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Table Decorations for Valentine's Day

Updated on August 22, 2013

Looking to set a romantic table for Valentine's Day? Look no further. Come on in!

I love setting a beautiful table for either Christmas or any other holiday but, when it comes to romance, nothing can beat table decorations for Valentine's Day. With all of the beautiful table cloths and napkins on the market, narrowing the choices down to the perfect selections for table decorations for Valentine's Day was difficult, but I didn't let that top me.

In this Squidoo article, you'll find items that just spell L-O-V-E. Your special Valentine will be thrilled to join your for dinner at a beautifully set table adorned in Valentine's Day decor.

One of my favorite Valentine's day table decorations is this Valentine Hearts Table Runner. It add just enough festivity to a romantic Valentine's Day table set for two.

Updated 13/MAR/13

Valentine's Day tablecloths

Start your Valentine's Day table decor off right by selecting a beautiful tablecloth in red. If it has hearts on it, you're ahead of the game. Here's some pretty choices on Amazon.com.

Red Valentine Cotton Tablecloth
Red Valentine Cotton Tablecloth

I love the vintage look of this Valentine's Day tablecloth. For some reason, vintage things always look romantic to me.

 
Valentine's Day Tablecloth - Valentine's Day & Party Tableware
Valentine's Day Tablecloth - Valentine's Day & Party Tableware

More modern and covered in hearts, this Valentine's Day tablecloth would be beautiful in a modern dining room.

 
Wedding Hearts Flutter Tablecover
Wedding Hearts Flutter Tablecover

Another beautiful choice for a Valentine's Day table cloth.

 

A very sexy table cloth for Valentine's Day dinner for two - Who could turn this one down?

Valentine's Day table decorations
Valentine's Day table decorations

I think setting a small intimate table is just right for Valentine's Day. I love the fringe on this beautiful velvet table topper/table cloth. And, after Valentine's Day, this cloth would make a very romantic throw across a bedroom chair or the foot of the bed.

For more information, click: Swirl Burnout Cut Velvet Table Topper Tablecloth Throw with Fringe Burgundy.

If you prefer more subtle table decorations for Valentine's Day

...here you go!

Perhaps you don't want or need a table all decked out in hearts, how about toning it down a bit while still keeping a Valentine's Day feel to the room? These beautiful placemats and napkins might be just the right accompaniment to your other Valentine's Day table decor.

DII Round Braided placemats in tango red

Red Pintucked Rectangle Placemat

Pimpernel Baking Days Red Placemats

Some fun facts about Valentine's Day

I'm always interested in little known facts about holidays. I've picked out some fun facts to reveal here. If you'd like to learn more about the origins of Valentine's Day, click this Wikipedia Valentine's Day info link.

  1. More than 50 million roses are given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day. And, at around $60 a dozen, someone's making a lot of money.
  2. The very first Valentine's Day chocolates marketed in a box were created in the 1880's by Richard Cadbury (yes, the same Cadbury that makes those delicious chocolate easter eggs).
  3. Here's a fun fact: in olden days, it was believe that if a woman awoke on Valentine's Day and the first bird she saw was a robin, she would end up marrying a sailor. If the first bird she saw was a sparrow, she would end up marrying a pauper but would have a happy life. Ah, but, if a woma awoke on Valentine's Day and saw a goldfinch? She was in like Flynn as she would marry a millionaire! NOW we're talkin'.
  4. An estimated 15% of women in the US will send Valentine's Day flowers to themselves. I personally think that's a pretty healthy attitude....
  5. Approximately 2 million cards are exchanged on Valentine's Day. Teachers lead the pack in getting the most cards, followed by children.

My folks spent a total of 70 Valentine's Days together

My folks spent a total of 70 Valentine's Days together
My folks spent a total of 70 Valentine's Days together

Conversation hearts are the perfect table decoration for Valentine's Day - Throw your heart into it!

I used to love getting those little candy conversation hearts for Valentine's Day. One of my favorite presents was given to me by a boyfriend who handpicked the conversation hearts and made them into sentences about his feeling for me. That relationship is long gone but, boy, was he sweet!

Causally toss a few of the below items onto your Valentine's table for a fun feel.

Dinner in bed on Valentine's Day could be a lot of fun! - Forget setting the table - set the bed instead!

What could be more fun than settling into a rose petal strewn bed with some chinese food in cartons for Valentine's Day? Your and you love will be bathed in the soft glow from the little red tealights. Put some soft music on in the background and, voila, Valentine's Dinner in bed!

`For you see, each day I love you more today, more than yesterday, and less than tomorrow.

~Rosemonde Gerard

After you've got the tablecloth or placemats set for your Valentine's Day table decoration...

..it's time to put down some pretty plates

I love romantic dinnerware but I don't like real busy stuff. I think that you should be able to see the beauty in the food instead of eating off a really involved plate and that's why I've chosen these relatively plain plates for Valentine's Day dinnerware.

Gracie China, Heirloom Collection, 8-Inch Dessert Plate, White Fine Pierced Porcelain

Noritake White Palace Dinner Plate

Corelle Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Pure White

Flameless candles are great for a Valentine's Day dinner... - ...where you might get swept off your feet

No reason to get all caught up in Valentine's Day and burn the house down with real candles! Using flameless candles is definitely the way to go. Set these around out as table decorations on Valentine's Day and just carry them into the bedroom afterwards. You won't have to worry about wax on your table the next day or getting up to blow them out. Let them glow harmlessly all night.

To see more flameless battery candles, visit my Squidoo article: Battery Candles - the new way to light up your life.

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, not because of the love stuff or the candy or flowers, but I just love hearts and the color red. What about you? Please leave me any comments you have about this Squidoo article or Valentine's Day in general.

Do you have a favorite Valentine's Day memory? - I'd love to hear about it

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    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      That velvet tablecloth is beautiful

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens and great ideas here for the special couple. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on For My Valentine. Hugs

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great idea to have Valentine's Day at home.

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      Very nice table cloths to decorate for the special occasion

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are great ideas for dressing a table then using the pieces later. Love that fringed tablecloth too!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I love Valentine's Day and get out my collection of vintage lacy valentines to displays each year.

      What pretty table settings you've found to set the scene!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Giving out valentines to all the kids in my class in elementary school was just the best! I couldn't wait to look at all the valentines I received in my little handmade valentine mailbox.