No matter how much (or little) time you have to spend with your Valentine make it special with a chocolate fondue feast, a romantic table for two and stamped napkins that add sweet sentiment to your Valentine table.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m joining a group of bloggers for a Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for links to all of the other participants!
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Every year, without fail, although we don’t do a ton of decorating, we have a Valentine Day party with the kids. We exchange little cards and candy and finish the day off with one or two of our favorite Rom-coms. As fun as that is, sometimes it would be nice to spend some time alone with just my Valentine. We’re so busy all of the time that it is hard to remember to take time for us.
I think this year, on top of our usual party, maybe I’ll make something special just for us – After all, a shared disdain for Valentine’s Day resulted in the first
funny conversation we ever had. And the rest, they say, is history!
I’m a dessert girl and haven’t gotten past the idea of chocolate fondue with fruit and pound cake, complete with a chilled glass of Prosecco, but I have figured out exactly how the table is going to look! I’ve also figured out the special message I’ll be sharing with my Valentine – hopefully, he knows he’s the love of my life, but just in case, I have a fun project to remind him and to share with you.
HOW TO MAKE SWEET STAMPED VALENTINE TABLE NAPKINS
These napkins are a snap to make with just a few materials.
You will Need:
- Fabric paint
- Napkins or flour sack towels
- Paint Brush
- Paper Plate
Squeeze a small amount of paint onto your paper plate.
Spread the paint out into the size and shape of your stamp. You don’t want the paint to be swimming on the plate, but you don’t want enough that the stamp can pick it up.
Press your stamp face down into the paint.
Press the paint side down onto your napkin or towel and press firmly.
Carefully peel the stamp off of the fabric.
SET THE TABLE
I placed the table by the fireplace, lit with candles for a soft, romantic glow and placed a sumptuous faux fur rug underfoot.
The table palette is soft creams and grays, with a simple centerpiece of greenery and white feathers.
My sweet napkin sentiment is complete with a chocolate kiss topper.
Often, when decorating the table, I use our everyday white stoneware, but for today’s setting, I pulled out the china. These sweet napkins deserved to have their moment, so I wrapped the silverware in gold and jute twine and crossed them – cross my heart!
Dessert will be a scrumptious but simple fondue – A delicious platter of fresh fruit, marshmallows, key lime and pound cake bites for dipping into both white and dark chocolate.
To round out our feast, we’ll treat ourselves to glasses of chilled Prosecco – a perfect ending to moment – for that’s about as much time as we’ll have before someone needs something!
With any luck,
we the kids will be well, it won’t be snowing, and we’ll get a few hours to ourselves to have a good giggle about that first Valentine’s Day. Either way, I hope my Valentine knows he’s the bee to my honey, the peanut butter to my jelly, the stars in my sky, and the love of my life!
How about you, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Anything special you like to do with your Valentine?
Thanks so much to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing another fun Tablescape Blog Hop! Be sure to click on the links below for more table inspiration this week: