14 Entertaining Essentials to Help You Celebrate Valentine's Day in Style

williams sonoma Marble Heart Cheese Boards
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for a stay-in date. All the romance you need can be found right at home: A dinner for two, complete with entrée, dessert, and wine, can come together beautifully with a sweet setup. Here, we're sharing our favorite Cupid-approved entertaining essentials on the market right now, which will help you celebrating the holiday of love in style.

To your at-home Valentine's Day celebration an extra special one, you'll want to start with a fabulous menu. How should you do that? We suggest you start with cheese. We love a charcuterie board and we're big fans of fondue. With both a cheese board and a fondue pot on deck, you'll be able to serve a delicious appetizer to start your at-home dining experience.

And since Valentine's Day is centered around love, it's only fitting to have heart accents for your table. Treat yourself to a heart-shaped cake pan so that you can create a festive, thematic dessert. Another good idea is to serve your entire meal in a a heart-shaped casserole dish. You can even add heart-shaped ice cubes to your drinks. Make the ambience just right with other touches, like candlelight, decorative napkins, placemats, and more to set the special mood for your fête. No matter your preference, we have you covered, so you can prepare a delicious meal and sweet celebration to remember. Ahead, find everything from wine glasses and other colorful glassware to a floral vase and dishware to set out the necessary essentials to make Valentine's special for you—and your sweetheart!

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Enameled Cast-Iron Casserole

Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron 2-Qt. Heart-Shaped Casserole
Courtesy of Macy's

Nothing says "I love you" quite like like a delicious home-cooked meal. Prepare a delicious Cheddar, Beef, and Potato Casserole or Layered Cornbread Casserole in this heart-shaped casserole dish, courtesy of Martha. It's made of sturdy enameled cast-iron, which means you'll be using it well beyond this holiday.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron Heart-Shaped Casserole, $42.99, macys.com.

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Colorful Stemware

estelle colorful stemware
Courtesy of West Elm

Stephanie Summerson Hall created these stunning wine glasses with her grandmother Estelle's antique collection in mind. The colorful glasses will be the perfect addition to your red-and-pink-centric affair.

Shop Now: Estelle Colored Glass Stemmed Wine Glasses, $175 for six, westelm.com.

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Courtesy of Martha Stewart Wine Co.

Raise your glass in a toast to the two of you. Say cheers with wine from Martha's collection, like this rosé, or go for a luscious red or crisp white if that's what you prefer.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Rosé, from $13.99, marthastewartwine.com.

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Heart-Shaped Ice Cube Tray

Heart-shaped Ice Cube Trays
Courtesy of Amazon

Add these festive ice cubes to any beverage to make the night filled with even more love. You can freeze or bake with this container, meaning you can use the tray to make treats, like bite-size cupcakes, too.

Shop Now: Cuitaste Heart-Shaped Ice Cube Tray, $9.99, amazon.com.

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Heart-Shaped Stoneware Cake Pan

Martha Stewart 11in Heart Shaped Stoneware Cake Pan in Light Peach
Courtesy of Overstock

Spread the love on Valentine's Day by baking a delicious treat to share with your sweetheart. This sturdy stoneware dish is the ideal vessel for a baked good, but its stylish ruffled edges and heart shape also make it perfect as a serving dish for the holiday.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Heart-Shaped Stoneware Cake Pan, $38.49, overstock.com.

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Marble Heart Cheese Board

williams sonoma Marble Heart Cheese Boards
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

What goes so well with wine? Cheese! And this adorable heart-shaped marble board is ideal for slicing and displaying your favorite cheeses. It's handcrafted from white marble with touches of gray veining, meaning it'll blend seamlessly with the rest of your serving pieces, whatever color they may be.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Marble Heart Cheese Board, from $49.95, williams-sonoma.com.

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Marbled Napkins

Ambesonne - Ambesonne Marble Set of 4 Napkins
Courtesy of Macy's

Want to add a statement accessory to your Valentine's Day dinner table? We love these satin napkins, which are digitally printed with a marble pattern. The design is subtle yet punchy, and the soft pink tones speak to the holiday of love without being overbearing.

Shop Now: Ambesonne Marble Napkins, $42 for four, macys.com.

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Fondue Set

Cuisinart Electric Fondue Set, 3 Qt.
Courtesy of Sur La Table

Perfect for an intimate dining experience, this fondue set can heat chocolate, cheese, broth, or oil. The 1000-watt heating element keeps contents evenly warm. There are stainless steel forks, too, for easy dipping and serving. Treat your significant other to a cheesy appetizer or chocolatey dessert.

Shop Now: Cuisinart Electric Fondue Set, $145, surlatable.com.

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Cake Plate

Martha Stewart Collection 10" Gold Cake Plate with Shiny Gold Edge
Courtesy of Macy's

Present cupcakes, cookies, or a cake on this decorative dessert plate. Martha created this serveware with a fluted, glass design with gold trim for an elegant touch.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Gold Cake Plate with Shiny Gold Edge, Created for Macy's, $84, macys.com.

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Serving Set

anrthropologie Esme Serving Set
Courtesy of Anthropologie

Good things come in pairs, as this serving set proves. The fork and spoon are made of stainless steel and feature a leaf motif on each handle.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Esme" Serving Set, $38, anthropologie.com.

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Scalloped Dishes

LENOX Lenox French Perle Scallop 4-Piece Place Setting in White
Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

No tablescape would be complete without elegant dishes to adorn it. We like that these white pieces have a ruffled design and a tea-stained finish to the stoneware, making them a little more special than your average set.

Shop Now: Lenox French Perle Scallop Four-Piece Place Setting, $69.99, bedbathbeyond.com.

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Classic Glass Candlestick Holder

williams sonoma Classic Glass Candlestick Holder
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Give your Valentine's Day dinner a classic touch with candlelight. Place your favorite candles atop these pressed glass candlesticks, which have vintage appeal.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Classic Glass Candlestick Holder, $44.95, williams-sonoma.com.

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Floral Vase

anthropologie Lizzie Vase plum color
Courtesy of Anthropologie

Don't just gift flowers to your sweetheart this year—instead, add them to your tabletop on February 14! Fresh blooms will look stunning in this painted floral stoneware vase, which can double as an additional gift.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Lizzie" Vase, $38, anthropologie.com.

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Scalloped Placemats

williams sonoma Vine Floral Boutis Scalloped Placemats set
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

These scalloped placemats with stitched flowering vine will provide a delicate base to your table for a sweet Valentine's get-together. They're quilted with boutis, a French needlework technique.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Vine Floral Boutis Scalloped Placemats, from $34.99, williams-sonoma.com.

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