In this post I’m sharing a Valentines Day White Party that is equally as romantic as any Valentines Day! Plus it’s fast and affordable to put together.
When raising my family there always seemed to be an event going on and perhaps you can relate. So without a doubt I’ve done my share of entertaining over the years! There were birthday parties, school parties, seasonal fêtes, adult gatherings, tennis team luncheons and family celebrations. In contrast to anything formal, it was pretty much always very Florida informal over here! Our weather differs from the norm and we are often outside. Our home can only hold so many at a sit down affair. Thankfully we have plenty of outdoor space to entertain!
A Romantic Look!
This is an easy yet romantic look, and you can use these tips to create a similar affair in your home. Take it outside when the weather permits. This look is contrary to the typical red based Valentines Day or Galentines Day tablescape. Here is what you’ll need and not only that, but it’s all basic stuff. You might have much of it on hand and if not I’m linking some essentials below. Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this article!
Valentines Day White Party
- White Linens
- Dishes In Predominantly White
- Pale Flowers – White Roses, Hydrangeas, etc.
- White Candles
- A Mix Of White Accessories
White linens are timeless and it’s easy to see why they are a favorite of party planners. They go with anything and everything and can be purchased for any budget that you have set. I love a plain white tablecloth layered with other white linens, Since it’s all done in the same tones, you can mingle placemats and napkins on top. My favorite fabric for setting a table is linen. Belgian linen and old monogramed Irish linen are great choices. In going for a Valentines Day white party, ruffled linens add a romantic air!
Do you use a set of white dinnerware for every day? We do and they pair and stack with every other plate under the sun! It’s not imperative to have a matching set. Set out your everyday dishes, infuse a few vintage flea market plates in a similar tonality. If higher end is your jam then use plain plates underneath and stack with the fancy on top.
Pale flowers have come to symbolize spirituality, purity, and innocence. Early tradition white roses were given for true love, whereas these days red has taken over. Why not bring back white roses, as well as other florals in white.
The flowers on this table came from the grocery store. To display the white roses I used a vintage white casserole from a yard sale. The handles are cracked, so if I recall correctly I got it for free. Using a low vessel in the center of the table allows for easy conversation.
To create a low slung floral centerpiece easily, scrunch up some chicken wire as the “flower frog”. Be sure to wear gloves when you work with chicken wire and use heavy duty snippers. The advantages of this method are the fact that you don’t need floral foam, so flowers can be pulled out and rearranged to suit. It’s more environmentally friendly, since it can be used over and over!
Flower Arranging In A Bowl
- Use chicken wire as your form and scrunch it up for some height in the center. Find crafting white chicken wire HERE.
- Take a step back (you’re an artist here!), turn or go around the table looking at all sides.
- Pull out flowers and rearrange as necessary until you don’t see the chicken wire.
- Add some accent flowers such as baby’s breath and then fresh cut greenery last.
Candles are the jewels of a tablescape. Whether you decide on pillars, dinner tapers or tealights for your Valentines Day white party, candles are a must! With an outdoor party grab a clear vessel such as this compote to shield the candles from the wind. Perfection isn’t necessary…let the wrinkles remain when entertaining casually, especially outdoors!
Accessories & Extras
With a Valentines Day White Party silver seemed like a perfect choice for flatware. A couple of thrifted compotes and a candelabra add some varying heights to the table. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to silver or silverplate…I don’t mind some patina and tarnish! The only real suggestion of Valentines Day might be the silver mercury glass hearts. A subtle touch and then with the food served I’ll get creative and perhaps serve some Valentines Day cupcakes…there are 20 RECIPES in THIS POST.
Food As Art
The 3 M’s are perfect for a white table. That would be MARSHMALLOWS, MERINGUE AND M & Ms!
Fill up some large candy jars with white marshmallows, meringue and M & M’s! A photo shoot trick that I learned a long time ago was to have meringue on hand. It’s shelf stable and keeps actually for years and is so pretty on a table! Find it in the grocery store and store in a plastic or glass container in your pantry.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and will adapt it someday to your table setting! As always, you can shop the look below for similar items and DON’T FORGET TO PIN so you can refer to this later on!
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