Create great romantic table setting and meal: for anniversary, birthday or valentine's day

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Choose The Right Music for the right occasion

You need to set the mood for the night by choosing some fantastic music.

You want to choose something that sounds fabulous that you will both love.


Top 5 romantic songs in 2015

  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You do
  • O.M.I - Cheerleader
  • Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me
  • Sugar - Maroon 5

Top 5 romantic songs 2014:

  • Happy - Pharrel Williams
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • Trumpets - Jason Derulo
  • I Don't Dance - Lee Brice
  • Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Top 5 romantic songs

  • Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
  • Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
  • Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed
  • Mariah Carrey - Vision of Love

They might not suit every bodies taste, but there has to be at least on artist here that we all like.

Organising a special dinner for your partner can be a thoughtful and romantic gesture.

It shows you care about them and that you want to look after them.

There is nothing better than having someone cook you a lovely meal. It's also nice to put some effort into the presentation of the meal and the setting.

Remember that it's the little extra things like the dessert and the setting that can make a night very special.

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Choose a fantastic dessert for your special dinner

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You can create something  beautiful with a little bit of imaginations and some great ingredients.Using food to express a message can work.Remember with some effort, you can achieve a lovely dessert that looks amazing.Chocolate and strawberries is always a good mix in a dessert.
You can create something  beautiful with a little bit of imaginations and some great ingredients.
You can create something beautiful with a little bit of imaginations and some great ingredients. | Source
Using food to express a message can work.
Using food to express a message can work. | Source
Remember with some effort, you can achieve a lovely dessert that looks amazing.
Remember with some effort, you can achieve a lovely dessert that looks amazing. | Source
Chocolate and strawberries is always a good mix in a dessert.
Chocolate and strawberries is always a good mix in a dessert. | Source

Choosing a dessert for your special meal

Food is an important part of your night. While most of us have no problem producing a great dinner sometimes it can be tricky coming up with a great dessert idea.

Sometimes it's best to stick with the classic desserts. If it is a birthday or Valentine's Day you might decide to choose strawberries. There are many different recipes out there that you could make. But if you are not a wiz in the kitchen, then why not purchase your dessert in a grocery store or a bakery.

Get a dessert that will amaze your partner. This would especially be wise if you wanted to end your romantic evening with a delicious dessert.

If you are handy in the kitchen, then be adventurous and create something unique and wild that stands outs.

But if you are not then you can buy pre-made cakes, meringues and pavlova now so don't despair. Then all you need to do is buy some items like cream, chocolate and strawberries to accessorize your cake.They don't need to know you haven't baked it, all they need to do it know that you assemble it and made it look great.

With a little bit effort you might surprise yourself and make a fantastic one.

Table Centre Piece Design

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1.Dress your table with some cool candles. But instead of keeping in to one, use lots. 2. Keep your table centre piece simple and it can work just as well.3. Place a simple white candle in the middle of the table in a bed of coloured stones.  Place some heart shaped decorations around it.4. Four candles in the centre of the table on a lovely plate can look just fantastic. 5. A candle in a lovely vase with a flower and some beads can look great in the centre of your table.
1.Dress your table with some cool candles. But instead of keeping in to one, use lots.
1.Dress your table with some cool candles. But instead of keeping in to one, use lots. | Source
2. Keep your table centre piece simple and it can work just as well.
2. Keep your table centre piece simple and it can work just as well. | Source
3. Place a simple white candle in the middle of the table in a bed of coloured stones.  Place some heart shaped decorations around it.
3. Place a simple white candle in the middle of the table in a bed of coloured stones. Place some heart shaped decorations around it. | Source
4. Four candles in the centre of the table on a lovely plate can look just fantastic.
4. Four candles in the centre of the table on a lovely plate can look just fantastic. | Source
5. A candle in a lovely vase with a flower and some beads can look great in the centre of your table.
5. A candle in a lovely vase with a flower and some beads can look great in the centre of your table. | Source

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How To Use Candles On Your Dinner Table

When deciding how to lay your dinner table for you romantic dinner, there are lots of ways to do this. You could keep it very simple by having a few candles and some flowers. This can work if you lay your table out in a nice way.

