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Get crafting-I have a bunch of great Valentine entertaining ideas I want to share with you....

1 Get crafting-I have a bunch of great Valentine entertaining ideas I want to share with you....

Get creative with the space around your table by adding a hanging carnation mobile. Keep it grounded with matching napkin rings.

2 Get creative with the space around your table by adding a hanging carnation mobile. Keep it grounded with matching napkin rings.

Place cards adorned with small rose blooms are sure to delight your guests. They’re easy enough to make, and they certainly fit the mood!

3 Place cards adorned with small rose blooms are sure to delight your guests. They’re easy enough to make, and they certainly fit the mood!

A red tablecloth makes a bold statement, whether on a cocktail buffet or your dining table.

4 A red tablecloth makes a bold statement, whether on a cocktail buffet or your dining table.

I like the idea of customizing your box of candy.

5 I like the idea of customizing your box of candy.

I love these goblets. They're fancy in a way that adds old-school charm to the table.

6 I love these goblets. They're fancy in a way that adds old-school charm to the table.

Craft your own centerpiece by making these heart-shaped paper flowers.

7 Craft your own centerpiece by making these heart-shaped paper flowers.

Keeping things on the simpler side is always an option, which is why I love this sweet country-style table. Even the smallest pink accent will be noticed, so there's no need to overdo it.

8 Keeping things on the simpler side is always an option, which is why I love this sweet country-style table. Even the smallest pink accent will be noticed, so there's no need to overdo it.

Why not stray a bit from the expected? Add a bit of orange into the mix. These candles and subdued, peachy napkins are a perfect example of taking advantage of non-traditional colors.

9 Why not stray a bit from the expected? Add a bit of orange into the mix. These candles and subdued, peachy napkins are a perfect example of taking advantage of non-traditional colors.

This window decoration could just as easily be strung from a chandelier to make a beautiful statement.

10 This window decoration could just as easily be strung from a chandelier to make a beautiful statement.

I love this idea--and it would make a perfect centerpiece.

11 I love this idea--and it would make a perfect centerpiece.

these felt fortune cookies are adorable-these would be perfect for my next Valentine's day party.

12 these felt fortune cookies are adorable-these would be perfect for my next Valentine's day party.

These treat bags are a great idea for kids to give as gifts.

13 These treat bags are a great idea for kids to give as gifts.

These heart doilies are adorable, fitting, and totally DIY-friendly.

14 These heart doilies are adorable, fitting, and totally DIY-friendly.

Perfect to wake up to!

15 Perfect to wake up to!

These dyed lace votives would look beautiful on a reflective table.

16 These dyed lace votives would look beautiful on a reflective table.

Having a valentine's party? These are a sweet touch for your bathroom.

17 Having a valentine's party? These are a sweet touch for your bathroom.

Trays of these would look great in my apartment.

18 Trays of these would look great in my apartment.

All you need to do is replace the tea tag with these hearts and you have made something very sweet.

19 All you need to do is replace the tea tag with these hearts and you have made something very sweet.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be dreaming up a dinner for two or a party for friends. But what good is entertaining without the perfect setting? Creating a beautiful table is just as important as preparing a to-die-for meal, especially on a holiday where atmosphere is key.

I’ve selected a few gorgeous Valentine’s Day decor ideas to get you started. Pick one that makes you smile, then light the candles, pop in some music, and enjoy a truly perfect evening.

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Comments (3)

  • Thank you Kevin for inspiring and amazing Valentine’s Day decor ideas. Beautiful!

  • Valentine's Day hold such special memories for me, from exchanging cards in elementary school to getting a marriage proposal! Growing up it was a day that both my parents made a fuss over. Love the decorations and the different color schemes here, I think this is one of your most inspiring posts ever. Gotta get my cookies planned and the manner in which I will deliver my Valentine treats, oh happy day!

  • Hi Kevin,
    Just found your site! Love your Valentine's Day decor ideas! Please come check my site out? Thank you!

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