Um whaaaat! I don’t know why I’d never heard of GALentine’s Day before but I stumbled upon this idea and ran with it. I wanted to do something special for my girlfriends and decided on having them over for brunch. The cool thing about this is it can be done any time of year, it’s just an excuse to make a pretty tablescape, drink champagne and show your girls how much you love them!
Cute heart garland and heart straws from Paper Source, “love” napkins, little tags with pink polka dots (for their take-home gifts) and pretty bouquets around the house using white hydrangeas and limonium flowers in a light purple color were all part of the decor. I arranged everything on a plain white table cloth and broke out our brass candlestick holders from Restoration Hardware (even though I realized too late that I didn’t have candles to put in..whoops.). Our dinnerware is the Textured Dinnerware Set from West Elm in white which I’m loving. It has a nice clean look but the different texture options allow you to mix it up a bit. Oh and that pineapple cheese board is from Anthropologie and I’m obsessed with it.
Easy peasy for drinks. We had rosé champagne the entire time but I did have regular champagne with grapefruit and cranberry juice as an option. I also filled up a glass pitcher with lemon + lime slices for ice water and put the heart straws in those glasses. Dipping the champagne glasses in honey and then coating with pink sugar added to the decor and the girls loved it!
Everything was gluten free. I cooked a frittata for the first time ever– mushroom, leek and gruyère cheese. Holy crap that was good. For side dishes I made chocolate chip banana walnut muffins from PaleOMG which were delish. We also had baked avocado fries (recipe from Stupid Easy Paleo) with a sriracha-mayo dipping sauce and these heart-shaped home fries (which are totally the cutest things ever, we kinda felt bad eating them!). The girls brought over fruit and gluten free (heart shaped of course) linzer tarts.
Take home goodies:
I got cute gold frames from Home Goods and put a picture of us from my wedding into it. These ladies were my bridesmaids only 4 months ago so I wanted them to have a picture from that day. If it weren’t for this idea though I think I would have done cute Valentine Day cards and little flower bouquets for them each to take home. Also- writing out these tags made me realize I need to take a calligraphy course. Pretty handwriting makes everything better.
I had so much fun planning this brunch I’m actually a little sad it’s over. As we get older and begin to start our own families it is tough to get everyone together. So when it happens, spoil your gals with lots of hearts and champagne. <3
Have more decor ideas or recipes, or did you have a GALentine celebration of your own? Comment below!