Valentine’s Day Table for Two at Home

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My husband and I never know what to do on Valentine’s Day. Then we finally figured out a great idea … Valentine’s Day table for two at home.

Don’t get me wrong, going out to a nice restaurant is great. But the craziness and crowds on Valentine’s day are not fun. A few years ago we agreed on a new plan. I would set a romantic table in our home and Dave would either make dinner or have something delivered. This is the perfect solution.

Valentine's Day Table for Two

Isn’t this table just wonderful? Our table for two even has a view.

Dinner for Two at home

Valentine's Day Table for Two

Valentine’s Day celebrations in our home have certainly changed over the years. In our early days of marriage, Dave and I went out for a romantic dinner at our favorite restaurant every year. We were much younger then as I don’t remember noticing any of the craziness of dining out on the day every other couple in the world is doing the same thing.

Then our oldest son was born.

On Valentine’s Day.

So for the next 18 years, we dined at home with ten or twenty of Andrew’s brothers and friends at his Valentine-themed-birthday-party-with-no-pink-or-red-or-hearts.

Yes, it was challenging.

And we did spend a few Valentine’s day dinners at Chucky Cheese.


But as he got older we tried to dine at restaurants again. But if we didn’t book a month in advance for a table of five then we were out of luck.

Can I just say … who remembers to book a table for five one month in advance?

Then Andrew went off to college and Dave and I went back to dining out. But it just wasn’t right.

Valentine's Day Table for Two

So we started dining at home, just the two of us, at what we call our Valentine’s Table for Two at Home.

Each year, I find a fun place to dine.

Usually, it involves moving furniture and finding a totally unique place where we haven’t dined before.

Here are a few examples.

So this year we are going to dine at a table for two with a view.

Valentine's Day Table for Two

Setting the Table for Two

I decided to mix pink and red for this Valentine’s Day table. So I pulled out my favorite items from C B Lifestyle. The pink and white plates are Ginori 1735 Oro Di Doccia. The napkin rings are Pearl Cluster Napkin rings. And here are the beautiful tall gold candlesticks.

Valentine's Day Table for Two

The placemats, chargers, and napkins are linked below. So are the tall glass wine goblets. They are my favorite!

Valentine's Day Table for Two

This setting is just so perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Did you see the scrabble tiles I used to leave my sweetie a message?

Valentine's Day Table for Two

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Menu Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Table for Two

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There have been plenty of years where we have cooked dinner at home. So I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes for a romantic dinner for two.

I listed a few appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Enjoy!

Recipes for a Valentine's Dinner for Two

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  1. Your table looks beautiful! Oh my goodness, your recipes are making my mouth water. So many great ones. I really appreciate your support on our upcoming link party. You truly are amazing. Thank you so much.

    1. You are the sweetest Renae! Are there any of the recipes you are going to try to make? Let me know if you do, I wanna know what you think!

  2. That’s a beautiful spot and it looks so romantic!! In my opinion…and obviously yours, far better than any restaurant could be!! We, too, have foregone restaurants for Valentine’s Day for many years now and I love it!!! ♥️💗♥️💗 And those recipes!! It’s 8:11 a.m. here in Northwest Arkansas and my mouth is watering from just reading the names of all of them!!

    1. I so agree, Cheri! There is something so fun about making a special meal at home. Let me know if you try any of the recipes and how you like them!

  3. Oh my – Note to self: Never read Leslie’s blog when hungry!! I want to start cooking and baking right now! Thanks for the great recipes, and beautiful table inspiration as always! Renae has piqued my interest – maybe see you at her new link party on Friday?

    1. Help Leslie I’ve lost your gluten free scone recipe which I hoped to make for a special friend. I love your blog and go through your entries as often and as slowly as I can to savor each one. But I lost the scone recipe. Can you please help. I’m so grateful.
      Mary Ouimet
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      1. Thank you so much Mary! Go to my blog, and in the top right there is a search bar. Go ahead and search “gluten free scones” there should be a few that pop up! Let me know if this works!

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