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How to Set a Brunch Table – Galentine’s Brunch

This month, I’m sharing How to Set a Brunch Table for a Galentine’s Brunch and how to decorate using inexpensive thrift store finds and DIY projects.

Planning a Galentine’s Brunch is great for getting your girlfriends together for some much-needed girl time. Planning events such as this is essential for your mental and physical health. I’d like you to please read more about the importance of Planning Girl Friend Time.

Supper Club

Today’s Brunch is part of our new monthly Supper Club series.

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain, and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

If you are joining me from Simply 2 Moms, Welcome! I know you loved every detail of their table.

How to Set a Galentine’s Brunch Table

When planning any event tablescape, begin with something that inspires you and build from there.

For this tablescape, there were actually two items that inspired the table.

First, the sweet floral embroidered tablecloth & napkins that I recently found at a Flea Market. Then these lovely botanical plates with a sweet pink rim. They were only 50 cents each, and I immediately knew they would be perfect for the Galentine’s Table.

Floral table cloth from thrift store.

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Galentine’s Brunch Centerpiece

Next, it was time to decide on the centerpiece. Because I have a good collection of Vintage Milk Glass Bud Vases, I decided they would be perfect filled with some soft touch pink tulips.

Three different style vases were gathered on a Milk Glass Cake Plate, surrounded by a eucalyptus candle ring. In addition, vintage butter pat plates, ceramic birds & moss balls were gathered to create a sweet centerpiece.

Milk Glass Vases and cake stand for centerpiece on galentine's table setting.
Galentine's Day Brunch Tablescape

The Place Setting

Here is a look at the place setting. The oversized plates serve as chargers and are stacked with an ironstone dinner plate, the thrifted botanical salad plates, and finally, topped with a vintage clear appetizer plate.

I wanted to avoid covering the beautiful pattern on the salad plates, so the vintage glass plates were perfect.

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The Lighting

Instead of placing candles on the table, floating candles were added to the DIY Light Fixture. Water-activated candles float in the hanging cups filled with food-colored water for a festive Valentine’s feel.

Floating Candles on light fixture.

Budget when Planning a Tablescape

Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do and I’m always on the look out for new items to use on the tables.

You don’t have to spend much money to create a fun and festive table.

As you can see, most everything used is either thrifted or a DIY project. Even the glassware and silverware are from a thrift store. The pink champagne flutes were only 50 cents each.

Pink Herbal Plates for a Galentine's Brunch Table Setting.

These cheap thrift store glass vases are filled with Valentine’s Candy and are repurposed as fun place card holders. Each one costs less than $2.50 to create but is still a sweet gift for the guest to take home at the end of the brunch.

Galentine's Day Pink & Green Table Setting

Two DIY Brunch Table Ideas

Another creative and inexpensive idea is to make your place cards from card stock. It’s easy to cut a heart shape, attach a long toothpick (with hot glue) and add each guest’s name.

Place cards from card stock

Chair Charms

In addition, I wanted to decorate the chairs with a fun romantic charm. For this project, an inexpensive package of heart doilies, a length of red ribbon and hot glue easy form a hanging pocket.

Just fill the pocket with any lightweight florals. Simple baby’s breath seemed a good choice and didn’t compete with the tulips. One bundle from the grocery store filled all the pockets.

The table is ready for the virtual guests to arrive.

Pink and Green Galentine's Day Brunch table Setting.

You can now see the full menu and my appetizer recipe, Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Bites!

More Brunch Table Ideas

Here are some additional Brunch Tablescape Ideas that you will enjoy.

Galentine's Day Brunch Table - Girlfriend Brunch.

Now it’s time for you to see the Galentine’s Table that my creative friend, Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms, is sharing today.

In addition, don’t miss the other fun tables. Just click on each blog name to follow the tour.

Stacy Ling BricksNBlooms/ Vintage Home Designs/MidWest Life&Style / Simply 2 Moms / The Pondsfarmhouse



How to set a brunch Table - Galentine's Brunch Table Setting.


Friday 5th of February 2021

You’ve created such a gorgeous display! I bet there’s smiles all around for Valentine’s Day this year!

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Friday 5th of February 2021

Jenn, I really appreciate this. Thanks so much.


Thursday 4th of February 2021

It's beautiful! I love how you used the vintage milk glass vases.

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Friday 5th of February 2021

Shawna, I really appreciate this. Rachel


Thursday 4th of February 2021

Please save a seat at your table for me! I'm only a few hours away! The vintage lover in me so much enjoyed seeing how you set your table for brunch. All of the details are so pretty and I like the unique way that you decorated your light for Valentine's Day.

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Friday 5th of February 2021

Paula, I really appreciate this. I love incorporating those vintage finds.

Kelly Radcliff

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Rachel can I be invited to the next brunch? I bet you are an amazing hostess. The table is fabulous and I love all of the details. I can't believe those plates were only 50cents! Pinning!

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Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Kelly, I know!! Me either! It was a steal.


Sunday 31st of January 2021

I just love this! Your table is darling!

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Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by.