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Love in the Air: Ideas for Valentine’s Day Aboard

10 February 2023 By Aileen Mack
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Associate Editor Aileen Mack joined Dockwalk in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. If she’s not at a concert or coffee shop, she is lost in a book, movie or a YouTube rabbit hole. Email Aileen at aileen@dockwalk.com.

When Valentine’s Day comes around, you can’t go wrong with adorning the table with flowers and heart-shaped items, but there’s also room for more variety, or a simple, classy table. If you need a few ideas to get the creativity flowing or to use items you already have on board, check out these Instagram posts from talented stews:

If you’re used to wearing your heart on your sleeve, maybe try something a little different — you can’t go wrong with a heart-shaped napkin with roses, orchids, and all things that just scream love from the moment you see them.

A simple yet classy table with diamonds, candles, and roses — perfect for Valentine’s or an anniversary on board.

Tablescapes don’t have to fill the table. With just flowers, apples, and strawberries, these centerpieces still look great — and can even double as a snack.

Setting the mood with roses and candles will always be in style for Valentine’s Day.

The sound of the sea, the flicker of candles, and the scent of fresh flowers makes for a gorgeous romantic dinner on the swim platform aboard M/Y Siren.

Of course, you can’t talk Valentine’s without thinking about Galentine’s too, and reusing mini-Champagne bottles as vases with pastel flowers makes for a beautiful and eco-friendly centerpiece.

Brunch makes for the perfect meal with friends — gals or otherwise!

Pretty in pink — roses in ice cream cones, envelope napkin folds, glitter, and pink crackers are fabulous additions to any Valentine’s or Galentine’s table.

If you can’t get enough roses and pink/red hues on the table, go the extra mile and toss them in the drinks as well with floral ice cubes. Can you really go overboard when love is on the line?


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