No matter your age, we can all agree that Valentine's Day is just plain fun. Between the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and red roses tied with a bow, spoiling our kids, parents, significant others, friends, and classmates is always something to look forward to in mid-February. And when it comes to Valentine's Day treats, it's the flavors and colors that really make the holiday unique; think pink and red, hearts galore, and chocolate everything! From rich brownie truffles and heart-shaped omelette bites to DIY egg carton lovebugs for the kids to bring to school, these recipes and crafts are sure to make your Valentine feel the love.
Stuffed with strawberries and chocolate, this French toast bake is the ultimate Valentine's Day breakfast. Did we mention that instead of bread, you can use croissants? Talk about the perfect way to celebrate the day of love!
Share the love with a galentine, bff, teacher, significant other, or anyone you're glad to have in your life with a batch of these lavender-infused sugar cookies. The dough is perfect for stamping, so go wild with the love notes!
Lean into the clich√© and say "I love you" with chocolate. Double chocolate brownie truffles, to be exact! Making these fudgy chocolate bombs from scratch is nearly as easy as grabbing a box of chocolate from the store, and your Valentine will appreciate the gesture so much more.
When you see the candy aisle turn pink and red at your favorite grocery store, you know February 14th can't be far off. Bring the cheeky color combo to life for your Valentine with these adorable Shirley Temple cupcakes, complete with pink frosting and a maraschino cherry on top.
In place of store-bought Valentine cards, these little lovebugs are the cutest craft for kids of all ages. Each caterpillar is made with upcycled Nellie's Free Range Egg cartons painted with festive colors and adorned with googly eyes and pipe cleaners.
Valentine's Day is about more than chocolate! Don't let your savory-breakfast-loving Valentine feel left out: whip up these lovely little heart-shaped omelette bites made in the style of a classic Korean recipe.
Red roses may be classic, but these DIY upcycled egg carton flowers are forever! Kids will love crafting a special bouquet for their classmates, friends, teachers, and maybe even that schoolyard crush.
Holidays are always best celebrated with family and friends. Share the love and the sweets with this pink lemonade sheet cake! The recipe yields up to 20 servings, so if you're opting for a family celebration or meeting up with the gals this Valentine's Day, there's enough to go around.
Need some last-minute inspiration for your Valentine's Day baking? These hazelnut brownies require just four ingredients, come together in under half an hour, and have that fudgy, rich consistency that every chocolate-lover looks for in a sweet treat.
What could be better than flowers that last for years to come? This year, skip the bouquet and go for something even more thoughtful: DIY speckled egg planters filled with your Valentine's favorite plants ready to be transplanted into pots or a backyard garden come spring.
11. Angel Food Cake
Light and impossibly airy, this angel food cake is best suited for a romantic Valentine's Day date night. Serve with fresh strawberries and dress each slice to impress with homemade whipped cream.
One part adorable and two parts delicious, these raspberry pound cake cupcakes will fit right into your Valentine's Day color scheme! Adorn them with candy hearts or white chocolate butterflies for the perfect finishing touch.
Everyone knows that strawberries are the ultimate Valentine's Day treat, and they're heavily featured in this simple yet scrumptious strawberry sheet cake. Complete with strawberry frosting and fresh strawberries on top, any recipient of a slice is sure to feel special.
14. Marble Cake
Show off your skills in the kitchen with this gorgeous marble cake! Your Valentine is guaranteed to be impressed when you slice open the swirls of vanilla and chocolate sponge. Don't forget to serve with chocolate sauce for a Valentine's Day dessert to remember.