There's no rule on how many people constitute a "party", so have yourself a party for two on Valentine's Day.
Give your valentine something to look forward to by sending him or her a Sendomatic.com invitation to your party for two. Although there are many to choose from, my three favorites are: True Love because of it's funky tune and graphic, Be Mine for its uniqueness, and Love for its classy, relaxing music.
Unless you love to cook and are in the mood to create your own romantic evening at home, taking your sweetie out to dinner is always a great option. Nobody has to cook, the atmosphere is created for you, and it provides for a couple hours of good conversation time. If your date is adventuresome, take her/him to somewhere they've never been. MSN City Guides took a vote and posted The Best Romantic Dining for many major cities in the US. If your date has a "distinguished" palate and you really want to impress your date, it is recommended that you stick to a tried and true favorite that you know of. Keep in mind that you don't have to break the bank. Some of my favorite restaurants are casual (Thai, Sushi, the local Italian joint). The perks to casual dining is also that you don't have to know which fork to use or know how much to tip the valet....it puts you at ease to be yourself, and ENJOY your company.
Wherever you decide to eat, show up with a flower(s). It can be hand picked from your yard, purchased at the local 7-11, or could be a whole bouquet from a fancy flower mart, but show your date that you are excited to be with them from the start.
Valentines gifts are too individual for a "one gift fits all" list, so here are some suggestions to get your mind working.... For women, a gift certificate at a local spa is always appreciated, a simple necklace or small pair of earrings, or a homemade gift certificate for a night away with you at a later date. For men, a gift certificate to a local spa (yes, they really like them!), homemade heart shaped cookies, anything at Sharper Image, or a magazine subscription.
Valentine's Day is a weekday this year, so you can't spend lots of time doing anything much but a nice dinner. If that is the case, at least try to fit one other activity in before or after dinner. If the weather is nice, take a walk in a scenic location or drive to a scenic bluff. If the weather isn't cooperating, grab an pre- or after- dinner drink or snack at a cozy lounge (bring a deck of cards or a travel game), ride on a carousel at the mall, or try to catch a short IMAX movie.
Whatever you decide to do on Valentine's Day, enjoy yourself and your company. Laugh a lot and be proud of yourself for making this party happen!