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How to throw the best Galentine’s Day brunch ever

Ladies, February 13 is time to gather your gal pals and kick it, breakfast-style.

Galentine's_Day_ladies celebrating ladies

Ladyfriends, gather ’round.

This Saturday is only the best day of the year (according to everyone’s favourite girl-power advocate, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation). That’s right, February 13 is Galentine’s Day, and that means it’s time to assemble your friends for a celebratory girls-only brunch.

Opinions on hearts, flowers or Hallmark holidays aside, taking time out with your girlfriends to enjoy good breakfast food, drink mimosas and hand out outrageous compliments to one another is as good a reason as any to get together — whether you have plans on the 14th or not.

Intrigued? Here are five things you can do to turn a weekend brunch into a Galentine’s Day celebration for all your ladies (attached and unattached).

1. There must be waffles.
As Ms. Knope says, “we need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” (And frittatas, don’t forget the frittatas.)

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2. Over-the-top compliments should be given with abandon. 
Bonus points if you can deliver said compliments with the awkward and endearing panache of Ms. Knope herself.

Leslie Knope compliment






3. Mimosas.  
What’s a weekend brunch without a little OJ and bubbly? Treat yo’ self.

4. Make thoughtful, overly personalized gifts. 
Kidding. You’re already hosting brunch. These homemade candy conversation hearts would make a cute take-away, though.

April Ludgate - Galentines day









5. Cards.
Quirky and fun, handmade or meaningful cards are all accepted. Get ideas here.











But really, as long as you’re all together, anything goes. Here are our best brunch recipes to get you there: