Girlfriends’ Valentine’s Brunch (and a Giveaway!)

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and although you might be making plans with your honey, sometimes it can be about showing your friends that you care about them!! This year I decided to host a little soiree to celebrate a special group of girlfriends that have supported me this year – close friends and our Sacramento Street contributors (a new lovely lady debuting next week!). Minted was kind enough to provide a Valentine’s Day party in a box, which was perfect for the occasion – striped straws, signs, colorful paper goods for the table, and tags.

It was fun dreaming up this girlie-girl tabletop – a bit out of my normal (neutral colored) comfort zone but it definitely had to happen for this Valentine’s Day brunch. My essentials for any brunch tabletop – clean cut tulips from the grocery store, bright linen napkins, candy in the colors your decorating the table with and lastly, a fun drink to serve guests as they arrive (in this case blood orange soda with prosecco).

One of my favorite things to do for parties is to have something special for guests – in this case, I worked with Minted on creating personalized journals for each of my girlfriends. It was fun to add them to the tabletop as their place card.

When you combine love, laughter and amazing friends around a table, there really isn’t anything better! This brunch made me realize I need to host more parties to celebrate the girlfriends I love.

Now for the fun part! Minted is giving away a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items! Perfect for the holiday that is right around the corner

Here’s how to enter the Minted Valentine’s day giveaway:
~ Leave a comment on this post, telling us which Valentine’s Day items are your favorite from Mintedclassroom sized valentines, regular valentines, gift tags, journals, art prints, or the party in a box (which I featured). That’s it! Just be sure to include your email address.

~ One winner will be chosen randomly and win a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items on the site!
The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, February 4th!

UPDATE: Congrats to Whitney for being our winner this time! You’ll be receiving an email shortly.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming // Napkins from Hudson | Grace in San Francisco


  1. Ali P

    I’m in love with that party in a box! Too much fun!

  2. Laura

    I loved this post and love Valentine’s day for showing love to all the special people in our lives. My favorites are the journals and art prints.

  3. Whitney

    What a gorgeous post… such a great idea! I am obsessed with Minted… I used them for my wedding invites and programs. Beautiful stuff! Right now I’m coveting their journals and art prints… such happy stuff!


  4. jeannie

    super cute idea! love the party in a box w/personalized journals!

  5. Livivua Chandler

    Oh man that party in the box is so pretty. I would love to flaunt that a party. – yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

  6. Lauren

    I love the minted journals. What a fun idea to use as place cards!

  7. MeaganS

    I like the little prince print mgleber[at]gmail[dot]com

  8. Sarah @ BelleOnHeels

    Um, can I pick everything? I love the floral mix journal and I would love to get a stack of the Doodle Words cards to send to friends and family 🙂

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

  9. Pin

    Oh my gosh, I love this! It reminds of Leslie Knope’s Galentine’s Day parties (do you watch Parks & Rec?)! I love your idea of the personalized journals for place cards– I’m definitely going to be stealing that idea. 🙂

  10. Sabrina

    I love the gift tags. I had several favorites including the “nuts about you” with the elephant.

  11. stacy

    The Valentine’s Ombre party in a box is just delightful! I’d love to share that with my friends.

  12. hannah

    definitely party in a box! how fun is that??

  13. Valerie Theberge

    I like the Valentine’s Ombre Love party decor!

  14. Kaitlin Boles

    I love the XOXO Party Decor, so cute! Some my other favorites include the art prints, and individual cards!

  15. Abby

    I love all of the art prints! It would be hard to choose just one!

  16. Isabelle

    I love the valentine’s ombre love party decor! It’s so fun and perfect for a girls’ valentine’s day brunch. Definitely doing one this year. Great idea!

  17. Colleen

    I would love to throw a Valentine’s Day get together for my girlfriends ~ the wishing tree and bunting from the v-day ombre dream party are fabulous!

  18. laura

    I love the art prints, great post too

  19. Kate

    What a great little get together! I love it!!!! Everything in this post is so sweet! I love the paper straws and all the candy everywhere!!

  20. Clara

    My fav is the party in a box! I’d use it to host a girls Valentine’s tea party!!

  21. Kory

    How cute is this party! I love the idea of doing something special for your girlfriends on Valentines Day. The journals are definitely my favorite, they’re so girly and cute.

  22. Elyse G

    I love the art prints! *fingers crossed*

  23. Karen

    I love the prints and party in a box. I must have that field of waves print!

  24. viva

    I too love the party in a box idea – can’t wait to use one for my next girly gathering. (Also, are those napkins from Hudson Grace? Am so in love with that store after seeing it here.)

  25. Cady

    I love the party in a box! Adorable.

  26. Jenny

    I love the party in a box. What a great and easy way to get friends together!

  27. Natalie

    Those Valentine’s Day gift tags are so pretty! I also love the ombre party decor.

  28. Lauren T

    My favorite would be the “love love love you print”. Perfect for the occasion.

  29. michelle

    Love the journals! Such a neat idea to personalize them.

  30. Ricki DiCola

    I would love to use them for my daughter’s first grade class and teacher. I love valentine’s day! I have to help at the party this year…how fun to come with printed items!

  31. Nancy

    I love it all! What a fun post! The notebooks, and party decorations are my favorites!

  32. Jennifer

    I love their cards, but after looking at the journals… ooh la la!

  33. Lisa

    Love the straws & candy❤

  34. Hong

    How could you not love a party in a box?!! My fav!

  35. Priscilla Benavides

    My favorite is the Space Mission Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards Classroom Valentine’s day cards!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  36. Kelly Ly

    i love this! i now want to plan something for my friends

    Off Kelly’s Hanger

  37. Laura C.

    I’m in love with the art prints. I would get multiple prints and arrange them on a wall. My favorites are the “field of waves,” “love,” and “lots of hearts.” Great giveaway!

  38. Kate

    OMG I am in-love with the Valentine’s Ombre Love Party Decor Box…Thanks for drawing my interest to Minted, everything is beautiful! =)

  39. Ashley Czeschin

    I love the party in a box! How precious!?

  40. Sara

    I love the art prints and journals! I should def plan a party ASAP!

  41. Dani

    I love the party in a box! Absolutely adorable.

  42. Meg

    LOVE the party in a box…so cute to have everything you need all in one place! Would love this to throw my own v-day party for friends!

  43. Cee

    Adorable! I love the classroom sized valentines, particularly the Owl Be Your Friend Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards! The party in a box is so appealing as well 🙂

  44. Alison

    I just love this idea – a one stop shop!

    I love the table setting the color palette is just so pretty!

  45. Jennifer

    Love Minted’s art prints!

  46. Cheryl S.

    So pretty, loved the pix! The Party in a Box would awesome. XO

  47. Eloquence

    I love their journals — especially the floral mix one!

  48. Kate

    I love the party in a box – what a great idea! I am now so ready for January to be over – on to Valentine’s Day!

  49. Annie

    Such a cute idea! The party in a box are too perfect, definitely my faves. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  50. Stephanie

    I love everything about this post! I’m now inspired to throw a Valentine’s Day party. I love it all but the party in a box is my favorite!

  51. Dominique

    I’m loving the Conversation Heart Valentine Party… It’s super cute and would be perfect for a small gathering at the office!

  52. Anne

    I love the Valentine’s party in a box! What a great idea to do a girlfriends’ brunch!

  53. Sandra M.

    My favorite from minted are their Valentine’s Day art prints! So cute, and still something I would consider hanging year-round (but a nice addition to a v-day party, too!).

    Thanks for the chance!

  54. Karman

    I love the Ombre Party in a Box! What a cute set of decorations to transform any space into a special Valentine’s Day locale! The details are so simple and cleverl. Love!

  55. Betsy

    Love the pirate valentines.

  56. Chloe Moon

    Oh how cute is the fox valentine’s card! that’s my favorite for kiddies! =)

    Please count me in!

  57. Wehaf

    I love the candy stripe valentine’s day greeting cards!

  58. Chelsey

    Excellent post- valentines day is for loving all your lovelies, not just one.

  59. Mary Frances

    I love Minted, and particularly think this Party in a Box is brilliant. What a fun way to spruce up a fun girls night.

  60. Rachel

    I love the Minted Art Prints! 🙂

  61. jodi

    i adore the party in a box!

  62. Laura

    Love the party in a box!

  63. Molly

    I love the party in a box! How fun, everything is beautiful.

  64. Esther

    That Little Prince art print is too sweet. Love Minted! Thank you for the fun giveaway!

  65. Amy

    The Mint Valentine’s Day products are lovely! I really like the party pack shown, but after looking at the other Valentine options on their site, I really like the art prints. There were so many to choose from. I’m really in need of some art prints too:)
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!


  66. Madeline

    I like the party in a box, especially the Conversation Heart Valentine Party Decor.

  67. Patty

    Love your personalized journals!

  68. Corinne

    Definitely the party in a box! that would make life so much easier : )

  69. Kaylie

    So hard to choose….but I think the Party in a Box wins!

  70. Hanna

    I love everything about Minted! The party in the box is fantastic. I especially like the art prints, like the Field of Waves print.

  71. Tina Martinez

    Love Minted! The prints are gorgeous, loving the Je T’aime print! And the stationary is fabulous too!

  72. Kelly

    What a fun post! I love the personalized journals that you worked with Minted to create for your friends. What a great gift!

  73. Jes Ryzenberg

    Love the Valentines-Day-Party-in-a-box and personalized notebooks! It’s whimsical and clever at the same time, and perfect for the single gals that love a bit of romance! – xx

  74. Tara

    love the journals!

  75. Rachel

    Love the red and pink striped journal. Really cute giveaway!

  76. Shannon

    Party in a box for sure!

  77. Kathleen

    I love Minted!! Everything they do is fabulous, but their classroom Valentines are especially adorbs.

  78. Meredith

    I am loving the paper hearts art print and the paper cut gift tags (I love anything in a Kraft Paper / white combo)! How fun to celebrate valentine’s with your girls!!

  79. Lindsay

    the part in a box is too fun! my girlfriends would love it!

  80. Lovisa Wallin

    I love valentine’s day! Just like you said, it’s just as important to appreciate your friends on a day like that! I really like your photos and ideas!

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