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!)
- valentines balloons
- heart garland
- ceramic lanterns
- some fruits
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!