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Southern Entertaining: Tips for Hosting Valentine’s Day at Home from the Experts

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start finalizing those celebration plans. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for Southern Entertaining and we are here to help you with it. Today we are sharing Tips for Hosting Valentine’s Day at Home from the Experts. Check out these ideas from our favorite Black Southern Belle hostesses and be sure to share images of your Valentine’s Day festivities on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Southern Entertaining: Tips for Hosting Valentine’s Day at Home from the Experts

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Gail Johnson, Creative Director

Location: Atlanta, GA

Website Link – www.gailjohnsonweddings.com

Valentine’s day is my favorite holiday and it wouldn’t be complete without something sweet. Add a small dessert display with candy, cookies or both – be creative. 

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Tablescapes…don’t over-think the design. Have fun, make if personal. Pull out your favorite china, linens or serving pieces and create a unique signature Valentine’s Day cocktail (virgin or non-virgin).

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Photo Credit:  Laura Cook Photography

Victoria Staton, Owner and Lead Planner at Victoria Staton International Events LLC 

Location: Louisville, KY

Website: www.vsievents.com

Valentine’s Day at home is all about the love you have for your spouse or significant other and setting the tone for the night. Fill your space with red and pink flowers and candles to set the tone for a romantic night.

Krisy Parker, Owner/Lead Wedding Planner Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning 

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Photo Credit: Megan Shaw Photography

Location – Tennessee 

Website: www.southernsparkleweddings.com  

Remember the china you registered for during wedding planing? Go ahead and use those to elevate your table from a normal dinner night, to a romantic dinner party for two. If you don’t have gorgeous china, you can swing by your local rental company. 

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Credits: Photographer: Abigails Bridges Photography; China Rentals: The Wedding Plate; Calligraphy: The Artisan Abode; Linen: 12th Table; Florals: Petals and Fields  
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Credit: Photographer: Abigails Bridges Photography; China Rentals: The Wedding Plate; Calligraphy: The Artisan Abode; Linen: 12th Table; Florals: Petals and Fields  

Carla Eustache,Owner, Style Perfect Events

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Photo Credit: Samantha Laffoon Photography 

Location: Charlotte, NC

Website: www.styleperfectevents.

Surprise your partner by rearranging your space to create a romantic table for two. Take the leaf out of your dinning room table, set a table in front of the fireplace or move your love seat or settee to the dinning room table for a fun and intimate seating arrangement. 

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Photo Credit: Samantha Laffoon Photography 

Add some fun to the evening by creating a date night jar together. Take turns writing down fun activities that you’d like to do together, they don’t have to be fancy or expensive, just fun ways to enjoy each other’s company. Now, when you’re ready for a date, pull out an idea and see where you’re off to! 

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Photo Credit: Samantha Laffoon Photography 

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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