5 Whimsical Ways to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day Table

Welcome to the 749th Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, here are a few fun ideas to spice up your Valentine’s Day table. I am definitely not the most experienced baker but these heart cakes were super easy to make.

Make Heart Shaped Cakes for Valentine's Day


The hearts can be filled with raspberry jam or whatever you wish. (Find the cake recipe I used here: Make Raspberry Heart Cakes for Valentine’s Day.)

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Or, you can fill them with pink icing as I did for this table setting.

Heart Cakes for Valentine's Day


I made the little cakes using this Wilton mini-heart cake pan. I’m not sure if this exact same pan is still available, but I did find this one that looks similar here: 6-Heart Cake Pan.

For a super easy centerpiece, gather together your most romantic sounding books. It’s amazing how many books have the words love, passion, romantic, etc… in their titles. If you don’t already have it, check out the book, The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time. I think it’s such an interesting book and would be a lovely gift for your love one on Valentine’s Day. (Book is available here: The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time.) See more of this Valentine’s Day table here: Love, Lust, Passion and This Cozy Romance Valentine’s Day Table Has It All.

Decor Books in Valentine's Day Table Setting


Get creative and use an unexpected piece in the center of your table. Bunnies don’t have to be just for Easter or spring when they are sporting a red velvet ribbon and carrying Valentine’s Day cookies in their basket. (See more of this Valentine’s Day table here: Valentine’s Day Table Setting with Vintage Copeland Spode Tower.)

Valentine's Day Table with Bunny & Cookie Centerpiece


A few years back I decorated my guest room for Valentine’s Day and created a little “Breakfast in Bed” setting for Valentine’s Day.


The daffodils in my garden were up early that year and provided a cheerful addition to the setting.


I think the most fun part of this “Breakfast in Bed” tea setting was the easy-to-make heart napkin fold. You’ll find detailed instructions for making it here: Heart Napkin Fold.


I used that same napkin fold again in this whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed table a few years later. (See more of this Valentine’s Day table here: Whimsical Valentine’s Day Table with Alice in Wonderland Theme.)


Another fun addition to any Valentine’s Day table, especially a Valentine’s Day tea party, would be these adorable heart-shaped sugars.

Make Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes


They were easy to make and you’ll find all the details for making these here: Make Heart-Shaped Sugar Cube for Valentine’s Day Tea/Coffee.


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  1. Great way to use Mr. Rabbit; he looks right at home there.

  2. franki Parde says

    Luv your “heart cakes!!” Last year we poured “Capt Morgan 100 Spiced Rum” around our bundt cake & flambe’d…it was DELISH!! AND, to “add to the production…if you shake cinnamon from above…it showers sparkles!! Needless to say, caution was used…so easy, and…quite the presentation…franki

    • That sounds amazing! How do you do that? Do you just hold a lighter to it? I would love to see that done and with sparkles! If you do that again, be sure to video it! 🙂

  3. Those cakes are so cute – I love them with the pink filling and the Eat Me sign! 🙂 Thanks for another round of Valentines inspiration, and of course for hosting! I’m going to go scour the house for romantically titled books now!

    • Thanks, Barbara! Those signs crack me up…bought them from an Etsy seller. I wonder if she still has her shop going. I love Etsy…fun place to shop for items like that. Hope you found some romantic books!

  4. The versatile rabbit.
    Thank goodness for blogs.
    You get to visit everywhere. Give a hundred women a holiday and the results are all different and creative.

    • Thanks so much, Myrna! Appreciate that so much! ♥

      • Did you know if you click on the short version, you don’t see comments ?

        • Ummm, not sure exactly what you mean. Are you viewing it on a phone or ipad? What is the short version?

          • When you go to a blog, it pops up and says “view simplified version” when I clicked on that I searched and searched to reply to your comment- never saw comments until I backed out.
            BTW Was Theresa affected by the bad weather in Texas this time ?

            • Weird! I didn’t know it did that. Is that when viewing via a phone? It may be the way it’s set up for mobile since my blog’s theme isn’t mobile friendly. I need to have the whole theme revamped.
              Thankfully the storms missed Teresa’s immediate area, but they weren’t too far away.

  5. Susan, what a beautiful round-up of Valentine’s day tablescapes. I love them all but am particularly partial to the rabbit one. And the Alice in Wonderland table is just so clever and creative. Those heart cakes look absolutely delicious – I might just have to try and track down that heart pan – I love Nordic ware! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful inspiration and for hosting, as always. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Thanks so much, Kim! I am craving heart cakes now after writing that post. I really Nordic Ware too…so fun for holidays! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  6. These cakes are so adorable. I have made them a couple of times. How do you get your powdered sugar on so uniformly?

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