As I’ve stated in other posts, Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. I don’t think you have to have a Valentine to celebrate this day. You can think of it as spending extra time with your loved ones or doing something nice for a friend. People really just want to know that you appreciate them. I thought it would be a great idea to hold a little brunch for your girlfriends or your family to show them how much they mean to you. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but just something to show you care. Plus, I always love a good reason to have a mimosa.
Let’s start off this brunch with some wonderful beverages. To make some fabulous mimosas use a dry champagne of your choice and juice. You can go with the traditional OJ, but the Mixed Berry is a wonderful alternative and that is the one I chose to make. You use half part champagne and half part juice. I chose to use cute glasses I got from Target and some decorative straws to add to the festivities.
Mixed fruit made for a great addition to the breakfast for something healthy to eat. you could also have muffins and bagels with cream cheese if you so choose. Doughnuts on a gorgeous cake plate from CWonder was the main attraction, but don’t forget the cupcakes on the heart appetizer plates also from CWonder. These plates were embellished with gold and black polka dots. I just love them. As soon as I saw them I just had to have them.
The ribbon garland was one I made for my daughter’s 13th birthday and it just so happens the colors worked perfectly with this theme. I also had the red pom poms and thought they added to the decor. I chose to use my mirrored gold chest for my display instead of my kitchen island because I thought it was a little more festive for this occasion.
My Valentine’s Day brunch is actually a new tradition I’ve started for my family. We have always had a special breakfast, but I’ve never included my parents. This year I want to include them as well.