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How to Celebrate Valentines Day at Home

If there was ever a year to make something of Valentines Day, it's 2021. Join us as we celebrate all things love and show you how to create a truly special Lockdown Valentines celebration at home. We've done the hard work for you and researched the best delivery meal kits, flowers that will knock your socks off, tablescape inspiration and we've even negotiated some exclusive discounts on top quality wine and pre-mixed cocktails. So all that's left for you to do it read on and dust off some normal clothes for the occasion!

To Eat

Our talented friends at Doggart and Squash will bring the romance to you! They have created this very special 3 course Valentines Day Box that they will deliver to your door, complete with cooking instructions for the finishing touches.

£45 per head for three courses including a red rose. Use our exclusive code D&S10 for 10% off your order. 

Starter

Cured salmon, smoked salmon pâte, cabbage slaw served with sourdough

Main

Pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin with sage and celeriac dauphinoise, roasted beetroot, cavolo nero and sherry jus

Pudding

Salted caramel brownies, raspberry meringue kisses, espresso martini cream and a nigella seed crisp

*London Only | Order by the 8th of February for Delivery on Friday the 12th of February*

Doggart and Squash also do a selection of other goodies in their pantry, including incredible brownies, pick & mix, Chapel Down Brut and red wine

To Drink

Some of our favourite companies to order wine, champagne and cocktails are:

- Marlo Wine - who do an excellent selection of affordable fine wines by the bottle delivered next day to your door. Use the code WPC15 for 15% off your order. The perfect way to celebrate with an extra-special bottle. 

- The Magnum Company - for a special magnum of red, white, rosé or champagne - delivered to your door.

- The Cocktail Club - for excellent pre-batched cocktails, such as our favourite Salted Caramel Espresso Martini. Use the code WPC15 for 15% off your order.

Make sure you join us on Instagram on Saturday 13th Feb, where we'll be shaking up a very special Valentines Quarantini for you all! 

The Table

A lockdown Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to create a beautiful tablescape at home. Creating a special tablescape doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming. If you have special China, great! Now's the time to dust it off! However, if like most of us, you have one set of go-to china, cutlery and glassware that is perfect too. You can create a special look simply by elevating your choice of candles, tablelinen and flowers. 

It's no secret that we are huge fans of bud vases scattered along a table, interspersed with candles. Bud vases make your flowers go that much further and by having different heights of candles (taper and votives) you can create a really eyecatching look. Look to tie the colour of your candles in with your flowers or you tablelinen for a cohesive look. 

If you really want to push the boat out, why not think about some name placecards? Our go-to modern calligrapher ERA Calligraphy has created these beautiful Modern Calligraphy Kits. A perfect lockdown activity and a really special finishing touch to your table. 

Browse some of our favourite tablescape creations below for some inspiration, or send us a message on Instagram if you want some advice on bespoke tablescaping!

Tablecloth, Grey Leaf Print, 150x250cm
SARAH.K
£49.50
42 piece cutlery set, Kingham Bright, Stainless Steel
Robert Welch
£160.00
Napkin, Mini Scallop, Pink, 45cm
SARAH.K
£10.00
Plate, Summer Flower, Blue, Large, 27cm
Penny Morrison
£60.00
Plate, Summer Flower, Pink, Large, 27cm
Penny Morrison
£60.00
Set of 6 champagne glasses, 150ml, Ovals, Crystal
The Vintage List
£83.00
Placemats, Latha, Rattan, White, Set of 4
Kalinko
£64.00
Candlestick - small, H9 x D3.5cm, Jahi, brushed gold brass
Nkuku
£19.00
Jug, Hobnail, Rosaline, Large, 2000ml
KLIMCHI
£95.00
Set of 6 dinner plates, 28cm, Pearl, white
Costa Nova
£82.00
Set of 4 flat hammered coasters, 10cm, Copper
Just Slate
£20.00
Dinner Plate, Palm Tree & Monkey, 27cm
Present Company
£54.00
Dessert Knife, Helios, Ivory, French Blade
Capdeco
£13.25
Starter Plate, Palm Tree & Monkey, 20cm
Present Company
£42.00
Candlestick - small, H9 x D3.5cm, Jahi, brushed gold brass
Nkuku
£19.00
Pair of large tumblers, 33cl, Edinburgh
Royal Scot Crystal
£55.00
Wonki Salt Dish, 7cm
Wonki Ware
£8.00
Set of 4 fringed napkins, 43.2 x 43.2cm, Lithuanian, Natural Linen
Canvas Home
£47.50
Jug, 1.25 litre, London
Royal Scot Crystal
£125.00
Wonki Pepper Dish, 7cm
Wonki Ware
£8.00
Decanting Carafe, Shining Star, Clear Crystal, 1L
Gurasu Crystal
£140.00
Rosewood & Sterling Silver Pepper Mill, 4"
Classic Silverware
£142.00
Tumbler, Shining Star, Clear Crystal, Set of 2
Gurasu Crystal
£60.00
Coaster, D14 x H7cm, The Highland Safari Collection, African big 5
Hayward & Stott Silversmiths
£190.50
Set of 6 placecard holders, Elephant, silver plate
Ercuis
£119.00
Candlestick, Sterling Silver, 6cm
Broadway
£122.00
Salad Fork, Basic, Ivory, 19cm
Sabre
£11.00

