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Recipe: Valentine Tablescape Ideas

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If you are planning on hosting a Valentine party for your friends or making dinner for your family, here is a fun way to decorate your Valentine table. These ideas are not only easy to throw together, but they won't break the bank. I found that I had a lot of these items on hand. When planning your meal, don't forget to include some fun Valentine tablescape ideas. It will make your meal memorable.

Valentine Tablescape Ideas

Valentine Tablescape Ideas

I decided to have my table colors be red, black, and white. Everything I used matched this color scheme. For an extra treat, I put a few chocolate covered hearts on each plate.

Valentine Tablescape Ideas

Materials needed

  • Tablecloth
  • Butcher paper
  • White paint marker
  • Candles (various sizes)
  • Candle holders
  • Cut out hearts
  • Rose petals
  • Twine
  • Heart shaped place mats
  • Balloons

Table Runner

I started by covering my table with white linens. I really wanted my table runner to pop, so I used white as the background color. I purchased black butcher paper at my local craft store. Make sure the length of your paper runs from one end of the table to the other. Butcher paper usually is about a yard wide. I wanted my runner to be a little smaller so I cut my paper down to 2 feet wide. I wanted my paper to look like chalk board art, so I used a white paint pen. I wrote words on the sides of the black paper that symbolized Valentine's Day (example: box of chocolates, xoxo, sweet heart, I love you, etc. ). I thought it would be cute to mix up cursive and block letters. Make sure you leave room for your candles down the center of the table.


I purchased white rectangle plates to put my candles on. On the plate I used one large red candle and 6 smaller white and red 2 inch candles. These smaller candles melt quicker than larger candles, so make sure that whatever plate you use it is large enough catch the melted wax. I purchased a few different sheets of Valentine scrap booking paper. I cut strips of the paper and wrapped it around my larger candles. I used the twine to secure the paper to the candle. I glued a heart cut out to the twine for a finished look.

Place Mats

I wanted to pop a little bit of red on my table and used these fun red heart shaped place mats I purchased at the dollar store. It exactly the look I was going for.  I used white plates and red napkins to match my decoration colors.

Valentine Dinner

To put the finishing touches on my table, I added red, white, and black balloons. I also sprinkled my cut out hearts and rose petals around the candles in the center of the table. The kids loved saving money by having their dinner at home, and being able to all sit around such a fun Valentine table.

Do you like to go out to dinner on Valentine's Day or make a romantic meal at home?

Jill Greenlaw




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