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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I also made some breakfast parfaits.
These are made with some vanilla yogurt and my favourite homemade granola -get the recipe here.
They got dressed up for Valentine’s Day with some strawberry hearts on top.
I also made some really simple scrambled eggs.
And probably our very favourite of the morning, we had homemade jelly donuts -get the recipe here.
These heart shaped donuts are pretty easy to make because the dough for them is made in the bread machine! So good.
My very favourite element of the Valentine’s Day Breakfast Buffet though, has to be the amazing paper flower backdrop.
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.
The giant paper flowers are so pretty, I don’t think I want to take them down!
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.
I used an assortment of thrifted milk glass bud vases, and added some roses and tulips.
The flowers are really simple and easy to do, but have lots of impact.
I thought the roses tied in really well with the big paper roses in the backdrop too.
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.
I wanted to keep things pretty neutral, in keeping with the Rustic Scandinavian feel of the room, with just enough festive pink.
I picked up these simple wooden heart chalkboards at the dollar store and thought they were the perfect rustic touch.
Over in the corner, one more special touch, a little pink hot chocolate stand.
I picked up the sweet heart marshmallows at the Asian grocery store -they’re so perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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