I threw a simple and sweet “Galentine’s Day” Craft Brunch for a few gals of mine! I’m offering my tips to help you host a gathering for your best gals pals that includes yummy food and drinks, adorable Valentine’s Day decor, and a fun craft for your friends to take home!
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I’ve mentioned before that I love Valentine’s Day, specifically after having kids! Although we should show each other love every day, Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to make someone feel extra special! That goes for your partner, kids, and friends! It might be a made up holiday, I’m actually glad that “Galentine’s Day” was created, because I think it’s a great way to show your friends you care about them!
Galentine’s Day was not around when I was younger…not even when I was in college. That shows my age. Ugh. I wish it was though, because everyone can participate in it, and no one feels left out! This was my first time celebrating “Galentine’s Day” with anyone, let alone at my house.
There’s no need to spend a million bucks on your “Galentine’s Day” brunch. Frankly, your friends, especially those with kids, would probably come to your house if you were offering water and saltine crackers. Well, at least I would. 😉 That’s why I kept it pretty simple this time. Maybe next year I’ll up my game! Along with a brunch, I thought it would be fun to have a craft for the ladies to make.
Even though I kept it simple, there are some things that are key in celebrating “Galentine’s Day.” So I’m giving you some tips to creating a lovely “Galentine’s Day” brunch full of coffee and crafting (and mimosas)!
Tips for Hosting a “Galentine’s Day” Craft Brunch
I am not known for my cooking, hence why this is not a food blog! I’m not terrible, but it’s a work in progress. I opted to buy most of my brunch food and make a couple of things. We have this amazing shop in town called “The Pie Lady.” She offers the most amazing pies (surprise), scones, muffins, donuts, quiches, and more! I bought a few items from her and made some heart-shaped brownies and cookies. Here’s what to serve at your “Galentine’s Day” brunch to make everyone happy:
- Something savory (I had quiche.)
- Something sweet (I had scones and banana bread.)
- Something healthy (I had fruit.)
- Something that’s a treat (I had brownies and cookies.)
It’s a brunch, so you are in between morning and afternoon…when it’s a little more acceptable to drink alcoholic beverages. But don’t worry, that’s why they make drinks that are completely ok to have in the morning! Obviously you don’t need to have alcohol, but if you come to my brunch, I’ll be serving it. I served the mimosas and infused water in my stemless wine glasses with a strawberry on the rim. The coffee was poured into white paper cups. I liked using both real glassware and paper products. I’m into using your fancy dishes and glasses, but there’s nothing wrong with making it easier on yourself and using some disposable paper products as well!
- Coffee or Tea (I offered both. I actually don’t drink much coffee, so I borrowed my mom’s Keurig. I was planning to buy a box of decaf and regular coffee from Starbucks, so that’s always an option if you don’t drink it.)
- Water (I infused my water with lemons and strawberries.)
- Alcohol (I offered mimosas. Screwdrivers and Bloody Mary’s would also be a great option!)
- Straws (The straws shown are from Ikea, but they are not available online. THESE, THESE, and THESE would also work.)
You can decorate anyway you like! I like every room to have a little Valentine’s Day decor. It makes the house feel a little extra special! I might have a lot of my home decorated, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot! Here are some of the inexpensive decorations I used:
- Heart balloons (large & small)
- Tissue paper pom poms
- DIY Valentine’s Garlands
- DIY Valentine’s Day Letterboard
- Wooden XO letters
- Cut-out paper hearts
Who doesn’t love flowers!? They are pretty and smell wonderful. However, you don’t have to have fresh flowers to add some beautiful colors to your brunch. I bought some real tulips, but I also used some faux white peonies that I had found at Home Goods, and added these gorgeous pink peonies from Pier 1 to the vase.
I decided to have my gals make the DIY Valentine’s Day garlands that I previously made and shared on the blog. (I still have some Pom Pom Garlands and XOXO Garlands available in my Etsy shop!) It was something that they could easily make and could take home that day. When choosing a craft for your “Galentine’s Day” brunch, it’s important to choose one that is:
- Easy to make
- Can be completed in one day (unless you are planning to have them back!)
- Something that appeals to everyone
- Does not take a special skill to create
- Is fun to make!
The most important part of your “Galentine’s Day” brunch is your friends! The purpose of having this brunch is to thank your friends for being who they are and celebrating your friendship! You certainly couldn’t have this brunch without them!
I hope I’ve inspired you to pull together an easy, uncomplicated, and inexpensive “Galentine’s Day” brunch! Your friends are your friends for a reason, and you don’t need any of the above to have a great time…you’ll just have to call it something other than brunch! If you liked this post, you’ll like my “Valentine’s Day Mantle” and “Tips to Get More Sleep: Refresh Your Bedroom & Nighttime Routine.”