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How to Set the Mood for a Great Valentine's Day Dinner


Valentine’s Day is almost here and there are many things you have planned no doubt. It seems like everybody goes out of their way to make this day special and why not, it’s the day of love after all. 

But nothing is nearly as important as that evening dinner when you gather the family together, or just that special person and let them know how much they mean to you. 

Well, you can make that magic moment even more charming with these decor ideas!

A Bouquet on the Table 

A bouquet is always a good idea. Source: DIY Spins
A bouquet is always a good idea. Source: DIY Spins

There is nothing more romantic than flowers, especially on Valentine’s Day. Placing a bouquet of red or white roses on the table to act as the centerpiece as you serve delicious meals will be the perfect way to end a romantic Valentine’s Day

You can use any type of flower you want, and they don’t even have to be freshly cut. Faux flowers can have just as much romantic impact as fresh ones. Either way, your loved ones will love it!

Monogram Cloth Napkins

This makes the decor come together! Source: HGTV
This makes the decor come together! Source: HGTV

You can also bring a certain level of charm into your dinner table with beautiful monogram cloth napkins. It’s a simple but effective decor idea that will warm that special dinner with your loved ones. 

It’s also something easy to make. All you need is to paint the plain white napkins with some simple fabric paint. You can write what you want but the initials of your loved ones will warm their hearts! 

Write the Menu on a Wooden Pallet 

This looks super cool for an outdoor dinner! Source: Terra
This looks super cool for an outdoor dinner! Source: Terra

Give your loved ones a home-inspired restaurant experience by writing down the menu on some wooden pallets and displaying them for the entire family to see. 

This works best when you are having an outdoor dinner somewhere on the patio. You don’t need to invest a lot of time to make this decoration: simple wood pallets and chalk should be enough

In addition to the menu, you may also add some lovely messages there to get your family in the mood for the dinner.

Add Some Fragrance to the Food

Add some rosemary to improve the dinner experience! Source: Love To Know
Add some rosemary to improve the dinner experience! Source: Love To Know

It may sound a little strange at first but there is something special about adding some fragrance to your food. And we are not talking about the normal aroma of food, just something different and special. 

For example, you may consider adding some aromatic rosemary into your signature cocktails for that refreshing fragrance. 

Romantic Place Cards 

Place cards can make your dinner feel fancier! Source: HGTV
Place cards can make your dinner feel fancier! Source: HGTV

If you are bringing in some guests for dinner, you can give them a personalized experience by making unique and romantic place cards for each one of them. You don’t even need to complicate things. A simple card with the initials of each guest should do. 

Try to make them colorful, though. Vibrant colors are always a big addition to the Valentine’s Day decor and they should add a lively appeal to your place cards. If you want, add a special message for each of the guests as well.

Dress Up Plain Glasses

Doesn’t this look super fancy?! Source: Founterior
Doesn’t this look super fancy?! Source: Founterior

No one wants to look at plain glasses all night unless of course they are serving some champagne. But these glasses can still be part of your dining room decor. 

You can decorate them with colorful tape, cutting little triangles and adding to the glasses, or even go to the next level and add some glitter to the decor. This will transform plain glasses into vibrant and colorful decor pieces that add character and class to your dinner table.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with loved ones always brings an amazing feeling to everyone, but you need to get the right decor and set the dinner table for the occasion. The simple ideas above will transform your average dinner into a romantic evening that will last years in memory.

Want to make your home feel more romantic? Install dimmer lights to set up the mood! 

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