Sunday was the 5th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party! It just might’ve been my favorite year yet. A record number of champagne was consumed, and people stayed later than ever!
I wanted to switch up the decorations this year, so I made this big fringe garland! And it ended up so pretty! I might want to leave it up for my whole life.
For the savory goodness I made Focaccia Cakes with Spinach Dip filling, Avocado Deviled Eggs, Roasted Potatoes, BLTs, and Avocado Fries. The BLTs were quite the hit! I made 1 oz. light brioche buns, and the sandwich consisted of spinach pesto, goat cheese, marinated tomatoes, and crispy prosciutto.
These avocado deviled eggs are going to be my go-to brunch item. So good! I adapted them from this recipe except I added goat cheese and crispy prosciutto. Everything is better with goat cheese and prosciutto, right?
Elliot wore a hot pink bow tie for the brunch! He might be still wearing it. He’s never worried about being over-dressed, ya know?
This year I made cheese pun Valentines. And you really do look gouda today! And I’m so glad I get to brie friends with Cindy!
For the sweet goodness, I made Streusel-topped Baked French Toast, Breakfast Grilled Cheese made with Brie and Strawberry Jam on Chocolate Chunk Bread, and Lemon Poppy Seed Shortcakes with a Greek Yogurt and Lemon Curd Filling.
Cindy arrived early, and I’m so glad! She flipped grilled cheese and fried avocados while I assembled these shortcake sliders. She’s the best!
I love sweet sliders. These shortcakes are so tasty I’d love to always have them near for casual snacking.
The baked french toast (on my Valentine tray below) was based loosely on this recipe, except I popped blueberries in there, and put the streusel from this coffee cake on top. So easy to assemble a day in advance! And it was a hit!
The party’s over and I miss it already! You better believe these decorations are staying up for weeks.
And can you believe all those bags of empty champagne bottles? I can. The mimosas were flowing.
I’m already excited for next year! It’s my favorite day of the year, that’s for sure.