Setting the mood for a Valentines evening

Valentines; the one day a year you get to show your loved one how much they really mean to you. So why not make the most of it! It isn’t about spending money on fancy restaurants or buying the biggest bunch of flowers, a simple homemade meal will show your affection just the same. So here are a few tips and ideas you can use to get your evening started.

Table decorations:

Setting the scene is a necessity to achieve that romantic atmosphere you are searching for. Following these simple steps can easily fulfill this ideal fantasy.

We all know the traditional colour of love is a rich red, however adding some pink to your table may be the icing on your cake. You could do this by scattering pink rose petals over the table to act as confetti, or even placing a bunch in a tall vase!

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The mood can easily be changed by simply playing a romantic track in the background, but who wants to constantly stand up to change the song? Here are 10 songs you can add to a playlist and shuffle through the night.

  • Adele – Make you feel my love
  • Audrey Hepburn – Moon River
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful tonight
  • Percy sledge – When a man loves a woman
  • Billy Joel – She’s always a woman to me
  • Bob Marley – One love
  • The Wannadies – You and me
  • The beach boys – Wouldn’t it be nice
  • James Morrison – You give me something
  • Michael Buble – Everything

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How to finish the evening:

When your romantic dinner has come to an end there is nothing better than cuddling up to your loved one in front of the TV.  Picking the right movie will ensure that this Valentines Day will be one to remember. Here are some must watch romantic films

  • The Notebook
  • Love Actually
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Titanic
  • Ghost
  • When Harry met Sally
  • Punch-Drunk Love

Or perhaps after all the wine you’d love nothing more than to relax with a comedy i.e. Bridesmaids, The Inbetweeners or We are the Millers. No matter what you pick the evening will be perfect as long as you are together.

snuggle up infront of the fire

Have a lovely evening

Shaaron xx

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