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★ Romantic Meal Ideas For 2 & Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Recipes ★
Cute Lunchbox Foods for Kids & DIY Table Settings
If you want to impress your date with a 3-course home cooked meal, then you have come to the right place! Below you will find a roundup of romantic main meals, yummy dessert recipes and a great variety of ideas for heart-shaped treats.
I have also included a section for parents who want to make a creative lunch box ensemble for their kids on Valentine's day, with all kinds of examples of foods including strawberry hearts and sandwich envelopes.
Of course the food is only one part of the set up if you are planning to romance your sweetheart, so there are also table setting guides that will complete the mood.
I hope you find this collection very useful for spoiling those you love :)
Romantic Hot Chocolate
Best Heart-Shaped Cooking Products
Turn everyday foods into Valentine's Day themed treats by making them heart-shaped! Here are 3 of the best kitchen shaping gadgets:
Cook up some hearty pancakes or eggs for breakfast in bed.
You can make all kinds of cakes or frozen desserts with this non-stick springform tin.
A quality cast-iron pan for making lovely mini cakes.
Romantic Savory Recipes
- Heart Shaped Pizza
Even with heart-shaped pepperoni!
- BBC Recipe Collection
A brilliant souce for meals, cocktails, desserts and more.
- Mozzarella Hearts With Pepper Pesto
Yummy starter or shared snack.
- Pesto Palmiers
Hand-held pastry snacks which can be made either sweet or savory.
- Valentine's Day Recipe List
Recipe ideas for all courses.
- Heart-Shaped Soft Pretzels
With pink sea salt as the last flourish.
- Heart Roast Potatoes
Instructions for making seasoned, crispy, shaped potato pieces.
Frozen Raspberry Dessert
Cookies, Cakes & Treats
- Pink Sugar Cookies
How to dye sugar different shades of pink.
- French Meringues With Ganache
The swirl of pink in the meringues looks fabulous.
- Chocolate Eclair Hearts
Little choux pastry hearts dipped in chocolate.
- Heart Surprise Layer Cake
Step-by-step tutorial for hiding a red velvet heart inside a sponge cake.
- Bouquet of Chocolate Roses
Make amazing homemade roses with modelling chocolate.
- Tulip Flowerpots
Sweet treat idea made with homemade or store bought cupcakes.
- Last-Minute Popcorn Treats
Make popcorn special by using different shades of pink.
- Edible Fortune Cookies
Cleverly made using fruit roll-ups.
- Pink Beet Marshmallows
The beet juice makes a great pink color.
- Cupid's Truffle Skewers
Fancy handmade truffles for an elegant treat.
Red Roses Centrepiece
Sweets & Desserts In The Name Of Luurve
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
With an Oreo cookie base.
- Individual Brownie Tarts
Served with fresh strawberries on top.
- Mango Cheesecake
A refreshing dessert with chocolate finishing touches.
- Maraschino Cherry Mousse
With a browned butter brownie base.
- Valentine Smash Cake
Hollow chocolate case which can hide a surprise gift.
- Chocolate Pavlova
With chestnut creme, raspberries and clementines.
- Good Food Recipes
Fabulous list of biscuits, treats, cakes and beautiful sweets.
- Bakerella Treats
Cake pops, red velvet cake and very cute cherry pies.
- Latticework Apple Pies
Heart shaped mini apple pies with a grid top.
Themed Table Settings
Valentine's For Kids & Cute Lunchbox Ideas
- Edible Cupid's Arrows
With the centres made of pretzel rods.
- Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate coverings and fun sprinkles.
- Printable Tags
Free tag downloads with cute fruit-based messages on.
- 10 Creative Lunch Ideas
Including veggie hugs and kisses and fairy sandwiches.
- Valentine's Day Bento Boxes
Brilliant ideas for food messages and heart shapes.
- Fruity Heart Pop
Healthy alternative to a candy lollipop.
- Happy Heart Food
Beautifully presented inspiration.
- Love Letter Bento
Clever way to make a bread envelope shape with heart 'seal'.
Main Meals To Impress Your Date
- Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli
Well this one would impress me!
- Duck With Plum Sauce & Figs
Tasty romantic dinner, with suggestions for starter and dessert too.
- Pink Peppercorn Creamy Chicken
A light dish which takes less than 30 minutes to create.
- Brie-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
With pear and cider sauce.
- Hearty Lasagna
A tasty and comforting meal.
- Crab Risotto
Spoil your date with this luxurious seafood dish.
- Stuffed Flank Steak
With prosciutto and wild mushrooms.
- Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon
Splash out on filet mignon to really impress.
Inspiration For Romantic Table Settings
- 21 Table Setting Ideas
Lots of ideas and inspiration for setting your table.
- 14 Easy Tablescapes
Perfect for a romantic rendezvous.
- Red Table For Two
With a cheddar cheese fondue recipe.
- Pinterest Showcase
A collection of images and examples.
- Brown Paper Place Settings
Fun idea for drawing on a brown paper 'tablecloth'.
- Valentine's Tea Party
Where the kid's seats are the best in the house.
- Elegant Examples
As well as a fun froggy idea I think is cute!
- 12 Creative Layouts
Including hanging artistic X, O and photo decorations.
- Set The Perfect Romantic Table
3 examples of what you can do depending on the mood you want.
- Coffee Bean Candle Votive
A creative project that will provide the mood lighting.
Made With Love
You can make many meals into themed Valentine's Day ones by: creating heart shapes, adding heart embellishments (making hearts in the sauce or branding meat with a heart shape for instance), and/or using red and pink colours.
You can find the recipe for the Twin Hearts Apricot Glazed Shrimp and Peppadew Salad shown above by clicking here.
Fun Drinks & Breakfasts
- Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows
Really lovely addition of cut-out heart marshmallows.
- Cappuccino Heart Foam
Use a cocktail stick to turn milk foam into hearts.
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate
To keep up with the pink theme.
- Chocolate Cranberry Sweet Rolls
A tempting indulgence for a morning snack.
- Champagne Waffles
With chocolate butter and blood orange syrup.
- Sweet Coconut Scrambled Eggs
A twist on regular scrambled eggs on toast - perfect for a sweet tooth.
- Oat & Banana Pancakes
Pancakes cut into hugs and kisses ...with chocolate chips.
- Nutella French Toast
Classic pairing of chocolate and strawberries.
- Love Potion Cocktail
Fruity alcoholic drink for the evening.
- Strawberry Champagne Cocktail
Fun drink for celebrating your love.
- Heart Muffins
How to shape muffin mix into hearts.
- Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups
Use a tin for making heart shaped muffins to get the right shapes.
Chocolate Heart Cake
More Creative Things To Try
- Cut-Out Potato Chips
Crispy hearts made with your own 2 hands.
- Edible Plate Decoration
Ideal for personalizing dessert plates.
- Heart Shaped Eggs
How to cleverly mold eggs into a new shape.
- Crystallize Rose Petals
Make your own edible rose petals for a pretty garnish.
- Berry Infused Ice Cubes
Interesting and refreshing idea using heart ice cube molds.
- Hand-Painted Chocolate
How to color chocolate and use it to create designer lollipops.
- DIY Toast Stampers
How to use aluminium foil to create shapes on toast.
Cute Lunch Box Food
Candlelight, table settings and background music will help you set exactly the right mood for your Valentine's day feast!