Host A Galentine's Brunch For Your Girlfriends!
Galentine’s Day is probably my favorite holiday ever - the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating your girlfriends, wearing as much pink as possible, and sipping rose from fancy glasses. A few years back, I made a post to inspire your Galentine’s gathering and decided to give it a little spin with a brunch-y feel.
Have your closest gal pals over this week and show them your love with these festive frills. I kept the details super simple so you can pull it together in under 30 minutes!
Popcorn is always a go-to when I’m hosting parties due to it’s versatility. For this batch, I tossed pink salt popcorn with a sprinkle of beet powder to up the girly factor.
For natural food coloring I love using pitaya (aka dragonfruit) to make everything a pretty fuschia shade. I mixed melted organic white chocolate with a bit of frozen pitaya and dipped fresh strawberries in the mixture. To decorate, I sprinkled crushed freeze dried strawberries and coconut over top and let them set in the freezer until the chocolate set.
Any sort of grazing tray is a given for guests at my home. You can really fill your trays with whatever you like from cheese, to fruit, nuts and mini toasts. Think about balancing color on your spreads and of course taking the opportunity to bring in any pink, fuchsia, peach or purple here. I used black grapes, pink grapefruit, raincoast crisps, pistachios, hazelnuts, and prickly cactus pears. Fresh figs would have been perfect - but as every grocery store in the area informed me, they are sadly not in season in February *sobs.
These cute x + o’s are so easy to create - just toast mini waffles and keep half of them whole. For the other half, follow the grid pattern to cut out four corners and make x shapes. Sprinkle with coconut, crushed nuts, fruit, cinnamon… yum! Serve with warm maple syrup for dipping.
For decor, we went Moroccan style with assorted pillows on the floor circling around our coffee table. There’s a coziness to this set up that makes you feel extra close to your girlfriends. We added dried bouquets to the table and rose-hued glassware to spice up the table.
Notice a new face in these photos? That’s my photography intern + creative sidekick, Adrianne. You’ll be seeing her around here more often. She’s incredibly talented and has a refined eye for beauty. We can’t wait to create more content together that inspires your life!