Galentine's Day Brunch
If you're a morning person like me, brunch is great for a Galentine's Day Celebration. I usually start the party at 11:30 a.m. When my friend showed up at the party this year she said, I am so glad you have your parties at 11:30 a.m., I get to sleep in, come over and spend a great time with friends and still have time to get errands done or attend an evening event. YAY! comments like that make a host feel pretty darn good.
This year's theme was XOXO. I saw this gold XOXO at Hobby Lobby and the party started forming in my head. Pink and gold are the main colours with touches of red. I'm loving the pink with the gold. How about you?
I love serving brunch for a few reasons.
- People love breakfast foods.
- The food is easy to prepare.
- Breakfast foods are my favorite foods. And I'm a picky eater.
I may not make the croissants but I do make the strawberry scones. I make them into heart shapes by cutting out the scones with a heart shaped cookie cutter. The heart shape of these turned out WAY better then the last time I made them into heart shapes. I use Baker by Nature's recipe. When you make the dough the scent of lemon from the zest smells so fresh and you get a hint of that taste in each bite. My friends like these scones so much they're always happy to take some home.
Along with the mini croissants and scones, I also made a crustless quiche and served fresh fruit. It's not berry season in February in Oregon so I wasn't sure how these would taste but oh my my. These berries were bursting with flavor.
You didn't think I was not going to have dessert did you? No party of mine is complete without dessert. These Jelly Belly Valentine Jewel Mix didn't last long. In fact as soon as my friend saw them she grabbed a handful. Dessert before brunch? I'm down with that. This mix is sooo tasty. The combination of bubble gum, cream soda and very cherry is, well, it's hard to stop eating them, that's what it is.
Classic vanilla cupcakes got Valentine'd up with gold flecked heart toppers from Wilton and Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed. Why am I telling you where I got everything from? In case you want it for your party you'll know where to get it.
I hope this party inspired you to host a Galentine's Day brunch. Be sure to come back to see the cookie decorating portion of this party. My guests and I had way too much fun and you don't want to miss it.
Shop this party:
Styling, concept and photography by: Fizzy Party
Red backdrop: Oriental Trading
Gold sequin table linen: Joann
Gold XOXO : Hobby Lobby
Pink glitter candle and xoxo sticker: Target
Felt ball garland: Mailbox Happiness
Red glitter hearts, gold glitter box, clear containers holding jelly beans: Michaels
White and red cake plates: World Market
Jelly Beans: Jelly Belly
Gold flecked heart cupcake toppers: Wilton
Candyfetti: Sweets Indeed