12 Tips for Decorating Your Valentines Day Table

By the abundance of heart shaped boxes and red envelopes you find at the store, you probably noticed that the holiday of love is just a few weeks away. For some, this is a great opportunity to spoil your significant other. For others, it’s just a reminder that they’ll be spending February 14th with Netflix. Either way, if you are a living breathing human being, you have love to give to someone! So it’s time to show it and start planning your Valentines Day dinner. Whether it’s for your husband or just a group of girlfriends (Galentines Day anyone?), you can share the love by making a delicious meal and serving it at a lovely table. Here are 12 tips to get you started on decorating your table for Valentines Day.

Pink ombre tablecloth

Let’s start at the bottom, shall we? Adding a tablecloth underneath all the decor and dishes really makes any occasion feel special. Dip dye a pink tablecloth that you’ll end up using all February long. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Conversation heart candles

Candles are a must for every single V-day celebration. So why not use a little Valentine candy to help pimp them out a bit? Conversation hearts are so fun and affordable. Stock up so you have plenty for eating and for gluing on those pillar candles you already have at home. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Heart food toppers

Food toppers are probably one of the fastest ways to spruce up your food for a special occasion. Raid your kid’s pipe cleaner collection for the pink ones and make some heart toppers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

Heart balloon centerpiece

When thinking about Valentines Day centerpieces, all the options can get a little overwhelming. If you’re throwing a big Valentine soiree, consider using heart balloons as a simple yet festive centerpiece. (via Catch My Party)

Valentine table menu

Every restaurant has a menu, which makes it an easy addition to a fancy dinner party at home. Once you’ve made your recipe selections, use your best handwriting to make your own customized menus. (via Say Yes)

Painted love mug

Some of you probably want to start your celebrations of love in the morning. Put this simple mug on the table and your sweetheart won’t be able to decide if they love the mug or the hot beverage more. (via Lacquer and Linen)

Valentine ribbon runner

How sweet and simple is this ribbon runner? You probably already have all the ribbon and lace bits you need in your sewing box. This is the perfect opportunity to put them to a good use on your table. (via The Sweetest Digs)

Metallic candlesticks

You can’t go wrong with metallic. Give your candlesticks a gilded touch so they’ll glimmer even more over your pink and red draped table. (via Oleander and Palm)

DIY xo napkins

There is a time and a place for patterned napkins. That time and place is Valentines Day. The napkins, these lovely XO napkins that you can make yourself! I’ll bet you’ll enjoy pulling them out on your anniversary too. (via Sarah Hearts)

Colorblock wood cake topper

Julia Child said that a party without cake is just a meeting. We wouldn’t want that for your Valentines Day celebration. Add these colorblocked cake toppers for some extra love. (via Sarah Hearts)

Stained glass votive

In my opinion, watercolors are very romantic. Paired with candlelight, this centerpiece just might steal the show. Your cake better be impressive next to these votives. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Heart drink stirrers

Whether you serve a fancy cocktail or just bubbly champagne, dressing up your drinks with these paper heart stirrers is a good idea. You can even draft your kids to make them. (via Style Me Pretty)