If you google the word Valentines Day, the top stories are: “Costco $30 Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tower” and “Nike Air Force 1 High: Valentines Day Features Unique Zipper Collection”- really comin’ atcha from the heart right? In reality there are quite a few thoughts that you may be thinking when you hear the two words Valentines Day:
- Thanks, I’m single
- Who’s ready to binge eat chocolate with champagne and watch every rom com we can in a 12 hour period?
- Still single
- That’s just a hallmark holiday
- Date night with the hubs
- I really don’t even like the colors red or pink
- Single and ready to mingle
To be honest, I’m a mix of 2,4 and 5. Not long ago I was numbers 1,3 and 7 and had a pretty terrible mindset around Valentines Day aka single awareness day. However, my view of the holiday has changed and it’s not just because I’m happily married, but rather, I’m happily in love with who I have become as a person. Yes, I still have things to work on, but who said Valentines Day has to just be about always loving on other people? What about loving yourself? After all, a happy #1 makes for an even happier #2 right?
So if you’re someone that’s single and reading this post saying why would I want to decorate for a holiday when I’m single- I challenge you to change your mindset and instead GIVE YOURSELF SOME SELF LOVE! Heck, maybe even throw a fun Galentines Day Party ( I am I am!) Mkay.
Now that we’ve cleared the air on the whole Valentines Day debacle, let’s get to the fun part: decorating.
With that being said, I have come to love decorating the house for special occasions, but I like doing it on a budget. For Christmas I do my best to decorate every single room, but for Valentines Day, I decided to just focus on one small area being our little bar cart/coffee nook since it’s central to the first floor and I’ll be able to admire the decorations everyday.
How do you decorate on a budget? THE TARGET DOLLAR SECTION MY FRIENDS. It is GOLD. I realize that Valentines Day is still 3 weeks away; however, I also know that when Target has some great dollar deals- they get swiped up quickly!
So let’s get to it, let me first show you the foundations of our bar cart/coffee nook:
*side note: all Target Dollar Section items are not able to be linked; however, I will let you know which items are from there so you can look for them next time you’re at Target!
The LOVE baloon banner ( does not need helium- they give you a straw to blow it up) and XOXO banner are both from the Target Dollar Section.
Now that we’ve seen the big players of this cozy corner, let’s get to where the other decor is from:
The “This or That” game is from the Target Dollar Section- it’s a fun game to have if you’re hosting a Galentines Day party or even attending one! It helps to spur conversation and get to know your friends even better (i.e. are you a beach or mountains person). The wine charms in the ‘calories dish’ are also from the dollar section!
The Valentines Day dish towel ( came with a pot holder) and wine charms are also from the Target Dollar Section.
I hope by now you can see that several of these items I owned already and once I had a color scheme picked out (pink and red)- I added in some Target Dollar Value Items and a $9 mug and then walked around the house to fill up the remainder of the area ( the ‘calories dish’, Fujifilm camera and pink straws). Most of the time once you have a color in mind, you already have some items in your house you can use 🙂 These ideas can be applied to decorating a bookshelf, etc. as well!
I plan on creating a new bar cart look at least quarterly and will put all of my ideas here in the blog!
Let me know if you implement any of these ideas and tag me in your picture on Instagram @ciaobellaroses so I can see them!!
….& remember, LOVE YOSELF.