Style Notes Guest Post: Valentine's Brunch

Hello Mimi & Meg readers! I'm Camille (guesting from Style Notes) and today I'm sharing ideas for a Valentine's Day brunch...Girls only! The concept was inspired by this darling & decidedly un-traditional Valentine featured earlier this week on Mimi & Meg, and I got to thinking...how much fun would it be to take some time on Love Day to celebrate the girlfriends that bring so much love to our lives? A brunch is especially fitting this year since V-day falls on a Sunday, and it gives the guests-with-significant-others plenty of time to get ready for romantic dates that evening.

Deck out the table in shades of pink: cluster vases of different shapes & heights down the center & fill each one with a grouping of one kind of flower. Tiny bowls with a single large bloom add variance & charm.

Serve a menu that's deceptively elegant: not only is it simple, but the gorgeous souffles can be prepared a day in advance & reheated! These recipes are from the Sunday Suppers team...they always seem to cook up menus with the perfect balance of style & simplicity.
Soufflé de Oeuf et de Gruyère with Sauteed Mushrooms
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Jam Butters & Buttermilk Biscuits

No doubt that a table full of your best gal pals will have plenty to talk about, but to guarantee stimulating conversation between those who might not know each other, scatter a few of these sleek boxes of conversation starters on the table. Sample questions include: What was your strangest date ever? What was the worst hairstyle you ever had? Fun, right? From TableTopics.

Every girl has a romantic side: Send guests home with timeless words of amor from Pablo Neruda. Who wouldn't love to curl up with this gem and read "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." *Swoon!!* Purchase here.

A Valentine's celebration wouldn't be complete without a few takeaway candies (chocolate, preferably!) These DIY bags from Twig & Thistle are a cinch to create at home, and they're a perfectly sweet way to end an unforgettable afternoon with friends.

*Images: Invite, Minted ; Table, Rebecca Thuss; Biscuits & Jam, Sunday Suppers; Bags, Twig & Thistle.

1 comment:

paula said...

I think I may need to try that jam and biscuits, yum.

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