A Paris Themed Valentine’s Dinner
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Valentine’s Day is coming in just a few short days. I love styling beautiful tablescapes and any occasion to surprise my husband with a romantic dinner for two! My husband LOVES Paris, so this was an easy romantic table setting to pull off. Outside of the dramatic Eiffel Tower, this is a pretty simple tablescape. Setting a pretty table is something I love to do for special date nights.
The inspiration piece for this table was my lighted Eiffel Tower. I picked this up a few years ago at Michael’s. I added heart shape stickers to my Eiffel Tower for this special occasion.
You can still find these Eiffel towers on the internet. Here is one available on Etsy! This is the perfect way to celebrate anything Paris!
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I was planning this pretty silver and white wintery Paris themed dinner for 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. Glitter up a bottle of champagne and celebrate!
I added some puffy little hearts to the Eiffel Tower, and I have glittered a bottle of Champagne in red. My color scheme is mostly silver and white with just a little pop of color with red accents. The table will be set like this with a silver and white tablecloth, silver sequin placemats, red chargers, white dishes with silver frills on them are partnered with matching bread plates and mercury glass-looking salad plates. You could use a simple white dinner plate to create a similar look. My everyday flatware, Classic Shell by Oneida stands in.
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 big fan of Paris my husband 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 from Trader Joe’s for the dinner next week.
I am looking forward to this dinner and I know my husband will love it. Instead of the dining room, I will serve out on the porch as long as our warm weather holds out. 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?
Simple tips for your Valentine’s Day Dinner:
If cooking isn’t your strength, pick up your partner’s favorite meal from a local restaurant and serve it at home to avoid the crowds and make it more intimate.
Use Valentine’s scrapbook paper as a table runner.
Light candles for an immediate romantic feel.
Sprinkle conversation hearts on your table for a table fun.
Grocery store flowers can easily be arranged for a table centerpiece.
The only thing that is important is that you focus on the one you love!
You can get some ideas for Valentine’s charcuterie boards here:
Valentine’s Dessert Board
Valentine’s Grazing Board
More Valentine’s Tablescape Inspiration:
Will You be My Valentine Tablescape
A Conversation Heart Galentine’s Tablescape
A Festive Valentine’s Tablescape
Valentine’s Table in Red and Gold
This is just beautiful. Love the Champagne bottle.
Thanks Gayle! I even coated that bottle enough with clear sealer that the glitter is all staying on! I have it hidden in the back of the refrigerator hoping he doesn’t see it before the dinner!
Wow oh wow! This table is BEAUTIFUL>>> Love all the creative things you did. Glittering the bottle was so creative and it turned out so stunning. Plate stack and all accessorizing is wonderful…. Valerie
Thanks Valerie, I am really happy with the way it turned out. I know my husband will love it!
Oh la la, very chic!
Wow Chloe! You are such a creative and artistic person. I love all your ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! 😀
Thank you so much Vashti, I am so happy I discovered blogging to share all my ideas!
Your hubby will be thrilled with your table setting! You’ve collected quite a few items for this festive and themed Valentine dining. Those champagne flutes are an adorable addition!
Thanks Kim! I know I splurged on the champagne flutes, but I have some more plans in store for them too!
Thanks Kim, I think he will love it.
Love your Eiffel tower! Makes me want one. I would have never thought to add glitter to a bottle of wine or champagne, how clever! I think the fur throws would be a wonderful addition and your Eiffel tower glasses are amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Jennifer! I love my Eiffel tower, and I have more plans for it!
Très romantique ♥
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo
The Paris party is such a great idea. Love that tower!
Thank you Bev, I kinda like it too!
I love the elegance of your table and the Paris theme. The Eiffel tower was a great find and I like how you accented it with the lights and hearts. Very romantic!
Thank you Liz!
Thank you Liz, I do love that tower! It came with the lights on it, I just added the hearts.
OMG I love this. Can I crash your dinner and join you!!? Im serious here! lol. everything is so pretty and romantic, he will definitely love it! you have some mad skills at setting a table!
Thanks for linking this up at Totally Terrific Tuesday I hope you make it back this week and link up more wonderful goodies for us!
Thank you so much Jessica!
Chloe, your table is beautiful and you have used so many creative ideas! Love that Eiffel Tower, especially, with the addition of the hearts. Hope your Valentine’s Day is as lovely, as your table!!
Thank you so much, I love how this is turning out!
