The 6th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party

by Megan on February 18, 2014

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Sunday was the 6th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party and Monday was Washington’s Birthday. So I had the day after the party off! It was a Valentine’s miracle! I decorated by repurposing last year’s big fringe garland giving it the horizontal remix. I also decided to cut a big heart (super-jagged-like) out of two pieces of foam core and top it with fringe!

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For the savory goodness, this year, I made: Cobb Salad Deviled Eggs, breakfast sausage corn dogs, BLT sliders made on 1 oz. light brioche buns with spinach pesto, crispy prosciutto, goat cheese, and balsamic marinated tomatoes, fingerling potato salad, and chicken and waffle skewers made with beer waffles and cornflake crusted chicken.

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For the sweet side I made skrovaires, strawberry shortcake cups, and baked french toast. I topped all the spoons with wash tape flags and rolled those skrovaires in vanilla sugar. Had to! Brunch always wins because you can eat dessert for your meal, and that’s why it’s best!

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We sipped on mimosas, which I made by the pitcher this year, and snacked the day away! My favorite thing was the breakfast corn dog situation. I’m crazy about the maple breakfast sausage from Holiday Market, and with a little bit of maple syrup in the batter they were super brunch-y. And now that I know how easy corn dogs consider them popping up on here more often. Get ready.

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This year I made goofy song lyric valentines. My favorite is, “You’ve got a face with a view,” from the best ever Talking Heads song and my second favorite is “My body’s a zombie for you,” from my favorite Ryan Gosling’s band song.

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I poured a little bit of maple syrup in the bottom of each chicken and waffle cup, and encouraged hot sauce. I went the corn flake route for the chicken instead of frying it so I could use the oven for the chicken while frying the corn dogs. Kitchen drama.

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I baked up this maple breakfast sausage on Saturday at 350F for about 20 minutes and then dunked it in batter and then fried it up Sunday morning. Cindy always says you shouldn’t just fry one thing if you’ve got oil hot so I fried skrovaires AND these corn dogs Sunday morning fit with a dutch oven, a candy thermometer, and a dream.

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It was a good thing that I wore my childhood strawberry apron because otherwise I would’ve gotten a bunch of pesto and cheese on my dress. And I love sampling! It just makes cooking so fun!

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Oops, I totally forgot to get a deviled egg. Amateur hour. But Nicole said they tasted just like cobb salad! Hell yes. I think it was the buttermilk blue cheese I used. It’s eat-in-your-car worthy.

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These dudes were probably chit chatting about important things like elbow patches, going on strike, dogs, and bow ties. They have no shame about carrying around pink plates. No shame at all!

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Thanks for not judging my 5th grade handwriting. Thanks for understanding that those teeny messy drawings are champagne glasses, and thanks for being so good-lookin’!

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These tights didn’t last the whole party. I ripped them twice! What’s the deal! I also spilled twice. Man-o-man. I’ll never get mad at you for spilling though, that’s for sure. I’ve done everything I can to make spilling cool, but I’m not sure it’s catching on.

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P.S. Want to hear the playlist for the party? Check out HERE! My friend Tim knows what’s up. He made last year’s playlist also.

P.P.S. Want to see parties from the past couple years? Click here to see the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Valentine’s Brunch Parties.

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 18, 2014 at 6:55 am

So fun! You are a party-throwing goddess. All that food! My husband and I would not have been speaking by the time the guests arrived if I had to prepare that much food. I don’t know how you do it.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Thanks, Maryea! It was super fun. :)

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Nicole February 18, 2014 at 7:57 am

It seriously was the best brunch! My mind is still blown by those Cobb salad deviled eggs and all the wonderful things you made. You are the best hostess!!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Thanks, Nicole! I loved having you guys.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 18, 2014 at 8:22 am

As usual, I have major party envy. Looks like an amazing and delicious morning! I want to taste it all!
PS. What is up with tights ripping all over the dang place? Happens to me too!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Thanks, Amanda! And yeah man, $25 tights for nothin’!

