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Easy Galentine’s Brunch Table Decor: Quick, Budget-Friendly Ideas

Want to treat your treasured girlfriends to a Galentine’s Brunch party but don’t want to break the bank? You will love these easy, inexpensive brunch table decor ideas. From simple Dollar Tree supplies, DIY crafts, and thrifted decorations you are sure to wow your guests. Even if you are not crafty, you can duplicate these creative ideas. Plus, see easy-to-follow tips for setting a brunch table for a festive, laughter-filled time with your besties.

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. If you’d like to know more about the benefits of girlfriend time, read this article, Planning Girl Friend Time.

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Supper Club

Welcome to the first of our new monthly Virtual Supper Club series.

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 2021. We each live in different areas of the country and bring our own unique style to each theme.

Each month, you will see tables and entertaining ideas to help plan your own dinner parties.

How to Set a Galentine’s Brunch Table

To begin planning a festive tablescape, start with something that inspires you and build from there.

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

First, the sweet floral embroidered tablecloth & napkins that I recently found at a Flea Market. And 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 with botanical thrifted dishes.  Budget-friendly Valentine's Day Table Setting.

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Galentine’s Brunch Thrifted Milk Glass 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.

Vintage Milk Glass Bud Vases and cake stand for centerpiece on galentine's table setting.

Even the buffet table is filled with milk glass, tulips, and a thrifted cross-stitched piece to add more of a cottagecore aesthetic to the screened porch party.

Galentine's Day Brunch Tablescape with Vintage Milk Glass Centerpiece and thrifted table cloth and tableware.

How To Set a Thrifted Place Setting

Here is a look at the thrifted and vintage place setting for the Galentine’s brunch.

First, the oversized plates serve as chargers and are stacked with a vintage ironstone dinner plate. Next are the thrifted botanical salad plates, which are 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 a perfect choice.

The Brunch Table Lighting

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

Floating Candles on light fixture above Galentine's Brunch Table.

Budget-Friendly Brunch Tablescape Planning

Because I love to entertain, I’m always on the lookout for new items to use to create festive table settings.

If you keep your eyes open for unique tableware, you don’t have to spend much money to create a fun and festive table.

You will notice that almost everything used for this tablescape is either thrifted or a DIY project. Even the glassware and silverware are from a thrift store. To sweeten the table, I found these pink champagne flutes for only 50 cents at Habitat ReStore.

If you can’t find pink champagne flutes, look for clear flutes and tie a pink ribbon around the stems for a touch of romance.

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

Thrifted Place Card Holders

These cheap thrift store glass vases are filled with Valentine’s Candy and are repurposed as fun place card holders. Each placeholder, including candy, costs less than $2.50 to make. They are a sweet treat for the guest to take home at the end of the brunch.

Galentine's Day Tablescape with Pink & Green Table Setting using Vintage Milk Glass and Thrifted Table Decor.

Two DIY Galentines Brunch Table Ideas

You don’t have to scrimp on style to save money with these easy DIY Galentine’s Brunch table ideas.

First, you can easily make place cards using card stock. It’s easy to cut a heart shape, attach a long toothpick (with hot glue), and add each guest’s name.

Use the toothpick to hold the heart in the candy-filled jar.

DIY Place cards from card stock

DIY Chair Charms

In addition, I decided to decorate the chairs with a fun, romantic chair charm.

For this project, use inexpensive heart doilies from Dollar Tree to create pockets. Place two hearts together in a fan shape, and use hot glue to adhere. Repeat for the backside. Place the two sets together and use glue along the sides and bottom, leaving the top open.

Then add a length of red ribbon and hot glue to easily form a hanging pocket.

Just fill the pocket with lightweight florals. Simple baby’s breath was an inexpensive option and didn’t compete with the tulips. One inexpensive bundle from the grocery store filled all the pockets.

Hang the pockets on the back of each chair. You can also gift the chair charms to your guests if you choose.

Now, the Galentine’s brunch table is ready for the guests to arrive.

Pink and Green Galentine's Day Brunch table Setting.  Galentine's Brunch Table with Dollar Tree Chair Charms

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.  Thrifted tableware and milk glass vintage centerpiece ideas.


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


Monday 22nd of January 2024

Great ideas. What fun!


Monday 22nd of January 2024

Renae, Thanks for stopping by.


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.