But you don't always have to go overboard when laying out your table. Sometimes doing something that is very simple but different can look just as fantastic.

Method 1.

Laying some tea-lights out on the table in a simple heart shape design not only looks romantic, but is also a very different approach to a table layout.

Method 2.

If you don't want candles, you could use a flower and a few simple heart shaped objects. Just lay them around the centre of the table and then lay the flower in the centre of them. You don't have to spend a lot on it, but it will look lovely on the night.

Method 3.

If you have a large pillar candle and some nice stones you could lay them in the centre of the dinner table. Place the stones around the outside of the candle on the table. Then if you have some heart shaped decorations which you will see in shops at Christmas, you can place them around the candle to stop it looking plane on the night.

Method 4.

If you have a nice gold, silver or red dish or even a candle plate, you cold put a few tea-lights on the plate and place then in the centre of your table. It's simple, good in a pinch and also if the plate looks nice and matches your napkins, you could pull it off.

Method 5.

If you look in bead stores that sell to jewellery designers, you will find a lot of accessories that you can use for your table piece. Get a large vase and add the beads and a one or two flower to the vase. Then place the candle in the centre of the vase. Try to have a wide vase here as you don't want the flower near the candle. It might burn.

Chocolate & Pastry Dessert Ideas

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After dinner having some fabulous chocolate for dessert is a must.Some simple pastries filled with pink cream and a strawberry can look fantastic.You can buy some heart shaped sweet in your sweet shop and present them in a lovely heart shape box.
After dinner having some fabulous chocolate for dessert is a must.
After dinner having some fabulous chocolate for dessert is a must. | Source
Some simple pastries filled with pink cream and a strawberry can look fantastic.
Some simple pastries filled with pink cream and a strawberry can look fantastic. | Source
You can buy some heart shaped sweet in your sweet shop and present them in a lovely heart shape box.
You can buy some heart shaped sweet in your sweet shop and present them in a lovely heart shape box. | Source
Heart Shaped Pastries with strawberry
Heart Shaped Pastries with strawberry | Source

Pastry or Chocolates For Dessert

If you don't want a cake, you could have something else instead. Chocolate and small pastries are always a nice light dessert to have.

Heart Shaped Pastries.

  • You can buy some frozen shortcut pastry in the freezer section of your supermarket. Once it is defrosted, cut out heart shape cookie by using a heart shaped cookie cutter.
  • Next put them into a heart shaped cookie tin and bake in the oven. When they are cooked, allow them to cool.
  • Next whip up some cream and add a little bit of red food dye to it. You want a very pale pink colour. Next put some cream into the heart shaped pastry and place half a strawberry on top


Chocolates

You can buy heart shaped chocolates in any good chocolate store. They aren't as filling as a cake and you can have them with some coffee after dinner.

Make Your Own Heart Shaped Cake

If you have the time and really want to make a special dessert you could make your own cake for the dessert.

The following video gives the ingredients and the instructions on how to make a great cake.

So the next time you are thinking of planning a romantic dinner for your partner, think about what you have in the house that you can use. Keep it simple and stick to a plan.

Don't take too much on and if you have to buy something instead of making it, do, and don't feel guilty about it.

© 2014 Sp Greaney

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sangre 13 months ago from Ireland Author

hi Lizzy, that is a great idea. It would add something different to a romantic night.


Lizzy 14 months ago

Thanks for these great ideas! If you own a fireplace, I would recommend to use that as well. If you don´t, there are several virtual fireplaces on youtube or other websites, to just have in the background. The effect is satisfying, I´ve tried it out. if you´re interested, here´s a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CemJBeMdAkA

Thanks again for the Hub, can´t wait to read more :)


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sangre 2 years ago from Ireland Author

Hi ChitrangadaSharan, thanks for stopping by. I totally agree with you there. Plus you can make the pastry desserts for a few dollars which is extremely cheap. :)


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

These are wonderful ideas! Those heart shaped pastries look beautiful and even the heart shaped candle decoration. Lovely pictures!

Thanks for sharing this!

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