Sneak Peek: Jenni Kayne’s Picture-Perfect Valentine’s Day Party
For Valentine's Day this year, we hosted a small get-together with family and close friends. The evening featured simple, sweet touches (and even sweeter desserts) for a laid-back gathering that felt like the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.
To set the tone, I placed flax linen runners from Libeco across the table, and on top, votives from Atwater Pottery. At each setting, I used my French Grey Heath plates, David Mellor Pride Cutlery, soft pink tumblers from Nouvel Studios, and pink Auntie Oti napkins that I found at Nickey Kehoe, secured with rope napkin rings from Garde.
The amazing ladies of Botany created all of the florals for the evening, including a gorgeous arrangement of ranunculus, anemones, Juliet and Patience garden roses, Lady Slipper orchids, pieris, plumosa, and geranium that my father sent to me. For the dining table, they filled Tulia bud vases with ranunculus, sweet peas, raspberries, hellebores, maidenhair fern, geranium leaves and mint, and tucked blooming jasmine into the napkins at each place setting.
For our dessert table—which featured Valerie Gordon’s beyond delicious Valentine's Pie (picked up at her Echo Park storefront in Los Angeles) and a new favourite, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie, from Good Eggs—we kept with the simply sweet décor. We displayed the pies using a William Yeoward cake stand with cover from Geary’s Beverly Hills, and a vintage etched glass stand that I borrowed from my mum. And for serving plates: matching etched glass plates.
Lastly, we added festive touches using enormous balloons with tassels from Fire & Creme—I send balloons to my kids every year for Valentine's Day—and heart sparklers from Jonathan Wright, which we placed in the desserts that finished off the meal.
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Are you hosting a Valentine’s Day party this year? How are you decorating and what are you serving? Tell us in the comments.