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How to Create the Perfect Winter Date Night Table

The air may have become frosty and cold, but the best part about winter is it allows us to snuggle up and get close to the one we love. We may be heading into an isolated winter with our other half so we thought, why not use this time to create a winter date night table to set the mood. This minimalist Winter Table Design is part of a collaboration with the marvelous Sofia from Clarity and Conviction (Clarity and Conviction).


While dining in the crisp air under the stars whilst wrapped up in some cozy blankets may not be as appropriate in your location as it is for us in California, you can bring this tablescape indoors for the perfect indoor winter date night table. Add some candles or string lights to create warmth to the setting and ta-da, a romantic date night table - just take this table designs plate settings down to two for a more intimate setting. This Winter Table inspiration incorporates moody blue glass, wintery eucalyptus, natural jute and glazed stoneware to mimic the crisp coolness of winter nights - AND it is super easy to recreate yourself on a small budget. Enjoy!


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Recreate this table at home on a budget using your own household items, mixing some of the key pieces from our list or using all the items on our Winter Table. For our collaboration we styled this table with a setting of four, which in the future will be great for a double-date or winter party with friends, but for date night, you can copy this table with a romantic setting of two instead. Here's what we used to set the mood:


  1. Pepparkorn Vase (IKEA) - Similar: Handblown Blue Glass Vase (Amazon)

  2. Juliska Quotidien Stoneware 4-pc Setting (Amazon) - Similar: Stoneware Dinnerware Set (Amazon)

  3. Coravin Wine Preservation System (Coravin)

  4. Sferra Aurora Throw in Mineral (Amazon) - Similar: Sferra Celine Herringbone Throw (Amazon)

  5. Faux Eucalyptus Branches (Amazon) - Faux Eucalyptus Branches (IKEA)

  6. Jute Table Runner (Amazon) - Similar: Braided Jute Table Runner (Amazon)

  7. Orrefors Pulse Wine Glasses (Amazon) - Similar: Orrefors Intermezzo Wine Glass in Blue (Amazon)

  8. Blue Glass Tealight Holder (Amazon)

  9. White Mini Pumpkins (Trader Joes) - Similar: Faux Mini White Pumpkins (Amazon)


Styled with cloth napkins, we folded them in an envelope style to insert the flatware inside and added a sprig of fresh rosemary to the fold which creates a natural winter look and aromatic scent to the table. Adding fresh herbs and plants from your garden to your place holder, napkin design and table layout is a great way to incorporate that seasonal outdoor aesthetic whether eating inside or out.


PRO TIP: Serve hot food to keep your bodies nice and toasty in the cold, including your dessert. For a cozy and yummy sweet dessert that's sure to be a hit, check out the Happy Little Vows x Clarity and Conviction's Honest 3-Berry Crumble Recipe From My Disaster Bake (That Everyone Loved!).



For more Winter Table Ideas, check out Sofia's Post, The Perfect Winter Table (Clarity and Conviction). And for other covid-friendly date ideas, take a look at the HLV article "Top 10 Covid Friendly Date Ideas - Because Watching a Movie at Home Isn't Romantic Anymore".


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