I don’t know about all of you, but my husband and I haven’t dined out on Valentine’s Day in probably fifteen years! That night it is overly crowded, and the food is always expensive. Most years we do a dinner out on another night and a family dinner on Valentine’s Day itself. But this year, it falls on a Thursday which happens to be a night my teens will be out at a weekly function. So I thought, why not do a special dinner at home in our own dining room? Candles, good food, uninterrupted conversation and no crowds or over-priced food – sign me up!
And because I do love putting together a pretty table anyway, this is a great way to celebrate without breaking the bank. If you’re like me and are always looking for new table setting ideas, be sure to check out my free e-book which is full of tablescapes, complete with sources and all my tips and tricks!
As you’ll see below, with just a little effort, you too can create an easy and Romantic Valentine’s Day Table for Two!
I’m not a huge fan of red in general, so I focused on soft pinks to create a romantic table without a lot of fuss.
And since roses seem to be the universal Valentine’s Day flower, roses it was! I found these miniature sized ones in several shades of the same pink and I’m smitten! They were less expensive than the larger ones, and I was able to get three dozen for under $20!
As I usually do, I added a pretty salad/dessert plate to the table to add some interest. I didn’t want it too “theme-y” since this is for adults (last year I used cute heart plates from Pottery Barn but that was more of a family table). I love that this plate is pink, but I can use it all spring and summer!
The gold flatware and brass candlesticks work really well with the pinks. I’d been eyeing these candlesticks for months now (love that they look vintage!) so they were my Christmas gift to myself, haha!) 😉
These glasses are engraved in gold and are so pretty and delicate. They definitely add that special occasion vibe to the table. And of course, I had to serve a rosé since it’s pink! 😉
The runner is a soft pink velvet and I love the texture it adds. You could even use it again for a spring dinner party or Easter brunch!
The little bud vases I bought at Pottery Barn last year and I just sprinkled them all down the table.
On the sideboard I used more roses in a vintage French urn (I told you I got 3 dozen!)
I hope this has inspired you to stay home on Valentine’s Day and spend a romantic night in with your significant other! Set the table with some nice dishes, cloth napkins, and a few flowers. Break open a bottle of something special. The night of love can be as simple as that. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate restaurant meal to be special. Just the fact that you’ve put in some extra effort says “I love you.”
Or, if you still have younger kids, take a look at last year’s table that I did, and make it a family night with little candies or gifts for everyone!
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More Valentine’s Day Tables for Two!
I’m joining six friends today who are also sharing some fun and romantic Valentine’s day tables! Be sure to check them out below!