Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because I love pink and anything heart shaped. I also love celebrating my relationships, whether that’s a romantic relationship or my friendships. This year, I’m spending Valentine’s Day as a single lady, so I decided to have a little Galentine’s Day brunch with my girlfriends to celebrate our love for each other.
One thing you should know about me – I LOVE planning parties. I probably get my love for party planning from my mom. I grew up with her planning all of my birthday parties and lunchens for her friends. She’s amazing at it! She helped me quite a bit with organizing and planning this Galentine’s brunch and I couldn’t thank her enough!
There are a couple décor elements that are essential for hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch. Here is what you need to know:
Floral centerpieces are essential for a beautiful table design. I incorporated the colors in the plates I was using into the flowers to tie everything together.
Balloons and Garlands
I decorated my apartment with lots of balloons and cute tassel garlands that were the colors of my tablescape. The focal point of my décor was definitely this ‘Love’ balloon hoop that I DIY’d with the help of this HGTV blog post (and my mom). I bought some faux flowers at my local craft store and cut them down to size before hot gluing them to the spray-painted hula hoop. On the day of the party I blew up some balloons and use the hot- glue gun on low heat to glue them to the hoop too. It was a great visual at the party and also doubled as a cute selfie frame for group photos!
I used blush, cream and gold as my main colors for the place settings. I bought the pink small plates at World Market for cheap and paired them with some plain white diner plates on top of these gold chargers from Bed Bath & Beyond. For these cute cupid’s arrow place cards, I made them using paper heart cut outs, skewers painted gold and some faux feathers from my local craft store!
I bought and baked an assortment of desserts for my party to create fun, whimsical dessert table. I made some mini donuts and hand dipped these white chocolate strawberries (inspiration via Pinterest). I also bought some macarons because your party is instantly fancier with macarons. And I picked up some cute mini cupcakes from Cupcake Royale (they’re so cute I just had to!). There were far too many desserts for 8 people, but the table looked great and I handed out to-go boxes at the end of the party so everyone could take some home.