I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day (and no, not in a sad girl way), but after years of low key, forced romance with respective boyfriends, I’ve learned that it’s actually a great opportunity to spoil your friends. Because, really, love comes in all sorts of forms … isn’t that what Hugh Grant told us in “Love Actually”?
I got some of my girl friends together (and surprisingly, two dudes) for a fancy, little plein air brunch this past weekend. I went a little full-tilt girly brunch with French macarons, yogurt parfaits, cookies, quiche, and croissants. I didn’t make a dang thing (very unlike me) because I wanted to have one no-stress party. It was the best decision I have made in a while.
I sweetened the deal (and ensured a longer brunch session) with a mimosa bar featuring Segura Viudas Brut Cava, blueberry and orange juices, and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur. Everyone was able to make their perfect mimosa concoction. Trader Joe’s has a fantastic selection of unique juices for mimosas, just stay away from the carbonated options as it can make your mimosa too effervescent.
A fun, extra touch on the brunch was adding party favors at each place. Segura Viudas makes the cutest little (totally totable) splits that were perfect as placeholders.
So, what are your favorite Valentine’s Day traditions–both with S.O.s and friends?
***Special thanks to Segura Viudas for sponsoring our brunch!***