My husband loves Paris, I mean he really LOVES Paris. His dream is to live there for an entire summer someday. This led me to this great idea for New Year’s Eve. I know, we were talking about Valentine’s, but we got invited to that wonderful party for New Year’s Eve, so I figured I would need to change it up and move my plans to Valentine’s Day. Shhh, don’t tell him about this because I want to pull this off as a surprise! This idea all began when I saw a lighted Eiffel Tower for yard decor at Home Depot a couple of Christmases ago. I really wanted it, not for any particular party, but I wanted it! I couldn’t justify the price or even the space it would take for storage, so I just let it go. This past December I saw a smaller, and actually prettier lighted Eiffel Tower at Michaels. I had my handy 50% off coupon, the price wasn’t too bad, and the box was actually pretty small. I went home with my trophy!
I was planning this pretty silver and white wintery Paris themed New Year’s Eve and then the big party invitation arrived, so switch to Valentine’s day! I changed it up and this will be our Valentine’s dinner with the table all set in red and white and silver.
I added some puffy little hearts to the Eiffel Tower, and I have glittered a bottle of Champagne in red. The table will be set like this with a silver and white tablecloth, silver sequined placemats, red chargers, white and silver dinner plates with matching bread plates and mercury glass-looking salad plates.
Even in Florida it can get a little cool in the evening, so I think tucking the fur throws on the chairs will add a little luxurious touch. Even though I am not the Paris lover, I fell rather hard for these Eiffel Tower Champagne flutes from Z Gallerie. I think I will use this frame on the table and perhaps set the food service platters inside of it. This is one of these great Ikea Ung Drill frames. I have used it so many times in so many different ways, but I painted it silver for my Winter Wonderland tablescape and was so happy with how it looks in silver, I was anxious to use it again. It dresses up a table so much. I had this little Eiffel Tower which used to house a clock. I think I will fill it with red roses for the dinner.
I am looking forward to this dinner and I know my husband will love it. I am planning on cooking coq au vin, asparagus, serving a light salad and croissants with a yummy crepe for dessert. What would be your ideal Valentine’s Day?
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