Entertaining, Holidays

Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you’re taking time to romance your significant other for Valentine’s Day this year, you may want to think about doing something special for the kids, too. In fact, my suggestion is to do something sweet for the children right after school or an early supper, so you can have quiet time with your honey. Here’s a cute way to set a table for the kids so they don’t feel left out.


The main thing to do is use items you already have and arrange them creatively. The nice thing about using red and white is that you may already have things from Christmas that can be pulled out for Valentine’s Day, too. For instance, I used red Christmas tin trays as chargers for my everyday white plates. I then layered on smaller striped plates and began pulling other red items I have. A little ribbon, a single red plate placed on a pedestal stand, and striped straws are all that’s needed to give this table some “pop.”


I used small cocktail napkins and folded them into ‘envelopes,’ which hold a free printable Valentine’s Day card from The Rubber Punkin. Paper napkins would also work here.

Flip top bottles filled with milk, and white chocolate popcorn balls sprinkled with crushed peppermint round out the place setting, while mini cupcakes make a darling centerpiece. A single length of ribbon acts as a runner against the stark white tablecloth.


This would be a sweet surprise to have set up when the kids get home from school, or start the day with a Valentine breakfast and serve up pancakes instead of cupcakes. It only takes a few extra moments to add these special touches and make the children feel loved.

Make sure to set something up for your own Valentine, too, like this fondue for two romantic dinner. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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