Special Valentine’s Day treats for your little loves!

It’s always fun to make a holiday as special as it can be for your kids. Their little faces just light up at the slightest effort you give for making their day special and fun. It could be a special breakfast, perhaps just a note and a special cookie in their lunch box or a full fledged traditional meal with balloons just for them. I prefer to sprinkle the fun throughout the day starting with breakfast and ending the day with dessert and each time the comments of praise and smiles I get are enough to make me know they appreciate it. Here’s a favorite breakfast recipe that I make every year on Valentine’s Day and a few other ideas to help make your day special too!

Valentine’s Day Stuffed French Toast –– for this I use a Panini Press but if you don’t have one, you can just use a regular griddle or skillet. Make your french toast batter how you typically would make it but only dip the “toast” on one side of each piece of bread. First lay down one piece, egg side down in the pan or press and then spread cream cheese on the side that has no batter and stack with sliced strawberries. Then do the same to the other piece, stacking it like a sandwich in the pan or press. Flip carefully once done on the one side. Grill on the other side. I use a large heart shaped cookie cutter to then cut the “toast” into shapes and then sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. Then serve to your very deserving Valentines!

Heart shaped ice cubes — Target and the Dollar Store both have heart shaped ice cube trays in stock right now and it’s an easy way to add some fun to the otherwise mundane dinner table. Just freeze and serve…what could be easier than that?!

Valentine’s Rice Krispie Treats — Another easy treat that kids (and you!) will love is to add Valentine’s Day colored M&Ms to your Rice Krispie treats. Cut into themed shapes with cookie cutters to serve.

Pretty much if you keep your heart shaped cookie cutter around all day, you’ll be able to use it at any meal to make their day special and full of love!

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids?

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Christine Fox is Everyday Mama to two and a San Diego-based freelance writer and PR pro. She loves everything that has to do with shopping, baby gear and being the talk of the playgroup when she finds the perfect shirt and diaper bag. Her philosophy is simple: that being a mom does not mean that you should sacrifice style. You can be a mom and stylish! When she's not shopping or writing about shopping and baby gear, she can be found playing with her two kids at the park. For more mom finds, you can follow her on Twitter @EverydayMama and visit her own daily blog at everydaymama.com.

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