With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start planning how to spend it! So why not treat your loved one with a romantic afternoon tea for two?  You can achieve this with little expense, and I think it always means more when you’ve put effort and time in to create something yourself. And don’t worry, whatever your style, I’ve got this covered 😉 with my Valentine’s table setting in two different styles – glam and vintage.

Valentine's Tea Table Inspiration Glam and Vintage(I’ve included some affiliate links in this post, shown with an asterisk (*). If you click on them and make a purchase, I get a bit of money in my back pocket, to help towards future creations to share with you on my blog.)

VALENTINE’S TEA GLAM TABLE SETTING

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Styling

I can’t resist a touch of glam, and why not for Valentine’s day! I snapped up this gorgeous gold Royal Albert tea set from my local charity shop. I do love a good charity shop find. A splash of gold is a must if you’re going glam.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Styling

My love heart cake stand was a present from a lovely friend of mine, and perfect for this setting, as were the red roses.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Setting

I cut the sandwiches with a love heart cookie cutter, whilst the bread was frozen so as not to squash it. The fillings I chose were smoked salmon and spinach, and cheese and grapes.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Styling

I styled the place setting with gold-rimmed teacups, saucers, and plates and added a splash of red with a rolled napkin in a beaded ring.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Styling

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Decorations

As strawberries are the food of love, I layered the table with chocolate dipped strawberries in this fab bowl from H&M. They also have a love bowl as part of their range.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Decorations

My gold cupcake cases followed the glam scheme, as did the gold chocolate love heart toppers.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Setting

The ‘me love you‘ tealight holder was also from H&M, and the black crochet table runner was from Rockett St George but unfortunately no longer available. For a finishing touch, I scattered the table with *love heart confetti.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Setting

Don’t forget the bubbles! Celebrate your love with a bottle of your favourite Champagne.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Styling

C’est bon!

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Glam Table Setting

VALENTINE’S TEA VINTAGE TABLE SETTING

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Table Styling

To create my vintage style table setting, I borrowed a floral Royal Albert tea set from my mom. If you haven’t got one, charity shops are great places to pick one up, or, like me, you can ask your moms, nans, and aunties if they have one in the back of the cupboard. My mom also lent me the gold crochet tablecloth that was my great nan’s.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

I used a glass cake stand to tie in with the vintage theme and added decorations with items I already had around the house, like these cute gold lovebirds. You can pick up lots of Valentine’s themed items from shops and supermarkets at the moment too.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

To make this 3D love heart napkin, you can follow a tutorial on how to fold it here.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

Isn’t it so cute!

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Decoration Ideas

I layered the love heart sandwiches on this gorgeous plate (part of the tea set) in the centre of the table and displayed homemade Valentine’s themed cupcakes on the cake stand to the side, in love heart paper cases and decorated with *love heart toppers.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Table Styling Ideas

And yes, as you’ve probably noticed, ‘milky tea’ is a swear word in our house!

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

I also added some macarons to the table, that I’d piped with sweet nothings, to tie in with the love heart theme.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

Essentials for your romantic table setting arrangement are candles and flowers. This traditional tealight holder was perfect for a vintage touch.

Valentine's Tea Vintage Table Setting

And these pink peonies complemented my vintage theme.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

Valentine's Afternoon Tea Vintage Table Styling

I hope you’ve been inspired by my Valentine’s table setting ideas and I wish you a romantic February 14th full of love <3 .

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