How to Decorate for a Romantic Dinner for Two

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A romantic dinner is one of the most memorable times you will ever share with your partner. Creating a calm and soothing atmosphere is just as important as the food on the menu. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just cooking a romantic dinner to say “I love you,” there are a few simple decorative details that will establish a truly beautiful atmosphere for your romantic dinner.

Prepare the table. Clean the area around the table so there are no ugly distractions. Cover the table with a clean, pressed white table cloth.

Place the flowers. Set a large heart-shaped doily in the center of the table. Place the flower-filled vase in the center of the doily, allowing the bouquet of flowers to beautifully fall around the side of the vase.

Set the doilies around the center piece. Place about five or six of the heart-shaped doilies, alternating colors as you go around the center doily. Place a T-light candle on each of the doilies and spread some chocolate kisses around the candles. Surround the entire vase with T-light candles as well.

Set the table for dinner. Place the two dinner plates on the table, one in front of each chair. Set the small appetizer plate directly on top of the dinner plate, and place the silverware wrap diagonally on top of the appetizer plate. Place one wine glass in front of each plate setting, and set the bottle of wine off to your side of the table.

Set the mood. Start playing some low volume romantic music in the background. The music will highlight the already beautiful atmosphere. Wait until right before you expect your partner to arrive home before you light the candles and turn off the lights.

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Things You Will Need

  • Clear vase
  • Bouquet of flowers
  • Unscented white T-light candles
  • White table cloth
  • White and red heart-shaped doilies
  • White and red chocolate kisses
  • 2 dinner plates
  • 2 appetizer plates
  • 2 silverware sets wrapped in silk napkin
  • 1 bottle of wine
  • 2 wine glasses
  • Music
  • Lighter


  • Remember to select some of your partner's favorite foods for appetizers, dinner and dessert.
  • Create a dessert that can be shared by both of you from one bowl or plate.

About the Author

Nicole Byerly has been writing since 2003. She has published multiple works that have appeared in "Campus Philly." Byerly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Utica College.

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