This year (and every year, really) our Valentine's plans are fairly low-key. My husband usually has Fridays off (Sunday is definitely a work day!) so we usually prefer to make our "date-nights" during the day while the kids are at school. So, we'll be eating lunch out and probably hitting a movie, but Friday evening we'll have a family dinner together for Valentine's Day. The weather will finally be warming up here so we're planning to grill steaks and enjoy being able to be outside a bit also.
I put together a simple, casual yet festive table setting for our evening.
Often it just takes one thing to inspire an idea for a tablescape for me. While at JoAnn's picking up the gold glitter transfer for our Valentine's shirt, I spotted this fun burlap. I bought a yard and thought using it as placemats would be a perfect starting place for the table.
I just used a placemat I already had for a pattern to cut the size, then pulled off several rows of threads from each side to fringe the edges. Beware, working with burlap is a messy job!
I remembered a red and white striped blanket (Target clearance) that I had tucked in the closet, and used it as a base to layer everything on top of.
For place cards I used white cardstock, washi tape, and the large candy hearts attached with hot glue and labeled with a Sharpie.
I thought these napkin rings were perfect for Valentine's day! Actually, upon inspection I think they might have been Christmas ornaments, but I bought them on clearance at Hobby Lobby after Christmas last year intending all along to use them as napkin rings.
For the centerpiece, I grabbed some things that were laying around the house...flowers, a milk glass bowl for the extra hearts, a disco ball (of course!), small candle holders filled with more hearts, and a variety of candles.
Do you have big plans for the night? I hope you get to spend time with someone you love!