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Celebrate this Valentine's Day with a Galentine's Day Brunch!
As you may or may not know, my hubby is a full time musician. He is almost always working on Valentine's Day. Out of all of the years we've been together, we've only had one Valentine's day dinner date. That's just one of the reasons why I'm so happy that "Galentine's Day" has become a thing. I still get to celebrate February 14th with people I love - my girlfriends!
For this brunch, I wanted there to be just a nod to Valentine's Day. I stayed away from all of the hearts and arrows. Instead I decided to focus on my two favorite colors - pink and copper, and incorporated florals. I made several printables for this party that you can use too - just scroll to the bottom of the post to download them. Even though this was for Galentine's day, this brunch setup would also be great for Mother's Day or a Bridal shower.
For the table setting, I wanted keep things casual with paper plates and napkins. But I love how fun and festive the choices have become lately like these ones from Oriental Trading Company. They also had these awesome paper chargers. Love them!
I also got this glittered Rose Gold table runner.
I already owned my white serving dishes, and I use them all of the time. But I try to be super careful with the white cake stand that the quiche is on. My Grandmother got it in the 60's by collecting and redeeming grocery store trading stamps. Unfortunately she died when I was three and I can't remember her, but I love hearing my mom frequently say how much alike we are. Every time I use this cake stand I think of her. It would have been so amazing to have her at a Galentine's Day brunch like this.
I put the party favors at each place setting in these pretty metallic pink gift bags.
My kitchen dining area is really open, so there is only one wall space that I can decorate to go along with my table setting. I found my copper mirror at Ross right after Thanksgiving and knew I could incorporate it into my party design. This inflatable rose gold mylar love balloon from Oriental Trading Company went with the mirror so well. Like I mentioned earlier, copper/rose gold is my favorite color at the moment, and I just can't get enough!
I picked out the boxwood garland from Oriental Trading Company and had intended to use it with my table runner, but ended up hanging it on the wall with some Command Hooks. I love the pop of green and I feel like it goes well with the fruit tray on my table setting.
For the food, I wanted to keep it simple. I love brunch items because they are usually really easy to make or available ready made in the grocery store. I think it's nice to provide your guests with a variety of sweet and savory choices.
My girlfriends can certainly figure out what everything on the table is, but I like to make printable labels anyway. I created blank labels so we could write our names on our coffee cups too.
Galentine's Day Brunch Menu
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Orange Juice
- Apple Juice
Over on my leather cabinet, I set up a coffee station (coffee, cups, creamer, and rock candy stir sticks), juice, and muffins. I LOVE this copper Ferris wheel cupcake holder, but it is so impractical! There is absolutely no way to put a decorated cupcake into one of the holders, so this is the first time that I've actually used it. I had to squish the muffins in and couldn't use the wrappers that I had made. But like I said, I LOVE IT!!!! I think I'll just be serving a lot of muffins in the near future.
I like to use rock candy sticks instead of a sugar bowl and spoons for stirring some sweetness into coffee.
Here is one of my free printable in action - a Galentine's banner.
If you'd like to throw your own Galentine's Day Brunch party, here are the free printables I mentioned. Sign up for my newsletter and they will be delivered straight to your inbox.
And here is where to get everything else I mentioned in this post to recreate this party. Oriental Trading Company has so many Valentine's Day items to choose from, you'll definitely be able to find somethings that you love.
Galentine's Day Brunch Shopping List
- Boxwood Garland
- Rose Gold Mylar Love Balloon
- Copper Paper Chargers
- Rose Gold Bouquet Paper Dinner Plates
- Rose Gold Bouquet Luncheon Napkins
- Unfinished Wood Slat Crate
- Rose Gold Glitter Table Runner
- Premium Clear Plastic Tumblers
- Rock Candy Lollipops
- Ferris Wheel Cupcake Stand
If you'd like to use my printables for an event other than Galentine's Day, let me know in my party tips Facebook group. I'll be able to send you a copy of the original file in Canva that you can edit.
Well, that's it for this Galentine's Day Brunch party. I hope you have a wonderful week!
Until Next time!