Romantic Valentine’s Day Table Setting

How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
How to create a romantic Valentine’s Day table setting

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you may be thinking of ways to add some romance to your Valentines Day dinner.

Creating a romantic and elegant table setting is an easy way to create the mood.  And it’s a lot easier to do than you might think.

Click Next to find out how to create a romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.

 Pink and White Candles

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Pink acrylic crystals and candles | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Pink acrylic crystals and candles

Nothing says Valentine’s Day and romance like pink and candles.  Make your own Valentine’s Day candle holders by filling mercury glass tea light holders*, vases or mason jars with pink acrylic crystals*.  Then add some tea lights.

Using a timer-operated flameless candle makes sure they turn on when you need them | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Using a timer-operated flameless candle makes sure they turn on when you need them

I like to use flame-less candles that have a built-in timer*.  That way there is no melted wax to worry about and the candles can turn themselves on…you don’t have to think about it while you’re trying to get ready for dinner.

Sprinkle crystals on the table for added color
Sprinkle crystals on the table for added color

Sprinkling a few of the extra crystals on the table adds a little extra color, which is especially dramatic on a black, white and gold table cloth like this one from Kate Spade.  My original plan was to use this table cloth for the whole romantic Valentine’s Day table setting, but it ended up overpowering my dishes.  So I swapped it out for a table runner that’s a little more subdued.  However, I still love the color contrast between the stripes and the bright pink crystals and candles…it’s a very “Kate Spade” look.

Pink, White and Gold Dishes

Pink and white place setting | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Pink and white place setting

White and pink dishes with gold accents give the romantic feel without being too overpowering.  In this case, I used a white charger* with pink plates and a white and gold accent plate.

Mikasa's "Love Story Gold" accent plate | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Mikasa’s “Love Story Gold” accent plate

Using an accent plate with a heart motif really adds to the romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.  This pattern is called “Love Story Gold” by Mikasa* (it is also available in silver).  It actually comes in a whole set of dinnerware, but I think just the accent plate is enough to set the tone for the table.

Add a Linen Napkin

A lace-trimmed linen napkin adds some texture | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
A lace-trimmed linen napkin adds some texture

Linen napkins add some elegance to the table.  The lace trim makes it romantic.  You can find these napkins HERE *.

The gold napkin ring ties in with the other gold accents on the table | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
The gold napkin ring ties in with the other gold accents on the table

A simple gold napkin ring ties into the gold trim in the place setting. This hammered napkin ring is available HERE*.

DIY Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses

DIY Valentine's Day Wine Glasses | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
DIY Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses

Make your own Valentine’s Day wine glasses by spray painting the stems gold.  Then use a Sharpie Oil-Based Gold Marker to draw on the hearts.  Make sure to draw carefully since this ink becomes permanent pretty fast.  If you do make a mistake, you can wash it off with soap and water (and some rubbing)…if you act fast (learned from experience!)

Click here to see our instructions on how to create gold-stemmed wine glasses.

Add some champagne to make your DIY glasses really sparkle | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Add some champagne to make your DIY glasses really sparkle

Add some champagne for some extra sparkle (and it tastes good, too!)

Using an ice bucket with the heart motif is an extra added touch | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Using an ice bucket with the heart motif is an extra added touch

An ice bucket with the heart motif on the side is an extra added touch to your romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.

Use A Runner Instead of Place Mats

A gold edged runner instead of a place mat | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
A gold edged runner instead of a place mat

Place a table runner across the table.  It automatically adds a connection between you and the person setting across from you.  This one is white with gold edging and goes with the colors of the table setting perfectly.

Use a table runner across the table instead of place mats | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Use a table runner across the table instead of place mats

If you’re having a group of people for dinner, use more than one runner laid across the table where people will be sitting.

Add Rose Petals

Candles and rose petals | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Candles and rose petals

Rose petals on the table automatically add romance to your dinner!  Real ones are the most luxurious option, but these faux rose petals* will do in a pinch…they are less expensive and re-usable.

Wine glass with rose petals | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Wine glass with rose petals

The extra pop of color really makes the gold trim stand out!

 The Finished Table

Valentine's Day Place Setting | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Valentine’s Day Place Setting

The finished table setting is romantic, elegant and easy to put together!

The finished DIY wine glasses | How to create a romantic Valentine's Day table setting
The finished DIY wine glasses

 

Romantic Valentine's Day table setting
Romantic Valentine’s Day table setting

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