It’s true.  You don’t have to twist my arm to throw a party.  Once I have a theme in my head, I can run with it.  And more often than not, get carried away as well.  And since Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite themes ever, it’s definitely a party at our house!

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It’s been years since Dave and I went out for a date on Valentine’s Day.  Our tradition now is to have my family over and I make my famous filet mignon for everyone (recipe here), and there’s plenty of chocolate and hearts and all things lovely.

I do a lot of themed tables, and I almost always use paper coverings in some form.  This time, I’m going with wrapping paper and paper plates from Target, as well as a few items from their Dollar Spot.

 

 

I also made a table runner from a banner paper roll like this one by adding a little “love” with a gold Sharpie and some paper tassels using my easy method I shared on my Instagram stories last week.   (See the video how-to at the bottom of the post if you missed it)


 

 

You might have seen Target’s heart banner in their Dollar Spot.  Well, I decided to pull the string out and use each little pennant separately for the backs of our chairs.

 

 

 

And the bow napkins were made using napkin rings I made from gold duck tape.  (Another insta story I shared last week!)

 

 

 

 

I used my secret for full and beautiful bouquets on the roses for the centerpiece.  The eucalyptus is actually from my faux stash and it makes a fabulous filler that can be used over and over!

 

 

 

 

 

The combination of reds and pinks is not one I use often, but Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for it, and lots of fun.

 

 

 

Are you setting a special table this Valentine’s Day?

 

 

To see my favorite easy method for the paper tassels, watch the how-to here

(please disregard my “ferocious” dog barking at squirrels in the background!)