Valentine’s Day Brunch Party

by Megan on February 15, 2011

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.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Cha February 15, 2011 at 8:09 am

OMG AMAZING! Good job! I should have you plan/ cater my wedding! =p

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks Mary! :)

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Ashley Mulder February 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

Awesome photos and decorations! So amazing Megan.

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thanks, guuuuurl.

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mum February 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

Thanks for posting the pictures!! I LOVE it..the food..the decorations..the sweet puppy! Sooooo special! I really do like those poms.. YOU are amazing!

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thanks Mum! :)

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Jill February 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

Your apartment looks gorgeous. And everything looks delicious. What a fun idea, I might have to do something similar next year. :)

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

Thanks Jill! You totally should. It makes everyone like Valentine’s Day. :)

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Jenna February 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

You should probably tell me how you made those rockin’ pom poms above your table. I want those…in my apartment….now. Thanks! Oh and your party looked really cute and fun all at the same time.

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

Jenna!! Here’s the link for how to make the pom poms:
http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/tissue-paper-pom-poms-how-to

Martha Stewart and I are total BFFs now. :)

Thanks for the party love!

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Marjorie Rose February 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

What a wonderful thing to know you and be your guest! Your friends are so very lucky :)

Beautiful decor in a beautiful home!

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Thanks Marjorie! You’re the sweetest.

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Pam McLenon February 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Megan,
This looked just perfect!!! Your tissue poms are so good……I might steal the idea for a spring window. Your food dishes look lovely. Such a talent. And Elliot……well he is the gentleman with angel wings.
xoxoxo,
pam

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Thank’s Pam! That means a ton from you. You are the best at decorating!

You should totally make pom poms for the spring window! I can even help make them if you want. I’m a bit crazy for them myself and might go into withdrawal not making them on the weekends anymore.

XO back at you!

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Crepes of Wrath February 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

This could not have come at a better time! I’m hosting an Oscar party soon and I needed bite-sized food ideas. These are great! Thank you for all of the amazing inspiration!

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Megan (megabite) February 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Awesome! Have fun, Sydney!

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Kimberly February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I say you can leave those pom poms up at least until spring is done being sprung. Pancakes skewers are pure genius!

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Megan (megabite) February 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Good rule, Kimberly! I think I’ll do just that. They are too fun to take down yet. :)

And aren’t the mini pancakes, fun? They are super quick too!

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cindy February 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

super cute party! i love those pancake skewers, genius! i love tissue pompoms…I’ve made them out of tulle as well!

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Megan (megabite) February 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Thanks Cindy! I was thinking that I need to make them out of fabric. I’m going to totally try it with tulle now, thanks to you!

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Dana February 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

Valentine’s brunch is such a sweet idea! I like your tradition.

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Megan (megabite) February 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thanks Dana! It’s the most fun.

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Kristy February 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

Elliot IS a gentleman with angel wings! Haha! I love that comment so much. Megan, what are we going to do with you? You need your very own magazine, pronto!

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Kristy February 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

OH NO! Bumbly was there! I hope he didn’t ruin everything!

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Melanie February 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Wow so inspiring! I came across your site while looking for brunch ideas. Love the invite and your photos rock!

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Megan (megabite) February 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Thanks Melanie! <3

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beckie February 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Okay, cutest party EVER and all of the food looks absolutely amazing! The invitations are adorable, the decorations so sweet and it looks like everyone is having a perfect time. Great, GREAT job, you guys!

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Megan (megabite) February 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Thanks Beckie!! I wish we were neighbors so you could’ve come!

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ozzy February 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm

this is really adorable. I’ve been wanting to throw events similiar to this but we just moved far away and not a lot of people are cool and hip like you guys. lol.

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Megan (megabite) February 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

Thanks Ozzy! You should totally throw a party. I bet if you make food people will drive miles and miles!

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Lucy March 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

Eek- I love that you’ve already posted the link for the pompoms- as excited as I was by all of the food (little potatoes in cups, fab idea) I was already thinking I hope she tells us how to make the decorations as well- you have some lucky friends to have been invited to an event with so much thought put into it.

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Megan (megabite) March 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

Thanks, Lucy!

You should go pom-pom crazy like I did. I just recently took them down, but I miss them already. :)

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Kloe July 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

This is such a fun and unusual tradition! It makes me want to start making my own annual brunch party!

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Megan July 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

Yay! You totally should! It’s super fun.

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