Breakfast in Bed this Valentine’s Day

Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!!

Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple weeks and I can hardly believe it! Haha. Bruce and I are not huge gift givers for every holiday but we like to celebrate every holiday because why not celebrate all the chances you can?!?! We have also never really been into the traditional Valentine’s Day scene – chocolates, flowers, dinner reservations, and chick flick movies. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with any of those things, we are just not that couple and I am not that kind of girl. I don’t like chocolate, crowded restaurants, and the vast majority of romantic comedies #girlconfessions. We do still like each other and instead of traditional gift giving this year, we picked up a few new things from Huckberry & decided to make a new memory instead.

This year for a new twist on things, we celebrated with Breakfast in Bed. I picked up these adorable mugs & Farmhouse syrup that I thought would be perfect for a sweet Valentine’s memory. I climbed the stairs with a tray of blueberry pancakes, tea for him, and coffee for me. We thought about eating in bed for like 30 seconds but quickly decided to move to the floor for the actual eating part because #letsbehonest, who wants crumbs in bed and what if I spill my coffee everywhere?! 😉

Sometimes on Valentine’s day we can get so caught up in the marketing of it all. He MUST pick up flowers and she MUST wear a new red dress. The restaurant SHOULD be fancy and the gifts SHOULD be expensive. I’m all about candy hearts and making sure we let the people we love know we love them, but maybe all those things are not what we always need to do. Maybe a slow morning with breakfast in bed watching the snow fall outside the window is more important, more nourishing for the soul. It’s okay if your Valentine’s Day looks different than others or different than the movies. I think that the “warm fuzzy feelings” come from conversations, sharing dreams, encouraging one another, processing life, and just being intentional about time together. That may look like a night out at a new restaurant with a babysitter at home or it may look like a slow morning with breakfast in bed & pjs all day!

So Happy Valentine’s Day from the Mayberrys who would rather stay in than go out this year 🙂 XOXO

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Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!! Breakfast in Bed with Huckberry - what a great idea for Valentine's day this year!!

xoxo, elizabeth

Author: Oak & Oats

  • This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! I know I think it is so fun!

  • This looks like a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Jacob and I are also not very fancy people and have never done much for Valentine’s. This year I have to work — maybe we will have to celebrate with breakfast in bed on Saturday 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      ooooh! That would be fun! You should totally do that!!

      Yeah, one time Bruce and I (in an attempt to avoid a busy restaurant while also avoiding making our own food) went to Chick-Fil-A and they had this huge valentine thing going on! I got a rose as I walked in the door and they came to tables to take our order. We stayed because we were already there and it was SO adorable! That is as fancy as we’ve gotten 😉

  • What a great idea and what stunning photos!

    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much Ashley!!!

  • Heather

    This is a really cute idea! I mostly wanted to comment though in order to tell you how much I appreciate that you inform us of where you get everything that is pictured! Your bedspread is lovely and I was thinking hmm… I wonder where she found something like that and sure enough you already had a link ready and waiting! Like you knew someone was bound to ask about.

    • Oak & Oats

      Heather! Yay! As a reader I always appreciate that so I make an effort to share links to things featured! And YES! I LOVE my bedspread! It is so cozyyyyy!

  • We typically cook a meal together at home, cuz who wants to deal with the stress of it all?

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! Yes! I love that!

  • Love your idea of Valentine’s Day! We aren’t about the chocolates and flowers either. Where is your beautiful sweater from?

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks Allison!!! It is from the GAP but they don’t have it anymore (all sold out) I linked it to a similar one 🙂 But I do love it so much!

  • Love this sweet idea! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays ever and I love reading sweet ways that people find to celebrate their love. Plus who doesn’t love breakfast in bed 🙂

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY!!! I love this!!! I love that you love it!

  • Looks like the perfect way to start the day!

    LEACH | http://www.theleachlife.com

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! I wish this could be everyday 😉

  • This is so cute! And perfect since Valentine’s Day is on the weekend this year. We usually like to celebrate at home too since it can get so crazy at restaurants on v-day!

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! I so agree. It is nice to have it on the weekend!

  • You are just adorable. I love everything about this idea!!! Drew and I used to cook every Valentine’s day together but since having Aiden, we use the holiday as an excuse for a date night, buuuut we avoid going out on the actual day. Too crazy!!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much!!! And yes, I feel like with kids it will be a great reason to get out of the house!!! 🙂

  • Nicole MJ

    Love all your pictures on this site. We usually do breakfast in bed on special occasions and have done it on Valentines before…There is just something so special about breakfast…plus in bed…or on the floor:) Need to make blueberry pancakes this year..they look amazing!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much for your sweet words Nicole!!That is so fun that you do breakfast in bed! We had a blast! And yes, always with the blueberry!

  • So cute! I would love to wake up early and get breakfast started for us the morning of V-Day. I’m not the kind of girl who wants flowers and chocolates either, but he does it anyway (even though he says he won’t) so I let him have his fun. But what I really want is a day together. And it looks like we might get that, since it falls on a Sunday this year. Can’t wait! 🙂

    -Sarah
    http://www.fromdodgwoodstomagnolias.com
    http://www.ladyhustleblog.com

    • Oak & Oats

      I love that Sarah!!! So fun! And I love when guys love to do there thing!

  • I seriously am so in love with this idea and your blog!!! I’m addicted! I’m going to hit up World Market this week with my 3 year old little boy to snag some cute and cozy breakfast items for our little breakfast in bed!! It is the last few months of just the 3 of us before baby # 2 arrives, and I think a Valentine’s breakfast in bed with my 2 favorite boys is exactly the ticket this year! I can’t wait for Sunday!!! Thank you so much for your ideas!!! <3

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes!!! I love that so much! And thank you so much for your sweet words!!!!!! I think that will be a really fun memory for you three before you become a family of four!!

  • amy

    i’m kind of obsessed with this post! <3
    those mugs, the pitcher, the tray, the BED! and y'all – you're so precious!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahaha! Thanks so much Amy!!!