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The only thing better than Valentine’s day with your loved one is Galentine’s with the ladies! Because who doesn’t love an excuse to celebrate each other and drink with your besties? Here are my simple and fun tricks to hosting a Galentine’s day brunch for you and your friends!
When hosting at your home, having a ‘potluck’ style meal is a great way to go! Invite all of your guests to bring one brunch dish to share with the crowd. In a group text, suggest that everyone say what they are bringing so there is a variety of dishes and no one brings the same thing. Someone can bring pastries, fruit, an egg dish, bacon / sausage, a dessert, etc. OR if you are a super generous host, you can provide all of these things! I decided to save a bit on the costs and do it this way… plus I provided the booze and flowers 🙂
In addition to food, provide some chocolates or small little snacks to fill up space and offer something extra.
What brunch is complete without Mimosas?! If you have a bar cart, this is the perfect place to set up your Mimosa Bar. If not, you can simply set it up on the counter or table. Make sure to put something underneath if you do not want your table getting spilt on, I learned this the hard way! Champagne is prone to bubbling over.
You can keep you Mimosa Bar simple or add things to make it unique. Pinterest has a lot of really great inspo pics for this! I kept mine fairly simple with two juices (orange and grapefruit juice) and some berries for garnish! Definitely make sure to keep your bubbly chilled throughout the party.
When I would plan larger events, I would use this Drink Calculator. You can describe the number of people, if they are light to heavy drinkers, how long the party is, and what type of alcohol will be served. I have to say it is super helpful and accurate! For a three hour brunch, we had 5 bottles of bubbles which ended up being the perfect amount.
This is always a hard decision, especially as a host! You want to provide good quality drinks but you also don’t want to break the bank.
A great average cost for a bottle of wine or sparkling would be $10-$15. Sometimes you can find some good deals under $10, and if you are mixing it to make a sangria or in this case a mimosa, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to buy a cheaper bottle!
I prefer my mimosas with Blanc de Blanc and found this bottle at World Market. François Montand Brut Blanc de Blancs was around $14 which is great quality for the price! Notes of green apple, pear, and blossom worked perfectly with the mimosas.
Decorations are always important for a themed brunch! Even if they are subtle, they can add a lot to the vibe of the room. My favorite hack for planning events and gathering decorations is The Dollar Store. Seriously! They have party decorations for every season and holiday, plus everything is $1 so you can’t beat that.
I found glitter hearts and petals to scatter around the table and bar cart. I also purchased all of the vases and ribbon for the floral arrangements at the Dollar Store too!
When hosting an event, its always a good idea to come up with some type of activity that everyone can be involved in. I have a major love for flowers and designing bouquets, so the thought of having everyone create flower arrangements sounded perfect.
Make sure you have a big enough space to lay out all of your flowers and the materials you will need to create the arrangements.
Some other things I love to do in order to set the mood and make sure your guests have a great time:
Thank you all for reading! Let me know in the comments what you love to do for a ladies brunch and what hacks or tips you use. Happy Galentine’s!