Imbibe in sweets, exchange gifts and smell the flowers, all in the name of St. Valentine. If you don’t have a Valentine, we still say embrace the holiday in all of its Hallmark-card splendor by throwing a celebration for you and your girlfriends. With a bit of expert help, we put together an elegant table setting, and you can, too, with these two floral tips.
- Filling vases of various shapes and sizes with fresh flowers helps set a tone of feminine elegance.
- Save subtlety for another day and repeat the pink hues of the floral arrangement in your drinks and desserts.
*Our table was set up at Providence Interiors for this photo shoot.
Tip #1: Filling vases of various shapes and sizes with fresh flowers helps set a tone of feminine elegance.
“When I set my dinner party table with a collection of small vases, I do it with the anticipation that each guest will leave with a flower favor – nothing compares to the gift of flowers, especially for the holidays,” says Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. Rebel Hill Florist artfully arranged the flowers for this table setting. Everything from the large arrangement and small vases to the individual flowers at each place setting helps set the tone.
Tip #2: Save subtlety for another day and repeat the pink hues of the floral arrangement in your drinks and desserts.
We chose pink and white macarons from Little Gourmand, white and pink donuts from Five Daughters Bakery and Seersucker rosé gummy bears and cherry bombs from Olive & Sinclair for our sweets. Plan a menu that pairs with these treats, or offer festive appetizers for something savory. Either way, be sure to serve rosé (just as much for its crisp, refreshing taste as for its lovely shade of pink. By using food to add color, you can easily avoid kitschy Valentine’s Day décor.
- Shop all of the plates, serving pieces, napkins and stunning furniture at Providence Interiors
- Donuts from Five Daughters Bakery
- Macarons from Little Gourmand.
- Photos: Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography.
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