A romantic table setting makes all the difference to a picnic just for two.
Take the trouble to make your table look inviting in keeping with the atmosphere. You don't even need a table. A blanket will do just as well. Lay out your picnic in an attractive way. Your partner will appreciate the trouble you have taken to make your setting look special.
Take some big cushions to sit on. If you are a bit older chairs are
more comfortable but don't forget to take a folding table the right
height to go with them.
If you are setting up your romantic picnic in a picnic area there will probably be a table there so it will be easier to set out your food with beautiful lighting and table decorations.
A romantic table setting needs a beautiful tablecloth.
Decide on a theme for your table setting.
Some petals or potpourri scattered among the dishes are pretty.
Heart shaped chocolates also make good picnic table decorations. You can eat them too.
Always a bonus.
An evening picnic would not be complete without lights.
Candles or lanterns are the traditional way to light a picnic but wind is always a problem when considering lighting. Nowadays there are plenty of safer options. Solar lights come in all shapes, sizes and styles. They are completely portable which makes them perfect for lovely outdoor lighting at romantic picnics.Use solar lanterns or strings of solar powered fairy lights for a magical setting.
Decorate your romantic table setting in your own unique style. Use items you have around the house or ones you particularly like to create a lovley table setting.
Here are a couple of ideas.
Blue and white make a good colour scheme for a beach picnic.
A blue and white tablecloth with white plates and blue napkins looks clean and fresh and beachy.
If you are near the sea use shells or pebbles to decorate your table.
Fill a bowl with pretty shells to form a table centre.
Pebbles make good weights for holding tablecloths in the breeze.
If you are in the country use wild flowers on your table.
If you taking a vase for the table use a low one that will not tip or blow over. Put a few stones in the bottom to hold it steady.
Decorate the picnic area with leafy branches or flowers in jars.
Use a bunch of flowers to decorate the picnic basket and add them to the table when you arrive.
Valentine's Day is coming soon. Buy some thing special to give your loved one on a romantic picnic.
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