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Valentines Party Dinnerware Ideas

Updated on July 29, 2017

Charming Dishes for Your Valentine's Party

An afternoon tea party with friends is a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. And there are lots of lovely dishes to use in your table setting.

Red and pink dinnerware, featuring hearts and flowers, are traditional for Valentine's Day. Many china patterns can start you on your way to a memorable party. Ladies club events, afternoon tea parties with friends, or a special event for young ladies are all reasons to bring out your beautiful teapots, delicate cups and petite dessert plates.

Vintage and new dinnerware patterns can also mix and match around a common theme. Then add texture with patterns that have embossed shapes, or sparkle with wares that have delicate gold or silver rims

I've featured the four dinnerware patterns shown in this lens. They include patterns made in fine china, stoneware and melamine. Just a few possibilities to spark your table setting ideas!

A table setting that is creative fosters an enjoyable event as well as showcasing your pretty dishes -- the ones you already have, as well as some new favorites.

Collage by kimbesa

Vintage Mikasa china dressed with Valentine candies.
Vintage Mikasa china dressed with Valentine candies.

Tips to Choosing Valentine's Dinnerware

Go Classic, Complement with Vintage Accents

You will love your dinnerware more if you keep the following elements in mind:

  • Each place setting includes the right piece types for your menu, such as a dinner plate, salad or large dessert plate, cereal bowl, teacup and saucer
  • There are many serving pieces available as well, to add to your table setting
  • The dinnerware is easy to use and take care of, because it's dishwasher and microwave safe

Bowl in the Botanic Garden pattern by Portmeirion
Bowl in the Botanic Garden pattern by Portmeirion

More Valentine Party Tips

For Your Hearts and Flowers Theme

  • Feature a favorite flower - such as roses, daisies or forget-me-nots - to enhance your dinnerware patterns and lend a touch of romance. There are china patterns galore that feature these specific flowers.
  • Pick a red, pink and white color scheme and build the table setting around that theme. White china and color serving pieces work well, or the other way around - and white will keep the overall effect light and sweet.
  • Add bright accents in glassware that accentuate the theme, such as ruby red goblets or tableware accessories, to celebrate the day. Carefully chosen details in red easily say, "Be my Valentine."
  • Highlight your passion for a special collection you love. Perhaps it is china teapots, dainty lace, or glass bread plates. Bring them out and build your Valentine tea around those colors and motifs, with a few red hearts in your centerpiece. The love theme is an easy reason to use the items in a collection you cherish.
  • Remind the garden lovers in your group of warm days to come by adding details such as bird houses, gardening and garden ornaments. Make it a Valentine with touches like red tulips or other flowers. Anything you love can be incorporated into a Valentine theme, especially if you select floral motifs and colors to help it along.

Start with the dinnerware you have and add selected pieces to make your February tea party special.

Vintage Charm for Valentine's Day

Sweets are sweeter served in vintage charm
Sweets are sweeter served in vintage charm

Look for Vintage Valentine China Online - Create a Unique Table Setting

The rose motif speaks to the language of love, and lots of vintage dinnerware patterns feature roses. Red, pink, white and yellow, these classic patterns can help you create a table setting full of vintage charm...

Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries - An Easy and Tasty Treat for Your Valentines Party

Serve these on dessert plates, a small oval platter, or a charming sherbet glass.

What Are Your Valentine's Day Party Plans? - Having a Tea With Friends?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love red dinnerware for Valentine's Day party.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      No tea party, but I am planning to prepare a romantic candlelight dinner for my husband.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A Valentine's tea party would be a sweet reason for all to look forward to celebrating with heart sweetness and a fun reason to get some special Valentines dishes.

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      @julieannbrady: Sure! No special tea for me this year though, but any time is a good time for a tea party!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      At the moment, I have no such plans ... can I come and visit you?

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      Shamim Rajabali 6 years ago from Texas

      Nice collection of dishes. Liked the video too.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      Oh I love these. I've not thought of having valentine's special dishes. I would love to do this!

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'll probably go out with my sweet husband. If I had pink dishes I might have him cook for me though ;-) These are lovely.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lovely ideas for a great meal.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Nice dishes for Valentine's.