This year I decided to throw a galentines brunch for some of my close girl friends! I had so many fun ideas in my head and was so excited! But then it rained. And my galentines brunch dreams slowly died. lol. However, I did manage to get a few cute photos before tearing it down and moving everything inside. This day was a good reminder that sometimes things may not go as planned, but honestly the decorations weren't the most important part of the day. Spending quality time with my girls was THE BEST and that's what matters! If you're thinking about throwing a galentines brunch, read on to see how I set mine up and see my galentine food ideas!
Props for galentines brunch
Signs are the best way to dress up a space for an event! I used a combination of letter board and chalk signs because I love the eclectic vibe (and let's be honest- it's what I had on hand!) Another thing to keep in mind is searching for cute quotes that mirror the theme. If you've ever watched Parks and Rec, you probably know that Lesley Knope is a goldmine for galentines quotes!
Backdrops are also a cute way to dress up a galentines brunch space. For our brunch, I recycled an arch from my wedding seating chart wall. It was the perfect color of pink and added interest to the background! I paired the arch with my DIY felt heart garland and LOVED how it turned out!
Using real tableware adds elegance to a table setup for any event and makes it look more styled. I love using all white pieces because it's easy to mix and match sets. For this galentines brunch I used white salad plates and paired them with white linen napkins and silverware. I also added a water glass and champagne flutes.
Floral arrangements add a fun pop of color and freshness to a tabletop! These flower bud vases from Target are so affordable and so cute- I couldn't find these exact ones anymore but here is a similar option. I picked up a bouquet from Trader Joes (the best!) and divided it into all the vases. There were a few leftover so I placed a little flower on all of the plates too. Can't let those beauties go to waste!
Galentine food ideas
Last but not least, the food! All of the girls at my brunch were gluten free so that gave me a slight challenge to overcome! But I ended up making a frittata (it was a hit!), some gluten free sugar cookies, and mixed berries. We didn't need any more food but if you are planning to have a higher guest count, then here are some of my recommended galentine food ideas:
- Pastries- croissants, small tarts, apple turnovers
- Cinnamon rolls
- Tea sandwiches
- Charcuterie board
- Baked Brie in puff pastry
- Valentine Candies + Chocolates
- Lemon bars
Fun tip: Having food that compliments the theme of the event is a win! I decorated my sugar cookies with raspberry icing and edible flowers.
If you'd like to add a fun drink, check out our Valentine's day coffee drinks and Pink hot chocolate!
That's pretty much a wrap for my galentines brunch! I hope you enjoyed reading! Please let me know if you throw a brunch for your gal pals using any of these ideas!
Happy Galentine's Day!
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