Today at STYLEanthropy, let’s talk about a simple Valentine’s Day brunch setup. And by simple, I mean styling even the simplest of brunches such as bacon and eggs. You don’t have to go all out and create something crazy and fancy. All it takes is styling up tried and tested all-time favorites. Because… bacon. Bacon people. What man doesn’t like bacon?
These photos were taken years ago. But I just wanted to share with you that it doesn’t have to be all out fancy to celebrate Valentines Day. Just a few details here and there can make a simple Valentines Day brunch look like you made an extra effort. And besides, when you already have dinner reservations at a fancy resto, you don’t have to be slaving in the kitchen for brunch. Here are some simple ideas.
Simple Valentine’s Day Brunch Ideas
- Use something red or pink for your table setting. It can be red napkins, rose stemware, plates with red prints and so on. But if you don’t have any red-colored table pieces, then use the fancy ones that you have. Here, I used red placemats and a red table runner to invoke that Valentines Day red theme.
- Set your table nicely. If on normal days you only bring out the big plate with a spoon, fork or knife, for Valentines Day, set up the whole shebang. Arrange the plates and flatware nicely. Use napkins and coaster to make it extra special. These coasters are my fave. If you have gold flatware or gold chargers, use them. Love silver instead? Go use it!
- Add some flowers or candles. Flowers make any tablescape extra special and nice. Pick your favorite.
- Style your food. Whatever simple dish you plan to make, be it eggs and bacon, add a little bit of styling to show your loved ones you did an extra step for a special occasion. My favorite thing to do is garnishing with a fruit or vegetable flower. It can be an orange, tomato, kiwi, lemon, or any round fruit or vegetable you have. Instead of cutting it straight in half, do a zig zag (chevron) cut around the center. If you need instructions on how to do this, let me know and I’ll make a step-by-step update. Other ways to garnish is with the help of cookie cutters. Use heart for Valentines Day of course, to cut up your favorite fruits like watermelon, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe and more.
P.S. Forgive my awful photography below. I’ve taken these photos years ago before I learned a few tricks here and there. 🙂
STYLEanthropists, always remember to dine in style. Hope you enjoyed these Simple Valentine’s Day Brunch ideas!