January 28, 2011

Passionate Purple Valentine's Dinner

This Valentine's Day, host a dinner party for your closest friends. Instead of the typical red and pink decor, choose shades of purple and dark chocolate tones. Purple has always been seen as a rich and passionate color, making it perfect for a Valentine's Day soiree.
Passionate Purple Valentine's Day Dinner

Serve chocolate martinis to guests as they arrive with their sweetheart -- Hostess with the Mostess

For dessert, a decadent chocolate torte adorned with rich truffles is perfect -- Martha Stewart

Simple place cards with a deep purple stripe and the phrase "how sweet it is" can add color to your tabletop -- Place Cards by Carlson Craft, available at FineStationery.com

Wrap chairs with silky purple fabric for glamorous style -- The Knot

Lavender linens tied with purple ribbons make for beautiful place settings -- The Knot

Mini cups of chocolate mousse are sure to please everyone's palette -- The Knot

Fill vases with rich purple blooms, and be sure to fill the space with candles for a warm glow -- The Knot