Check Mate: Checkered Party Supplies for Valentine’s Day and Beyond! 

Searching for some cupid-approved Valentine’s Day party ideas? Bonjour Fête’s exclusive Check Mate collection is here to make your love fest a stylish success! 


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We created a modern Valentine’s Day collection featuring our beloved signature colors, Cherry Red & Petal Pink. Full of dainty hearts and checkered chicness, it’s the perfect set for more than just Valentine’s Day party themes. From girl’s birthday parties to bachelorette bashes, our Check Mate collection is full of party possibilities. Read on to learn how to style these pieces and host the sweetest celebration!  

The key to this Valentine’s Day-themed party lies in the color scheme. Start by setting the scene with pink and red balloons and hanging heart-shaped party decorations. 

Pop Park City created this eye-catching checkered balloon wall by alternating these pink and red balloon panels. These unique decorations are easy to inflate and secure to the wall. We recommend using balloon tape or a strong adhesive to ensure they stay in place for the entire celebration. 

To complete the look, Pop hung a few heart-shaped balloons with ribbons on one side of the backdrop. We suggest creating some dimension by using various sizes and colors of balloons. Feel free to do the same with the ribbon, and tie it all together with a few hanging bows!

A well-styled tablescape is crucial for this celebration. We recommend starting with a pink and red patterned tablecloth. We chose a striped tablecloth to create some chic contrast, but a checkered tablecloth would be just as swoon-worthy. 

Next, set the mood with coordinating Valentine’s Day decorations like bud vases or trendy candlesticks. This stylish tapered candle set is a must-have, especially for a Galentine’s Day spa day or paint and sip soirée!

No February 14th fête would be complete without a brimming bouquet. We chose to display this red and pink floral arrangement from Flower Bar Co at the center of our party table. It made a beautiful centerpiece and added a hint of romance to the tablescape. 

For a touch of sophistication, we tied pink and red ribbons around the vase. We also added the same bows on each corner of the tablecloth. These are just small details, but they went a long way in making the entire set-up feel complete.

Practically made for mixing and matching, our Check Mate collection is vibrant and versatile. So, when it comes to styling each setting, the options are endless! 

We opted to start with our Cherry Red and Petal Pink Premium Dinner Plates. Alternating each color, we layered them underneath our smaller Check Mate Heart Plates. (After all, more plates mean more helpings of heart-shaped pizza!)

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CHECK MATE HEART PLATES Bonjour Fete Bonjour Fete - Party Supplies
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Next, we added our Check Mate Heart Large Napkins at each pink setting and our Check Mate Heart Small Napkins at each red setting. To complete the look, we used red cutlery and checkered heart coffee cups with matching checkered straws.  

If you want your settings to seem a bit more sophisticated, swap in some gold cutlery and pink coup glasses. After all, these paper party supplies are high-quality and refined, so they can be “dressed up” or down for any occasion.

As far as Valentine’s Day party foods go, it’s all about sweets, sweets, and more sweets! Confetti Cakes created these stunning vintage-inspired Valentine’s Day cakes to complement our collection. More than just a delicious dessert, they made the cutest accent pieces on our party table! We displayed them on sleek cake stands to help them shine amongst all the patterns. 

If you’re looking for more aesthetically pleasing (and tasty) treat ideas, candy and cupcakes are always a good choice. We suggest serving your sweets in these pink and red checkered baking cups to keep everything on-theme. Both pretty and practical, you can even incorporate them into your Vday charcuterie boards!   

For drinks, you can never go wrong with a signature cocktail in hues of red, or a non-alcoholic soda. (If you need some assistance in the beverage department, we share lots of fun Valentine’s Day drink ideas, here!)

Since this party theme is great for both kids and adults, there are plenty of party activities you can plan. We recommend having some fun Valentine’s Day-themed activities and games to keep the energy high. Consider a Valentine’s Day trivia game, a cute craft, or even a dance-off! 

Valentine’s Day is about showing your love, so be sure to send your guests home with something sentimental. We suggest filling a few goodie bags with candies, sparklettes, and a surprise ball or two. 

Feel free to add a personalized note to each guest, expressing your love and gratitude for their presence. (This Red Hearts Checkerboard Card checks all the boxes for this party theme!) All in all, a thoughtful party favor goes a long way.

We are so excited to finally share our Check Mate collection! We hope it has inspired you to add a little pink and red to your Valentine’s Day celebrations. For more checkered-theme party ideas, browse our complete Check Mate selection, here!

Whether you’re throwing a big Vday bash or having a small romantic movie night, we hope it’s a time filled with love! For more perfect Valentine’s Day party inspiration, check out the rest of our party themes. From vintage valentines to pastel conversation hearts, we have plenty of other heart-stopping ideas!





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