FOUR STEPS TO A VALENTINE’S DAY SOIRÉE

February 9, 2017

Entertaining / Holiday

Valentine’s Day can be the perfect time to entertain – whether you’re a singleton or celebrating a relationship. Why not create a rosy-hued soiree and invite friends over for some delicious appetizers? I set out a spread with deviled eggs, salmon roe, root chips with creme fraîche, and lots of warm-toned entertaining accessories. With a vintage red and white tablecloth as my backdrop, I brought in blush NAPKINS and gold NAPKIN RINGS to add warmth to the table, keeping the dinnerware simple with the subtle patterns of the ECLECTIQUE COLLECTION from Williams-Sonoma. With the touch of gold from these CERAMIC SPOONS, it all came together in the evening sun’s warm glow. Check out my four steps for creating your own appetizer party below!

SHOP THE LOOK



1. A FLORAL ICE BOWL / Fresh blooms wind their way through this frozen ice bowl, which makes a dramatic serving bowl for the salmon roe. Start a day ahead to make this centerpiece, and use the scraps from your flower arrangements below to fill in the ice.

2. PIQUILLO PEPPER DEVILED EGGS / Adding sweet piquillo peppers and smoked paprika to this classic deviled eggs recipe brings a pop of color to the presentation and adds a sophisticated blend of flavors.

3. SIMPLE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS / These sweet, but simple arrangements add a range of warm hues to the table with burgundy leucadendron, red carnations, and dramatic seeded eucalyptus. To keep the arrangements low to the table, I used small bubble glass votives as vases on the table.

4. FILL IN THE DETAILS / I used a striped tablecloth, pink napkins, gold napkin rings, pink champagne flutes, and a mix of white plates for a variety of styles and colors on the table. For the appetizer, dollop creme fraîche (topped with chives) on Terra root chips with a spoonful of roe. The result is sophisticated and so easy to put together! Do you ever entertain on Valentine’s Day?