and with today´s post I am kicking off Valentine´s Day post season. This is my first post of the year regarding one of my favorite holidays.
I have posted tons of Valentine´s Day content over the years but never thought of making cute pink waffles. Now that we had so much time on hand and a waffle iron I made several different things in the waffle iron amongst waffles but for today´s post pink waffles it is and I am clearly not mad about it.
Being spoiled on Valentine´s Day with breakfast in bed or a sweet treat in the afternoon is definitely a very nice gesture but you can easily make them by yourself. All you need is a basic waffle recipe and red food coloring. The food color I am always using and is from Wilton and it creates the brightest shades.
This is the waffle recipe I have used. We made quite a lot of waffles since the first time for our breakfast board. They are the easiest of all sweet breakfast treats.
My pj´s are from Missguided and I got them from Asos. I could not link them via Shopstyle but I added some very similar and a ton of other cute pieces to the widget.
It snowed so much today so I got a ton of computer work done as we didn´t set foot outside. See you tomorrow with another style post.
I still can´t believe that the new year will be here in a couple of hours although I have been prepping our dinner the whole morning.
We did not plan to do anything today (the original plan was to get tons of Chinese take-away) but my mom wanted to do a Winter BBQ so we thought why not and planned out our NYE dinner.
NYE Table Scape
My table scapes are usually planned in advance so this one today has also been a last minute table setting with all the things I still had from last year or years prior. To be honest I do not switch much for NYE. I love a gold and black (sometimes I add silver) setting as it always looks glamorous and that is the theme I am going for on the last day of the year.
The plates I used are perfect for any kind of entertaining. I have those in several colors and these are my favorites for hosting. They elevate a table setting immediately with their metallic shimmer.
Candle holders are a must at every table scape. I have been using the gold ones for every ocassion every since I got them. Were a huge hit at Emilia´s baptism table and our Christmas table too.
Napkins are a great piece to set the motto for the table. I love using cotton napkins but occasionally use paper napkins too if they are as pretty as these.
Glamorous Living Room Backdrop
How amazing is this golden NYE backdrop I set up in our living room. I have been admiring these for years at other people´s NYE parties and never got one for myself but this was the year to go all out as we had sacrifice so much. I ordered this from Pink Party Dots as well and it was here two days after. The set up was so easy and quick, I did it all by myself.
Quick and Easy Side Dishes
Since we planned on having a BBQ. My husband will handle the grill I decided to go all out with the side dishes.
Another side I planned are Caprese Sticks. I basically put mozarella balls, little tomatoes and a basil leaf on a small wooden stick and am going to drizzle some balsmamic creme on top before serving.
The bread salad an oldie but goodie from our holiday parties a few years ago. It is basically a lot of vegetables (I always use what we have), some arugula, bacon, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on top. You can use any dressing you like. I always make a mustard dressing.
Stir fryed green beans are another favorite. I am using two cans of green breans and put them together with a cup of bread crums into a pan. When the bread crumbs are golden the beans are ready.
The last two side dishes I have planned are spinach dip (an awesome side dish to take to parties too, great to make in advance) and deviled eggs (got the recipe from Reese Witherspoon´s book Whiskey in a Teacup).
Wow this has been a much longer post than I anticipated. Just wanted to quickly share some last minute ideas with you guys.
I hope you are spending NYE safe. We are only allowed to be five people and everyone has to return to their homes by 9 p.m. so this will be a short dinner.
today is the strangest of all Monday´s. It absolutely feels like a Sunday over here and after four days of dressing up and celebrating Christmas we are exhausted and didn´t do a thing today.
I have planned on organizing some things at home so we´ll see how this goes because I am not motivated at all.
We didn´t have any plans for New Years Eve and I personally didn´t want to do anything cause it just sucks wiht all the restrictions but now we have invited our dear friends and neighbours for a Winter BBQ and I suddenly got excited again.
So for NYE outfit inspo I would say go all out this year. There have been less to none opportunities to dress up in 2020 so now is the time to shine.
The look I am wearing above is what I have worn on Christmas Eve but it will totally work for NYE too. Sequins are the most beautiful to dress up and I would never change them for any other fabric.
Another awesome piece to add to a sequin skirt is a tulle shirt. How adorable is this one and also how great does it look wiht the skirt.
I loved this look and felt so glamorous all of Christmas Eve. Maybe I will rewear it. Do you have plans for NYE or are you staying at home in your sweats??
and welcome to Christmas week. The countdown is officially on and I still can´t believe that Christmas is on Thursday. It is a huge blur for me this year and without any festivites it is a little unreal too.
We always made pancakes for Christmas morning but for this year I wanted to take it up a notch so how about a breakfast board??
Yes, my dearest friends it is easy, delicious and an absolute great idea. You could combine any kind of food. We made mini pancakes, waffles and bacon and put lots of toppings on the board too like jam, nutella, chocolate drops, berries and maple syrup.
This is THE real treat. I absolutely life for breakfast and was so so happy about it. To be honest I thought it would be harder to get everything done in time but it was very manageable.
Another great addition would be french toast. Or you serve a hearty breakfast board including bacon and fried eggs, avocado and toast plus it is so pretty on the eye.
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