Pop the Question: A Surprise Valentine’s Breakfast Proposal!

Brass love sign from West Elm

Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed, right? Such a sweet way to pamper that special someone in your life—especially if it’s Valentine’s Day and you happen to be a guy about to pop the question! See what delectable breakfast treats you can serve up, along with some heart-melting little presents. Not to mention, a super-cute way to present the ring. How can she not say yes?!

How to Pop the Question over Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Surprise your sweetie with a breakfast tray that says “Happy Valentine’s Day” without screaming it. Meaning no red roses or cupids. But okay, there are allusions to hearts—courtesy of bright red berries! Plus love gifts she’ll just…well…love!

Pop the Question. A Surprise Valentine Breakfast Proposal.


1 – Mariah’s Pleasing Plates / 2 – Damn Delicious / 3 – West Elm / 4 – Amazon / 5 – Balloon Time

Present her with a pretty plate piled high with White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes (1), topped with whipped cream, white chocolate chips and fresh whole raspberries. If you cook them yourself (hence the recipe link, get it?), she’ll think you’re even more amazing!

Then, for the perfect drink pairing, mix a delicious Strawberry Pineapple Mimosa (2) garnished with heart-shaped strawberry slices. Your lady love is sure to wake up with a smile!

But there’s more! Declare your intentions with a solid brass “Love” trinket (4) that actually includes a donation to a children’s research hospital. Then win her over even more with an “awwww”-inspiring kiddie board book, like Love is You & Me (5) or any other classic favorites on love.

Now it’s time. Present her with a gift-wrapped box (much bigger than a ring box, so she won’t suspect!). Then, when opened, a heart-shaped balloon (3) floats out carrying the engagement ring! You can have her read your proposal on a “Pop” card—or you can ask her yourself on bended knee. So romantic!

A breakfast treat at Valentine’s would warm the hearts of Mom and Dad too. Or anyone else you want to show some sweet love to on this special day. See the Valentine’s pancake recipes we featured here.