Valentine’s Day: Table for Two
Who needs an overpriced prix fixe menu at a crowded restaurant when a romantic dinner à deux at home is 10 times better? (Plus, you know you can get a reservation!) Here’s how to set the mood for a romantic dinner for two.
Set the scene with playful decor that tows the line between sweet and sexy: a bowl covered in busses for chocolate-covered strawberries, a red lacquer tray upon which to serve bubbly. And don’t forget to dim the lights — sweet pink tea lights are all you’ll need. On red dinnerware, serve your darling’s favorite dish under a sign that reads “I love you more than bacon.” (Mmm…bacon.)
Finally, for dessert, curl up by the fire with a cozy faux-fur throw while you sip spiked (we won’t tell) hot chocolate from a heart-adorned mug. A chocolate torte topped with a playful “for like ever” cake topper (not recommend for first dates) and the rest, we’ll leave up to you and your boo.
Clockwise from left: For Like Ever cake topper, OhDierLiving on Etsy; heart mug, West Elm; red lacquer tray, Jonathan Adler; white faux-fur throw, Z Gallerie; red dinnerware, West Elm; muse lip bowl, Jonathan Adler; pink tea lights, Paper Source; invitation, Evite Postmark; “I Love You More Than Bacon” sign, Paper Source.
Ready for romance? Send this tantalizing invitation to start the heart racing: