Valentine's Day is a special day devoted to showing the one you love just how much you love them. You could spend an hour or two waiting for a table at a restaurant because V day crept up on you and you forgot to make a reservation. Or you could create a romantic dinner for two in the comfort of your own home.
Here's how you do it. I went to Target because it's my happy place and you can too! I purchased everything on the table there, even the flowers! I opted for a neutral spin on V day with lots of texture. We used a gray hemstitch table linen and khaki colored hemstitch napkins. I love the texture and the wood elements that are on the candle holders, flatware and the chargers. We brought in a deep purple and pink in the flowers, glasses, dessert bowls and paper goods. I love that the paper goods have the geometric elements of the dessert bowls in them too. You can print out these paper goods or the blank ones right at home too. I picked up tulips (at Target), trimmed them and placed them in glass bud vases. Simple but cohesive and elegant.
Included in the paper goods is a sign that you can frame and leave messages for each other daily. Use a dry erase maker to write what you love most about them most on that given day.
I encourage you to get in the kitchen together and create the delicious meal as a team. The menu consisted of caprese' salad, garlic lemon chicken breast with smashed rosemary garlic potatoes and fennel & apple salad. It.was.delicious! You can find the recipes included in the full blog post on Every Last Detail Blog. Dessert, a brownie berry trifle (also incredibly delicious) can be found on Casa de Crews. All the dishes are unique so you still feel like you are getting a nice meal from a restaurant but they are also very easy to make together.