Are you looking to make this year’s Valentine’s day extra special for your loved ones? Check out these amazing ideas for spreading the love this year:
1. Have a Movie Marathon
If you’re the type who loves to share your favorite films with loved ones, Valentine’s is the perfect day to do it. Snuggle up with your partner in some warm blankets this year and hunker down for a day of movies and tv!
2. Visit a Museum
Museum dates are painfully underrated. After all, what’s more romantic than looking at old things with your partner? In all seriousness, museums are a great way to have a low-key date with someone, especially during the weekdays. Plus, you’ll learn something new!
3. Go Outside
Weather permitting, an outdoor date is always welcome when you’re stuck inside. Going ice skating, having a picnic, or simply going on a hike with your loved one is another enjoyable low-key way of showing you care. Not all dates have to be extravagant!
4. Try Rock Climbing
Rock climbing at an indoor gym is a great way to build trust since you’ll literally be supporting each other from falling! Really though, exercising releases tons of endorphins and other feel-good hormones, and getting active with your partner makes for a lovely (and sweaty) bonding experience.
5. Have a Pet Playdate
Single friends, this one’s for you. Valentine’s day isn’t just about being romantic– it’s about celebrating love in all of its forms, and that includes love for your furry friends. Get together with some close friends for a pet playdate and drinks, or just spend the day pampering your pet to let them know they’re an important part of the family.
6. Enjoy Brunch
Everyone loves a good brunch, so why not make this Valentine’s a day for sleeping in with a lovely brunch date? We’ve got the perfect brunch menu for any event, so come visit us and enjoy some pancakes with a drink!
7. Have a Spa Day
Taking time to relax and practice self-care is essential, and if you’ve got the chance, a day at a spa is a wonderful way for you and your partner to be pampered. Enjoy a couple’s massage, warm facials, and everything your local spa has to offer to start your new year feeling and looking your best.
8. Get Crafty
If you want to spice up a holiday party, look no further than arts and crafts– getting a bunch of your friends and family together to make things may seem a bit chaotic, but it’s worth it! Try bringing out your creative side this Valentine’s day with handmade valentines, a decor-making party, a baking day, or a paint-and-drink event!
9. Learn a New Skill
Learning something new with your partner, whether it’s a language, recipe, or hobby, can help the two of you bond through shared activities. Supporting each other as you learn to knit or how to say “I love you” in Mandarin can help strengthen your relationship and create new memories!
10. Visit Family and Friends
Valentine’s day isn’t just for romance. It’s also for appreciating friends and family. Make this year extra special by spending some time with your loved ones this year: visit your parents or give them a call, spend a day out with your friends, or organize a Valentine’s day get-together where you all can relax.
11. Snack the Day Away
Ideally done alongside a movie marathon or craft party, spending the day snacking is a great, stress-free way to enjoy the day without worrying about mealtimes. We’ve got tons of appetizer options if you’re looking to order out, including taquitos, quesadillas, wings, and chips. It’s okay if it’s not the healthiest option– it’s a holiday!
12. Create a Photo Booth
Photo booths have quickly become a party planner’s go-to when it comes to livening up holiday parties or events. All you need for an amazing photo booth is a camera, a unique background, and some fun costume pieces for guests to get creative!
13. Themed Costumes
Another way to liven up any party is to make it a costume party, and Valentine’s day is the perfect time to break out your couple’s costumes and go wild. You can stay cheesy and classic with traditional couple’s costumes like peanut butter and jelly, or you can unleash your inner nerd with a couple cosplay from your favorite movie, video game, or tv show. If you want to keep things simple and subtle, try color-coordinating your outfits!
14. A Valentine’s Charcuterie Board
If you plan to snack the day away, a charcuterie board is a perfect way to do it. Setting up a charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, fruits, and nuts is a fun way to spice up any party. To keep it Valentine’s day themed, try using color combinations and seasonal foods that people associate with the holiday. Creamy cheeses and red fruits like cherries, cranberries, and strawberries are always good choices!
