Valentines Day Table Decorations (Romantic DIY Dinner Ideas)

Make the day special with Valentine’s table decor. Be inspired with these place-setting ideas including DIY napkin rings, place cards, and festive flowers.

A red and white place setting for Valentines Day table decorations.

Today’s post is about setting the mood for a unique, memorable evening or a romantic dinner with ideas for Valentines Day table decorations.

Your true love, family, or friends will certainly notice and appreciate the pampering and attention you give them on Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

I had so much fun putting this red color dining room table together with thrift and dollar store finds. It was triple the fun.

Hunting + Deals + Dinner!

Whether using goodies from your cupboard or thrifting, now is the perfect time to have some fun. Let these ideas inspire you.

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.

Rumi

Valentines Table Decor 

Of course, showing love to your people year-round is important, but sometimes life gets in the way, and it’s okay to schedule it.

Valentine’s Day is a fantastic opportunity! Not only is it a day about LOVE (what could be better than that?), but the colors, decor, and fanfare are the best.

So let’s stay home and make things unique with a charming table and some delicious food.

Place Setting Ideas

I selected some bold red pieces to set the table for two.

Your table may be more serene. You may choose to use simple white plates or good china.

There are so many accouterments to make it your own. 

If your dinnerware is neutral or another color entirely, consider adding a soft pop of Valentine’s pink or red with other elements.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Use presents as another sweet addition and decoration for the table. 

Purchase a treat bag or box; add a tag and ribbon or wrap it up with pretty packaging.

Fill with Valentine’s truffles, candy, or other small trinkets.

DIY Place Cards

Personalize each place setting with Valentine’s place cards or a festive name flag.

Napkin Rings DIY

It’s always special to use cloth napkins. If you are prepared to take your table to that level, keep going and add a napkin ring.

These DIY rings are interchangeable and FAST to make.

Pick out a complimentary scrapbook paper or a scrap of fabric—tape or glue around the barrel. Change for any occasion.

Find the napkin rings here. (affiliate link)

Valentine Flowers

When you add fresh flowers or a floral centerpiece, achieving a gorgeous table is effortless!

My traditional Valentine’s Day colors (red tulip with green leaves) flower arrangement is the easiest!

You needn’t spend a lot or get elaborate; a simple centerpiece makes a huge difference.

These were from the grocery store, but get the pretty table and the color scheme started.

More ideas include a single rose, red roses, red and white flowers in mason jars, a row of small vases, or even sprinkled rose petals on your dining table.

If you are looking for larger Valentine’s Day centerpieces, consider a combination of bright, vibrant flowers or, the opposite, a soft pink pastel color palette with pale grays.

A different idea: red roses, pink roses, pink lilies, pink alstroemeria, and purple waxflower. Gorgeous!

Lastly, add a personal touch with tinted roses and red hydrangea, which pair excellently together.

Keep reading if you are looking for recipes or more ways to commemorate Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Dinner

Create a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two at home with a menu that combines tasty flavors and a touch of elegance. 

Begin the evening with a light and refreshing salad featuring ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Prepare a garlic and herb-crusted filet mignon and pair it with creamy Truffles with Pasta and roasted asparagus.

Consider serving Sauteed shrimpHeart-shaped pizzaEasy enchiladas, or Shrimp creole for other main entree ideas.

The setting, flavors, and time together will make this Valentine’s Day dinner a special celebration of love.

Holiday Cakes & Desserts

Enhance the dining experience with a smooth red wine or sparkling champagne and a delightful selection of cakes and desserts to sweeten the celebration.

Start the evening on a romantic note by sharing a delicious Boston cream cupcake or a slice of Keto Pound Cake or Chantilly Cake

Alternatively, opt for a decadent chocolate cake or 

Brownie Pudding served alongside various treats on a Valentine Charcuterie Board for the finish.

For a more interactive and charming experience, try baking heart-shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with easy royal icing. For a healthy version, try these delicious Gluten-free Valentine cookies.

Complete the sweet affair with a bowl of fresh berries topped with homemade whipped cream. These delectable treats will add a touch of sweetness to your intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, making it a celebration to remember.


Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Valentine Crafts and Activities

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable by infusing creativity into your at-home celebration.

Begin the evening with a personalized touch by crafting love songs for him (or her), expressing your love with DIY picture frames. Add a hint of whimsy by creating handmade Valentine’s Day gnomes or Chef gnomes.

Create sweet gifts for others, like these tiny hearts with a beginner’s needle felting tutorial,  personalized bracelets, a monogram pillowor a DIY apron.

Craft with the kids or play a how well do you know me questions game with your sweetheart.

Valentines Day Table Decorations

Finally, it’s time to throw a special celebration of the day of love.

I hope you enjoy these Valentine’s Day table settings for a perfect romantic table setting, a dinner party, a Valentine’s party, or a Galentine’s Day party!

Happiest Valentine’s Day to you & the ones you love on this special day!
xo,
Cindy

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