I love love. That’s why Valentine’s Day is my favorite, I bet.
Jake and I hosted our third annual Valentine’s brunch party on Sunday. It was the first in the new apartment! We encourage everyone to bring their appetites, and bubbly.
I spent the weekends leading up to the party making those tissue paper pom poms up there. Jake thought I was getting out of control. He thought they’d end up covering the whole ceiling. It almost happened…
Jake and I made most of the food the morning of the party. And so there were dishes in the sink the whole time people were over. That’s ok, right?
The crepes (on the red tray) are filled with asparagus, gruyere and bacon.
Cheese and crackers are the best snack. Break me off a piece of that goat cheese, ok? Let’s drink champagne all day, ok?
I like to plan my guest list around how many champagne glasses I have. I have 12. There were 11 of us total. Perfecto!
Every year, I make Valentines to pass out during the party. I made the one up there for my Lady Gaga-loving friend.
Mini pancake skewers are where it’s at. The ones up front are buttermilk pancakes. The ones in back are Nutella pancakes.
I want to leave these poofs up for life. That’s not a crime, right?
Jake roasted sweet potatoes and russet potatoes. He sprinkled them with green onion. They are the prettiest potatoes I’ve ever met.
That window was just the right thing to hold up mini pom poms and Xs and Os. What a thoughtful window.
Have you ever had monkey bread? It’s amazing. It’s a cinnamon sugar dream. I made individual portioned ones. (I’m going to post the recipe soon!)
Sometimes coffee and champagne hang out.
Sometimes all the fun is happening in the kitchen.
I made that Valentine up there for Jake. He loves pork, and pork love is true love.
Elliot lounged on my lap a lot and rested his head on the table. He’s a social gentleman. It’s just the truth.
All around it was a super fun day! I can’t wait until next year.