Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to show your loved ones you care, whether through thoughtful gifts (cozy Nuknuuk slippers anyone?) or sweet little surprises. Here are three simple ways to make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra special.
Start the Day with A Valentine’s Breakfast
Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but transforming your typical weekday breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated - all you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter! Try toast with raspberry or strawberry jam, or your favorite frozen toaster waffles with fresh red berries. Of course, for a more elaborate weekend feast, heart-shaped pancakes are a Valentine’s classic.
Warm Up with Valentine’s Hot Chocolate
Here in Montreal, February 14th is still very much winter, whatever the groundhog has to say! Warm up your loved ones with a cup of hot chocolate topped with a heart-shaped marshmallow. You might spot them in your local bakery at this time of year, or make your own by slicing large white marshmallows. For the perfect cup of hot chocolate, chef Jamie Oliver recommends using top-quality chocolate and shaking the mixture in a tight-fitting thermos until it’s extra frothy.
Pop the Prosecco
Nothing says “celebration” quite like bubbly, and this tempting cocktail recipe by Sinclair & Moore offers a new twist on a classic Valentine’s pairing: champagne and strawberries. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a fun-filled “Galentine’s” evening, this mouthwatering recipe is on our must-try list. Prefer not to mess with perfection? You can’t go wrong with a chilled glass of champagne or prosecco and strawberries on the side.
Looking for More Valentine’s Ideas?
From simple to over-the-top, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest Valentine’s Day ideas on Pinterest. Slip into something comfortable (we recommend our super cozy Nuknuuk slippers!) and check out our Pinterest board for more Valentine’s inspiration!