Valentines Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to tell your loved one just how much they mean to you and a great excuse to spend a quality evening together. We never go out for dinner on Valentines Day, preferring to stay at home, cook a lovely meal and watch a movie. We’ll turn our phones and laptops off so there are no distractions and really enjoy each other’s company.
I’ve teamed up with Wayfair and Hello Fresh this Valentines Day to show you that you can create the perfect Valentines dinner at home without much effort or expense and create the most beautiful night in. Who needs to brave the cold to sit in a squashed in restaurant and pay for overpriced food when you can create the perfect evening at home.
Here are my top tips on how to create the perfect Valentines Dinner at home along with some of my favourite products I have chosen from Wayfair to make our Valentines meal in something special.
Use stylish tablewear. I prefer a classic, clean and contemporary dinner set which can then be set off with different accessories. You can then use this for most mealtimes, from casual lunch with the family to more opulent dinner parties. [Arctic 12 Piece Dinnerware Set]
Don’t be too tempted to keep everything matching on your table setting though. Add a bit of texture and colour with different side plates or serving dishes. [Vie Naturelle Plate]
Create an atmosphere. Nothing is more romantic than eating by candlelight. You don’t have to buy a big candle, cheap little tealights will do when placed in the right holder. Look at what you already have for inspiration. For example a trifle serving bowl as a makeshift candleholder and it really works! Well, as long as you weren’t planning on eating a trifle that night! [Lima Glass Votive]
Toast to another year. You will want to have a drink or two to celebrate making it through another year together!! Champagne glasses are the perfect choice for your bubbly tipple and because they are that little bit special, they make the evening feel all the more glamorous. [Aspen Trifle Serving Bowl] [Laura Glass Champagne Flute]
Eat gorgeous food. It wouldn’t be a great celebration without some gorgeous food. We were sent three Hello Fresh meals to try out and were so impressed. Everything you need to make the meal is provided, including fresh items and is in the correct quantities so there is no waste. A full, detailed recipe card is included which is really easy to follow and because there is no weighing or measuring or digging around in your cupboards for the necessary spices etc. they didn’t take long to make.
We were really pleased with the portion sizes and easily found meals that we both would eat. There is a great vegetarian selection for me and I even treated the hubby to a steak (well, it is Valentines Day after all!).
Both Wayfair and Hello Fresh are absolute saviours when it comes to busy people like me. Wayfair has some really great deals and free delivery which makes shopping online for everything you need for your Valentines meal a doddle. Similarly with Hello Fresh you can sign up to deliveries which you are able to pause or cancel whenever you want. It really takes the stress out of preparing a lovely meal for Valentines day when you know that everything you need will be in that Hello Fresh box!
I hope that you feel inspired after reading this to create your own Valentines Dinner in. If you were lusting after any of the gorgeous items featured in this post you can find the links below. For more Valentines Day inspiration make sure you check out Modern Mummy‘s post tomorrow at 11.
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