Text by Hannah Jones
Amid all the pink and heart-shaped décor, it’s easy to get lost when planning a special galentine’s get-together or romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to add a little something extra to your celebration this year.
Painted Table Runner
This hand-painted XO table runner is a simple and easy alternative to purchasing a new one for your Valentine’s day dinner.
Add a Sweet Treat
Instead of using place cards or napkins atop the plates, a small sweet like macarons or cupcakes make for an adorable treat.
Have a Picnic Indoors
With whimsical motifs and nature-inspired décor like branches, this table brings the outside in despite the chilly weather.
Use All the Pink
This blushing table is complete with plenty of roses—perfect for a galentine’s get-together!
Whimsical and Formal
Another idea for a romantic table runner: tulle! This simple fabric gives an ethereal atmosphere to any tablescape.
Enjoy Dinner with a View
If you have a beautiful view like this, take advantage of it! Instead of sitting face-to-face, sit next to your love and admire the beauty of nature in this intimate setting.
Fun for the Girls
Heart-shaped confetti, tassel place cards, and natural flower arrangements make for the cutest galentine’s brunch.
Sweet and romantic, this place setting of vintage china alludes to an elegant dinner but can be toned down with rustic mini cakes and whimsical florals.
Make It Buffet-Style
Having a full-on party for Valentine’s Day? Buffet-style is the way to go! Using pink hues and heart-shaped dinnerware, you can make your table fun and formal.
Simple and Sweet
There’s nothing more romantic than sharing brunch or dinner with your loved one at a table that’s simply adorned. A handpicked bouquet of flowers atop a vintage white tablecloth with white plates is all you need.