A Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Recently I devoured Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home. I love self help books, but they do often make me a little depressed. Because the thought of doing all of this improvements makes me want to take a nap. So my favorite part of Happier at Home was when she suggested something I am already doing… a Valentine’s Day breakfast.

Special breakfasts are my favorite because of the no pressure atmosphere. The kids haven’t had time to get all hyped up. They literally stumble their way to the table and are awed by the confetti, balloons, and unusual food. When they are normally greeted by a bowl of cereal, it doesn’t take much.

And then the evening is free for a romantic date with the husband. Or more likely a night of us sitting around eating the candy from the girls’ school valentines.
Valentine Breakfast

Want to do your own table? Resources below the cut!

I do the set up the night before. The only special thing I recommend buying is a red or pink tablecloth at the dollar store because it makes clean up a snap! For decorations, keep it simple with pink and red flowers in a vase and cut out hearts scattered on the table. Or if you’re lazy, buy some heart confetti and throw it everywhere (remember that plastic tablecloth!) I use photo holders to hold their cards and mark their places; these heart ones from Pier 1 Imports would be perfect!

A few years ago I splashed out and got heart plates and glasses. Which I highly recommend. Yes, they are only used once a year. But darn do they spark joy. And make setting the table easy. My Pottery Barn ones are out of date but these Crate and Barrel heart plates are simple enough to use year after year for kids and adults.

For the menu you can go all out with heart shaped eggs, heart shaped bacon, and heart shaped cinnamon roll twists along with dyed milk. And though those recipes are pretty easy, I have also wowed with Horizon strawberry milk boxes and pop tarts with icing hearts piped on them. And then I only had to get up about five minutes early.

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Comments

  1. What a cute idea. That would definitely be great for Valentine’s Day!

  2. Super fun idea for Valentine’s Day!

  3. Those heart plates are too cute! What a fun idea for Valentine’s Day.

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