How To Host A Galentine’s Brunch

I don’t know about you, but I love having a reason to get together with my girlfriends. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I want to share some ideas for how to host a Galentine’s Brunch.

How fun would it be to set a pretty table, invite your girlfriends over and serve some yummy brunch food and a delicious cocktail?

Galentine's Brunch place setting white heart placemat white plate red transferware salad plate napkin like envelope

Here are a few ideas for things you can serve at your brunch…..

menu ideas for galentine’s brunch

Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail

Classic Fruit Salad

Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato Bites

Zucchini Quiche

Heart Linzer Cookies

heart linzer/shortbread cookies

These heart shortbread cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I’ve been making them for years.

Not only are they delicious, they are beautiful.

These would be great to serve at a Galentine’s Brunch or would be a fun take home gift.

You could bag them in clear cellophane bags, tie with a cute ribbon, and add a fun tag.

heart cookies

Galentine’s brunch centerpiece

For my Galentine’s tablescape, I started with a white tablecloth with a ruffled hem. I thought this added a sweet and feminine touch to my table.

Next, I added a washed linen table runner from South House Designs for an extra layer of texture down the center of the table.

overhead view of Galentine's Brunch Tablescape white tablecloth red and white plates stacked white heart shaped placemats pink and white flowers centerpiece

I kept the centerpiece very simple and used grocery store flowers in white vases.

Galentine's Brunch centerpiece overhead view of pink roses in white vase

I bought blush pink roses and cut them down fairly short and added them to a white ironstone chamber pot.

White baby’s breath is displayed in a vintage white vase and white tulips in a plain white vase tied with raffia.

I sprinkled small white candles throughout the tablescape. Candles add such a beautiful ambiance to a dinner party.

overhead view of Galentine's Brunch Tablescape white tablecloth red and white plates stacked white heart shaped placemats pink and white flowers centerpiece

place settings for a Galentine’s Brunch

My inspiration for this tablescape were these heart placemats I made from thrifted sweaters.

heart shaped sweater placemat

I started with those at each place setting, then used white dinner plates from my collection of mix and match thrifted white plates.

I topped each dinner plate with a red transferware salad plate.

pink Champagne Cocktail served in a tall champagne flute

Champagne flutes were added for a touch of elegance and a fun cocktail would be beautiful served in these glasses.

Valentine's Place setting with white napkin folded like and envelope

And lastly, I folded white napkins to look like an envelope and added a wooden heart for a little extra touch.

The napkins are some I have collected from thrift stores over the years and the wooden hearts were on a sheet of stickers from the dollar store. The hearts were unfinished wood, so I painted them a blush pink color with craft paint.

You can see the full post about how to fold a napkin like an envelope here.

Galentine's Brunch place setting

This Galentine’s Brunch tablescape was super easy to put together using mostly things I already on hand.

I spent very little money and created a beautiful setting for a girlfriends get together.

Galentine's Brunch place setting
overhead view of Galentine's Brunch Tablescape white tablecloth red and white plates stacked white heart shaped placemats pink and white flowers centerpiece

I hope you found some inspiration from this “How to Host a Galentine’s Brunch” post!


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If you’re looking for other Valentine’s Day decor, be sure and see my post about how to make a heart wreath from baby’s breath.

Heart Wreath with Baby's Breath hanging on white door


  1. Your tablescape is so pretty, Michele! I love the heart shaped placemats and the envelope folded napkins are the perfect touch! Also loving the simple centerpiece with the mixture of fresh flowers. Everything is so special and beautiful together! Can’t wait to see your cookie recipe on Saturday!

    1. Thank you so much! This was so fun and I’m looking forward to creating more “parties” with you ladies!

  2. Michele,
    You are so creative and I loved all these cute ideas. So glad you are doing this with us.

    1. Aww, thank you sweet Rachel! This is so fun and I am honored to be doing this with you ladies!

  3. Michele how beautiful! I love those pretty dishes and those cookies look amazing! What a great idea to use sweater hearts as a placemat! I so wish we could actually get together in person and celebrate together! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Stacy!! I loved creating this tablescape and doing this with you ladies!!

  4. Michele your table is so beautiful. And I can’t wait to see the recipe for your yummy looking cookies on Saturday!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! Yours was beautiful, as well!

      I am loving doing this virtual dinner party with you ladies!

  5. Oh my goodness, Michele! Just absolutely beautiful! Love the sweater placemats and envelop napkins! It’s just perfect for celebrate friendship!

    1. Thank you! This was a really fun table to put together!

  6. Gorgeous Michele! Thanks for including my runner!

    Your table is fab, as usual!

    1. Thanks so much Diane! It was perfect for my brunch table!

  7. Audrey Grove says:

    Hi. I can’t help but notice the salad plate you show on your beautiful table. I have the same dishes, the whole set, that my father bought for his mother when he was in the Navy in WW2. I’ve never seen them anywhere else! Where did Uluru get them?
    Best regards,

    1. Oh wow! That is so special that you have those!

      I bought a partial set at a garage sale a couple of years ago. I love collecting transferware dishes. I don’t use these red ones often, but I love the sweet pattern.

  8. Beautiful table Michele! I came over from Kim at Shiplap and Shells – so happy to have found your lovely blog! The sweater placemat and envelope napkin are inspired! Such a fun touch to a gorgeous table.

  9. Wow, Michele! Such a great idea to make placemats from sweaters. Your tablescape is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Renae! It was really fun to make these, and so simple!

  10. Lesa L Gage says:

    The sweater placemats are adorable! The entire tablescape is so sweet! I LOVE all of it!

    1. Thanks so much sweet friend! So glad you liked it!

  11. Your table is absolutely gorgeous. So many great details. Your newsletter looks so good. Isn’t Flodesk amazing? Hugs to you.

  12. I LOVE those red floral dishes!! SO pretty!!! Beautiful idea to use tulips as well…everything is lovely!!

    1. Thank you Rachel! I really loved creating this tablescape. As always, I appreciate your following along and commenting!!

  13. Michele, your taste is so classic! All of your neutrals highlight the pinks so well. Pinned 🥰

    1. Aww, thanks so much my friend! I really appreciate the kind words!

  14. Love this so much I’m sharing it on Farmhouse Friday tomorrow! Thank you for sharing it with us and I hope you link up again soon.

    1. Oh yay!! Thanks so much Cindy! I really appreciate that.

    1. It was, and I really enjoyed creating that one.

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