Manny and I rarely went out on Valentine’s Day. It’s so much more fun to stay in and cook a big meal of all our favorites (and also a lot cheaper!). Now with a toddler, we still celebrate with a home cooked meal, but it’s slightly different. If you are staying in with your family, I put together an easy meal for you with a fast cleanup that you and your family to enjoy together this Valentine’s Day.
This post is sponsored by SOLO cup however all opinions and experiences are my own!
One of my favorite drinks to order as a child was a Shirley Temple. I always felt so grown up. To be honest, I occasionally still order them. This makes the perfect Valentine’s Day drink because kids love it, it’s festive and adults even make it more “adult” like if they’d like 🙂 I prefer using tall plastic SOLO cups because really, kids and glassware just don’t mix.
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle Grenadine
- 1 (2 Liter) bottle lemon-lime soda
- Maraschino cherries for garnish
- Pour 1 ounce Grenadine over ice in a glass.
- Top with 8 ounces lemon-lime soda.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries.
Pizza with Heart Shaped Pepperoni
Heart shaped pizza is such a fun Valentine’s Day dinner, but to save time on making it, why not just buy your favorite pizza and make heart shaped pepperoni? It’s easy and you can do it together.
You can use a cookie cutter, but I just used scissors and cut the pepperoni into heart shapes.
Heat it up and serve on SOLO plates. These can later serve as crafts for your kids to color and make their own hearts!
Cake Pop “Fondue”
Now, for the best part, dessert. Instead of the traditional cheese fondue, replace the cheese with frosting. This cake “fondue” is so fun to dip your mini cake pops into different icings and everyone customize their own Valentine’s Day treat.
- 1 box Funfetti cake and cupcake mix
- Sprinkles of your choice
- Cookie sticks (quantity depends on how many you want to make)
- Cream cheese frosting
- Fruit of your choice (I like pineapple with cream cheese frosting!)
- Mini chocolate chips
- Pink, purple, red and white gel food colors
- Mini cupcake liners
- SOLO bowls with lids
- SOLO plates
- Bake the mini cupcakes according to the instructions on the box
- While baking, make your frosting colors in the SOLO bowls.
- Let the cupcakes cool for 10-12 minutes.
- Place the mini cupcakes on the cookie sticks
- Dip away!
For the leftover frosting, stick a lid on the bowl and place in the fridge.
If you need some adult dinner ideas, I also rounded out a few of my favorite wine’s to enjoy at home!
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day meal with your loved one!
Until next time,