I love creating a table or centerpiece to celebrate the holidays and Valentine’s Day is no exception! I’ve had several comments and questions about where my table inspiration comes from. Sometimes it comes from dishes or a tablecloth. Other times flowers provide the inspiration, but occasionally, it’s a visit to the Dollar Spot at Target!
“We go together like Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows” kitchen towels are serving as napkins and provided some fun and whimsical Valentine’s Day table inspiration!
$3 Chalkboard hot cocoa signs were also at the Dollar Spot.
Fun for setting up a hot cocoa bar or a table!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I love some flower therapy and putting together an arrangement for a table with my Monday Morning Blooms’ friends.
I used some marshmallows and cocoa for a whimsical Valentine’s Day arrangement for the table, using my favorite ‘vase-within-a-vase’ method.
Use the material of your choice with this method to fill the wall between your vases to coordinate with your theme or holiday. I’ve used hosta leaves, lemon slices, birdseed, and different types of candy for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
In the unlikely event you’d like to make an arrangement with cocoa and marshmallows ;), here’s how I did it:
Start with two vases, one smaller vase to nest inside a larger one.
You’ll fill the walls of your vase with your decorative material to hide your stems, in this case, instant hot cocoa, mini marshmallows and pink heart marshmallows.
I tossed some of the mini marshmallows in the instant hot cocoa, to create a darker color and contrast.
I poured off the cocoa mix that was left from coating the marshmallows, into the bottom of the vase.
Layer the cocoa-coated marshmallows next, followed by plain mini marshmallows, then a layer of pink hearts, topping off with a top layer of mini marshmallows. Add water and floral preservative to the inner vase and then fill with your flowers.
Fill your inner vase only 2/3 full with water so you can easily remove the inner vase when your flowers are spent, without sloshing or spilling any water. Your vase marshmallows can be used for future cups of hot cocoa or S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!
Dress up Pirouline Rolled Wafer Cookies for Valentine’s Day by dipping them in melted chocolate and covering them in sprinkles for an easy treat. . .
Perfectly festive and tasty for serving alongside your cocoa!
Cocoa & Marshmallows Towels, Cocoa Chalkboard Signs / Target Dollar Spot
Ciroa Buffalo Check dinner plates / HomeGoods, several years ago
Transferware / Crown Ducal Bristol Pink, used here
White Chargers & Cake Plate / HomeGoods, several years ago
Red Beaded Placemats / Kohl’s several years ago
Glass Café Mugs / World Market, several years ago
Heart Spoons / Towle, several years ago, used here
Mini Heart Dishes / HomeGoods, several years ago
Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago
Plaid Throw tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Pink Heart Marshmallows / World Market
Valentine’s Day Straws / Target & HomeGoods
Find more Valentine’s Day table and centerpiece inspiration for celebrating with your sweetheart, family or girlfriends. . .
With tips for creating edible centerpieces, candy vase floral arrangements, rose petal ice cubes, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party and more, HERE.