A Girl’s First Valentine ♥
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we celebrated early at the Regans this weekend! Growing up, my favorite part about Valentine’s day was celebrating with my Dad. We used to dress up and go to daddy daughter dances, then usually out for ice cream. Having to fight for attention around our house growing up, this was always a special “date” for me and my Dad.
I was inspired this year to do a little something for Taylor and Eric. One of my favorite bloggers was in a Blog hop where a bunch of bloggers posted about how they make this holiday special for their kids. I loved every single post and decided to throw something together last minute. (I’ll include those links below since everyone’s were so cute!)
My mom was staying over Saturday night and she helped with a few special touches to create a little daddy daughter brunch. And yes, we celebrated a little early 🙂 Between all the gloomy weather we’ve been having and crazy schedules, it was nice to do something special at home.
We started by clearing out the dining room to make room for Taylor’s table since it was a little more exciting than the everyday table (glad Eric didn’t mind!). The tablecloth is actually just a fabric remnant from another project. I thought I would have a pillow made but the size turned out to be perfect for this tablecloth.
Taylor’s favorite part were the bow napkins my mom made (go Nonna!). She folded them and we added a little piece of tape to the middle. So easy! And so cute.
Taylor loved them and Nonna was reassured all my creativity comes from her 🙂
Sorry these pictures are all a little blurry. Despite what it looks like, there was no natural light which makes it tricky for the amateur photographer to work with. And I factor in the mirror reflections….so embarrassing.
I used an old vase that I painted a gold strip on and then added some Valentine’s day stickers. The flowers from Trader Joes we had leftover from last week. Still going strong! Love when that happens.
On the menu:
Pancakes with a little maple syrup and Taylor’s favorite, pomegranates. If you look at Taylor’s face, she was clearly happy with this little spread!
Since I didn’t really prep beforehand, I pulled together what we already had in the kitchen and around the house. Except for one thing… note the added chocolate donut hole below Eric picked up in the morning. Dads…
Oh, and there I am again in the mirror! The “party paparazzi”/waitress. Don’t worry, I really did leave them alone after this photo!
Taylor, I hope you always remember your Dad as your first Valentine! And Kinzie, don’t worry, many celebrations are yet to come.
The blog hop that inspired me to throw this little brunch together was started by She Leaves a Little Sparkle. I first discovered it through a friend’s blog, Kindred Vintage (which is amazing, you MUST check her out!). If you head to either blog, you’ll see links to all the other bloggers celebrations too. They are filled with creative and lovely valentines day ideas for kids!
Next week, I’ll be hosting a His and Her giveaway for Valentine’s Day so stay “TUNED”! (that’s a little hint btw :0 Any guesses?