Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. Everyone is excited that the new year just started and that spring is right around the corner. Who doesn’t love an excuse to celebrate? At 8.28 Boutique, we take any opportunity to get festive. We love Valentine’s candy hearts and leaving little love notes around the house throughout the entire month of February. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re here to share how 8.28 Boutique celebrates Valentine’s Day. We hope this list inspires you to create new traditions. Pick and choose what excites you the most, and be sure to share your festivities with us on social media by tagging @shop.828boutique.
Valentine’s Day breakfast
We believe every holiday should start with a great breakfast! On Valentine’s Day, we love making red velvet pancakes in the shape of hearts. This is such a fun way to start the day. We opt for a healthier recipe that uses beet powder for the red color instead of using red food coloring. If you really want to make it easy on yourself, use a prepackaged mix like Kodiak Cakes or Birch Benders. There are also great gluten-free options like one from Bob’s Red Mill. Whatever recipe or mix you choose, you’ll want to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to get that signature heart shape for Valentine’s Day! Make sure to grease the cookie cutter as well as your griddle. Then pour about ¼ cup of the pancake batter into the center of the cookie cutter and let cook for 3-4 minutes, depending on how hot your griddle is. Tap the cutter to release the pancake and then flip the pancake to finish cooking. Serve with powdered sugar and real maple syrup. If you want to make these even more special, put pink and red heart sprinkles in the batter!
Wear Pink and Red to Work
We love an excuse to dress for a holiday! Wear whatever you have that’s pink or red or dress up in your favorite 8.28 Boutique Valentine’s Day outfit. This year, we released several items for Valentine’s Day in our Valentine’s Shop including Joy*Joy All You Need is Love Dress, Karlie Clothes Novelty Heart Puff Sleeve Sweater, and St Armands Designs Red Valentines Heart Earrings.
Valentine’s Movie Night
Have a movie night and watch your favorite Valentine’s movie. We love Return To Me, The Princess Bride, and Titanic! Make a fun Valentine’s movie snack like these cute Valentine’s Day fruit kebabs or Valentine’s trail mix. All of these recipes are kid-friendly, and make memories in the kitchen! Check out our Valentine’s Movie Checklist to make the most out of this Valentine’s Day. Wear the Z-Supply Lounge Classic Heart Jogger, Z-Supply Modern Weekender in Light Melon, and Z-Supply Two Pack Plush Heart Socks while you watch!
If you have kids, let them to make these recipes with you or pick the movie for movie night. While you’re celebrating and making fun family traditions, wear your favorite 8.28 Boutique outfit. Do you have any fun Valentine’s traditions? What did we miss on this list? Share your celebrations on Instagram and tag @shop8.28boutique.