With Valentine’s Day approaching, you may want to celebrate it in your restaurant. Doing so is a good opportunity to stand out from your competitors. If you want to transform your restaurant, you can start with these seven ideas.
Offer Valentine’s Day Food
As Valentine’s Day arrives, you can offer some romantic food during February. For example, you may want to offer chocolate, strawberries, and oysters are all commonly associated with Valentine’s Day. However, find a way to make a dish your own. Consider your entire menu and think of some ideas. It can include entrees, sides, and even drinks you think will fit this romantic month.
Add Candles to the Tables
People also associate candles with Valentine’s Day. You should put a candle with a nice holder on each two-person table. Some people love the idea of having a candle near them while they eat, so this can add to the ambiance.
If you don’t want the candles to pose a fire hazard, you can also pick up electric ones as a good alternative.
Find the Right Linens and Napkins
Valentine’s Day linens and napkins can also add to the ambiance. You can keep this simple by purchasing red or pink colors, so they match the holiday. You also purchase matching towels or give staff matching uniforms if you want to add more to the atmosphere.
If you go with this approach, you can always purchase them in bulk to save money.
Play Love Songs
Music is a powerful way to set the tone. As Valentine’s Day arrives, you can create a playlist of love songs. Love songs add to the atmosphere and remind people of the holiday.
Make sure you listen to the love songs beforehand. You want to make sure the lyrics match the atmosphere you want.
Try Live Music
If you don’t want to play recorded music, you may want to hire performers on Valentine’s Day. Live music feels more unique and romantic.
While it could cost more money to get performers, you may draw more customers to your restaurant.
Offer Valentine’s Day Deals
You can offer specials that are Valentine’s Day themed. It could involve a three-course meal at a lower price if they purchase two meals or special meals only offered during Valentine’s Day week.
You can also come up with deals for single people, so they can enjoy the holiday and not feel left out.
Re-Design Your Menus
Some restaurants may add seasonal designs to their menus. This may seem time-consuming, but you can keep it simple. For example, you can change the background color or the text to match the holiday.
You can also add some hearts to your menu, so you give off the Valentine’s Day aesthetic.
Romantic touches during Valentine’s Day can attract clients who are looking to celebrate in a special way. This will make your place stick out as you take advantage of this special occasion.