Short Cut Maple Bacon Donuts & An Early Father’s Day
This post is sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. All views expressed are that of our own. #HallmarkAtWalgreens
Father’s Day is June 18th and coming up super quick! What are your plans to celebrate all the fatherly figures in your life? This year, it is all about making sure Jared has a lovely day with us!
We will likely enjoy a breakfast at home like these Short Cut Maple Bacon Donuts and some quality time as a family.
Now that my father has since passed Father’s Day is a little bittersweet for me, but I always try to hold it together for Jared. I don’t want the fact that my father is no longer with us to ruin his time to shine.
Jared is such a great father and is always there for our three children.
Whether it is a game of catch or a helping hand with homework; he truly is the best father around.
This past weekend, we not only visited our local Walgreens to choose the perfect Father’s Day cards for Jared but we had a fun day at the park.
This year, Hallmark had a new type of card for dad, one with a truly one-of-a kind experience. It is the absolute perfect Father’s Day card for Jared.
Have you seen the Hallmark Virtual Reality Greeting Cards? Currently, they have four fun cards that will take dads across the country on a virtual reality adventure. They are an affordable way to give dad a little adventure! Through a 360°, immersive experience, he doesn’t even have to leave the house to enjoy! And, what’s even better, these new Hallmark VR cards can be found at your local Walgreens store in the Father’s Day aisle. Whether your dad enjoys racing, skydiving, surfing, or motorcycles there is sure to be a card for every dad. I know my dad would have loved the skydiving one so much!
The kids decided to pick up the Rev It Up! Motocross VR Father’s Day Card (picked out by Khloe). Jared recently got his first bike so it was totally appropriate. This VR card contains a Hallmark web link to set your VR reader up and go on a fun adventure. You can check out the full instructions on how these fun cards work here. Since these cards fold flat, they can even be mailed to your dad!
In literally two mins time we were able to fold the card into the reader and get the experience started. Just be sure to have the You Tube app installed on your smartphone to make the process seamless.
A few things to note as you select the perfect Hallmark VR card for your dad, near or far: These cards fold flat for easy mailing and transform into a pop-up VR viewer that is compatible with most iPhone and Android devices.
Jared and the kids totally LOVED this card because we decided to have an early Father’s Day Celebration. We are going to be vacationing soon so we wanted to make sure he got his extra special day in earlier.
He was over the moon for Hallmark Signature SUPERMAN™ Father’s Day Card From our oldest daughter, Kenzi.
Little Blake knows daddy cannot resist a good donut so the Dads & Donuts Card by Hallmark Cares was perfect! Plus, this card features a vanilla-scented air freshener Jared can use in his car.
We also got him the cutest Hallmark Bacon Compliment for Dad Gift Card Holder Bag -which worked perfectly because bacon & donuts are his favorite guilty pleasures.
Speaking of donuts and bacon I wanted to share a Father’s Day breakfast hack with you all that kids can EASILY help recreate. It requires very little skill in the kitchen and can be done in ten minutes flat!
Here is how to make Short Cut Maple Glazed Donuts:
- 12 store-bought cake donuts
- 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar
- 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of milk *use more as needed
- 6 slices of bacon cooked until crispy
In a medium-sized bowl add your sugar, maple syrup, and milk and whisk until creamy. Add in tiny splashes of milk if your sugar is too thick.
Crumble cooked bacon into small piece
Dip each cake donut front facing down into the glaze. Use a cooling wire rack over a baking sheet to capture the excess glaze. Repeat the process to double dip.
Sprinkle each donut with bacon and allow them to harden up for about 30 minutes.
These Short Cut Maple Glazed Donuts are so darn lip-smacking good! They are the ideal and fuss -free Father’s Day breakfast because kids can help make them, and did I mention how YUMMY they were?
Be sure to make your dad a batch and pick up a Hallmark Card or two from Walgreens. They truly do have a card for every type of dad out there complete with the perfect message.
Make Dad smile this Father’s Day and let him know just how much you care!
Guess what? We will be hosting an amazing #HallmarkAtWalgreens Twitter Party soon! I know you all love your Twitter parties! It is tentatively scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET . We will have more information soon!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.