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Introduction:

In this post, I will show you how to make a sweet Valentine’s Day Tablescape that could be used for a tea party, a luncheon, dinner, or even a dessert party!

A Valentine's Day tablescape with a pretty heart-shaped tablecloth, white plates, pink doilies, red placemats, little vase polka dot teapot.

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. I know, I know Super Bowl Sunday is one week before that, but I wanted to post this tablescape because several of the items might be out of stock if you wait too long.

When I decorate for a Valentine’s Day tablescape, I like to use red, white, and pink which is no surprise. So I started with my bare dining room table. It’s actually 6 feet across so it’s great for social distancing! I’m a big fan of tea parties, so that’s what I showed. You however could use most of the items shown at a more typical holiday dinner or even a dessert party. Or another variation would be to invite your friends back to your home for dessert after eating the actual dinner at a restaurant.

How to: Valentine’s Day Tablescape

A bare quartzite table before decorating for a sweet Valentine's Day Tablescape.

To create my Valentine’s Day tablescape, my first addition to the bare table was this darling tablecloth loaded with hearts!!! Here’s a very similar one as mine is already sold out!

valentines day tablescape with just the table cloth, red placemats, red goblets and champagne flutes in place.

I frequently place my tablecloths on a diagonal because I like the look and it allows me to use smaller tablecloths than my actual table. Next, I layered on four cotton placemats. I think a layered table looks rich and interesting. Red is a useful color for table linens because it works for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and all of the patriotic holidays. I then placed these great red water goblets that are very sturdy and look gorgeous with candlelight! The champagne flutes are from Crate and Barrel.

Red heart shapes on a tablecloth with white ceramic cake stands topped with red bows. Also white plates and napkins on the red placemats.

In the photo above I added white Crate and Barrel plates and white cotton napkins. In the center of the table, I have two, three-tiered cake stands on which I will place the finger sandwiches and desserts. Interestingly, I actually use these stands the rest of the year as jewelry organizers for my earrings, bracelets, and watches.

A Valentine's Day tablescape with a pretty heart-shaped tablecloth, white plates, pink doilies, red placemats, little vase polka dot teapot.

Here I added a pink paper doily (which really brought me back to those Valentine’s Day cards I used to make…) Next, I added white ceramic tea bag holders, Crate and Barrel mugs and flatware, and a darling red polka dot teapot from Homegoods! Here is a version of the red polka dot teapot!.

A Valentine's Day tablescape with a pretty heart-shaped tablecloth, white plates, pink doilies, red placemats, little vase polka dot teapot.

For the final steps, I added a white Crate and Barrel dessert plate, with a red ornament (similar ones, here) in the center. I placed eight clear votives on the table and lastly, I had little heart-shaped bud vases that I bought several years ago from the now (sadly) closed Amanda’s tea room (I miss you, Barbara!). Instead of the heart-shaped ones, these will work, and to make it more fun, add red bows to the vases and cake stands.

A Valentine's Day tablescape with a pretty heart-shaped tablecloth, white plates, pink doilies, red placemats, little vase polka dot teapot.

So folks, there you have it. A lovely Valentine’s Day tablescape for a very fun tea party (or dinner or even a dessert party. Let me know in the comments below how you celebrate this LOVEly holiday!

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XO

Dr. Julie

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