The 5th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party

by Megan on February 12, 2013

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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!

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I love sweet sliders. These shortcakes are so tasty I’d love to always have them near for casual snacking.

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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!

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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.

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I’m already excited for next year! It’s my favorite day of the year, that’s for sure.

P.S. Click here and here for a peak at the past couple year’s Valentine festivities.

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Sarah February 12, 2013 at 12:44 am

What an awesome way to spend valentines day/awesome reason to have a party.

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Thanks, Sarah! It’s the prettiest day!

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Billy February 12, 2013 at 12:50 am

Gurrl, all of this looks amaaazing! Total talent with that invite and those valentines and that garland. All the food looks so good and elliot is werking that bowtie!

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cindy February 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

Elliot vogue’d the day away in that bow-tie.

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Right, Cindy?! He makes lookin’ good seem so easy!

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

Thanks, Billy! <3!

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McKenna Ryan February 12, 2013 at 1:47 am

This looks amazing! I am absolutely going to plan this for next year. Thanks for the idea! xx. McKenna Lou
http://www.lynnandlou.com

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

Oh, I hope you do it! It’s the most fun.

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kangli February 12, 2013 at 5:14 am

Red/pink isn’t my colour but the entire decor blends so well! Happy Valentine’s!

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

Thanks, gurl! I’m a sucker for red and pink. :)

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Sally February 12, 2013 at 8:35 am

Love this….you are an amazing party thrower! Even Amelia say so…she claims you are an expert. I believe it! :)

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

Shucks! You guys are the sweetest.

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phoebe February 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

crazy cute (i’ve got not cheesy pun in reply)

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thanks, Phoebe. You feta believe it was fun!

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cindy February 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

those avocado deviled eggs and the shortcakes were totally my brie-ff’s…and the champagne! Elliot was so dapper, as usual. And, you were the nicest/rude hostess ever, ha! I love it and I’m so glad my excessive earliness helped!

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hell yeah! I’m lucky to have you in my life! It’s the troof!

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NicoleD February 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

So much awesomeness up there! You know how to do brunch and Valentine’s Day right. All of the food sounds incredible! The cheese Valentines are so clever!

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thanks, Nicole! I can’t stop punning if I want to, even.

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mum February 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

Meg..You ARE the cheesiest..and I mean that in the kindest of ways! Your apartment looked totally amazing…just loverly! Elliot..keep the tie…so cute!
YOU are amazing and your friends are pretty lucky that get chosen to come and share in your special day…love you!

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Thanks, Mum!

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Lauren Moyer February 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Dude that looks totally amazing!! I’m so jealous! I have been collecting veggie/fruit valentines day puns but haven’t had a moment to illustrate and design them :( Nest year!!

Lauren

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Megan February 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Ah! Those would be so cute! And thanks!

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen February 13, 2013 at 12:27 am

What a fun party! That breakfast grilled cheese sounds phenomenal!

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Megan February 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

Thanks, Maggie! And it’s my favorite grilled cheese ever!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 14, 2013 at 1:15 am

What a fabulous party! I could totally get down with Valentine’s Day at a shindig like this!

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Megan February 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

<3! Yay! Thanks.

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Heather February 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Adorable. Looks like it was a hit.

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Megan February 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Thanks, Heather!

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Karen February 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Omg, can I just invite myself now to next year’s party? I’m in MN, no big sweat getting over to the Mitten :)

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Megan February 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Yeah girl! Midwest love.

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Leslie February 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

Wow! I am loving the pink/red/white fabulousness of this party. I think brunch is a great idea for V-day. No pressure, all fun. I love it!

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Megan February 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

Thanks, Leslie! It’s casual fun! No weirdo couple-y pressure ever. :)

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Nicole @ healthyfoodcrush.com February 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

Wow, this is so amazing! It must have took hours of preparation! Your friends are so lucky to have you. I personally prefer doing pot lucks but I would love to host a dinner or brunch party like this one day. The food sounds so amazing!

-Nicole

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Megan February 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

Thanks, Nicole! It sure is fun! I kinda plan it all year. I have an ongoing list in my phone of ideas of what to make. It’s my fave!

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Megan | Eats Daily February 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Oh my gosh, I would love to attend a party like that!! I say ‘attend’ because that looks like a lottt of work ;)
And I would definitely leave the decorations up if I were you. At least for a little while! Very cool.

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Lora February 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Wow- every year I am amazed but this year you really outdid yourself. Gorgeous Megan!!! Best yet!!

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Megan @ megbakes February 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

Your party inspired me to have a mini belated one with Cinnamon Heart Cupcakes. Check it out when you can: http://megbakes11.blogspot.com/2013/02/cinnamon-heart-cupcakes.html

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