Show your sisters, confidantes, and gal pals that you love them with a Galantine’s Day brunch! From delectable recipes to charming décor ideas, make this day as special as your friendships.

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate the bonds of friendship than a fun and healthy celebration? We’re here to help you plan out the perfect brunch with recipes featuring greenhouse grown fruits & veggies, plus decor ideas, and more!

An essential part of any celebration is the meal! You want to make sure your friends are impressed and enjoy the time spent together. The first thing you are going to want to do is decide on a healthy yet delicious menu.

Valentine’s Day is known for its sweet treats and sugar, and of course, you can treat yourself, but it is also nice to have a variety of healthy meals on the table. With the convenience of greenhouse grown produce, there’s always a supply of high-quality ingredients to choose from, even in February.

Brunch for Your Besties –

Start by setting the table with a variety of dishes plus some fresh fruits & veggies for snacking. Create a heart-shaped charcuterie board with your favorite bite-sized Uno Bites Nano Cucumbers which can refresh the palette between each dish. You can also add Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes which fit the red Valentine theme, and Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers for a nice fresh crunch.

A brunch must-have is quiche! It is an all-in-one meal with protein from the egg and freshness from the veggies. Adding fresh vegetables and flavors can elevate the dish and make it more exciting for your guests. Try this Tortilla Breakfast Quiche which will impress each taste palette. Made with Tiki Tomatoes™, it will add a pop of color to the table and be the star of the party!

But don’t speak too soon, because these Ham and Melon Pastry Tarts might take the cake as your guests’ favorite! Featuring Oronai Sweet Charentais Melons, these puff pastries make a great appetizer. With a taste of paradise™, this greenhouse grown melon adds a crisp and refreshing twist to these pastries with a sweet and savory flavor that you won’t be able to forget.

Another great option to have on the table is a complimentary drink. How about a Strawberry Mimosa Mocktail? Spice up the usual orange juice by adding Sweet Blooms® Strawberries, lime, and mint. There is no doubt it is delicious, but it’s a great twist on a brunch drink that also fits perfectly into your Galantine’s Day color palette!

Last but not least, dessert! You can’t have Galantine’s Day without a sweet treat, and nothing says Valentine’s Day more than strawberries. Try out these Sweet Blooms® Strawberries as a perfect ending to an amazing meal! For something light, serve these fun Strawberry Tanghulu. They will give the table fresh life with its vibrant flavor and intriguing look. Give this treat a try to be able to offer something different and impress your guests!

Set the Mood –

Before you have the girls over, let’s make sure your decorations are all set. Start with a color palette. When you think of love, what colors come to mind? Fill the space with pastel pinks, reds, whites, and gold. This will be the perfect backdrop to capture any pictures and brighten the space. Items such as balloons, a table runner, banners, or lace will be a great way to fill any space but also fit the theme. Choose tableware with floral-like patterns, pastel-colored napkins, and gold-accented glasses. Bonus if you have heart-shaped dishes!

You can go all out without breaking your budget either! Make DIY garlands using heart-shaped cut-outs on glittery paper, then string them across the dining area or hang them on the wall for a special touch. To make a more heartwarming touch, you can even print out your favorite pictures of the group as reminders of the memories you share. Add in some fresh flowers for an extra-special touch. Focus on roses, peonies, and tulips, which will make perfect centerpieces as arranged bouquets in vases or mason jars.

A great reason to celebrate –

No matter what you serve or the way you decorate you’re sure to have a good time with your gals. It may not be very often you are all in the same space together, so make the most of it. Getting older means getting busier, and you may not have as much time to set aside for your girlfriends. Make this a priority for your group to catch up and celebrate friendship. Pull out the board games or put on your favorite rom-com movies and enjoy the time you have together.

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