A romantic dinner is a thoughtful gift for a loved one. You can plan the dinner for a holiday or birthday or as an intimate meal in the middle of the work week to turn an ordinary night into a special occasion. After planning a delicious menu, don't forget to create ambiance and an aura of romance with the right decor items. Make the decorations yourself to give the dining room a personalized touch.
Cover the dining room table with a vintage white lace tablecloth to set a romantic tone. Scatter red rose petals across the table.
Place red dinner plates on elegant silver or gold chargers. Roll silverware in white linen napkins and secure them with red heart-shaped rings.
Fill a vintage cut-crystal vase with a bouquet of fragrant red roses and place it in the middle of the dinner table as a centerpiece. Place a single red rose in an empty wine bottle as an alternative.
Place one tall silver or gold candlestick featuring ornate details on each side of the flower centerpiece. Fill the sticks with red taper candles, which will cast a warm, romantic glow across the table.