Yesterday, I was decorating a restaurant in the heights, Sale Sucre, for their Valentines party. We brought in some floral arrangements, candles, lanterns, hearts, & decorated the front door.
Here is the front door. We placed 4 bunches of Pussy Willow fanning out in opposite directions, 2 different colored pink ribbon, pink & red plastic hearts, and used ribbon to hang paper mache hearts from the branches. We placed two lanterns on each side of the entrance.
I’m always a fan of “more”, especially when I’m decorating for a party. The light fixtures stand beautifully on their own, but because it’s a party & Valentine’s I wanted to add some flare. I tied 4 ribbons (hot pink, white, red, & light pink) to the top of each fixture and let them hang down. Super simple & really pretty! Ribbon always equals the perfect finishing touch!
When you enter the restaurant you a greeted with this wonderful grouping of floral arrangements on one side of the bar and a lantern and a cute jester there to welcome you. The lantern has an unscented candle inside. When decorating for an event you always want to use candles that are unscented. I love to place floral arrangements in groupings of different heights and flowers. I used white hydrangeas with pussy willow in the tallest one, red roses in the middle, and red tulips in the shortest one. Again, I chose to add ribbon to both the lantern & the vases. The lantern I tied the same 4 ribbons around the handle at the top to spice it up. For each vase, I just picked a color and tied one ribbon around the vase (where the water mark was) .
I hung hearts & and glass votive’s from the ceiling with different colored silk ribbon. I love the combination of the two together. The glass votives will add to ambiance of the room, especially when the candles are lit.
I love to use my lanterns to create a cozy, warm space. I grouped together 3 different lanterns, filled them candles, and added a flare of ribbon for a more “valentines” look. I also wanted a tall vase with floating candles in the mix to create a soft atmosphere. If you want your candle to burn for a long period of time, make sure you buy the ones that last longer. Typically, the tag will say 6 hrs., 8hrs., etc
Happy Valentines Day everyone! Hope your day is filled with love, happiness, and lots & lots of treats!