Food: The Only Way to a Heart – Part Two

February 14, 2013

In part one, we looked after the culinary needs for your perfect romantic night in.

In today’s post, we offer ideas to give your setting the look of love…

Spread the Love

Vanilla Valentines - Table Setting

Valentine’s Day might be filled with red but don’t scare your date off by overusing the colour of passion. Instead, use a crisp white table cloth and accessorise it with red. A candle centre piece will create a seductive glow whilst you stare lovingly into each other’s eyes.

Vanilla Valentines - Place Setting

The subtle inclusion of red against the crisp white will have their heart beating when they walk through the door. If you’ve given flowers as a gift then don’t include them on the table; as much as it’s a nice touch don’t go overboard on the flora and fauna!

Give it that Loving Touch

Vanilla Valentines - Candle Decorations

Candles are a firm favourite for Valentine’s Day celebrations; they lend a soft light to a room or table, creating a romantic atmosphere. Plain white can be a bore, so get creative with your candle displays.

Vanilla Valentines - Floating Candles

Fill a small glass dish with water and set numerous tea lights floating. Add some rose petals or their favourite flower to give it that romantic and personal touch. Or if you’re feeling particularly creative, get crafty and personalise some larger candles with hearts and patterns.

If Music be the Food of Love, Play on

Vanilla Valentines - Mix Tape

Don’t just pop on the radio or television for background noise. Make your dinner stand out by creating a playlist or mix tape. Have songs that trigger happy memories of that first meeting or first date playing whilst you enjoy your fantastic food.

If you’re just starting out and trying to impress them, check out the choices on offer by The Guardian. It may be a good idea to steer clear of the cheese or any songs that contain the words “I wanna sleep with you”. This could be considered a little forward!

Let us know what plans you have for Valentine’s Day and what you’ve got planned for that special someone.

We’d love to hear from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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