Inspired Parties ~ Valentine Entertaining

Salutation Valentine Inspiration

Welcome to another Inspired Parties post! This week we have Valentine’s Day on the brain {and heart} so we thought we would round up some of our favorite inspiration for a Valentine’s meal for two, or for a dinner party honoring your beloved friends!

We have also included a shopping list for your Valentine’s trip to Salutations, where you can pick up all the essentials for your lovely party!

Salutations Valentine Inspiration

First things first: setting the table! We love how festive a beautiful arrangement of flowers can be. We love the idea of adding some whimsy to an arrangement with loose greenery, like in the top photo from Green Wedding Shoes (see more here). We also love the addition of gold in the arrangement above from 100 Layer Cake (see more here).

Salutations Valentines Inspiration

In addition to beautiful flowers, we love the thought of including unexpected touches to dress up a Valentine’s table, like the cranberries and gold accents in the table above from Southern Weddings Magazine (see more here).

Once the flowers are arranged and the table is set, add a few festive touches from Salutations to complete the look. Our favorites are below…

Salutations Valentines Inspiration Linneas Lights Candles

Candles by Linnea’s Lights are a Salutations favorite. Arrange them throughout the table, or consider placing one at each attendee’s place setting as a favor.

Salutations Valentine Inspiration Rae Dunn Cake Server

No Valentine party would be complete without a sweet ending. Whether yours is a red velvet cake or homemade pie, we recommend Rae Dunn’s festive cake server. It’s beautiful, festive, and can be used at all of your future celebrations.

Salutations Valentine Inspiration Sugar Paper Love Card

No February 14th would be complete without a paper Valentine or two. We are smitten with this letterpress card with fabulous metallic accents by Sugar Paper.

Salutations Valentine Inspiration Leather Envelope

Finally, for a wow factor, we suggest gifting each partygoer with something spectacular. How fabulous would your table look with a leather envelope {like this one by Graphic Image} at each person’s place setting? This is one favor your guests can cherish for a lifetime, whether they use it to carry papers or keep photos of their beloveds nearby at all times. We love that!

Stop by Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle for more great Valentine’s inspiration, cards, and party and gift ideas!


The Salutations Team

{Inspiration image credits, top to bottom ~ florals by Bows and Arrows photographed by N Barrett Photography, florals by Prairie Fair photographed by Jeff Loves Jessica, floral by In Bloom Florist photographed and styled by Vine & Light Photography}

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