For our last look, we have been inspired by an amazing tablescape created by wedding planners Littleton Rose Events with flowers from Chrissie Wiltshire

Napkin, Wave, Pink, 45cm, Set of 4
SARAH.K
£58.00
Tablecloth, Berry, Pink, 150 x 250cm
SARAH.K
£65.00
Napkin, Mini Scallop, Pink, 45cm
SARAH.K
£10.00
7 piece place setting, Rattail, sovereign stainless steel
Arthur Price
£99.00
Herend- Apponyi Vert, Bread Plate, 15cm
Herend
£56.00
Salt mill, 10cm, Mignonette, Silver Plate
Peugeot
£156.00
Side plate, 20cm, Rainbow Collection, jungle green rim
Alice Peto
£14.00
Candlestick, Ombo, Glass, Single, 24.5cm
Issy Granger
£38.00
Candlestick, Sterling Silver, 6cm
Broadway
£122.00
Candlestick, Esna, Glass, Single, 20cm
Issy Granger
£30.00
Water Glass, Pom, Green, Set of 4
Issy Granger
£65.00
Set of 4 tealight holders, H6cm, Gio
LSA International
£22.00
Set of 6 placecard holders, Pineapple, silver plate
Ercuis
£102.00

Little Extras

Our brilliant friends at The Blume Studio have a wonderful edit of available in their online store. Including an incredible ‘Lockdown Lover’ Valentine’s bouquet bursting with beautiful red roses, frilly lisianthus and delicate hot pink genista. 

Explore the other exclusive items in The Blume Studio including these gorgeous handpainted candles by Heather Evelyn. Blume also do their own 'Lockdown Lovers Hamper' which includes Valentine’s Day flowers from Blume, a 3-course meal produced by Chilli Bees catering, cocktails featuring Hayman's of London Gin, and handwritten candles by Heather Evelyn.  

Valentines Day Gifts & Cards

Our go-to for really special and stylish gifts for any special occasion is Gigi and Olive, whose ethos is based on the principles of sisterhood, friendship and kindness. Explore Gigi and Olive's Valentines Collection for inspiration on what to get someone special. From candles, to jewellery, to hampers there is an amazing selection of goodies to choose form. 

For really personal Valentine's Day cards we just love these hand illustrated cards by Heather Evelyn. Explore more of her gorgeous stationery and handpainted cards on her website.

For cards, another go-to stationer that the team at The Wedding Present Company swear by is Scribble & Daub. Using traditional printing techniques and the most beautiful coloured inks, Caroline's cards always hit the spot. Browse more of her beautiful cards on her website

So there you have it, our top tips on how to celebrate a lockdown Valentines at home. It might not be the celebration we anticipated but we hope you'll agree that with a few special touches it can still be a truly wonderful celebration. Tag us on Instagram @weddingpresentco with your celebrations! And remember, LOVE ALWAYS WINS.