At-Home Valentine Dinner Ideas That Will WOW Your Date

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Valentine Dinner Ideas

Some people love to go out and celebrate with a fancy meal for Valentine’s Day. Others love a quiet evening at home with a simple valentine dinner. Both are totally acceptable! We’re here to give you the best Valentine’s Day dinner ideas for making your night sweet and special!

We’ve rounded up the best valentine dinner ideas that will give your night that extra special touch! Check out these recipes and ideas below!

Table of Contents
  1. Valentine Dinner Ideas
  2. Romantic Dinner Table Ideas
  3. Valentine’s Dinner Ideas: Entreé
  4. Desserts for Your Valentine Dinner
  5. Romantic After-Dinner Ideas
  6. Diva’s Romantic Valentine’s Playlist

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Romantic Dinner Table Ideas

We’ll get to the valentine dinner ideas, but one of the most important elements of your romantic dinner is the small touches that make it feel special. A simple card, delicately folded napkin, or homemade decoration is what sets this evening apart.

1. Rustic Valentine’s Day Setting

How to create the perfect valentine dinner table setting. | The Dating Divas
Valentine’s Day Dinner Table Ideas: Scrabble Notes

A rustic and romantic table setting using what you already have on hand. Who knew arranging scrabble letters could create such a perfect valentine dinner table?

2. Origami Heart Note

Valentine Dinner Ideas: Make Origami Love Notes as Decorations | The Dating Divas
Valentine Dinner Ideas: Decorate with Origami

Searching for Valentine’s Day dinner ideas that are simple but sweet? Decorate the table with your own origami hearts, complete with love notes inside!

3. Personalized Menu Napkin Holder

How to make DIY napkin holders for your romantic valentine dinner. | The Dating Divas
Valentine Dinner Table Setting: DIY Napkin Holders

Dress up the table and make dinner special by preparing a cute menu napkin holder. It’s the small touches that make the night special!

4. Table Runner

A table runner is a great way to add more romance to your valentine dinner ideas. | The Dating Divas
Valentines Dinner Ideas: Make a DIY Table Runner

Put your own spin on this valentine dinner table runner! Romantic dinner ideas don’t have to be complicated and pricey!

5. Rose Petals

Use rose petals for your Valentine's Day dinner plans. | The Dating Divas
Valentine Dinner Ideas: Add Rose Petals

Add an extra flair to any of your romantic dinner ideas. Rose petals can lead the way to a special surprise, spell out something sexy, or add some beauty to a table.

Valentine’s Dinner Ideas: Entreé

These Valentine’s dinner ideas will get you excited! Cooking together is one of the best ways to connect. So enjoy creating a new recipe together! We’ve rounded up some romantic yet simple valentine dinner ideas and recipes that will set the mood for a memorable evening!

6. Chicken Cordon Bleu

Best recipe for chicken cordon bleu on Valentine's Day. | The Dating Divas
Valentine Dinner Ideas: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Out of all the valentine dinner ideas collected, this is a true classic. With this recipe for chicken cordon bleu, your tastebuds will be transported to a fancy restaurant downtown.

7. One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

What to Cook for Valentine's Dinner? Garlic Parmesan Pasta! | The Dating Divas
Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas: One-Pot Pasta

A quick, easy, and romantic recipe? That’s the best kind of valentine dinner! Is a Lady and the Tramp reenactment in order?

8. Lasagna Cupcakes

Lasagna Cups for Valentine's Day Dinner | The Dating Divas
Valentines Dinner Ideas: Lasagna Cups

These Valentine’s dinner ideas only get better with these lasagna cupcakes! Lasagna cupcakes are a fun twist on a traditional meal. Genius!

9. Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

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Valentine Dinner: Chicken Asparagus Crepes

Crepes are dainty, fancy, and very unique. Plus, you can dress them up and plate them, so they look pretty!

10. Steak and Shrimp Skewers

Beautiful Valentine's Dinner Plating | The Dating Divas
Romantic Dinner Ideas: Shrimp and Steak

These valentine dinner recipes certainly won’t fail! Especially not these steak and shrimp skewers! I love the creative plating – using the shrimp to make pretty hearts!

11. Balsamic-Glazed Steak Rolls

The best valentine dinner: Steak Recipes | The Dating Divas
Valentine Dinner Ideas: Steak Rolls

This is a meat lover’s dream come true! Click the link above for the complete, mouth-watering recipe.

