73+ Swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day Picnic Ideas to Wow Your Significant Other

Unleash your inner romantic this Valentine’s Day with these unique and unforgettable picnic ideas that will sweep your loved one off their feet!

This Valentine’s Day, unleash your inner Romantic! Let your special someone feel like a prince or princess with these unique picnic ideas. Whether you want to create an outdoor paradise during the day or the feeling of a moonlit French Riviera, there are plenty of fun ways to make it extra special. Pack up some delicious snacks, your favorite blanket, and all the love in your heart – and get ready to spark some romance on this day of love!

Swoon over sweetly-scented candles, string lights, and flowers as you adorn your chosen spot. Decorate with plenty of colors for that perfect romantic mood. Get creative with themed gifts for a thoughtful surprise that is sure to bring a smile to their face. Add in a picnic blanket, pillows, a surprise box of chocolates, and warm drinks to keep cozy all throughout the night. And don’t forget the music – find those classic jams that will have you both singing along and swaying in each other’s arms!

Spoil someone special by taking them on an unforgettable Valentine’s Day picnic full of fun, romance, and surprise.

Location: Where Should You Hold Your Picnic? Indoors or Outdoors? Local or Travel?

When planning the perfect Valentine’s Day picnic, the perfect location is key. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor destination, you can create a unique atmosphere of love and romance.

For an indoor picnic spot, cozy up together with lots of soft lighting to set the mood. Or for an outdoor getaway, plan a travel picnic where you can explore picturesque nature scenes for an unforgettable experience. Either way with some careful planning and special touches, your Valentine’s Day picnic will be romantic, magical and truly one-of-a-kind!

Local and Indoor Valentine’s Picnics (Keep Weather In Mind!)

Indoor picnics are the perfect way to stay close to home and create a romantic atmosphere. Perfect for colder climates or to avoid bad weather, your living room or even your own backyard can be transformed with flowers, candles, and other special touches. Curtains can be drawn; lights dimmed, and music playing, so you and your loved one have an intimate dinner for two without ever leaving home! Best of all, there’s none of that pesky wind blowing food away or pesky bugs munching on you! Let the romance blossom inside with a cozy indoor picnic!

Outdoor Picnics

Choose Outdoor Picnics for your ideal outdoor adventure! With a natural and romantic setting, there is no other experience quite like it. Imagine the smell of fresh air and the sound of birds singing – That’s what you get with an outdoor picnic. Plenty of room for games, sports, and activities, so don’t settle for anything less when looking for your next great adventure. Have a picnic at the beach or a secluded park, or another one of your favorite spots in nature, and make unforgettable memories!

A picnic outdoors, on a blanket covered by rose petals and decorative pillows, is a perfect way to spend quality time with your special someone. Break the yearly routine and take your valentine to a beautiful picnic spot, from parks to lakes. Plans for the picnic menu can include a variety of fun and romantic options such as a traditional romantic dinner or a special meal full of unique flavors. From soft music to starlight, create the ideal setting for your delightful outdoor get-together. A fun picnic with all your favorite treats will be sure to impress!

Destination Picnics

It’s time for a more adventurous Valentine’s Day. Let’s skip the restaurants, the flower shops, and all that fuss. Instead, let’s plan a destination picnic! Explore new places together, make memories, and indulge in the beauty of an outdoor picnic at your chosen destination.

The options are boundless – find a romantic spot in the mountains or a serene lakeside nook! Choose something away from home and unique, somewhere you both have yet to discover. Get creative with it – create a menu and fill your basket with organic goodies or pack some seasonal treats – all tailored to your tastes and what you both love.

Whether you’re strolling around town or taking a road trip – stop in those picturesque places for an unforgettable picnic experience. This is the perfect opportunity to bond over some quality time, and get out into nature, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Create something unique this Valentine’s day and make some magical moments.

Valentine’s Picnic Food: What Should I Bring for a Valentine’s Day Picnic?

Making sure your Valentine’s Day picnic is unique means bringing the right food! Whether it’s salty snacks, sweet treats, or both, selecting great food for a romantic outing is essential. Think outside the box and create an unforgettable, romantic meal for the special day with these tasty must-haves for your picnic basket! Choose something unique that will tantalize the taste buds of you and your loved one, no matter how adventurous or shy you are in the kitchen.

