Do you love making an effort on Valentine’s Day even when you’re having a night in?
Find five easy to copy, romantic ways to decorate your dinner for two.
When I make a super tasty meal for the hubby, like this steak and sweet potato chips with vegetables, I don’t only prepare the food but also what it’s going to go on and how it’s going to be presented. I really hope you enjoy decorating with these tips and that you love the dinner for two you’ve created.
1. Choose Special Plates or Bowls
To make Valentine’s Day dinner special at home I like to use special crockery, be it cute heart-shaped plates that you might have seen me use before here or simple yet larger ones that are a part of an impressive crockery set. It’s not often that I get to put a bowl onto a large plate either. I loved separating the sweet potato chips from the steak, making it look restaurant worthy.
2. Serving Dishes
Try and get a serving dish that’ll make your dinner for two easy to plate up. Separate your meal, for example I put my vegetables onto the serving dish, away from my steak and chips. It means it’s easier to choose what you’d like to eat and how much of it and (most importantly!) it looks more impressive.
3. Tray vs Placemat
Create the top of the range, luxurious evening by offering the dinner on a tray that’s well suited to a five star hotel. I love that it exudes indulgence, as where else do you expect to eat the most delicious meal in a well-made, recently plumped bed? Haha. Alternatively, if you’re at the table for a change why not get a personalised placemat for Valentine’s Day for your special someone and put their tasty dinner on that?
4. Fresh Flowers
There’s no getting away from it, fresh flowers are the perfect addition to any meal. Whether you’re having your dinner at a table or serving it on the sofa (or even in bed), the lovely smell of flowers and their colour, if you’ve bought the traditional Valentine’s Day red roses, will complete any scene.
5. Use your Food for Presentation
This last decorating tip should be the most obvious but totally gets forgotten. As you’re making your place ready for the dinner for two, don’t forget that your food plays a big part of that. So, when you serve it make sure that you do it in a nice way so that it doesn’t look like you’ve crammed everything together on the one plate (like I usually would on a work day…) Be creative and have fun.
Tip: Choose a meal that’s extra-ordinary or a favourite and if you get stuck have a go at cooking foods that are naturally known as aphrodisiacs, such as asparagus and oysters.
I hope you find the five ways to make your dinner for two super special and decorative above useful and that you enjoy your meal.
What have you got planned for Valentine’s Day?