Every year we do something fun with my girls for Valentine’s day- because why for many this is another made-up holiday, for me it’s a great opportunity to celebrate love and family in the midst of our cold canadian winter!
Now, if you prefer making gifts for your loved ones, or simply watch romantic movies and eat heart shaped cookies – you do you boo! I think all that really matters is to take this day as an opportunity to talk about why we love each other, what we appreciate about each other and how we should be grateful and appreciative of all the little things all year round.
However setting up a cute Valentines day table for breakfast or an afternoon tea is definitely something fun to do for/with kids! And for me, seeing my girls eyes getting big out of excitement when they see what I have prepared for them is what makes my heart full!
It doesn’t need to be expensive to be fun- here are my simple ideas for a Valentine’s day tablescape:
hand written paper table runner
paper heart hearts layered on the table
felt heart hearts spread around the table
heart shaped chocolates and cookies layered in a colorful mess
hot milk with marshmallow hearts
cake with marshmallow “cake toppers” ( store bought or baked- whatever works!)
And I found most of this set up in my local Dollar Store- it took me around 10 minutes to set it all up. And I had so much fun! Because celebrating doesn’t need to be over the top difficult to set up nor expensive!
Now I hope I inspired you to throw a simple Valentine’s day celebration in your home too! Happy Valentine’s day everyone!
Today I have got together with a group of inspiring Canadian bloggers to bring to you the best of Valentines day ideas : 30 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake and Create. You’ll find them all at the end of this post!
So for me and my family, Valentines day means sweet treats and everything pink! So this year I have decided to make a special healthy-ish treat for my girls that could be served as a special Valentine’s breakfast, or as an anytime treat!
To be honest, this recipe has come to life manly because I’m pregnant and obsessed with fresh smoothie bowls and I’m craving fruit desserts all day every day now! And because my girls love anything with a bit of whipped cream on it!
So this parfait is a mix of a thick very berry smoothie, with crushed chocolate chip cookies, whipped cream and fresh raspberries. And of course, the special ingredient is love !
What you’ll need
For the smoothie layer:
one cup of strawberry greek yogurt
one cup of frozen mixed berries
For the cookie and cream layer:
your favourite chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies
one cup of cream with a teaspoon of sugar
Make your smoothie and set aside. Whip the cream. Crush the cookies. Wash the raspberries.
Now layer it all in small glasses, and don’t forget to be generous with cookies and cream!
Serve to your loved ones for breakfast – or eat alone, I won’t judge you! I already had two of these triple berry parfaits ! They were just too good!
Now come see other gorgeous Valentines day inspirations ! From decor to recipes to easy DIY projects, this tour has it all!