Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I’ve got the perfect way for you to celebrate.
This day isn’t all about romantic dinners with your significant other, or flowers or chocolate. It is also a day to shower the special people in your life (or even yourself) with love! This year, I thought I’d do something outside the traditional box, and host a Galentine’s Day brunch for some of my close gals.
This DIY brunch is so easy to do on your own, and is budget-friendly! Since D and I do not own a dining room table yet, I rented a wooden banquet table and these beautiful Parisian inspired chairs from Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals. Despite the name, you can rent any of their furniture or décor for any type of event, and it’s very affordable. They delivered it right to our house, and even set it up for us so we didn’t have to.
While I would have loved to use fresh flowers at my brunch, what I was looking to do just wasn’t in the budget at the moment, so I opted for some beautiful faux arrangements that I already own. You can also choose to put just one fresh bouquet in the center of the table if you prefer real flowers or have a smaller table.
Once I added the candles, dinnerware, and linens, the table scape came together quite nicely! I finished by adding balloons and tassels in the room, for a festive look (plus, it was a great excuse to bring some pink into the room!) which I found on Etsy for under $15.
Each of my girlfriends that attended was greeted at the table with a mimosa, their own adorable coffee mug, and a little gift bag filled with chocolates and body lotion. These cost me under $20, and were incredibly easy to throw together!
Even though I hosted for brunch, we ended up with all breakfast foods and no lunch food, so it was really just a late breakfast! It was the perfect excuse to put the New Year’s diet resolution off to the side for a day, and we indulged in a delicious spread of Belgian waffles, donuts, fresh fruit, raspberry pastries, and sausages. Top it off with a bit of fresh coffee, and it was the perfect setting to relax and catch up. I don’t get to see my girls very often since we’re all very busy, so that made Saturday extra special for all of us! It was a day full of love, appreciation, gossip, and honestly I had a great time. It’s such an easy and special event that you can throw together for your own gals or sisters, and it beats trying to make restaurant reservations last minute on a Wednesday night!
Do you have your own tips for hosting a Galentine’s brunch at home? Let me know in the comments below!