A Perfect Valentine’s Day Tea

Sometimes the hype surrounding Valentine’s Day can be a little bit overwhelming.  I for one have not been out for a Valentine’s Day dinner…ever I think.  All too often I find that on days like Valentine’s Day there are overpriced set menus and too much “keeping up with the Jones’”.  I prefer a quiet evening meal at home or a perfect Valentine’s Day tea.  As an Amazon Associate, we earn a commission from qualifying purchases.  Some of the links on this post are affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Learn more here. For me, planning a perfect Valentine’s Day tea for your loved one is a truly thoughtful way to celebrate your connection. In this blog, we will provide you with all the information and links you will need to help you craft a romantic and delightful experience. Plan Your Table Decoration Choose a colour palette that reflects love and romance. I like pink and gold hues rather than the traditional Valentine’s red.  For me, it looks softer and classier.  Use tablecloths and napkins such as these and use your china plates and best glassware.  I also love these rose gold cake stands to elegantly display your cake and sandwiches. Add a further touch of elegance and romance by arranging a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers in the center of the table. Roses, tulips, or peonies are perfect Valentine’s choices but if your partner has a particular favourite then go for those. This rose gold vase would look stunning as a table centrepiece. Set the mood for a romantic tea with candles. Use a mix of tea lights  and candlesticks to create a warm and intimate atmosphere. You can also consider scented candles with subtle floral or fruity fragrances or ones which complement your flower arrangement choice. Create a playlist of your favourite romantic tunes to play softly in the background. The right music can enhance the overall experience and set a romantic tone. Plan Your Menu Here’s our suggested menu for a perfect Valentine’s Day tea.  The recipes have been designed for just two portions but, if you are not big eaters then you may have a little leftover for another special treat the next day.  Double result! Mini Sandwiches Start off your perfect Valentine’s Day tea with a selection of mini sandwiches. I would have 3 different sandwich options such as:: Biscuits and Cakes Moving on to the sweets, you can’t go wrong with these Strawberry Jam Shortbreads by Baked Ambrosia. Follow this with delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes by Dessert For Two. Next, let’s switch it up with our Lemon Curd and Raspberry Cheesecake for Two. Finally, who can say no to chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne? Chocolate Dipped Strawberries This is such a simple yet elegant, delicious and “healthy-ish” treat (come on, it’s got strawberries in it lol!) For a romantic tea platter for two, serve around 8-10 chocolate-dipped strawberries. To prepare the chocolate dip, melt around 180-300g (6-8 oz) of high-quality chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water or use a microwave in short intervals, stirring in between. Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off, and place them on parchment paper to set. Optionally, you can add a drizzle of white chocolate or sprinkle with chopped nuts for an extra special touch. Champagne A bottle of chilled Champagne is the perfect finishing touch to this already spectacular Valentine’s Day tea experience.  It’s the thoughtful details that make all the difference By putting effort into planning a perfect Valentine’s Day tea, you’re sure to create a memorable and cherished moment for both you and your loved one. Cheers to love and delightful afternoons! Sharing Is Caring: Related Articles You Might Enjoy:

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