Last week, I was asked to help stage/decorate a table for a Valentines dinner for 12. The host wanted a party that was elegant but kind of whimsical at the same time...just not taking the holiday TOO seriously. So we went to work on some ideas and I wanted to share a few of them with you as well as the final result. We were really just focusing on the table area as the rest of the house sort of speaks for itself.
For place cards, we bought blank folded cards and scrapbooking letters in a pink sparkle finish. These were only a couple of dollars a set at Michaels, and worked perfectly.
The host had red dining chairs to start with, so that was great for the occasion, but her dining table did not fit 12 (who's does?). So, four folding tables and four plain white table cloths did the trick! Who would know?! We had to use four folding chairs to accomodate for the crowd, and I tied red sashes on those chairs so they wouldn't be such sore thumbs...I think it turned out pretty well.
I also even found a use for the left-over greenery from the rose bouqets. We turned it into a simple but elegant arrangement on a side table.