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Breathtakingly Beautiful: How to Host Brunch for Galentine's Day

Gather the ladies you love! Today, we celebrate each other with peonies in full bloom, big balloons, and Kir Royales.

Better Together

A bold and beautiful party that's hosted by women for women. That was the premise for a trio of hostesses: A Charming FêteLa Petite Fête, and creative partner Black Twine.

 

"We wanted to create a delightfully visual and fun experience for friends — an escape from the stresses of everyday life. We think the ultimate goal of any Galentine's party is happy, light-hearted, spirited fun — a celebration of friendship and one another," say Lisa Costin and Somer Khouri Bedpan of A Charming Fête. "To us, that meant an abundance of vibrant pink tones, lush and beautiful flowers, fun cheeky signage, delicious cocktails, decadent feminine desserts, all things fabulous!"

You're Invited

And with that, BFFers, it's time to party! RSVP "yes" to this cheeky invitation designed by Minor Details Cle. The bold black font on crisp white card stock nicely balances any frilly feminine details.

A Seat at the Table

Think classic Galentine's Day colors like pink — pretty but more powerful. The table is set with colored tapered candles, gold flatware, fringed napkins hand-dyed to the perfect shade, and a graphic magenta linen from BBJ Linen, which anchors it all in a pristine all-white space.

 

For each guest, a small bento-style box of Sugarfina candy printed with playful phrases like, "Hey, Hot Lips" was placed at their seat.

In Full Bloom

Whoever said florals were table-bound? Romantic blooms like charm peonies, garden roses, and tulips bring a still life to real life in this modern wall-art idea by La Petite Fête.

Make it Pop

What's a party without the balloons? Enter this lavish garland assembled with a kit courtesy of One Stylish Party and cascading with XOXO's, kissy lips, hearts, and LOVE lettering mylar balloons from Northstar Balloons. Atop the mantel sits a row of framed artworks depicting pretty pouts, gold foil hearts, and positive messages: "You're Like Really Pretty" and "Love You More."

Flower Power

"Flowers are like friends — they bring color to your world." And these arrangements are no exception. Bailey from Molly Taylor and Co. used coral charm peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, tulips and sweet pea to create ultra lush arrangements that any girl would love.

Sweets for Your Sweethearts

A delectable spread was styled on a white beadboard counter with lucite bar stools and vinyl lip smooches. Itty Bitty Bake Shop prepared the layered mousse parfaits as well as the decorated sugar cookies. Bake and Tell presented a raspberry buttercream two-tiered cake with pink watercolor smear, which was adorned with fresh peonies and garden roses. The pink heart-shaped waffles were styled on light blue cloud plates for a bit of whimsy and drizzled with a sweet glaze and topped with fresh raspberries.

Heartfelt Fun

To share the love, guests were served glasses of ONEHOPE bubbly from glittered bottles (in support of their multiple nonprofit initiatives). "We also gave the girls pink heart-shaped glitter sunglasses as a cute throwback," according to the hosts, "just a reason to have fun and strike a pose in front of the 'XOXO' photobooth."

  • Galentine's Day pink brunch
  • Galentine's Day pink brunch
  • Galentine's Day pink brunch
  • Galentine's Day pink brunch

Credits

Photography: Danielle DiBenedetto of Lake Arts Studio | @lakeartsstudio

Design & Styling: A Charming Fête | @acharmingfete

Co-Design & Styling: La Petite Fête | @lapetitefete.shop

Creative Partner: Black Twine | @blacktwine

Candy: Sugarfina | @sugarfina

Champagne: One Hope | @onehope

Flowers: Molly Taylor + Co. | @mollytaylorandco

Cookies: Itty Bitty Bake Shop | @ibbakeshop

Cake: Bake & Tell | @bakeandtell

Invitation & Signage: Minor Details Cle | @minordetailcle

Linens: BBJ Linen | @bbjlinen

Chargers & Bar Stools: Event Source

Chairs: Elite Wedding Chairs

Mylar Balloons: Northstar Balloons 

DIY Balloon Garland Kit: One Stylish Party

Party Paper Products: Meri Meri