The Most Romantic Easy Valentine’s Day Picnic Ideas

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Selection of easy Valentine’s day picnic ideas. Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to head off on a romantic picnic.

It is a fun way to celebrate the day, and with these ideas you will soon be running to find that romantic setting.

With ideas for the picnic set up and a good selection of food, you have everything you need to have a ton of fun with the one you love.

Selection of easy Valentine's day picnic ideas. Valentine's day is the perfect excuse to head off on a romantic picnic. It is a fun way to celebrate the day, and with these ideas you will soon be running to find that romantic setting. With ideas for the picnic set up and a good selection of food, you have everything you need to have a ton of fun with the one you love.

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Do you want to ditch the expensive restaurant this Valentine’s day?

Who says a romantic dinner has to be held in a restaurant with loads of other people.

If you are looking for some quality one on one time with that special person in your life, then a romantic picnic with some good food is just the thing for you.

An outdoor picnic is perfect in warmer climates but is still even fun to rug up and snuggle into the one you love. Alternatively there are lots of indoor picnic ideas to explore too.

Use these Valentine’s day picnic ideas to help you choose the location, grab a picnic blanket and get cosy with the one you love.

Valentines day picnic

Choose the Perfect Location

One of the keys to a successful picnic is to know where you are going BEFORE you head out.

It’s a great idea to have checked some places to ensure a great view, privacy and to ensure you really do get the intimate setting that you are aiming for.

A beautiful picnic spot does require a little bit of pre-planning, but there are LOTS of options to choose from.

Some outdoor picnic ideas include:

  • In a secluded park under some beautiful trees
  • By the river
  • On the beach
  • At a look out point
  • Favorite sunset viewing spot
  • Or even your own backyard!

Alternatively if you both share a favorite spot somewhere, then this would be the perfect choice of location.

Beachside valentines day picnic

If the weather is not appropriate for an outdoors picnic, you might like to consider the following indoor picnic ideas:

  • Create a beautiful set up on the living room floor
  • Snuggle up by a fireplace
  • Sit in a window seat
  • Set a tent up in the backyard and complete with throws, cushions and twinkling lights.

Choose a location that will give you the perfect ambiance that you will both appreciate.

Gather Essential Picnic Supplies

Picnic Basket:

If you want to have a traditional romantic valentine’s day picnic then the first thing you need to obtain is a wicker picnic basket.

Whilst you can technically use any kind of picnic basket, the wicker look really gives off that romantic picnic basket vibe.

Picnic basket

Picnic Rug:

Every picnic needs a picnic rug.

If you wont feel comfortable sitting on the picnic rug for long, it would be advisable to bring some small foldable chairs.

Another way to make the area comfortable is to bring some decorative pillows, and some throws to snuggle into. It’s the little touches that will help to make the picnic extra cozy.

Picnic blanket and cushions

You may wish to bring some wooden trays, cheese boards or small folding tables to act like a coffee table.

This will allow you to spread your food and beverages without feeling like everything is falling over.

Candles or Lights:

Candles definitely help to provide an intimate setting, but you will need to consider whether this will be a safe option or not at your chosen location.

Candles in large glass mason jars are easily transportable and look great.

Alternatively, if candles arn’t a suitable option, you could bring some battery operated string lights. These would look beautiful either draped in an overhanging tree or simply laid around the picnic blanket.

The lighting really helps to add to a romantic night, so adding this simple touch would be great if you are able to.

Rose Petals:

If you really want to set the romantic mood, why not sprinkle some rose petals on the picnic rug and around the location. They will also look great sitting around plates of food.


Setting up music is really a personal choice.

If you are having the picnic in an indoor setting then coordinating some romantic music would really help to set the scene. Create a playlist with some soft tunes.

If however you are having a traditional picnic outdoors then you may prefer to have the sounds of nature rather than your own music.

If you do wish to bring your own music, make sure that you remember to bring a speaker.

The Perfect Picnic Drinks

The perfect picnic drinks really depend on what you both like to drink. Wine or champagne would be a popular choice, otherwise some natural fruit juice would be great too.

Some orange juice mixed with champagne is also a popular picnic choice.

Choose some drinks that will help you both relax, but also drinks that you can both enjoy.

There is nothing to say you can’t sit there with a beer. It’s your picnic, and the perfect romantic date is what suits both your personalities.

Chose The Perfect Menu

There are SO many options to choose for your romantic picnic.

You could decide to keep it simple with some wine, charcuterie board and a simple box of chocolates.

Alternatively you may wish to plan a special meal (just consider it’s transit).

Or perhaps you would like to simply serve some decadent desserts.

Whatever you decide, the food WILL take some pre-planning.

Valentines picnic food

You want to ensure that you have enough variety and flavor combinations. Don’t make the mistake of just picking up anything that you find in the pantry!

We will consider some popular foods for a romantic picnic to help with your selection process.

Charcuterie Board:

A charcuterie board would be simple and fun to set up and would pair beautifully with a bottle of wine. It is easy to tuck into some delicious cheese and meats.

Remember to include a cheese knife into the picnic basket.


It’s fair to say that it wouldn’t be a Valentine’s day picnic without at least some chocolate included!

Bring a box of chocolates, some chocolate dip for fruits or even both. You can’t really overload on the chocolate factor at Valentine’s.

You may even wish to create some of your own chocolate delights. Include some milk chocolate and dark chocolate for variety.

Valentine's Chocolate Treat Recipes

Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Truffles

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Simple almond joys covered in decadant dark chocolate.

