This coming Monday is Galentine’s day! Please, please, please tell me you have watched Park and Recs and know exactly what I’m taking about! If you haven’t then head overhere to get a recap on the holiday! Basically it’s a day to celebrate your favorite gal pals! You know the ones you text at all hours of the day to approval on an outfit or talk you off the ledge when your kids are driving your bonkers! Who doesn’t want an excuse to celebrate those ladies in your life! This coming Monday I have teamed up some of my favorite blogger gal pals to celebrate the holiday with a virtual brunch I will be hosting on instagram! You will want to check it out! I have a great give-away to go along with it plus you’ll want to see who was invited to the brunch!
If I was luckily enough to have these actual gal pals in my neighborhood here is how I would tackle a brunch for them!
I went with a black, white, red and pink theme with a heavy emphasis on the black and white!
For the centerpieces I used mason jars to make mini arrangements. Bunched together they looked like one big centerpiece, but at the end of brunch my guests could each walk out with their own mini arrangement.
Gingham or checkered whatever you like to call it is always a classic in my book. I love using it during Christmas, but it also worked perfectly for Valentine’s day. Everything came together when I found these striped heart chargers. Aren’t they amazing! They were a Michael’s find.
Pink and red is always a perfect color combo!
Adorable heart glasses from the dollar tree! I always hit up dollar stores when I’m decorating for a holiday. They always have the best stuff and you can’t bet the price! The sparkly hearts in my arrangements are also from there!
Dress up some orange juice with champagne for mimosas and finish up your drink with a heart filled straw and LOVE drink stirrer! Thank you Target dollar stop.
A super fast and cheap way to decorate a plain wall is crepe streamers. I just cut pieces and attached them a piece of tape so I had them all on one large piece and then taped that up to the wall. It was really fast, gave me a punch of color and texture and cost almost nothing!
For my brunch menu I kept things simple! Galentine’s day was invented by Leslie Knopes on Parks and Rec and her favorite meal is waffles! To keep in theme I went with a waffle bar. Guests could pick from Belgium or Chocolate chip waffles (Thank you freezer section at Trader Joes) and then fresh berries, sprinkles, powdered sugar, chocolate and nuts! On the side I also had whipped cream and maple syrup!
I went to town on my waffles!
As if waffles weren’t a sweet enough treat I also added some chocolate covered shortbread hearts (I’m addicted to these and can easily eat a box of them if you let me.) and a heart shaped cake. Again two finds from Trader Joes!
Wish I was able to actually host everyone, but a virtual get together will just have to do for now!
Stay tuned for fun on instagram this coming Monday. Find me on instagram @camilapavone
Lovely photos by the talented, Liz from Elizabeth Kristin Photography