Pink Green and Black Party Theme

Pretty. Private. Pink. BFF Brunch

Everything good is worth celebrating and anything worth celebrating deserves your best effort. That includes spending time with friends. It’s always a great time when the girls can get together, but life oftentimes stands in the way. If you’re like me and entire states separate you and your BFF, then when you two can finally get together it’s a big deal. Why not mark the occasion with a #fancy brunch to catch up?

 

What are my suggestions for a great date with your bestie? Pick a spot that’s private…away from the boys and the kids. Bring out your good linens and fine china, so she’ll know it’s special. #aaaaawwww Make something yummy (and decadent) like this praline pecan monkey bread. Serve it with bacon, fresh fruit, and a drink (or 2) like a mimosa, or this apple cider sangria. Have a fantastic time with your unbioligical sister.

 

Here’s how I set up my table:

 

BFF Brunch, Pink Green and Black Decor

BFF Brunch, Pink Green and Black Decor

BFF Brunch, Pink Green and Black Decor

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Pink and Green Collage

 

I was inspired by this graphic pink and green fabric Absolute Travel Addict shared with me from one of her trips to the Motherland. It made for a fantastic runner and added a lot of visual interest to the design. The pink roses were the perfect feminine touch. Doesn’t it scream, no boys allowed? 🙂

 

For more tips on planning brunch for you and your BFFs, check out this article at girlfriendology.

 

Kids Breakfast 2014

5 Ideas for a Kid Friendly Valentine’s Breakfast

On Monday I shared some tips on how to plan a romantic Valentine’s dinner for two. Today, I thought it would be a good idea to share something a little more kid friendly. How about a fun breakfast?

We don’t have kids yet, and to be honest, Mommy and I never did this kind of thing when I was a kid. However, as an adult we did do some fun things from time to time. One of them included having ice cream for breakfast. Do I think that’s a good idea? Absolutely! If it’s a special occasion. Does Valentine’s Day count? Yep…with sprinkles. However, if you want to do something more reasonable here are a few things that I found that were SUPER cute.

1) This heart shaped variation of “egg in the hole” is adorable. And can be done very easily. Check out One Charming Party for the full instructions.

love nest

2) On one of our frequent trips to Ikea, I was excited to find out that they sell milk jugs. They actually call it a vase, but I know better. I actually had a project in mind, but the small ones would be perfect for serving up strawberry milk. A few simple decorations will make it extra special. No cooking required.

Strawberry Milk

3) It is my firm belief that you cannot go wrong with fresh fruit. Just use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut it into “love”ly shapes and put it on a skewer, or in this case a popsicle stick. The heart shaped plate is nice, but definitely not a requirement. Serve with a side of yogurt for dipping. Add sprinkles, because it’s a special occasion.

Fruit Kabob

These next two are my favorites and if I wasn’t doing dinner, I’d give this a try for a breakfast in bed.

4) It seems like everything is getting the red velvet treatment…ice cream, chicken, and brownies…and I think we’re all okay with this. So when I saw these yummy red heart shaped pancakes by WhipperBerry, I thought they would be perfect for this list. She even includes a recipe for buttermilk syrup. Not sure what that would taste like, but I’m curious. You could also try them with a cream cheese glaze to keep it more traditional.

heart-shaped-red-velvet-pancakes

5) The Paper Mama shares her budget friendly Valentine’s go to item…Heart shaped bacon!! It’s like love shaped, love flavored love. To kick it up a notch, as if that’s really necessary, she suggests dipping it in chocolate. I’d suggest candied bacon. Either way, it’s still bacon and that’s more than enough.

hearty bacon

If this seems like too much, you could always do the ice cream thing. Your kids will love you for it. Check out my pinterest board for more lovey dove-y Valentine’s edibles and creative ways to show you care.