Easy DIY Ways to Spice up Your Valentine’s Day Tablescape!

by Jackie FogartieFebruary 2, 2015

If you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, a dinner party for friends or a lunch for your kiddos, my super easy Valentines Day tablescape ideas will boost the cuteness factor for little effort! Foam hearts, ribbon and doilies are the perfect match for anyone looking to create an adorable table this Valentine’s Day!

Start off with some white plates for a nice blank slate. Layer red and pink doilies for some texture.

layered-doilies
For easy place cards, use heart foam shapes found at any craft store. With a glue stick, glue a heart onto the corner of a white place card.
heart-placecard
No glue? No problem, simply use a larger foam heart for the center of the doily and inscribe your guests name.
full-place-setting
Clothespins are also a creative way to display a place card.
clothespin
If there’s no formal seating involved, you can still dress up your guests plate. Tie a pretty ribbon around a beautiful rose and lay one on each plate.

Rose-pic  full-place-setting

Another option is to roll your silverware in a napkin and tie with ribbon.
napkin-roll
While you’re at it, tie the stem of a wine glass with that same ribbon for an extra touch.
wine-stem-with-ribbon
If you have left over heart shapes (the small shapes work best) use them for table scatter.
table-scatter
These simple tips and tricks will wow any guest. Use each tip alone or all together for a memorable and “sweet” Valentines Day!

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About The Author
Jackie Fogartie
Jackie Fogartie (often known as Jackie Fo) is a NJ born, NC living event planner and freelance writer/blogger. Five plus years ago, Jackie started an events and wedding planning business based in Charlotte, North Carolina called Jackie Fogartie Events handling events of all sizes from intimate baby showers to large weddings. In addition to making events go off without a hitch, Jackie writes a blog covering all things food, cocktail and party. She has also written for brands such as General Mills, Aladdin insulated mason jars and Proctor & Gamble. You can often find her staying true to her NJ Italian roots by eating big bowls of pasta and drinking copious amounts of red wine. Cheers!