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Valentine's Day - Tips and Treats

February 06, 2017
Valentines Day - Tips and Treats | Brookfield Residential

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to share the love. Here are a few ideas to make those delicious desserts and get togethers come from the heart and the home!

Start the holiday off with some sweet treats for your friends and family. Add a decadent touch to the day with these handwritten Valentine cupcakes with chocolate glaze. These tasty bits will make any chocolate lover happy. And the best part? You can add a personal touch with frosted writing – make them say sweet nothings or funny inside jokes to share the love. Just make sure to a save a few of these goodies for yourself!

With chocolate come flowers, which is why these Mini Apple Rose Pies are perfect for any Valentine’s Day gathering. Shaped like a rose, these trendy treats are aesthetically pleasing and not hard to make! The key is to have a trusty vegetable slicer that will safely cut the apple slices into rose petals. Remember, just like real flowers, nothing is perfect. So, enjoy the journey and have fun making these floral pies!

Such a special day requires a delicious cocktail to toast those you love. Try this color-coordinated Pomegranate Thyme Spritzer. A lovely concoction that only needs three ingredients –  pomegranate juice, thyme-infused simple syrup and a splash of sparkling water – and voila, this drink will taste as pretty as it looks.

Make it feel like Valentine’s Day at home. Keep it modern with rosy accents that are not purely heart-themed. Incorporate stylish pieces like frames and home goods in a red or pink color palette. Throw pillows are also a great way to add fun pops of color and subtle sentiments to any room – find one with hearts or cute sayings, you just might leave it up long after the holiday has passed. And last but not least, flowers. Fresh bouquets can bring a room to life and are always the perfect centerpiece, so find that vase you never use and see what a difference nature’s art can make.

Of course, Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate the special people in your life. So spend time with your loved ones and find ways to show you care everyday!

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