Create a Romantic Dinner for Valentines Day:
It is also the one event where setting the mood on your table is as important as the food on the plate. As anxiety, stress and exhaustion are not conducive to romance, here are a few tips to help ease them.
Don't Spend the Evening in the Kitchen:
Can’t cook? Find a deli to do the work for you. Keep the menu simple with dishes prepared in advance, which only need heating through.
And, don’t forget the chocolate , the core of a romantic meal.
Set the Table:
Bring out the crystal glasses and don’t be afraid to mix them. Informality adds a relaxed touch of elegance.
The one area where excess is acceptable is with the candles. Candlelight is the most becoming so the more the merrier. Bring out all the candlesticks, mismatched doesn’t matter; neither do different sized candles. As with the flowers, avoid putting them in the center of the table; instead place them on either side. This will create a soft, all-round light - far more flattering.
There is a language associated with which flowers to use. Red roses are still the most popular and declares true love, but a white rose means I Love You Not! Yellow depicts jealousy with pink for innocent love. Red Tulips are a declaration of powerful love and Snowdrops bring hope. So check first to see what the flowers you are sending carry the correct message.
The Language of Flowers.