Let’s talk table settings first. After all, that’s what’s going to make the biggest visual impression at any party.
For Valentine’s Day, it’s all about pink and red. We’ve used bright pink plates shaped like hearts and edged with gold foil, along with red and pink plates paired with matching cutlery and cups to bring these colours in a big way.
Adding some subtler hues to this colour palette—like a soft purple or a little gold—elevates the look. We used lavender-coloured candlesticks and bottles, as well as some gold and white serving dishes to pretty up the table.
If you’ve got it, or you’re in the mood to go thrifting, include a few fun pieces of vintage glassware. The scalloped edges and interesting shadows add softness and sophistication the overall look.
Tip: Instead of scattering confetti around the table, use everyone’s favourite childhood Valentine’s Day candy—conversation hearts!