12. Heart’s Desire Pizza

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Heart Pizza Recipe for Valentine’s Day Dinner

Here is a perfect recipe for those who want to keep it super simple. A heart-shaped pizza is always the answer.

13. Red Pepper Filled Hearts

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas that are Heart Shaped

These pizza rolls are so fun and festive. They would also make for a great appetizer.

14. Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala recipe in an instant pot | The Dating Divas
Chicken Marsala Recipe for a Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner

We LOVE a good instant pot recipe (hello convenience!), and this one is the BEST! Delicious, tender chicken with the perfect spice.

Desserts for Your Valentine Dinner

Your romantic dinner is important, but let’s be honest, it’s crucial to have a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert! With all these clever valentine dinner ideas, we couldn’t leave you without some yummy dessert options!

15. Chocolate Pillows

Valentine Dinner and Dessert Ideas with Chocolate | The Dating Divas
Fancy Chocolate Valentine Dessert

Chocolate pillows. Need I say more? I’d like to sleep on one of these – I bet I’d have sweet dreams!

16. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Valentine Dinner Ideas & Dessert Ideas | The Dating Divas
Heart Cheesecake Dessert after a Romantic Dinner

This is one of my favorite romantic desserts. I always request it on special occasions. Make your own or order in!

17. Raspberry Mousse

Valentine's Dinner and Dessert Ideas – Raspberry Mousse | The Dating Divas
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dessert Ideas

Now, this, on the other hand, is a crowd favorite! Really anything with raspberries is so indulgent!

18. Chocolate Trifle

Valentines Dinner and Dessert of Chocolate Mousse | The Dating Divas
Chocolate Mousse After a Romantic Dinner

Here is a super easy dessert that also looks so fancy! The options for the layers are endless.

19. Cupcake Fondue

Cupcake Fondue Valentine Dinner Ideas | The Dating Divas
Cupcake Fondue Valentine Dinner Ideas

Try this unique version or any fondue! It is a perfectly romantic dessert.

20. Mini Heart Cookies

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dessert of Mini Heart Cookies | The Dating Divas
Mini Heart Cookies After Valentine’s Day Dinner

Now, this is a super cute dessert that would be fun to make together or surprise your loved ones with!

21. Love Potion

Get all the love you ever wanted after your valentine dinner by brewing up a little love potion!

Romantic After-Dinner Ideas

Having a theme for your ‘party for two’ can make your evening fun and memorable. If you want to take your simple night at home to the next level, try out one of these creative valentine’s dinner themes!

22. Je T’aime Hotel

Romantic Valentines dinner date themes

If you wish that you could travel for Valentine’s Day, turn your home into your favorite luxurious hotel instead.

23. Power Outage

Unplug and have a special night without electronics, lights, etc. Be creative and use candles to light up your night!

24. Romantic Rooftop Date

This is definitely one you only want to do if you have a safe space on the roof. But imagine how romantic it would be up there?

25. Loveseat Lounge

Need to kick back and relax? This is the perfect theme for your Valentine’s Day!

26. Couple’s Cafe

These free printables will help turn your dining room into a cozy couple’s cafe.

27. Spa Night

Add a spa night to your list of Valentine’s Day dinner ideas! Relax and enjoy the company!

28. Room Service

Heat up your Valentine’s night with some steamy “room service”.

29. Midnight Snack

If you need a tasty treat and some intimate time together, this is the perfect idea for you!

30. Glow Bath

A glowing bath will make this the most memorable – and sexy – night ever! Follow the simple instructions, and you will be soaking in no time!

Diva’s Romantic Valentine’s Playlist

In addition to all the great Valentine dinner ideas above, we put together a playlist of our favorite romantic love songs. A little background music will definitely help you and your sweetheart relax and enjoy the evening!

Spotify Playlist

Romantic Love Songs

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Kaela

I am passionate about laughing, fitness, baking yummy treats, and of course marriage! ;) My husband and I pick up every summer and move to a new state for his job, which is perfect for us because we LOVE adventure and to travel! Our favorite places to go are Disneyland (of course!) OR Harry Potter World. The way to my heart is Dr. Pepper with LOTS of ice, video games (I'm a kid at heart) and Hot Cheetos. Yummy!

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  1. Yummo!! I think I’m going to have to start practicing with some of these desserts for Valentine’s Day…thanks!!

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