Every year I like to create a romantic (but easy!) Valentine’s Day table setting. You see, my husband and I never go out on Valentine’s Day. In fact, I would guess that we haven’t actually gone out on that date in about 15 years!
We found that it was always crowded and the service was incredibly slow. So our solution has been to spend a romantic evening at home enjoying a delicious meal and a nice bottle of wine! (Presents aren’t frowned upon either 😉 )
And if you don’t cook, you can always set a pretty table and order in. Either way, it’s a much nicer way to celebrate than sharing an over-priced meal along with dozens of other couples!
This year I focused on buying some gorgeous pink roses, but otherwise I kept it pretty simple…
When the kids were little, I’d do a fun table with lots of candy, and we would all eat together while the kids read their Valentine’s they got in school that day. But now I do a more grown-up version for just the two of us. If they are home (which is rare!) then we wait and eat a little later.
If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile now, then you know I’m not a huge fan of red. And that goes for Valentine’s Day, too, haha! I much prefer pink, so that was the palette I chose for this Valentine’s Day table. I love the softness it creates!
And as soon as I saw these gorgeous pink roses, I knew I’d be using them for this table! I mixed them with some white hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s lace, and another bright pink little flower. Rather than bothering with a complicated arrangement, and to keep it casual, I simply put them in a pretty glass vase. They’re so pretty, you literally don’t need anything else!
This vase is a new one and I have to say, I’m crushing pretty hard! I often use ironstone pitchers and not glass vases, but it’s so pretty and simple that I’m thinking I’ll be using them more.
A little cupcake adorns each plate ~ just for fun. And of course, you can eat it for dessert, too 😉
A white linen runner and silver candlesticks keep it classic and simple.
The pink linen napkins are from Sur la Table. I’m thinking they’d be great to have for spring and Easter tables, too!
I hope this inspires you to set your own Valentine’s Day table setting, whether you celebrate with your love, your whole family, or have a fun Galentine’s Day dinner! I say any holiday that honors love is one worth celebrating!
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