15. Valentine’s Wine-Tasting
Give yourself a taste of the upper class by hosting a Valentine’s event centered around wines. Have all of your friends bring a different kind of wine, or order several smaller bottles for everyone to taste throughout the night alongside some cheese and chocolate.
16. Fabulous Fondue
Speaking of cheese and chocolate, fondue is another excellent way to keep snacking during Valentine’s. Combine two of the holiday’s most popular foods– chocolate and strawberries– in a creative, group-oriented experience!
17. Break Things!
“Smash therapy” has recently become a favorite form of stress relief for many, so why not spend some time with your partner breaking things? Whether with a piñata at home or plates at a smash therapy place, wreck some things with a bat this year to make some truly unique memories.
18. Take a Day Trip
If you’ve got the time, why not take a day trip this Valentine’s? Spending time with your partner on vacation is already a dream come true, but taking a week off at the beginning of February is hard. Spend a weekend somewhere nearby or go to a local sightseeing spot to enjoy a bite-sized vacation with your partner.
19. Unleash Your Inner Child
If you’re taking this Valentine’s day off and aren’t looking to go outside. Try staying in and playing some video games! A favorite video game says a lot about someone– take some time to chill with your partner and get to know them through what they like to play, or play something together!
This year, spread the love by volunteering this Valentine’s day. Helping out at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter is a great way to ensure that everyone feels loved on the holiday all about love itself.
Whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s, make it truly special this year with our help! Contact us today for more details about our event services and catering services.
Combining a baby shower and a bridal shower is becoming increasingly popular as couples simultaneously celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby and their upcoming marriage. Finding caterers for your special event is vital, whether you are a family, a couple, or a planner organizing a baby or bridal shower.
However, there are many additional ideas for making your combined baby and bridal shower a fun and exciting occasion. If you want to plan your shower, consider our 20 best combinations of baby and bridal shower ideas to make your celebration special.
1. A Holiday Party
A great way to combine a baby and bridal shower is by throwing a holiday-themed party. This can be done for any holiday party, whether Christmas, Easter, or Halloween! Decorate the venue with festive decorations, play holiday-themed games and music, and cater the event with your favorite treats for holiday parties.
2. Family Celebrations
Another great idea is to combine family celebrations with the baby and bridal shower. Invite all family members to come together and celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new baby and the upcoming marriage. Have a special dinner and entertainment, and cater the event with family favorites.
3. Backyard Party
What better way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage than a backyard party? Set up a tent, string some lights, and have the caterer serve some tasty treats. Get creative with the decorations, and have some fun outdoor games to keep everyone entertained.
4. Play Fun Games
Have fun shower games prepared for your special event relevant to games you would play at showers for one or the other. For instance, some fun games to play at your baby/bridal shower are below.
Baby Bingo – Create bingo cards with images of baby items in place of numbers.
Baby Word Scramble – Create a list of baby-related words or phrases and have guests unscramble them.
Name That Tune – Put together a playlist of songs with either baby or wedding themes. Guests try to guess the tune.
Baby/Wedding Trivia – Come up with trivia questions related to either baby or wedding topics.
5. Beach Party
If you have access to a beach, why not host a beach party? Have a beach-themed celebration with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach balls. The caterer can serve up beach snacks and treats while you enjoy a few beach-themed games to keep everyone entertained.
6. Barbecue Party
A barbecue party is a fantastic way to combine a baby shower and a bridal shower. Your caterer can help serve delicious barbecue favorites while your guests participate in fun outdoor games and activities.
7. Spa Day
A spa day is perfect for a more relaxed baby and bridal shower. With a spa day shower, caterers can offer delicious spa treats, such as cucumber sandwiches and fruit platters. Additionally, you can plan spa-based activities and services to enjoy throughout your day. You can even have the caterer provide massages for the bridal and baby shower guests.
