Have a Magical, Festive Valentine’s Day Breakfast This Year!

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of the romantic side of Valentine’s Day or all the commercialism that comes with it, it is so much fun to make it a big deal for kids. I think it is just so fun to make every holiday and occasion a big deal since they have such joy and wonder for these simple, magical holidays. This is the perfect chance to give your kids a good dose of love by way of food :)

Sara Wells from Our Best Bites created a really cute Valentine’s morning surprise for her kid’s that I plan on doing this year and I thought I’d pass the good word along. Even if you don’t have any little ones running around at home any more, you could consider inviting your grandkids over and making this fun meal for them anytime this month! And of course, even though it’s breakfast food, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner any time?!

Make Simple Paper Hearts

You can whip up tons of paper hearts quickly with some construction paper and write a few fun conversation heart type phrases on them if you’d like. You can place them all over the kitchen table, and even make a little pathway of hearts leading from their bedroom down to the kitchen table.

Heart-Shaped Pancakes

You can make easy heart-shaped pancakes (use pancake mix to make it even simpler!) by simply dropping the batter onto the hot griddle into a heart shape. You can even go the extra mile and make red strawberry syrup by heating up frozen strawberries on the stovetop with some sugar and cook it down until it gets thick enough. You can also buy frozen sliced strawberries with sugar that you could thaw and simply pour that over your pancakes and top with plenty of whipped cream.

Pink Breakfast Smoothie

For a pink drink you could make some sort of berry smoothie--like strawberry/banana or classic berry and top it with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Heart-Shaped Bacon and Egg Pockets

You can make a simple breakfast sandwich/empanada kind of thing by cutting out heart shapes of refrigerated crescent dough with a heart cookie cutter, topping it with bacon, scrambled eggs and cheese and baking according to package instructions. These are adorable and filling and add a little protein to all this sugar :)

There you have it! Feel free to add or take away any of these elements, but I thought this would make such a fun and memorable breakfast or dinner for your little loved ones this Valentine’s Day!

    Mary Richardson
    Weekly Newsletter Contributor since 2014
    Email the author! mary@dvo.com

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