Well, here we are, it’s the last weekend before V-Day and you still have no idea what you’re doing for that special someone in your life! If you live in the frozen Northern states, this post is not for you, sorry, you better start a Pinterest search! However, if you live in Florida, you’re in luck! I have an awesome idea for you and some lovely pictures for you to draw inspiration from and create an intimate romantic garden dinner surprise!
This time of year, the Sunshine State boasts beautiful weather most of the season. The evenings are breezy and beautiful, except last night when I set this up, of course! Anyways, it is the perfect time of year to dine al fresco. I can’t think of a better way to show your love for your spouse or significant other this Valentine’s Day than to set up a romantic bistro style dinner on your patio, balcony, backyard, or garden; anywhere outside is perfect! Or, if in fact, you are in a place where winter is real, then why not bring the outdoors inside? Gather up all of your potted plants around your little bistro set-up and add some candles (if this isn’t possible, then again just start pinning)! Place a little note or stationary somewhere that your sweetheart will run into as he/she gets home from work (I know most of us have to work on V-day). You can also leave a little trail of tea lights leading up to it, if it didn’t rain cats and dogs in the middle of me setting up I would have done this. The point is to get creative, put some effort into it and you will create something awesome that the two of you will enjoy and cherish for years (you’ll have to come up with something better next year, but you’ll be good for now).
I’ve rehearsed the whole set up and taken pictures of it in the rain to share it with you! You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy and can draw a little inspiration for your Valentine’s date night!
It’s all about Love, so of course, I had to have a love balloon! This one is from Etsy Shop; Paper Boy Shop. www.paperboyshop.com
You can do without actual food, but a bottle of wine or champagne and dessert is a MUST for this occasion!
These adorable chocolate cookies are from IKEA. I was sad that I didn’t get to eat them! Lucky for Me I have another pack for Valentine’s Day!
This is the path I would have lined with tealights if it had’t rained! Fingers crossed for the actual V-Day!
The cute little Bistro set is also from IKEA! You can style any event with only IKEA items, of that I’m sure! Here’s the link for you www.ikea.com
The ferns were courtesy of my once over-grown garden! Believe it or not, Ferns grow like weeds here and they are oh so lovely!
And because they are oh so lovely, here’s another shot of them! After all, “Greenery” is the official color of the year! www.pantone.com
How cute is this little XO set up on the plate! These little tea plates were $0.50 at a local thrift store by the way! www.injoythriftstores.com
The linens were a steal at $5 a yard from left over fabric pieces at Old Time Pottery. www.oldtimepottery.com
Here’s a closer look at the fabric, the napkin (also from Old Time Pottery), and the plates. Please ignore the rain drops and the lack of silverware!
It will be the perfect Tuesday night Valentine’s dinner ever! I can’t wait to actually add it the tealights along the pathway! I’ll keep you posted!
Here’s an example of the note you can leave for your Valentine! I’m using this stationary made by Libby from
The Joy Co. www.thejoyco.net She also took this picture of Me, and made this little cameo possible! Thanks Libby!