty universal since white coordinates with any holiday or occasion. Second, I think that food looks best on white dishes. A simple white plate will let the food stand out.
With all of the treats in place, we’re ready to decorate!
In this type of display, you don’t need a lot of decorative items because your sweet treats act as the decorations. However, I still like to include a few fun pieces. Including some “conversation-heart” napkins, heart-shaped cookie cutters, and fresh flowers.
I decided to keep things pretty simple which is why I opted for store-bought treats and cupcakes that I picked up at a local bakery. If you have more time, enjoy baking, or want strictly homemade treats, that is fine too. Do what works for you!
Looking to make your own treats to add to your valentine snack displays? You’re in luck because I have plenty of delicious and festive ideas. Here are a few:
Homemade Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas:
- White Texas Sheet Cake
- Cheesecake Brownie Hearts
- White Chocolate Chex Mix
- Sour Patch Kids Cookies
- Sweetie Martini
- No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes
- Red Velvet Popcorn
And with that, both of my Valentine’s Day Snack displays are complete. No matter how you do it, I hope you’re feeling confident and excited about creating a festive and fun display of treats for Valentine’s Day.
It’s a clever, delicious, and creative way to celebrate the holiday at home. You’ve got this!
Happy Valentine’s Day!