The time has come yet again to slip back into the holiday chocolate and candy coma. At least this time it’s in the name of love.
I have always enjoyed Valentine’s Day. It is hard not to love the smell of roses and cinnamon hearts as you wonder the isles of a grocery store, or notice the abundance of red and pink everywhere you go. While the actual day seems to revolve around where you are going to go for dinner and more importantly with who, some of my most memorable Valentine’s Days have been spent at home with family and friends.
A favorite family tradition was our Heart’s Desire Dinner. This was the one day a year where my siblings and I could choose any two items that our hearts desired for dinner. The dinner was generally characterized by loads of junk food and the occasional slice of pizza. While the food was top notch to any child, what I remember most was the fun we had setting the table with homemade place cards, red napkins, and heart-shaped confetti. Today I love to carry on this tradition with friends in a potluck style.
Whether its dinner for two or more than a few, make sure is love in the air and on your table.
At Special Event Rentals we are always looking for exciting decor ideas that can be used for the holidays or any special occasion. In honor of the Heart’s Desire Dinner we created a quick yet elegant centerpiece that will fill your table with the color of love.
For the Heart’s Desire Centerpiece you will need:
-Fresh or artificial flowers of your choice (we used white hydrangeas)
-Small tub of cinnamon hearts
-Standard highball glass (rents in sets of 12 for $0.38/glass)
-4”x6” clear rectangular vase (rents for $3.75 each)
-A flower pick of your choice (our “bee mine” pick retails for $3.99)
Step 1: Place the highball glass inside of the vase and using the jug filled with cinnamon hearts, fill the area around the glass, securing it in place.
Step 2: Pour water for the flowers into the highball glass. Don’t forget your flower food!
Step 3: Cut the flowers to the desired height and place them into the highball glass. Arrange the flowers to your liking.
Step 4: Place the flower pick into the cinnamon hearts area of the vase at the desired height. Use wire cutters if necessary to trim the flower pick.
Complete Your Heart’s Desire Table (all items pictured above)
You can use any white table cloth from home. We also rent a variety of white linens starting at $6.75
Heart shaped tea-light holders (retail for $2.50/set of two)
Heart shaped appetizer plates (rent for $1.25 each)
Water goblets (rents in sets of 12 for $5.52 – $0.46/glass)
Wine glasses (rents in sets of 12 for $5.76 – $0.48/glass)
Napkins (rent for $0.65 – $1.45/napkin – offered in variety of colors)
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