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffles - Eat Love Eat

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Soft raspberry white chocolate ganache centre and a crisp rich dark chocolate shell.

Strawberry Truffles

Decadent dark chocolate covered strawberries garnished with frozen strawberry powder.

Champagne Truffles

Decadent no bake champagne truffles.

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

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Starwberries and chocolate are an easy and elegant treat.

Chocolate salted caramel truffles

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Melt in the mouth chocolate salted caramel truffles.

Vegan Ferrero Rocher (Gluten Free)

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Gluten free and vegan Ferrero Rocher perfect for everyone to enjoy.

Easy Mocha Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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These delicious truffles are espresso flavored and coated with chocolate.

Heart Truffles Recipe Perfect For Valentine's Day

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Oreo and cream cheese heart shaped truffles.

Fresh Fruit:

Healthy foods don’t have to be excluded on Valentine’s day. In fact, fruit is a great addition to any picnic.

Fruit pairs well with a charcuterie board, takes the ‘edge’ off the chocolate overload and can even act as a standalone dessert.

Fruit on a love plate

Some great fruits to consider bringing are:

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • Mango
  • Apple slices

Bread And Sandwiches:

If you choose to have a charcuterie board, some French baguette would work perfectly with it. Remember to bring a cutting board unless it is pre-sliced!

Alternatively some nice sandwiches would work especially well at a lunch time picnic.

If you really wanted to get fancy, you could try creating some heart shapes, but it really wont matter if you don’t want to fuss with those fiddly details.

Valentine's Day Picnic Sandwich Ideas

Veg Sandwich with Mayonnaise

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It is one of the simplest and easiest veg sandwich with mayonnaise recipes you can make. This veg mayo sandwich is just the best no-cook meal for any occasion.

Tea Sandwiches {Perfect for an Afternoon Tea}

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Variety of simple tea sandwiches perfect for a picnic.

Roasted Beet Hummus with Pita Chips

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Healthy vegan Roasted Beet Hummus served with pita chips is a delicious colorful appetizer perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels

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Rainbow veggie pinwheels are easy finger foods and perfect for a picnic.

Heart Shaped Pizza For Valentine's Day

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This incredible lower calorie pizza is going to be the perfect healthier Valentine's Day picnic, which is perfect for sharing.

Mini Desserts:

Mini desserts are always lovely to nibble on at a picnic. Choose some delicious cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes etc to enjoy.

Valentine's Day Picnic Mini Dessert Recipes

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Heart cookies with chewy centres and filled with mini chocolate chips.

Raspberry And White Chocolate Cupcakes - Very Beautiful And Very Tasty As Well

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Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes decorated with butter icing and hearts.

Rose Scented Shortbread

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Delicate romantic rose scented shortbread.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies (VIDEO)

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are the ultimate chewy, gooey cream cheese-filled cookies that are bursting in natural strawberry flavor! 

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

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These brownies are made with fresh cherries and loaded with chocolate chips for the ultimate rich cherry fudge brownie bar.

Prosecco Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling

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The cupcakes are soft and fluffy with a subtle, boozy Prosecco flavor. They're filled with a fresh strawberry sauce and topped with luscious strawberry buttercream frosting.

Red Wine Brownies

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Fudgy red wine brownies. The red wine adds a rich, slightly fruity flavor to the brownies that is just SO GOOD!

Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies

Gluten Free Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies recipe is so easy and makes perfectly moist delicious blondie squares.

Decadent 3-Ingredient Fudge: A Super Easy Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk

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Decadently creamy-dreamy and deeply, darkly chocolaty – absolutely perfect for romantic dinners and for holiday treats.

Chocolated Covered Strawberry Brownies

Chocolate-covered strawberry brownies are a decadent dessert made with fresh strawberries on top of fudgy chocolate brownies.

Chocolate Strawberry Tartlets

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The perfect combination of a simple sweet pastry filled with a rich chocolate ganache and juicy strawberries.

Red Velvet Cake Pops

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Red Velvet cake pops with red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting in the filling, plus a white chocolate coating. 

Valentine's Day Hershey Kiss Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookie covered with sprinkles and a Hershey kiss. Perfect for Valentine's day.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

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These Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Strawberry Compote Topping are delicious light and flavourful treats that are perfect for taking on a picnic.

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Other Delicious Valentine's Day Picnic Recipe Ideas

Orzo Pasta Salad

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This Orzo Pasta Salad is fresh, healthy, and flavorful, easy to put together, and perfect for eating at a picnic. 

Juicy & Foolproof Pork and Chive Dumplings (Potstickers)

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 Pork and chive dumplings are juicy, crispy, and packed with flavor,

Vegan Cucumber Hummus Bites

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These vegan cucumber hummus bites are an easy summer appetizer that's perfect for picnics.

Salmon and Spinach Quiche

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Salmon and Spinach Quiche is a light, creamy and indulgent treat. This flavorsome quiche features a buttery homemade pastry crust, and a creamy egg base scattered with fresh spinach and salmon filling.

Valentines day picnic ideas

The best way to ensure a romantic Valentine’s day picnic is to pick a beautiful romantic spot, set the mood with some lighting, ensure there are lots of cushions and blankets for snuggle options, and prepare some good food.

You certainly don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant to have a special time together.

Use these Valentine’s day picnic ideas and have a great time enjoying each other’s company.

This could go down as the best picnic date you have ever had, and end up turning into your yearly routine!

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