I know, I know, today is Valentine’s Day (Happy Love Day, friends!), but don’t most people typically celebrate mid-week holidays on the weekend? I do, at least. Weekend Valentine’s Day celebrators, here’s a sweet idea for you. Katie Meyers of Meyers Styles decided to spread the love this year with a bubbly V-Day brunch for more than two. Check out her fun, festive and simple entertaining ideas.
Use simple but unique touches at each place setting. I like the rustic vibe these mini clothespins give each menu when clipped to linen napkins. Allow guests to feel extra special by adding a sweet touch to each name tag. These Valentine’s Day-themed cupcake stickers are the perfect fit for a brunch that is based around a classic holiday color scheme of red, pink, purple and white.
Let Cupid kick off the party by setting up a self-serve bar. Allow guests to be their own mixologist, and display items to make mimosas, bellinis, or enjoy a signature cocktail like Cupid’s Arrow.
Cupid’s Arrow Cocktail
champagne or prosecco
1 lime, sliced
Fill each glass 1/4 of the way with pomegranate juice.
Top off the glass by pouring in champagne or prosecco.
Insert toothpick into a slightly bent lime slice, and rest on top of the glass.
Top lime slice with pomegranate seeds.
Let yourself get creative by serving classic foods with a heart-shaped twist. These mini BLTs will be the hit of the party! Simply slice your bread using a heart-shaped cookie cutter before toasting each slice, then add bacon, tomato and lettuce.
Set up a Valentine’s Day coffee and dessert station for guests. Feature an eclectic mix of iconic items, such as candy hearts, novelty items and treats from a local bakery. Or, for those of you who don’t have room left after the meal, try adding a splash of cinnamon to your coffee for a touch of sweetness.
Send guests home with favors, like heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cookies or goodie bags filled with mini chocolates, as a reminder of the love-filled event.
Today’s the day! Get Valentine’s Day recipes, crafts and decorating ideas right here at HGTV.com.