Oh how pretty and so romantic. I’m wondering if Michael’s still has that Eiffel Tower. It’s so pretty, and those stems are to die for. I love that you glittered the Champagne bottle. So many great ideas on this table. The silver frame is another idea I’m going to borrow some time. Thanks so much for linking this to my party.
Thank you so much Laurie! I haven’t seen them at Michael’s lately in my area.
I do like your Eiffel tower. For whatever reason I decided I wanted a shocking pink Eiffel tower last year. I did find a large black one at Goodwill in January that I had intended on spray painting in the spring. But now I am thinking that maybe it should be left black after seeing yours. The lights on your tower really make it pop on this “Paris” themed tablescape. Very nice!
Thanks so much Candy, I have seen pink ones before, usually flat cardboard ones, but how fun would they be for a pink Paris party, with pink French poodles?
Hope you had a great weekend! Still trying to figure out what to do for our romantic Valentine dinner with my hubby, he suggested we go out for dinner but with so much snow here and freezing weather I’d rather stay home! and surprise him! I was a home sense here in Toronto and I saw a beautiful Eiffel tower but is was huge and solid anyway too heavy so I decided to by pass it! You have given so many wonderful ideas!Will post pictures when I’m done. Happy Valentine’s.
Thanks Liz! I never want to go out on Valentine’s Day, it is always too crowded and service isn’t its best. I look forward to seeing your pictures!
Love this! I am a Paris lover also. I wanted that Eiffel Tower but don’t have the space to store it! I have lots of little Eiffel Towers!
Thanks for getting in touch, Linda! I am heading over to A La Carte to check out all your Eiffel Towers!
How fabulous Chloe! He is going to love it and your French menu, oh la la!
I should start making room now because if I see an Eiffel Tower like this I am going to buy it. What a fabulous and romantic setting!
I keep thinking I should sell it, because really, how many times will I use this? Another little voice in my head keeps telling me to hang onto it!
A truly beautiful table. I love everything. The glittered bottle is very striking. Love the frame that you have used. Gorgeous!
Thank you Valerie! That frame is from Ikea, just painted with some spray paint.
Beautiful little tower! What a great show piece for this table. Lovely!!
Thank you Christi! It makes a statement, for sure!
Gorgeous and very elegant! Your Eiffel Tower is lovely, as are those goblets. Beautiful!
Thank you Bev! I am trying to figure out if I should keep that Eiffel Tower or sell it at a yard sale! I know I will be sorry if I part with it!
What a GORGEOUS table! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Thank you so much Marci!
Oui! Oui! I love all the glitter and sparkle! This is such a special and intimate gesture!
Thank you Malissa! It was wonderful!
Awww Paris. Beautiful, romantic table Chloe. Great minds think alike I guess, because I am planning a Parisian table for the Feb hop. I have a large Eiffel Tower too, but mine is a wine rack. I put little lights on it too for my Tiffany theme party.
Thank you Debbee, I look forward to your Valentine’s table!
I love this idea!!! I think the Eiffel Tower is just fab! Do not get rid of it what ever you do, I think you will be so sorry if you do! I am sure you could come up with other uses for it, just give yourself some time to think about it. Your post’s are always so inspiring!! Thanks again!!
Thank you Cindy, I am still hanging onto it!
I love Paris in the spring time….I love Paris in the Fall I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.
Sorry Chloe, I couldn’t help but sing that song as I read your post.
I not only love Paris, I love your tablescape. Perfect!
How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm,…..after they’ve seen Parreeee?
Sorry, I am still singing about Paris.
Hugs dear friend.
Thank you Kari! My hubby LOVES it!!
I’m still in awe of your Eiffel Tower.
I remember this post. I am using the Eiffel Tower for the Valentine’s Day blog-hop!
I look forward to seeing it! Sometimes I miss that intimate patio…but we will be building a nice covered porch in our backyard this summer!
What a fun and cute idea. I may need a little help with the meal but the decorations are a great example of how to pull this off. Always looking for ways to spark our dating life while still at home raising little ones.
Thanks so much Amanda, it is great to tuck the little ones in bed and have some quality time together! You can always pick up an easy to prepare complete meal from your grocery store, it doesn’t always have to be made from scratch!
What a gorgeous, gorgeous table! I think I must have seen that same lighted Eiffel Tower at Home Depot at Christmastime. I remember thinking what an odd Christmas decoration. But SO perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love it. Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup