I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a brunch. The table is based on a new red runner with lace I got at the beginning of January at Ross For Less. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but would work well for many other occasions – Christmas, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. The centerpiece today is a bouquet I made from red roses, red alstroemeria, and white baby’s breath. I put the flowers in a plain red glass vase.
I bought a bag of little hearts in white, pink, and red at Dollar Tree. Even though the hearts have a removable backing and are self-stick, I am applying school glue to the backing. Using a toothpick, I put glue on the backing – I do not remove the backing. I want to easily remove the hearts after the brunch. When I soak the vase in water, the school glue will slide right off. I chose the white and pink hearts to apply to the red vase.
I applied school glue to the back and put a large red heart on both sides of the white mugs. Now they’re perfect for the brunch but the hearts can easily be removed.
My white chargers are from Dollar Tree. I put hearts all around the edge – I didn’t glue them.
I put the white plate in the middle of the charger. I love the look and it only cost pennies.
I printed all my free Valentine printables . In the middle of each plate, is a Be My Valentine card. Perfect for the place setting.
I put the vintage card on each side of the flower vase. I punched 2 holes in the other cards at the top and wove white yarn through the 2 holes.
It makes a great Valentine’s banner. I hung the banner from removable hooks on the wall behind the table.
Brunch is chocolate pancakes with strawberry hearts. I removed the leaves and white portion underneath for each strawberry. Using a sharp knife, I cut a V into the top. Now I have a plate of Strawberry Hearts.
Add the chocolate pancakes and brunch is ready!
Use organic when available; makes about 10 pancakes
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp melted butter or extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Fresh strawberries & whipped cream
- In bowl whisk milk, egg, and oil until blended
- In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda
- Mix well
- Add milk mixture to dry ingredients
- Whisk until dry ingredients are moistened ( will be slightly lumpy)
- Heat pan or griddle over medium heat
- For each pancake pour 1/4 cup batter
- Cook 1-2 minutes or until batter is set around edges
- Carefully turn over pancake
- Cook 1-2 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through
- Serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
Hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s table.
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21 thoughts to “Valentine’s Brunch with Red Roses & Alstroemeria”
All of your wonderful ideas makes for a lovely Valentine table setting and brunch!
So many cute ideas here! I honestly though that your found chargers that were printed with hearts; how clever to decorate your own plates. Such a fun brunch idea for Valentine’s day.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Share Some Love party.
What a beautiful way to start Valentine’s Day.
I can feel the love bursting on this post, looks wonderful X #mmbc
What a beautiful table for your Valentines brunch. I love how you have added hearts to your vase. Small little touches like that often make the biggest difference! #mmbc
You put glue on the backing and soak the vase, so clever. I think you’re going to have a smashing Valentine’s Day brunch.
Lovely ideas here Carol. Your flowers are beautiful and pancakes look delicious 🙂 Thanks for stopping by #MMBC
What a pretty and creative ways to make Valentine’s day extra special! Thakd fo sharing them
Carol, I love all your decorations and how you dressed up your table! The flowers are gorgeous too!
I love how you used the hearts on the chargers. Your Valentine’s Brunch decor looks great and the pancakes recipe looks delicious, too!
Great!!!Love your Valentine’s decoration!Beautiful flowers too!Hugs!
What a lovely Valentine’s Day themed table Carol! I love how you have placed the hearts around the plate and the hearts on the vase and cups look fab. Even better that you can remove them afterwards. Your hard work certainly paid off! I just wish I lived closer so I could come and sample those pancakes 😋
Thanks ever so much for being part of #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend!
The strawberry hearts took this beautiful table over the top. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.
Nothing like red roses! Fun idea to put the hearts around the edge of the chargers. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
I love the heart shaped strawberries! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a fabulous week!
This will be featured on tomorrow’s Whisk It Wednesday Link Party! Hope to see you there again!~ Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking
Thanks so much for the feature Carrie! I’ll be there.
Such a great Valentine’s spread, Carol! The pancakes sound delicious! Will be featuring at Party in Your PJs tonight!
Thanks so much for the feature! See you at the party.
YUM, chocolate pancakes. Pretty roses. I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #AThemedLinkup 10 for All Things Love and Valentine’s Day, open until February 10.