Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I love Valentine’s Day, and as much as I love celebrating with my sweetie, I also love celebrating as a family.  This Valentine’s Day Breakfast is the perfect way to celebrate together -and share a little love.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I started out with the beautiful buffet.  When I decided to make a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast, I thought it would be fun to set it up as a buffet with lots of fun choices for everyone.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

Around our house, buttermilk pancakes are a real favourite.  So for Valentine’s Day I made little silver dollar pancakes, and served them in little stacks.  The pretty heart pix were the perfect final touch.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

We love to top our pancakes with real maple syrup -we are Canadian after all.  We also had some whipped cream, strawberries, and the sweetest little heart sprinkles.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

Along with the wonderful pancakes, we had to have some sausages.  To make them a little more festive, I cooked sausage patties, and then made them heart shaped with a cookie cutter.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I also made some breakfast parfaits.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

These are made with some vanilla yogurt and my favourite homemade granola -get the recipe here.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

They got dressed up for Valentine’s Day with some strawberry hearts on top.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I also made some really simple scrambled eggs.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

And probably our very favourite of the morning, we had homemade jelly donuts -get the recipe here.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

These heart shaped donuts are pretty easy to make because the dough for them is made in the bread machine!  So good.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

My very favourite element of the Valentine’s Day Breakfast Buffet though, has to be the amazing paper flower backdrop.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I actually made the flowers quite a while ago and had them stored in a plastic bag in the basement, since they’re so pretty I couldn’t bear to throw them out.  They’re quite easy to make -you can see my how-to video by clicking here.  I used pinks, white, some off-white, and some book page papers.  Some have a little pink paint added here and there too.  To hang them over the buffet, I hot glued them all to some paper in a kind of swag, and then used command hooks to secure the paper to the wall.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

The giant paper flowers are so pretty, I don’t think I want to take them down!

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

For the Valentine’s Day Dining Table, I kept it pretty simple. I layered a few runners I already had, and added some beautiful flowers.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I used an assortment of thrifted milk glass bud vases, and added some roses and tulips.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

The flowers are really simple and easy to do, but have lots of impact.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I thought the roses tied in really well with the big paper roses in the backdrop too.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

For the table settings we kept things pretty simple too.  I bought these pretty heart plates at a garage sale years ago, and always try to remember to pull them out this time of year.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I wanted to keep things pretty neutral, in keeping with the Rustic Scandinavian feel of the room, with just enough festive pink.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I picked up these simple wooden heart chalkboards at the dollar store and thought they were the perfect rustic touch.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

Over in the corner, one more special touch, a little pink hot chocolate stand.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

I picked up the sweet heart marshmallows at the Asian grocery store -they’re so perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

It’s easy to make pink hot chocolate, just add a little red food colouring to white hot chocolate -perfect for Valentine’s Day.  And here’s a little entertaining tip, serve it in a tea pot.

Valentine's Day Breakfast: the perfect inspiration with decor and menu for celebrating Valentine's Day with family and friends.

This was such a fun and sweet little family party.  I hope you’re feeling inspired to do something special with your family to celebrate love day together -whether big or small, make sure to show your loved ones how much they mean to you.

With a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast, life really is a party!

I’m joining in with 25 other Canadian Bloggers this week to inspire you this Valentine’s Day.  Be sure to check out their amazing projects!

Monday

Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
“Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot

Tuesday

Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Wednesday

Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Thursday

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
Valentine’s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria

Friday

Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
“You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

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Comments

  1. Can I come over? Especially love the paper flowers on the wall and the heart-shaped strawberries.

  2. Those mini pancake stacks with the hearts are calling my name. It all looks so beautiful!

  3. What an amazing line up
    1 How special would you feeling waking up to this in the morning. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  4. Hmmm – I think I want to come to your house for Valentine’s Day 😉

  5. Such a pretty Valentine’s Day breakfast!! Can I come over to celebrate with you? 🙂

  6. I want to come to your house for Valentine’s day! LOVE the decor! Did you put the little hearts on those plates? Or did they come like that?!

  7. What a beautiful breakfast Dannyelle! The donuts, the pancakes, the heart stix…all of it!! LOVE. But your paper flower art is my favourite…it’s truly amazing!

  8. Wow Danyelle you really went all out, lucky family 🙂 It all looks so festive and delicious, that flower backdrop is spectacular though… I LOVE it! xo

  9. If I had that paper flower backdrop it’d be up year-round!! Gorgeous!

  10. Get ready I’m about to gush again! Number one fan reporting for duty! haha, seriously, where the heck do I start? I’ll start with that gigantic and fabulous flower swag, OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! Pink hot chocolate? Seriously just a dash of food colouring, that’s just brilliant! Holy smokes girl you are the event queen! I am again in awe! Love to you and your family on heart day! xoxox

  11. That is quite the Valentine’s Day setting! Very well thought out and so pretty! I adore the paper flowers and I would definitely keep them up past Valentine’s Day! What a spread of food too. Love the idea of the buffet.

  12. Yep. I cannot show this to my daughter’s. So instead I’ll just send them to your house on Valentine’s Day? Sound good? Absolutely stunning! Now I want pancakes too…

  13. I want to wake up at YOUR house on Valentine’s Day! This is all so pretty!!!

  14. I love every thoughtful touch you put into this breakfast! The giant flowers have to be my fave, I mean those could easily be up year round because they’re stunners! Also, can I come over for breakfast? ;P

  15. Wow, when can I come over?! I’ll be there in a heart beat! The entire assortment looks amazing and delicious!

  16. Thanks Sonja, come on over. 😉
    Dannyelle

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