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Mum February 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

Lovely,fun and tasty looking like always!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Thanks, Mum!

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen February 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

Everything looks so tasty and the decorations are beautiful! I must try making those cobb salad deviled eggs, asap. Looks like you throw one heck of a party!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Thanks, Maggie! It was so fun! You should totally get yo deviled eggs on!

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Nik February 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Megs, MEGS! You are meant for this sort of thing. Life calling, and all that.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

You’re my boo!

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Megan February 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Beautiful!! It all looks amazing!!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Thanks!

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Natalie February 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Dang, girl!! You were busy!!! Everything looks fabulous! Makes me want to host my own Valentine’s Day brunch party next year. Now I’m hungry…. LOL <3

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

You totally should!

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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps February 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

WHAT a party! And those bites??? Perfection.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thanks, Nicole! <3

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Meghan February 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Too much cute, Megan! And seriously, what an incredible spread! Nice work!!!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thanks, Meghan!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health February 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

you are such an awesome party-thrower :) lucky friends of yours.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Shucks!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking February 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Wow! Looks fantastic! I loooooove the Valentine’s Day cards!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thanks, Stefanie! I’m already thinking about what I should do for next years’…. :)

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Crystal@FoodSwoon February 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

awe man, I wanted to listen to your playlist and imagine myself there, but alas Spotify isn’t available in Canada..What’s up with that?! Anywho, your brunch spread looked totally fab, as did you, spills and all;)

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Aw man! So sorry!

And thanks! ha

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

SO MUCH PINK! Love this par-tay, and the food. Heading off to listen the playlist!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Pink party, girl! All the love.

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Tieghan February 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

This is sooo cute! Can we please be best friends so I can come to one of these amazing parties? So fun!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Yes! Come next year! ha

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) February 19, 2014 at 3:33 am

That looks like so much fun!! What an absolute feast, very lucky guests. :D

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Thanks, Lily!

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Meg Jones | The Spatularette February 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

Yes! I alawys look forward to this post!! Looks like an amazing party, brunch is the best :) I throw a brunch party every June and am totally making those corn dogs this year. Thoughts on frying them a day ahead of time then reheating in the oven on party day??

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

So glad! Send me the link to your June brunch when it’s up! Can’t wait to see it!

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Sophie February 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Oh my gosh you outdid yourself! What a fabulous spread! I am obsessed with the sound of those breakfast corndogs, ohhhh man. Everything is just darling! Did you do this all without help!? You were probably just making it look effortless like, “sorry for party rocking”

And I LOVE your lyric Valentines!!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thanks, Sophie! Corn dogs are so much easier than I thought!

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Mary @ flavorrd February 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Wooo! I was looking forward to seeing the big picture after following along on instagram, and dang girl! What an awesome job! The decorations are killer, the gold is a great touch. The food… omg. Perfectly curated. I want to eat all of it. Party on.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Oh awesome! Glad you like it!

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molly yeh February 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

i read this quickly in passing this morning and ALL DAY LONG i have been thinking about cobb salad deviled eggs. that is such a genius idea!!!!! and this party seems EPIC!!!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Thanks, Molly!

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Laura Dembowski February 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

This looks like too much fun! Can I please come next year :)

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

:)!

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jill February 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I don’t care what it entails but, before I die, I must finagle an invite to this soiree! It is a bucket list must. In all seriousness, I will dream of the chicken and waffles and the strawberry shortcake cups tonight. You are an amazing party thrower. You throw it down!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Thanks, Jill! Let’s be neighbors!

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Miranda February 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

love. love. love. YUM!!! Great job again!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Thanks, Miranda! Loved your party too!

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures February 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

So Fun! The decorations look amazing, and the food looks delicious! What a great party!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Thanks, Laura!

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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I love love love the decor! I’ll have to remember this for next Valentine’s Day, but I love that you can really apply the concepts to any occasion, just swap color scheme. :)
PS I just started following you on twitter and can’t wait to see what you’re up to next. :)

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