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.
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VALENTINE’S TEA GLAM TABLE SETTING
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.
My love heart cake stand was a present from a lovely friend of mine, and perfect for this setting, as were the red roses.
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.
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.
My gold cupcake cases followed the glam scheme, as did the gold chocolate love heart toppers.
Don’t forget the bubbles! Celebrate your love with a bottle of your favourite Champagne.
VALENTINE’S TEA VINTAGE TABLE SETTING
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.
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.
To make this 3D love heart napkin, you can follow a tutorial on how to fold it here.
Isn’t it so cute!
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.
And yes, as you’ve probably noticed, ‘milky tea’ is a swear word in our house!
I also added some macarons to the table, that I’d piped with sweet nothings, to tie in with the love heart theme.
Essentials for your romantic table setting arrangement are candles and flowers. This traditional tealight holder was perfect for a vintage touch.
And these pink peonies complemented my vintage theme.
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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