Red Hots have become an iconic Valentine’s candy, not only because of their bright red color and cute heart shape, but also because of their sweet yet spicy flavor.
For many, the cinnamon taste brings back memories and really speaks to the season.
We’ve got a collection of creative cinnamon heart ideas to try at your Valentine’s Day celebration, from drinks to desserts to décor and much more!
Looking for a creative way to bring some Valentine’s fun to your party’s drink menu? Serve up something special with a recipe that uses the bold flavor of Red Hots.
You can go adults-only by adding alcohol or keep it all-ages with a sweet sipper that everyone can enjoy.
Spice up your beverage selection with one of these refreshing cinnamon heart drink ideas.
Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Cider
Just add the ingredients to your crock pot, set it to warm, and this cinnamon cider will be ready to serve!
Red Hots Valentine’s Day Punch
What’s a party without a sweet punch? Put a spicy twist on it with this Red Hots recipe, perfect for your love day get-together.
Cinnamon Heart Liqueur
Serve up something sweet that’ll excite the senses and is for adults-only with this spicy cinnamon heart liquor.
Red Hot Sipper
This soothing cider-like drink is so good; it’ll warm up even the coldest of hearts.
Party Snack Ideas
Snacks are essential for your Valentine’s party, so why not think outside of the ordinary and serve up some cinnamon heart themed finger foods?
From the savory to the salty to the sweet, these appetizer ideas cover all the bases.
Try any of these easy on the eyes and the stomach pretty party snacks to add that extra touch of fun to your menu.
Cinnamon Heart Popcorn
Here’s a super simple and festive way to give a bowl of popcorn some pizzazz.
Apple Cinnamon Bacon Bites Appetizer
This easy to make and fun to eat app combines the irresistible flavor of bacon with sweet apple cinnamon for the perfect bite-sized snack.
Red Hot Popcorn Party Mix
Popcorn is a great grab-and-go snack at any party, so put a spicy twist on it with this tasty Red Hot popcorn mix.
Cinnamon Apple Brie Crostini
This mouth-watering appetizer is ideal for cold weather get-togethers. It has just the right blend of sweet and salty.
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps
Serve up this fresh salsa not with tortilla chips but sweet and tasty cinnamon crisps.
Party Decoration Ideas
Decorating for your sweet celebration can be a lot of fun. Use Red Hot Candies in creative ways to add hearts and spread the love around the party place.
As you choose the color scheme to complement the theme for your party, consider that red is the most obvious choice for Valentine’s Day.
Using heart shaped candies, you can come up with beautiful DIY décor pieces that will look as good as they taste.
Here are some awesome decoration ideas to try:
Red Hot Votive Centerpiece
This simple centerpiece is so elegant, yet so affordable! Place on tables to add a touch of color to your candle holders.
Lipstick Kiss Balloons
What’s not to love with these easy DIY Lipstick kissed balloons?!
Candy and Tulip Bouquet
Combine two gorgeous Valentine’s staples, candy and flowers, to create a stunning (and delicious!) bouquet.
Paper & Hearts Banner
Felt, paper, and sequins are all you need to make this charming banner.
Love Heart Backdrop
Put together this pretty focal feature that makes for the perfect backdrop for photos.
Pucker Up Balloons
Grab a bunch of red latex balloons filled to the same volume and arrange them in the shape of lips.
As you’re putting together your party menu, don’t forget to include fun and festive desserts! They’re arguably the sweetest part of any Valentine’s Day celebration.
These tasty treats pair perfectly with your cinnamon heart/ Red Hots party theme.
From cookies to cupcakes to fudge, find just the right recipes with Red Hots to create the ultimate Valentine’s dessert table.
Red Hots Crinkle Cookies
Add crushed up Red Hots to create these chewy, cinnamon-spicy crinkle cookies.
Red Hot Cupcakes
Not only are they super sweet, these cute cupcakes fit for cupid will make any dessert table simply irresistible.
Red Hot Fudge
Serve up this spicy, creamy, and colorful fudge. Each piece gets its own pretty pink heart candy right in the center.
Cinnamon Heart Snickerdoodles
You’ll be smitten with these snickerdoodles, made of sugar, spice, and everything nice! Add a Red Hot heart to the center to give them that extra sweet Saint Valentine’s touch.
Red Hot Cinnamon Imperial Shortbread
Turn an ordinary shortbread cookie into a spicy surprise by adding Red Hot candies to the dough.
Cinnamon “RED HOT” Heart Cookies
Give heart shaped sugar cookies a kick by making them look and taste just like Red Hot candies.
Red Hot Candy Apple Pie
Take a cinnamon apple pie to a whole new level by baking it with candy. This Red Hot pie is sure to be hit at the dessert table.
Party Favor Ideas
When picking out your party favors, you can use your theme as a guide. Make it extra special by getting a little crafty and going the DIY route!
Make a favor that’s especially appropriate for your celebration.
These creative ideas are just what the love doctor ordered with a Red Hots/cinnamon heart party theme.
Red Hot Roses
Give a floral gift that needs to be watered and wont wilt away. These Red Hot roses are good enough to eat!
Cinnamon Heart Marshmallows
These heart shaped marshmallows are soft, squishy, and oh so sweet! They go great in a cup of cocoa or can be enjoyed all on their own.
Red Hots Candy Jars
So simple, yet so sweet, these mason jars filled with Red Hot candies make a great way to say thanks to your special guests.
Cinnamon Heart Chocolate Bark
Your Valentine’s party guests simply won’t be able to resist this decadent cinnamon heart chocolate bark. It’s a great way to give out a chocolate treat with a spicy twist.
Red Hots Lip Balm & Scrub
Pamper your party guests by sending them home with a lip balm and sweet scrub with a kick.
Got the Hots for Cinnamon Hearts?
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Few symbols speak to Valentine’s Day more than hearts and candies. Go all out with your cinnamon heart party theme by bringing the sweet and spicy candy into all aspects of the event.
From the décor to the desserts to the favors to the snacks, Red Hots make for a darling and delicious bright red addition.