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Putting together colorful tablescapes is one of my all-time favorite things to do– but I realized I’ve created zero table settings for two. Zilch, none. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it’d be fun to adapt my go-to blue and white tablescape for four into a romantic table setting for two. This is actually our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, so it has quite a bit of sentimental value, too. I also created a bold pink centerpiece to add in some extra color, and even though it’s simple (it’s literally just pink ranunculus in a hyacinth basket), it’s one of my all-time favorites. Keep reading for Valentine’s Day tablescape and pink centerpiece details!
Romantic Table Setting for Two
Kyle and I have been slowly collecting this blue and white dinnerware ever since we got engaged, so it only felt right to use it for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. We own everything in sets of four, so I used the spare dishes for serving our Valentine’s dinner (which, by the way, I ordered from Hy-Vee— their meal packs are such time and energy savers!).
Anyways, here’s everything else I used to create this romantic table setting for 2–
- Blue Italian dinner plates– I seriously love these blue and white plates so much. I actually have them displayed on our bookshelf, and they always get so many compliments!
- Hyacinth chargers– If chargers could win awards for versatility, these would win every time. I use these hyacinth chargers all throughout the year– you can see them styled in this Easter tablescape, Mother’s Day tablescape, Father’s Day tablescape, and Thanksgiving tablescape.
- Blue Italian pasta bowls– These match our blue and white plates and are great for pastas, salads, and soups!
- Blue Italian tea cups and saucers– My mom got me these blue and white teacups, along with a matching teapot, for Christmas last year, and I’m obsessed with them. They’re also displayed on our bookshelf, and I smile every time I walk by them. Seriously the most darling little teacups ever!
- Gold flatware– I found this set on Amazon, and it’s under $30!
- White dinner napkins– These white dinner napkins are soft and durable– highly recommend for frequent entertainers!
- Braided jute napkin rings– I love the nautical look of these braided jute napkin rings so much. I do want to mention, though, that they’re pretty narrow. It can be tough to get bulkier napkins in and out of them.
- Monogrammed champagne flutes– I actually made these myself– linking to the Cricut glass etching tutorial!
- Etched whiskey glasses– I love using fun cocktail glasses as water glasses. It just dresses up the table a little more. Kyle got these as a gift, though, so I’m linking to a similar style.
- Glass Votive Candles– I found this 12-pack at Walmart and re-order it on a monthly basis. These glass votives give us such a warm and relaxing light!
- Round White Tablecloth– This one’s pretty basic– no frills, just a fair price point. It comes in over a dozen colors and patterns, too.
- Pink ranunculus centerpiece– I used a small hyacinth basket and five mason jars to create this pretty pink centerpiece! I also ordered 60 stems of pink ranunculus in bulk from Sam’s Club.
Another major part of this romantic table setting for two was the food. Hy-Vee did not disappoint. I ordered their Couple’s Cuisine, which comes with lobster tails and filet, and it was legitimately amazing. In the past, their meal packs have come pre-cooked, so I was a little nervous when I found out I actually had to cook this food myself (which makes sense considering everyone likes their meat done differently). Thanks to their online recipes, though, everything turned out pretty dang good!
Pink Centerpiece Idea
I’ve honestly never made this kind of low table centerpiece with a single flower before, but I really love how this ranunculus centerpiece turned out! I think it’s because ranunculus have such natural variances in hue– it feels like half are true rich pink and the other half are delicate light pink. Also, a single white stem was throw into the mix, too (thanks, Sam’s Club!), which was a fun little surprise. Anyways, here are all the flowers and materials I used to make this all pink centerpiece–
- 60 stems pink ranunculus– I ordered these from Sam’s Club! To create dimension, I trimmed them at varying heights (I made the bud stems an inch or two longer little longer to stand out) and then spread them out among five mason jars.
- Hyacinth basket– I found this basket at Home Goods a few years back! For reference, it’s roughly 12×8″. I’m linking a similar basket here!
- 5 mason jars– If you can fit a sixth in, even better!
I also used my handy Chikamasa curved scissors to cut the stems at the right angle. They’re pricey (just under $40), but so worth it if you enjoy floral design! Another product I highly recommend is Crowning Glory Flower Spray. It’s totally clear, leaves no residue, and will extend the life of your ranunculus flower arrangement significantly!
Thanks so much for reading, y’all! Also, please let me know if you have any questions about any of my romantic table setting ideas for two. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help!