Galentine’s Brunch Tablescape


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Pink valentine's day table decor by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Even though the day technically belongs to Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s just such a fun excuse to get together and celebrate friendship. In Leslie’s words, “It’s ladies celebratin’ ladies.” This year I organized an intimate Galentine’s Day brunch, so I put together this pink and gold Valentine’s Day tablescape for some of my closest girlfriends. Keep reading for Valentine’s Day table decor details! I also created a step-by-step Valentine’s table centerpiece tutorial, too, so be on the lookout for that below. 

DIY Valentine’s Table Centerpiece

Valentine's Day table centerpiece designed by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Valentine’s Centerpiece Materials

I normally buy my flowers at the grocery store, but I mixed it up and ordered garden roses and Nagi greenery in bulk from Sam’s Club. I wanted to create a DIY flower bar for Galentine’s Day, so it just made sense. I’ll be honest– I’m pretty hooked. You literally can’t find more affordable flowers! Granted, you have to buy them in huge quantities, but still. All the other flowers came from the grocery store, though!

Here are all the flowers and materials I used to make this Valentine’s table centerpiece–

  • 8 stems Nagi greenery
  • 12 light pink garden roses (in 2 different shades– one was slightly more saturated than the other)
  • 12 white garden roses
  • 4 dark pink spray roses (I love spray roses because each single stem has multiple buds!)
  • 2 white spray roses
  • 3 stems of white stock
  • 6 stems pink carnations
  • 6 stems baby’s breath
  • 5 mason jars
  • Small white crate basket

I also used my handy Chikamasa curved scissors to cut the stems at the right angle. They’re pricey (just under $40), but so worth it if you enjoy floral design! Another product I highly recommend is Crowning Glory Flower Spray. It’s totally clear, leaves no residue, and extends the life of my flower arrangements significantly (specifically those with roses and hydrangeas)!

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece Tutorial

To recreate this Valentine’s table centerpiece, start by filling five mason jars with water and flower food and then nesting them inside a small white crate. For reference, this white crate is roughly 12×8″. Also, if there’s space available, add an extra mason jar! I prefer using six, but I can’t fit a 6th one in this little crate. 

Next, cut the stems of Nagi greenery with clippers at a 45 degree angle and position them around the corners of the arrangement. Be sure to remove any leaves below the water line before putting them in water. Otherwise, you risk contaminating the water, and your flowers won’t last as long– and nobody wants that. 

Then, trim your pink and white garden roses (be conservative, though– you can always cut them shorter later!) and spread them out evenly among the mason jars. These are your statement flowers, so make sure their stems are slightly taller than the rest to help them stand out. 

Next, start adding in your secondary flowers– in this case, your spray roses and stock. I love using stock around the corners to create dimension and the spray roses closer to the center to create volume.  

At this point, your Valentine’s Day centerpiece should look relatively full but still have some visible holes. Grab the baby’s breath and start filling those in. I also used some extra stems of greenery to do the same– specifically around the edges of the crate (greenery’s great for hiding the lids of the mason jars). It also creates quite a bit of contrast among the flowers, too!

Finally, spray the arrangement with Crowning Glory Flower Spray and change the water in each mason jar daily to keep your Valentine’s flower arrangement as vibrant and fresh as possible. I like to add fresh flower food every day, too. 

Easy Valentine's Day flower arrangement designed by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Valentine's table centerpiece designed by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

DIY Valentine's Table Centerpiece

Yield: 1 centerpiece
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $50

This DIY Valentine's Day flower arrangement is elegant yet attainable! All you need are some mason jars, a small white crate, and your favorite pink and white flowers.

Materials

  • 8 stems Nagi greenery
  • 12 light pink garden roses
  • 12 white garden roses
  • 4 dark pink spray roses
  • 2 white spray roses
  • 3 stems of white stock
  • 6 stems pink carnations
  • 6 stems baby’s breath
  • 5 mason jars
  • Small white crate basket

Tools

  • Chikamasa B-500SRF Curved Scissors
  • Crowning Glory Flower Spray

Instructions

    1. Fill five mason jars with water and flower food and then nest them inside a small white crate. 
    2. Cut the stems of Nagi greenery with clippers at a 45 degree angle and position them around the corners of the arrangement. Be sure to remove any leaves below the water line before putting them in water. Otherwise, you risk contaminating the water, and your flowers won’t last as long. 
    3. Trim your pink and white garden roses and spread them out evenly among the mason jars. These will be your statement flowers, so make sure their stems are tall enough to stand out. 
    4. Add in your secondary flowers– in this case, your spray roses, stock, and carnations. Position the stock and carnations around the corners to create dimension and the spray roses around the center to create volume.
    5. Use the stems of baby's breath to fill in any visible holes. You can also use extra greenery to do the same (it's particularly handy around the edges of the crate for hiding the lids of the mason jars). Greenery's great for creating extra contrast among the flowers, too.
    6. Spray the arrangement with Crowning Glory Flower Spray, change the water, and add new flower food daily to keep your arrangement as vibrant and fresh as possible.

Notes

Be conservative when trimming your stems. You can always cut them shorter later on! Also, to avoid contaminating the water, remove any leaves or smaller buds below the water line. 

There's no exact formula when it comes to floral design. Feel free to arrange the flowers in different order or use different pink and white flowers altogether. Your Valentine's table centerpiece will still come out stunning!

This mason-jars-nested-inside-a-basket formula is my default, but it can be tough to see where the stems are actually going. Once you're done arranging the flowers, do a quick visual sweep to make sure all stems are actually sitting in water.

For reference, this white crate is roughly 12×8″.

Galentine’s Day Brunch Tablescape

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares her valentine's table decor on Diary of a Debutante

If red symbolizes love, pink should symbolize friendship. Seriously, who picked yellow?! I digress. That being said, nothing goes better with pink than gold! So, here’s everything else I used to design this simple Valentine’s Day tablescape–

  • Heart-shaped plates and bowls– I found these sweet pink heart plates and bowls at Target last year and wish I bought so many more! They’re still available in red, but I haven’t seen the pink restocked this year. I found super similar (albeit pricier) bowls on Amazon, though!
  • Gold chargers– Would you believe I found these at Dollar Tree?! I was thinking about painting them pink, but I liked the contrast with the gold more. 
  • Valentine’s Day centerpiece– I used a white crate, six mason jars, and a variety of white and pink flowers to create this low Valentine’s Day centerpiece. Check out the video above for a step-by-step tutorial!
  • Pink plaid tablecloth– I get so much use out of this pink plaid tablecloth in the spring! It does great in the washer, and if you get it while it’s hot out of the dryer, it won’t wrinkle! If it does wrinkle (which happens), an iron fixes the issue pretty quickly. 
  • Pink plaid napkins– I feel like bows and hearts go hand-in-hand, so I rolled them long ways and then tied a knot in the middle to create little bows. 
  • Gold flatware– This entire set of gold flatware is under $30! I have seen that the color can wash off in the dishwasher, though, so I recommend hand washing. 
  • Pink goblets– These pink goblets are so perfect for spring and summer entertaining! I actually own them in pink, blue, and clear. 
  • Pink romantic tumblers– Just like the goblets, I absolutely love these gorgeous little water glasses. Seriously, nobody does romantic glassware quite like Bormioli Rocco.

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Thanks so much for reading, y’all– and please let me know if you have any questions about any of my Valentine’s table decor. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help!

Also, if you need any fun, kid-friendly Valentine’s Day desserts, give these heart-shaped rice krispie treats a try! They’re so good, and kids (and also adults– not leaving us out!) love them! 

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