Create a Romantic Valentine's Date at Home

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You don’t need to go out to enjoy a beautiful Valentine’s Day, so this year skip the crowds and get cozy with these tips to planning the perfect night in.

Set the Scene

Surprise your date with a simple, yet unique table setting. Try an elegant look with white and silver linens, adding a pop of color with a single stem of your favorite flower on each plate. Go all red, choose a tablecloth, napkins and even a centerpiece in various shades of this hot hue. Or mark the day by covering the table in white paper, filling a vase with markers, then write your hopes and dreams, doodle your initials and later on save it as a fun memory of the night!

Sweeten the Mood

Add a touch of twinkling candlelight throughout your space, casting a glow across the dining and living rooms, then take it a step further by designing your own custom playlist. You can create your own soundtrack filled with meaningful music that reminds you both of your best memories together, places you have gone or even inside jokes. Or let Pandora pick for you, select an artist you both like and specify the mood, then enjoy the surprise mix of songs chosen at random!

Savor the Moment

Show off your culinary skills or make your meal together, no reservation required! Cook up your own signature dish or check out these delicious ideas for romantic recipes for your table for two. Need to add a little va-va-voom to a vegetarian dinner? Just click here. And don’t forget dessert! From conversation hearts or mini-truffles at the table to a lush lava cake or indulgent gelato, be sure to end your evening on a sweet note.