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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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’!
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.
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.
53 thoughts on “The 6th Annual Valentine’s Brunch Party”
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.
Thanks, Maryea! It was super fun. 🙂
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!!
Thanks, Nicole! I loved having you guys.
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!
Thanks, Amanda! And yeah man, $25 tights for nothin’!
Lovely,fun and tasty looking like always!
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!
Thanks, Maggie! It was so fun! You should totally get yo deviled eggs on!
Megs, MEGS! You are meant for this sort of thing. Life calling, and all that.
You’re my boo!
Beautiful!! It all looks amazing!!
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
You totally should!
WHAT a party! And those bites??? Perfection.
Thanks, Nicole! <3
Too much cute, Megan! And seriously, what an incredible spread! Nice work!!!
you are such an awesome party-thrower 🙂 lucky friends of yours.
Wow! Looks fantastic! I loooooove the Valentine’s Day cards!
Thanks, Stefanie! I’m already thinking about what I should do for next years’…. 🙂
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;)
Aw man! So sorry!
And thanks! ha
SO MUCH PINK! Love this par-tay, and the food. Heading off to listen the playlist!
Pink party, girl! All the love.
This is sooo cute! Can we please be best friends so I can come to one of these amazing parties? So fun!
Yes! Come next year! ha
That looks like so much fun!! What an absolute feast, very lucky guests. 😀
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??
So glad! Send me the link to your June brunch when it’s up! Can’t wait to see it!
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!!
Thanks, Sophie! Corn dogs are so much easier than I thought!
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.
Oh awesome! Glad you like it!
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!!!
This looks like too much fun! Can I please come next year 🙂
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!
Thanks, Jill! Let’s be neighbors!
love. love. love. YUM!!! Great job again!
Thanks, Miranda! Loved your party too!
So Fun! The decorations look amazing, and the food looks delicious! What a great party!
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. 🙂