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    Hosting the Perfect Galentine’s Brunch

    Ah, Galentine’s. It felt kind of like Christmas for all of my gals. Getting together, gifting silly/cute little presents and downing mimosas. It was pretty much a repeat a few months later 😉

    Since celebrating one year as a homeowner, I was ready to host friends. I finally feel like (aside from my bathroom) my house is welcoming! Last Sunday, I put together the perfect Galentine’s Brunch.

    I started planning in late December, wanting to send invites before our family hiking trip (recap here). I made my invites on a design program I have and utilized free heart elements I had downloaded from Creative Market. If you haven’t checked out their weekly freebies – I highly recommend it!

    I sent the invites out exactly one month before and requested an RSVP date of a week before, giving me time to plan for the amount of food I’d need. I love how they turned out!

    Next, I obviously made a Pinterest Board. I found tons of inspiration for my valentines (I requested on the invite to bring 20 valentines for all the gals – easy activity) and for my decor.

    Although I headed to Hobby Lobby for plates and cutlery, I snagged a cute banner from Target and used decor I had at home to save money (have you been following my Frugal February so far?).

    I had two sections, which prevented all 15 gals from being cluttered – one for food and one for drinks!

    I served:

    • Waffle Bar – complete with toppings of raspberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and syrup
    • Fruit Trifle – I made this up. I did layers of fruit, granola, and vanilla low-fat yogurt
    • Egg and Sausage Casserole
    • Donuts (super easy!)

    We drank:

    • Orange or Grapefruit Mimosas with blood oranges inside out of cute, heart-shaped straws
    • Bloody Marys with pickles, olives, limes, cheese, and Tabasco Sauce

    We exchanged our valentines and chatted for a few hours. These were the valentines I made.

    I think it was the easiest event I’ve planned thus far! Brunch is so simple, yet so much fun! Are you hosting a Galentine’s Brunch or Party? I’d love to see your decor!

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