There’s something inexplicably sweet about making your special someone feel extra special on Feb. 14. If you want to show your partner how much you care—all while avoiding every crowded restaurant in town—then cook a romantic dinner at home. But don’t stop there. A romantic dinner needs the right setting. Check out these eight creative ways to dress your Valentine’s Day table.
Rethink the Roses
Red roses are a classic Valentine’s Day flower, but it’s time to switch things up. Instead of the predictable roses, pick up a batch of Iceland poppies. The leafless flowers are in season on the West Coast, sexy and more subtle than red roses. Create some drama by placing a single stem in each of several bud vases.