The 4th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party

by Megan on February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year we celebrated with brunch (again)!

The flat is currently covered in pink, red, and gold. There are buntings, fringe, and glitter everywhere. I’m pretty sure it’s on my face right now.

I was super into painting things gold and fringe, this year. I even gave the table a fringe-y skirt since the craft paper wasn’t wide enough to cover the whole thing. (Lookin’ good, table!) Eventually I put some chili chocolate lollipops in that little jar. They were spicy thanks to the hefty amount of chipotle smoked peppers I mixed into the chocolate.

I made mini chocolate chip pancakes with their own little cups of maple syrup for easy dunking. I kept eating them because it was far too easy to walk around eating pancakes.

I bought a really big “X” and “O” to keep it real on the food table. Even the “O” got a bunting. I should probably buy stock in felt before next year.

Cindy let me borrow her craft table for us to eat at! And two chairs even! She’s the best! She even helped me find the best plates ever. It was super-fun having her and her hubs at the party.

I decorated our chalkboard for the festivities. I’m a smudgy chalk-user.

I passed out Valentine’s this year like the one up there. I made that one for my BFF because her and I get pizza and beer together a lot. I kept the valentines in a recipe box on the table until everyone was there for me to pass them out.

Coffee is super important at brunchparties. Almost as important as champagne, but not quite.

Jake roasted potatoes again this year. And he made some tasty sausages! He made one with malbec, garlic and rosemary, a boudin blanc, and a breakfast sausage with sage, ginger and coriander. He even cured and smoked a picnic ham for those Cuban sandwiches in the back there. I made the light brioche buns to hold the ham along with garlic mustard, pickles, and manchego cheese.

See those sugary donuts on the red and white cake stand? Those are Skrovaires! They are a Romanian donut that I grew up eating. It’s a recipe from my great grandma and passed on to my mom and then to me! (I’m posting the recipe soon!)

Monkey Bread Minis totally happened again. And then I also made brie and jam on a stick via this recipe. It worked out just perfectly because I could totally assemble both of those guys the night before and have them ready to bake in the morning.

On my plate, I have a skrovaire, sausage biscuit, roasted potatoes, and a mini cuban. Just one plate of many. Elliot was super-jealous of all that tasty food, but don’t worry, he got special pup cookies and lots of blueberries.

One of my friends brought pink champagne. It was a Valentine’s miracle! Prettiest drink ever.

Oh, and I made little drink tags like the one up there. I printed them off, cut them into little banners, and then attached them to the glasses using floral wire. I’m going to be honest here and say that I still accidentally drank out of other people’s glasses. Oops!

Oh yeah! I made glitter covered arrows for on the stairwell leading up to our apartment. Just in case anyone got lost.

I made these pom-poms again this year. They’re just too fun to make! And can you believe I got to keep that giant heart cross-stitch?! I’m super excited that Jessica gave it to me after our photo shoot for Bride!

This last photo is post-party. I miss the fun already! I’ll probably leave the decorations up for awhile.

Basically, I just can’t wait for next year! I’m glad that this year I fried something and that I didn’t cut myself and have to wear gauze on my hand all day like last year.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

heather February 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

So much adorableness to look at in one place! I want to be invited! :) All the little details… you definitely put a tons of love into this party!

Happy Valentine’s day my friend! Kisses!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

Yay! Thanks, Heather! I wish you totally could come. How fun would it be if we were neighbors?!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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cindy February 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

this was the best brunch ever, the food and champagne flowed like wine! the decorations were the most festive…I totally condone painting life gold! thanks for sharing your pancakes with me. those chocolate-chili pops were just the right kind of spicy. thanks for inviting us!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

I’m so glad you live in Michigan this Valentine’s Day! I’m so glad you and Sean came. <3

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almostartist February 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

OMG looks wonderful! and delicious!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thanks!

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NicoleD February 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

Everything is so darn cute! I love every little bit :) You are the queen of mini adorable foods, the QUEEN!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Shucks! <3

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arabella February 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

What an amazing amazing party! Love every detail about it and I am super in love with the food! Great job!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Thanks, Arabella!

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Katie February 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Being BFFs sure has it’s advantages all times of year, but mostly during Valentine’s Day! I’m really disappointed in myself for not eating everything, but at least know that I ate a ton of what I did eat.

I love you!!!!!

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’m glad you love brunching as much as I do.

I love you back!

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Kimberly February 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

This looks so amazing! The coffee pot even wore a red dress for the party.

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

haha Thanks! I’m so glad the coffee pot decided to get festive with it. Whew!

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Kara February 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

What a FANTASTIC gathering! I love the fringe and paper details. Where did you get the large letters?

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Thanks, lady! I got the giant letters at Jo-Ann Fabrics. xo

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Lora February 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I LOVE love LOVE it!!! Looks like so much fun! I drank some pink champagne this weekend too- in honor of your brunch ;)

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Megan February 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

<3 Yes! Pink champagne makes me feel like Marie Antoinette a little!

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Melanie February 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Nothing says love like brunch. I love the big heart on the wall. Handmade?

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Totally, Melanie. And yeah! My friend Jessica makes giant cross-stitches. I helped her make the heart for a photo shoot and then I got to keep it! Here’s her site: http://jdmakesthings.com/

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Jay February 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Your house is super cute! Love your heart shaped wooden spoon. It all looks amazing and divine. Nice work ladypants :)

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Megan February 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Jay! :)

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Robyn February 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

everything looks fabulous, of course! excited to learn about skrovaires!

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Megan February 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks, Robyn!!

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mum February 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I am soooo impressed…love it all!

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Megan February 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

Yay! And I love you, Mum.

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