In addition to this list of ideas, we have an entire article full of even more ideas for Valentine’s Day picnic food ideas. 

Finger Foods

Want to make your Valentine’s Day picnic extra special? Finger foods are the answer! They’re a fantastic way to bond over some tasty treats, and no utensils are needed! So what should you bring to your romantic picnic? Well, mix things up with savory and sweet options, so you and your honey can snack in blissful harmony.

Think outside the box for yummy finger food ideas that bring plenty of romance to your day.

Savory Ideas

  • Mini Pizzas
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Mini Meatballs (with toothpicks)
  • Shrimp Cocktails
  • Puff Pastry Wrapped Mini Sausages
  • Pinwheels
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Pita and Hummus

Sweet Ideas

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Mini Cupcakes
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Macarons
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
  • Brownies
  • Blondies
  • Lemon Bars
  • Petit Fours
  • Biscotti

Whether it’s a favorite park or beach date, these delicious finger food recipes will ensure your day is remembered. Deliciously simple and simply delicious: get ready to dive into an unforgettable feast of finger food fun!


Picnics and salads were made for each other! When you’re planning a romantic picnic, salads must be part of it. Light and delectable green salads, filling and flavourful pasta salads, tangy and tantalizing fruit-based dishes; with so much to choose from, there’s something for everyone! And the best part? You can get creative with dressings to really add that extra wow-factor – just what Valentine’s Day needs! Making these salads won’t take long either – whip them up early so you can truly enjoy your evening with the one you love, no worries about food.

Green Salads

  • Classic Wedge Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Greek Salad
  • Spinach and Strawberry Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Spinach, Apple, Walnut Salad
  • Taco Salad

Potato Salads

  • Classic Potato Salad
  • Southern Potato Salad (Pickles & Mustard)
  • German Potato Salad (Sweet & Tangy with Bacon!)
  • Mediterranean Potato Salad

Fruit Salads

  • Waldorf Salad
  • Apple, Pecan Raisin Salad
  • Carrot Raisin Salad
  • Ambrosia Salad
  • Bionico (Mexican fruit salad)
  • Fruit Macedonia
  • Seafoam Salad
  • Pistachio Delight

Decadent Desserts

If you’re looking to create the perfect romantic picnic this Valentine’s Day, sweet and indulgent desserts are a must! Prepare some delicious treats that you can both enjoy while taking in nature’s beauty. From fluffy sponge cake covered with syrupy goodness to delectable pastries filled with cream, choose an array of yummy desserts.

Perhaps even try your hand at homemade goodies to make this occasion extra special! Pack up those scrumptious delights and head out under the stars. Make memories with your special someone by sharing sweet indulgences in a cozy outdoor setting. Show your love how much you care with a luxuriously romantic Valentine’s Day picnic fit for two!

Chocolatey Desserts

  • Truffles
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Fondue (don’t forget a heat source!)
  • Hot Chocolate


  • Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Berry Bundt Cake
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Tutti Fruitti Cake
  • Citrus Cake
  • Angel Food Cake (Add strawberries and whipped cream)

Fruity Desserts

  • Glazed Fruit
  • Fruit Tarts
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Berries and Cream
  • Fruit Skewers (A nice “healthy foods” option)
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Grilled Peaches
  • Apple/Cherry Turnovers

Final Thoughts

Grab your partner and fall into a sea of romantic picnic ideas for the most special Valentine’s Day ever. From sweet and simple to incredibly decadent spreads, find the perfect way to show that special someone how much they mean to you. Your Valentine’s Day picnic can be as casual or as fancy as you choose. Bring along comfy blankets, romantic music, and all the delicious treats that have been dreamt up in your romantic imagination. Make it extra fun and pack along some Valentine’s Day themed games the two of you can play together while you enjoy your picnic.

Put together a picture-perfect Valentine’s Day picnic that your partner won’t soon forget! Let your creativity shine by selecting delicious treats, delightful decor, and romantic venues. Create an unforgettable atmosphere with unique touches to make the occasion even more special. Time spent planning means spectacular results when it comes to this special day – make every detail count for a Valentine’s experience that is one-of-a-kind!

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