8. Tea Party
A tea party is a classic way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and fun party games for everyone to enjoy. You can dress up with your guests and dine on a delicious, elegant cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.
9. Movie Night
A movie night is a fun, excellent way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve up movie-themed snacks, such as popcorn and movie-sized candy bars, and have a few fun activities that are movie-themed. You can tie in your favorite movies into the design of your baby/bridal cake and make it a night to remember.
10. Coffeehouse Party
If you’re a coffeehouse lover, why not combine a baby and bridal shower with a coffeehouse party? Serve coffeehouse treats, such as pastries and coffee-flavored desserts, along with your favorite coffee blends.
11. Wine and Cheese Party
A wine and cheese party is an excellent way to combine a baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious wines and cheeses, and have some fun wine- and cheese-themed activities. Because the mother cannot drink, consider providing miniature wine bottles for guests to take home as a shower favor.
12. Ice Cream Social
An ice cream social is a fun way to celebrate a combined baby and bridal shower. Have the caterer provide delicious ice cream treats with numerous toppings and flavors to ensure every guest has a good time. You can even have an ice cream cake to celebrate the occasion instead of a traditional shower cake.
13. Donut Party
A donut party is a fun way to celebrate a baby and wedding shower simultaneously. Have tasty, delicious donut options for your guests, or consider a donut-themed cake made entirely from this delicious treat.
14. Candy Bar
A candy bar is a fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Have the caterer serve delicious candy treats and have some fun candy-themed activities. You can even have a special cake that honors the expecting parents and the upcoming marriage.
Brunch is a fantastic and fun way to combine a baby and a bridal shower. Offer guests delicious brunch favorites and have some fun activities perfect for the time of day. You can provide guests with tasty mimosas and every brunch classic imaginable to make this a brunch they won’t forget.
16. Get Unique With Decorations
A combination baby/bridal shower is the perfect time to have fun decorating your event. Get unique with decorations suitable for both occasions. For instance, have a blue and pink wedding-style cake or decorate with streamers that incorporate both colors.
Additionally, you can go all out with a large banner with the phrase “A Baby and a Bride to be” written in pink, blue, and white. You can place a large bouquet of pink and blue flowers near the banner.
17. Dessert Party
A dessert party is a delicious, indulgent occasion that you’re sure to love. With a dessert-themed baby and bridal shower, you can offer guests your favorite tasty sweets from caterers you trust.
18. Pool Party
A pool party is an exciting idea for throwing a fun and unique shower. Serve delicious poolside snacks and treats while a caterer offers guests poolside drinks. These showers are perfect for summertime and can make for a fun and magical experience.
A picnic is a fun, light-hearted celebration to combine your baby and bridal showers. Have guests bring picnic baskets and lay out some big blankets in your favorite outdoor area. Caterers can offer delicious, classic picnic foods and treats to make the celebration extra special.
20. Have Fun With the Invitations
Your shower invitations should leave a positive impression on your guests and get them excited about the dual celebration. Additionally, invites should make it clear that this is a combination shower. Consider the following additions to make your baby/bridal shower invitations unique.
Use a dual-sided invitation for the baby/bridal shower with the bride on one side and the baby on the other.
Use a poem or saying to draw attention to the dual purpose of the shower.
Add a couple of baby-themed stickers to the invitation for a fun touch.
Use a dual-colored envelope to represent the bride and the baby.
Feature a whimsical illustration or design that captures the joy and anticipation of the baby and the bride.
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These are just a few great ideas for combining a baby and bridal shower. Whether you are looking for a unique and creative way to celebrate the upcoming baby and marriage, or you are looking for a more traditional way to honor the expecting parents, KPacho Catering can help make your events a success.
With experienced and knowledgeable staff, top-quality ingredients, and excellent customer service, Kpacho can provide all your catering needs for any event. Contact KPacho Catering today to make your next baby or bridal shower a success!