13 Galentine's Day Brunch Ideas to Celebrate the Real Loves of Your Life: Your Friends
Valentine's Day is great and all, but when it comes to those lasting bonds with the people that have seen you through the good times and bad, nobody really compares to your best friends. And no matter if you're taken or single, celebrating Galentine's Day is for everyone! From a night out on the town to a movie night in with tons of junk food, the ways to celebrate your besties are endless, but we're partial to a cute and tasty brunch.
And that's where Darcy Miller comes in. The author, editor, illustrator, and celebrations expert shared some of her new ideas and designs for Galentine's Day brunch with POPSUGAR, and we're obsessed with every single one of them. They incorporate pretty much everything we love about Valentine's Day — roses, desserts, cheese — without any of the hassle from the day itself. And since your friends are the ones you can truly relax and be yourself around, going back for seconds (and thirds) is pretty much expected. Keep reading for 13 Galentine's Day brunch ideas from Darcy that include food, games, and decor, and remember: ovaries before brovaries.
All you have to do for this is buy some red balloons and write your own sweet messages on them in white marker.
Who says you need someone else to buy you flowers? Buy some for your own apartment or give some to your friends and use this vase template to make it a real centerpiece.
I Heart You Dessert Skewers
All you need for this is a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Just buy a few desserts (pound cake, watermelon, etc.), shape some with the cookie cutter, and put them all onto one stick.
Queen of Hearts Rice Cereal Treats
Baking rice cereal treats is super easy, so just pop on some heart-shaped candies for a sweet effect.
Two of Hearts Cake
If you're up for making an entire cake, your friends will really appreciate this simple and delicious recipe.
ValenTimes Writing Prompt
Tell each other how much you love each other and why with this adorable ValenTimes newspaper template. Just print it and go!
Candy Perfume Bottles
Buy some bottles from your nearest party store, fill them with little candies, and make your own perfume labels. Such an easy and cute party favor that everyone can take home with them.
Satisfy your sweet toot with a simple DIY crêpe station.
French Poodle-Shaped Balloons
If you're in the mood to learn a new skill, try making these adorable dog-shaped balloons to decorate the space.
Nothing compares to a yummy charcuterie board. You can even take things up a notch by looking out for heart-shaped crackers at the store to include.
Love Potion Tea Bar
Depending on where you live, February can be snowy and cold. Warm your guests up with a fun love potion tea bar where they can pick their flavors and make their own piping hot cup to sip on.
Nostalgic Cooties Catcher Game
Was there anything better than playing a game of Cooties Catcher in school with your friends when you were younger? Bring back those hilarious days by making a Valentine's Day-themed one.
Extra Sweet Croissants
Just sprinkle some powdered sugar onto store-bought croissants for an adorably sweet touch.