I don't think my kids will ever know how unplanned this day was. Somehow, I managed to pull all sorts of goodies out of the magic hat, or shall I say heart?
Last night, I scanned my Valentine board on Pinterest, and found a few ideas I knew I could pull off last minute. One thing that was super quick and easy was a free printable that I placed in a frame on the piano before I went to bed.
This morning, before the kids got up, I made a batch of puppy chow and mixed in some Valentine M&Ms and sprinkles. I placed it in pink mugs on plates that were hiding in a closet. Perfect!
For breakfast, I made heart-shaped pancakes colored with red food coloring. The kids thought they were the best ever!
In the pantry, I found a strawberry cake mix and just the right ingredients for homemade icing. So, I made cupcakes. The big ones went on the cake plate my mother in-law gave me. It was a wedding gift they received many years ago, and now I get to enjoy it.
The baby cupcakes fit nicely in an old metal heart-shaped pan that I found at an antique mall a few weeks ago.
I couldn't stop there. I made a quick trip to the store for a pack of Reece Cup Hearts (hubby's favorite), a bag of caramel hershey kisses, and some strawberries. You might have guessed that I made chocolate covered strawberries. Don't they look pretty on my vintage/antique (?) crystal plate?
I remembered having two Valentine tins tucked away, and paper doilies that I've had for years. I put the doilies inside the tins and filled the tins with goodies for the kids. Hubby's treats went into a red bowl. I made the chocolate hearts out of the leftover chocolate from the strawberries. For the hershey kisses, I stamped some small Valentine images, punched them out with a 3/4" circle punch and glued them to the bottom of the kisses. I also punched some zebra striped paper. How fun is that?
And here's the entire Valentine treat spread. One would never know that none of it was pre-planned!
Happy Valentine's Day!