10 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Galentine’s Day Brunch

10 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Galentine's Day Brunch | Baby Chick

10 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Galentine’s Day Brunch

Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love. A day that you are supposed to spend quality time with the person that means most to you and shower them with your love and attention. We are all for that here at Baby Chick. It’s important to spend that one-on-one time together since we know it can be difficult with little ones at home. But why just spend the day with your partner? Why not spend part of the day with the ladies in your life that you are grateful for? That’s exactly what we did!

There are so many incredible women in our community that do a ton for their family, friends, and clients. We wanted to thank and celebrate them and host a Galentine’s brunch to recognize their amazing work and their big hearts. We think it came together pretty cute and figured that you all might want a peek as well so you can have some ideas for your next Galentine’s brunch. 😉

Galentine's brunch, beaver's on westheimer, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Images provided by Creative Clicks Photography

Galentine's brunch, beaver's on westheimer, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

To host the perfect Galentine’s event (or any event for that matter), you have to have a few things:

1. Venue with Good Lighting

We had our brunch at this great new restaurant called Beaver’s on Westheimer. (Seriously, could there be a better name for this type of event? haha!) It was perfect for our little outdoor gathering for our girls date. I knew that this location was perfect since it’s central to the city (easy for everyone to get to), and I also knew that our photographer would get some fabulous photos since we were outside. It worked perfectly!

Galentine's brunch, beaver's on westheimer, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, beaver's on westheimer, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

2. Gorgeous Flowers

Flowers bring your event to life! That’s at least my opinion. Like these flowers from Arte & Design. They gave height to the table and were perfect for our feminine, Galentine’s look. Everyone was gushing!

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Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

3. Pretty Linens

I feel like good linens complete the whole look of the table. It’s the foundation that every tablescape needs. This lovely floral table runner and hot pink napkins from House of Hough were exactly what our tables needed to bring the whole look together! The texture on the runner was also beautiful with our flowers.

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

4. Calligraphy Place Settings

To let your guests know where they are sitting, think of a creative way to display their assigned seat. Kristara from Kristara Calligraphy thought of a fabulous idea and found different colors of pink and red lipsticks and wrote our names on the tubes of lipstick. Perfection! All the ladies LOVED it!

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

5. Delicious Libations

What’s a Galentine’s party without a good cocktail or two?! 😉 We were so spoiled by Beaver’s on Westheimer. They made the most delicious champagne cocktail as well as a super yummy sangria. I must go back and order these again!!

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

6. Tasty Menu

The brunch menu at Beaver’s on Westheimer was amazing. It literally had everything that our guests were craving. We were enjoying the food so much that we didn’t have the time to photograph it, but take my word for it–it was delicious! So when choosing your venue for your Galentine’s event, you have to pick a place that has a diverse menu for all of your guests. Take into account any food allergies, as well.

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

7. Decorations

The cherry on top of any event is adding the small touches of decor. We had cute balloons from Chrissy B Events Shop, “Be Mine” napkins from Natalie Chang Studio, a “Sip Sip Hooray, it’s Galentine’s Day” table sign from The Cottage Creative, cocktail stirrers from Couronne Boutique, balloons that our calligrapher wrote on, artwork by Atlantic Yogi, and a precious purse!

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Galentine's brunch, beaver's on westheimer, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

It’s also nice to have a place where you give credit to all of the vendors that donated any of their services or products as a thank you! This way your guests can tag the appropriate businesses and give them credit for their beautiful work.

8. Photo Booth with Props

A photo booth is always a highlight at every event. Your guests will stand in line to take cute photos and Boomerang’s with their phones. This heart piñata from Katie K Franklin was so cute with our “Happy Galentine’s Day” banner from Mailbox Happiness, and these adorable pink and red tassels from Jamboree Party Box.

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

And you obviously need to have photo props to make the pictures extra fun. 🙂 We loved the photo props from EH Social Events as well as the custom photo props from Couronne Boutique. They were the perfect addition for our photos.

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Love our Team Baby Chick ladies! Missed the ones that couldn’t attend!

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

9. Dessert

Ummm, hello! You have to have something sweet to end your event. My absolute FAVORITE cake in the entire world is Nothing Bundt Cakes’ White Chocolate Raspberry cake. It is seriously the best thing you will ever put in your mouth. I order this for every birthday, holiday, shower, you name it! Nothing Bundt Cake is nationwide so you MUST order from them for your next event.

And with a cake, you have to give it something to wow your guests. We know that this cake topper from Pop Fizz Cheers would be a hit at our Galentine’s brunch! And it sure was. 🙂

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Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

10. Swag Bags

Your guests will be so grateful if you take the time to put together some goody bags for them. Since Galentine’s Day was created by Parks & Rec, we thought these “Treat Yo Self” tote bags from Turtle’s Soup would be perfect. And they were!

Galentine's brunch, swag bags, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

We filled them with a few of our favorite things for a Galentine’s party. First a comfy t-shirt that says it all (these “Wine is My Valentine” tees from Cinta Events were EVERYTHING). I literally went home right after the event and wore the shirt. 🙂 Secondly a cute souvenir cup, like this Cuter than Cupid stadium cups from Busy Bee Gift. We gave each guest a stack of five. And these hilarious “Ovaries Before Brovaries”stickers from Sleepy Mountain. These gave the gals quite a laugh. The final touch was the confetti bags from Jamboree Party Box.

Galentine's brunch, swag bags, treat yo self, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, swag bag, treat yo self, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

Galentine's brunch, valentine's day with your girl friends, baby chick

We hope you enjoyed looking at all the details from our fun Galentine’s brunch! If you want to see Live footage, press play on our Facebook Live video that we have displayed below. 🙂 Happy Galentine’s Day!!

I'm on Facebook Live sharing our Happy Galentine's Day Brunch! Check out our cute set up!! ?

Posted by Baby Chick on Saturday, February 11, 2017

℅ Beavers on Westheimer Brunch | ℅ Kristara Calligraphy | ℅ Linens | ℅ Happy Galentine’s Day Banner |℅ Nothing Bundt Cakes Cupcakes & Cake | ℅ Flowers | ℅ Photography | ℅ Sip Sip Hooray Sign | ℅ Treat Yo Self Tote Bags | ℅ Valentine’s Straws | ℅ Wine is My Valentine Tees | ℅ XO gold balloons | ℅ Lips balloon & Photo props| ℅ Tassels & Confetti | ℅ Cake Topper | ℅ Heart Piñata | ℅ Be Mine Napkins | ℅ Cuter than Cupid Cups | ℅ Ovaries Before Brovaries Stickers | ℅ Ovary artwork | ℅ Cocktail stirrers & Photo props

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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