‘If I Speak In the Tongues of Men and Angels…

But have not love I am nothing’. 1 Corinthians 13

On the Table

Tonight (actually last night but I ran out of time to post!) we’re having our first couples dinner of the year and we’re going with a Valentines theme. Have to say I’ve always thought Valentines Day was a bit cheesy but then I read Julia Child’s book and I thought what a lovely chance to celebrate love – which is all too easy to be crowded out when you have small children and busy lives.

As the hosts I have free reign to decorate – which makes me happy!


I love the sense of occasion that can be brought to a simple gathering with a very little bit of thought.

There are going to be 8 of us tonight and I have had everyone send me secretly 3 things they love about their partner. Which they will find at their place setting. The Atlas wrote on mine – Gifted, Exuberant Love and Incredible. (Go me!)

Place Setting for The Atlas

There are chocolate heart-shaped biscuits dipped in chocolate.

I have made some chocolate hearts.

The wreath for the front door is made.

Hearts have been starched to the hall wall.

In the Entranceway

Candles will be lit and compliments exchanged on arrival.

Taking a Moment Together

Everyone will take an envelope when they arrive and at some point in the evening they have to open the envelope and answer the question inside it and toast their partner. (Thanks to the loved up N & A who helped with the ideas!) The questions are written on playing cards from the hearts.

Question Cards

Tiny hearts with love snippets are going on the table.

The Table

We are going French and having savoury and sweet fondue.

Love is not a cheesy thing to be cynical about. Love is very cool and totally life changing.

Table Detail

P.S – We had a fantastic night. The toasts were great and very enlightening and there was a lot of laughter as well.


5 responses

  1. Wow! That looks amazing. Must’ve been so much fun, both to decorate and to enjoy a relaxed evening with adults.

  2. Awesome M!!!! It all looks amazing!!
    so ummmm how do we get on your dinner party guest list ?????!!!! 😉

  3. So cool – I wish we had a group of groovy couple friends like you guys to do these sorts of things with…

  4. Looks very lovely and lots of fun. Clever you!

  5. ooohhh!!! wish we lived in your town!!

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