How to Decorate a Table for a Valentine's Day Meal

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Decorating a table for Valentine’s Day makes the meal THAT much more special. It can even make up for first attempts at a home-cooked meal.

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The Subtle Valentine’s Day Table
Go for simple, subtle and classy with a white lace table cloth and a low round vase filled with short stem roses. A few rose petals scattered about doesn’t hurt either. Try these ideas for creating a beautiful, inexpensive flower centerpiece.

A Boisterous Valentine’s Day Table
Drape the table in a bright red table cloth and accessorize with white dishes and several small bunches of white flowers. Scatter silver and white confetti along the entire table. Rely on white candles and white taper candles for mood lighting.

A Childish Valentine’s Day Table
If you can’t find a conversation heart tablecloth, simply get a few yards of the fabric and use it for a table cloth. Fuse lace to the end of the tablecloth with iron on fusing tape. Get a Styrofoam ball and put it atop a candlestick holder. You can either shove it all the way down to the bottom and use the top to hold a candle, or leave the ball only partially stuck onto the stick. Trim gerbera daisies so they have a short stem of about 2 inches and then poke them all around the Styrofoam ball. Give each guest a small candy dish or wrapped tulle filled with conversation hearts.

A Personal Valentine’s Day Table
Plan a simple table but decorate it with photos and images that are important and special to the couples attending the dinner. The most romantic gestures are always the most personal ones.

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Kristin is a freelance writer and runs a decorative paint business.