Valentine's Day is a special occasion that celebrates love and the people you hold dear in your life. Whether you're in a relationship or single, it's a great time to spend with your loved ones. For those looking to create an intimate and romantic dinner at home, here are our top tips on how to decorate a table for two and make the evening just that much more special.
Start by selecting a tablecloth or table runner in a romantic color, such as red or pink. Add a centerpiece that reflects the occasion, such as a vase of flowers or a candle in a heart-shaped holder. Place settings should include elegant plates, silverware, and glasses. Don't forget to add a place card for each guest (If you have more than one, of course), to make it more personal.
Mood lighting is crucial for creating an intimate atmosphere. Dim the lights and use candles or fairy lights to create a warm and inviting glow.
Fresh flowers always add a touch of romance to any dinner table. Choose flowers in red, pink, or white, or go for a mixed bouquet for a more colorful look. Popular options include roses, peonies, tulips, carnations and lilies.
A romantic playlist can set the tone for the evening. Choose music that you both love and will create the perfect background for a romantic dinner. Think slow, jazzy, relaxed and calm. Lo-Fi is also a great choice for background music without vocals.
A romantic dinner should include your partner's favorite dishes. If you're not a whiz in the kitchen, consider ordering takeout from a restaurant that serves your partner's favorite cuisine - or even order in pizza - easy and delicious! If pizza isn't your thing though, you could always make a snack board with meats, cheeses, pickles, crackers and fruits. Accompany your meal with a bottle of wine or champagne to make it extra special.
By following these tips, you'll create an intimate and romantic Valentine's Day dinner that will be sure to make your partner feel loved and appreciated.