How to Set the Table for a Romantic Dinner

Setting the table for a romantic dinnerSetting the table for a romantic dinner

Having a romantic dinner is a great idea but some people get stuck on the issue of setting the perfect table for the occasion. Here is an easy way to get the ambiance of romance very quickly and easily.

How to Set the Table for a Romantic Dinner

Step 1

Remove all the chairs from the table except two of them. Put the other chairs in another room or somewhere else where they cannot be seen. Place the table in the center of the area where your romantic dinner will be held.

Step 2

Drape the white table cloth over the table making sure it is even on all sides. Now drape the darker color cloth over the white cloth only allowing the corners of the white cloth to show. Be sure both table cloths are straight.

Step 3

Place the plates on each side of the table where the two people will be sitting. Place the bowls directly in the center of the plates. Arrange the silverware on right side of the plates on top of the cloth napkin. Spoon, fork, and then knife.

Step 4

Place the drinking glasses on the right side of the plates and the wine glasses on the left side. Be sure that they are in line with one another.

Step 5

Arrange the vases directly next to the wine glasses and place one rose in each vase.

Step 6

Place a large red candle directly in the middle of the table with the two small white candles next to it. Light the candles 10 minutes before your dinner starts. That way there is not an excess of melted candle wax.

Step 7

Remove the rose peddles from the last remaining rose you have and sprinkle pedals all around the table. Your table is now ready for you and your guest to eat and have a fabulous romantic dinner.

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Things You Will Need

  • Table
  • 2 chairs
  • White table cloth
  • Dark piece of cloth
  • 2 plates
  • 2 bowls
  • 2 forks, knives and spoons
  • 2 glasses
  • 2 wine glasses
  • 2 vases
  • 3 roses
  • 1 large candle (red)
  • 2 small candles (white)
  • 2 napkins


  • You can use other colors for the table cloth if you want.
  • Use white or solid colors for the dinnerware.
  • Add more candles to the room if you prefer. Candles are definitely a romantic item.
  • Add more flowers to the room if you want.


  • Be careful when lighting the candles; make sure nothing is next to them.

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