Making Valentine’s Day special doesn’t necessitate huge gestures or emptying your bank account. Instead, consider small, meaningful gestures throughout the day for all of the loves in your life.
Who wouldn’t love heart-shaped bacon for breakfast (turkey bacon & veggie bacon would also work)? I’m thinking this would go splendidly with heart-shaped pancakes. Sophie would be beyond ecstatic for such a meal on a “school morning.”
And I love the idea of kicking off the day by giving Sophie a bubblegum necklace and a sweet card:
Doug may not appreciate the bubblegum, but he has a soft spot for a thoughtful card. And this is the year to make a good one! Check out this great idea from Pink and Green Mama:
Not feeling too crafty? These free printables from Pumpkins and Posies are cute and will still have that homemade feel:
And how about a lunch to remember? How simple to cut a PB&J into a heart shape, slice strawberries and add a little cup of Valentine sweets? I love it!
And for your significant other? Send a lunch time text or email, stating just one thing you love about your partner. Better yet, send an email/text for each hour of the work day with a word or phrase that captures your loved one’s best qualities.
And since it’s Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate with a sweet before-dinner cocktail:
- 6 ounces Godiva White Chocolate liqueur
2 ounces Pinnacle Whipped Cream vodka
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour ingredients into the cocktail shaker, and shake for 20 seconds.
- Strain and serve into martini glasses.
Next, you can pop the bubbly and cook up a memorable meal. Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I will learn to make this delicious feast:
- Lobster Thermidor
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Chocolate Mousse
And to bring the day to a perfect close: place a chocolate on each of your loves’ pillows with a tiny “I love you” note–sending them to sleep with sweet dreams.
If you need some beautiful words and thoughts for your cards and notes, a few suggestions:
“Love is the only gold.” –Tennyson
“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.” –van Gogh