This Valentine's Table Setting is perfect for a Valentine's or Galentine's Day brunch or dinner. I got everything here off of Amazon to make it super easy for you to recreate this same look at home. Grab your prettiest pink attire and best rosé wine, and let's fall in love together!
Valentine's Day Table Decor
Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner! It's that time of the year when we celebrate the most beautiful emotion in the world - love.
Whether you're planning a romantic dinner for your significant other or a loving gathering with friends, one thing is for sure: a perfectly set table can make all the difference.
I do have to admit I do not normally throw dinner parties. Here at my "get-together", I prefer to throw more casual gatherings and serve appetizers with drinks.
Watch Me Set Up This Table!
But now that I am "getting older", I'm starting to appreciate more intimate social settings where people can get to know one another on a deeper level. As dinner parties are the best opportunity for that! Especially if they're themed!!
So in this blog post, we're going to dive into the art of table setting, sprinkled with a dash of romance, to help you create a Valentine's Day dining experience that will leave your loved ones swooning.
I offer a few elegant centerpiece options as well as charming place cards. Let's start decorating with love! 💕🍽️✨
Theme & Color Palette
First you need to decide on the colors you will include on your table. We all know that Valentine's Day is about reds and pinks, but are you going to add whites, blacks, purples? If you try to include too many colors, it won't look put together.
Here I stuck to pinks, red and white. I used the table runner as my inspiration and went from there. The napkins match the tablerunner too.
Tablecloth & Linens
I chose NOT to go with a tablecloth since I like the contrast of the wooden table we have in our kitchen. If you do choose a tablecloth, choose one that fits the table properly. Too large or small will not look good.
I opted for a flower centerpiece since it IS Valentine's Day after all. BUT to save moula, I did not go with roses! Although pink or red roses would be an ideal centerpeice, I opted for pink tulips. They are great for Galentine's Day and can also be reused for spring table decor!
Other centerpiece options that are popular on a Valentine's table setting are rose petals. I suggest using a solid, white or pink tablecloth if using rose petals so they don't blend in.
You don't NEED to break out the fine china if you don't want to. But it is a great excuse to dust them off! Now-a-days they have many cute pink or red glasses you can incorporate into your table setting for a fun change.
I love a good solid charger. It adds a bit of dimension to the place setting and a touch of class. These chargers are from Amazon and can be used for ANY season. They're a but more rustic which I appreciate. If you want to purchase solid white, red, pink or gold chargers, they would be a great fit too.
I love candles not because not only are they beautiful, but because they are an inexpensive way to add class. I purchased a few long candlesticks from Amazon in different shades of pink and placed them in brass colored holders to try to match the gold silverware.
Light the candles at night for some romantic ambiance and let the love flow!
I purchased some cute heart name tags and wrote my guest's names on them. This adds a cute decorative touch as well as a personal gesture that everyone appreciates! Consider placing a cute treat on top of like my Pink Raspberry Macarons or a Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberry.
Another romantic option is to add a single rose on each plate or a love note depending on who is eating dinner that night.
Pink cocktails are a fun option if it's all girls however I have a feeling the men might want something...not pink. So consider purchasing a good bottle of champagne or wine depending on what's being served.
I love the idea of adding some cotton candy to the top of everyone's champagne flutes. When you pour the champagne in, the cotton candy will dissolve into the champagne for a fun presentation!
Music sets the tone of any occasion and Valentine's Day is certainly not the day for bumping Jay-Z. Try some classical or jazz music. Frank Sinatra is always a winner. Anything that is soft and intimate.
Final Valentine's Table Setting Tips
The most important components are the plates, glassware and centerpiece. Everything else is a lovely bonus. Some plastic plates are beautiful and much less expensive. Consider layering one over top of your normal china for an added touch.
Napkins are very inexpensive so consider purchasing some printed heart ones off of Amazon instead, Homegoods has some great ones for less than $10.
Spend a larger part of your money on a good bottle of wine or food instead. That's what matters the most!
Consider setting up a chocolate fountain bar for dessert!