February 12, 2015

Valentine's Breakfast

Guest party from 4kids Cakes:

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes
This year I wanted to surprise my kids with a Valentines Day breakfast.  Normally I am all about planning a party way in advance, but this one I decided to do totally last minute - as in 3 days to plan.  Kim from Small Moments is a rock star when it comes to printables & created this set for me on the spot.  I couldn't have been happier with the results!

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

We have a tradition of having heart shaped waffles for breakfast on this holiday each year, but I wanted to come up with a twist.  Red Velvet Waffles with a cream cheese frosting syrup started off our menu.  I used a super simple recipe from DuncanHines.com (or you can use your own recipe).  

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Hashbrowns, eggs, & bacon folded into the shape of hearts were offered.  On the sweets table, we included mini donuts, french macarons, rice krispy treats, hot cocoa, and the yummiest marshmallows from MadysonsMarshmallows.  The giant ombre ones are not only gorgeous, but so delicious!

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes


Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

For our table settings, I went the quick and easy route.  Plates, cups,napkins  and silverware are from the party section at Walmart. The roses are from their valentines department. Topping off their plates are cookies from my favorite cookie gal - Alison @ Sweet Themes. Milk and Hot Cocoa with more marshmallow's from Madyson's Marshmallows were their drink options.  I adore the bottle wraps Kim made for our plastic milk bottles.
Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes

Valentine breakfast by 4Kids Cakes
The surprise went off without a hitch - I made everything when kids were either sleeping or at school.  It was a crazy couple of days, but SO worth it!  One of our kids asked me why I did it - the answer is simple.  Just because I love them.  Valentines Day can be about more than a significant other.  So lucky to be a mom to these kids & do a quick party just because :)


Waffles:
1 pkg. Red Velvet Cake mix
4 eggs
2 cups milk
Whisk together & follow your waffle maker instructions.  Super easy. Even cuter in the shape of hearts!
Cream Cheese Frosting Syrup:
1 pkg. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 cup. shortening
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 T. vanilla (I prefer clear vanilla for this)
1 cup + whole or 2% milk
1/4 tsp. salt
16 oz. powdered sugar

Blend cheese, butter, and shortening.  Add remaining ingredients.  You can add more milk to get desired consistency of a thick syrup.  Poor over waffles & enjoy!

Vendor Credits:
Styling: Christina of 4KidsCakes.com
Photography: CCsDesktopDesign.com
Macarons, Mini Donuts, Rice Krispie Treats: 4KidsCakes.com
Sugar Cookies: SweetThemesBakery.com
Macaron Pedastals: facebook.com/pages/Maison-du-Bonbon/
Milk Bottles: PartyOnDesigns.com
Hutch & Desk: facebook.com/ReNewFurnitureFinds

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