Last night, after the Ferrell boys had FINALLY gone to sleep . . . Dave and I decorated the breakfast area.
I need some red or pink placemats . . . and some red hots or conversation hearts for the candle centerpiece . . . and another chair . . .
But other than those little issues, I think the table was very Valentiny for the surprise Valentine breakfast.
Dave helped me hang the Valentine Countdown Calendar that I had made earlier in the day. We draped it around the breakfast window . . . I need curtains for the breakfast window. . .
I raided my craft supplies and found some foam sheets in Valentine colors that I used to make the hearts for the calendar.
I cut out a large heart and a small heart . . . 14 of each . . . and hot glued the smaller heart on top of the larger heart. I put the glue in a "V" shape at the bottom of the small heart and left the top of the small heart open to make a pocket.
I used my Cricut to cut out white vinyl numbers to stick on the hearts for countdown days.
And then I attached the hearts in numerical order with clothespins to the wired heart garland I got at the Dollar Tree. This project cost me $1 to make since I had all the supplies already except for the wired heart garland.
I think the breakfast area looked really cute and Valentiny (is that a word?) when Dave & I were finished.
This morning Dave and I got up a little earlier than normal to get everything ready for the boys' surprise Valentine Kick-Off Breakfast.
Dave made the heart-shaped bacon . . .
while I used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the pats of butter . . .
Dave cooked the pancakes while I fixed the boys' drinks. I put red food coloring in their milk to dye it pink! We used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the pancakes.
When Zach walked into the kitchen . . . he was soooo confused!
What is going on ?!?
As you can see . . . He loved it!
Zach doesn't like milk so I squirted red food coloring in his orange juice which made it a bright pink! Totally freaked him out at first until I told him it was his normal OJ!
Alex was also thrilled with the surprise breakfast . . .
Shane wasn't very cooperative this morning . . . He wouldn't let me get a picture of him!
Now isn't he just precious . . . Ha!
I thought the breakfast turned out very cute . . . and I didn't buy anything for it. We already had the bacon, sausage, and pancake mix . . . and the Valentine plates and napkins too . . .
Wonder what fun Valentine activity or treat is waiting for
me and the Ferrell boys tomorrow . . .