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Celebrating International Day of Friendship with a Girly Brunch

Table Settings
Girls clinking designer champagne glasses for Friendship Day by AnnaVasily

How to Celebrate with friends

How to spoil your friends this International Day of Friendship

July 30 is International Day of Friendship, a United Nations day promoting the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It’s also a great excuse for spoiling your girlfriends that have been with you through the good times and the bad. Although the day falls on a Monday this year, we think any day that works is just right to get your girlfriends together and celebrate the friendship you share.

Make the day extra special with a beautiful tablescape full of flowers and gorgeous tableware, cloth napkins, candles, delicious and decadent food and why not break open a bottle or two of champagne!

I’ve collected some wonderful ideas to make an occasion of spoiling your friends and letting them know just how much they mean to you. And remember, it doesn’t matter what size or style your celebration takes, the focus is on each other and the joy and depth your friends bring to your life!

Girls Brunch with Champagne

A beautiful example of muted, natural tones that fit perfectly with our Gaby modern gold stem champagne glasses

How to Make Brunch Special

A memorable gathering always begins with a fabulous tablescape and today is the day to go to town because if anyone will appreciate the beauty of a gorgeous, thoughtful table setting and decor it will be your best girlfriends! Set your table around a theme and go all out on your tablescape!

girly pastel dinner sets

Some of our girly, pastel tableware options

A girly, pastel tablescape with a pretty soft pastel dinner set, some dusty rose and white flowers can be very sophisticated and not at all childish. AnnaVasily have enough choices for you to dress the whole table in pastel or just add a few special pieces to what you already own.

Pretty Pastel Floral Arrangement

Moving to the opposite end of the spectrum is working with a deep navy table setting with chic gold touches. Decorate your table with jewel toned flowers and accessories for a sophisticated and glamorous mood and don’t forget cloth napkins, name cards, the proper glassware and cutlery and a sweet note sharing your feelings for each of your friends too!

Elegant Navy & Gold Tableware for a sophisticated tablescape

Elegant Navy & Gold Tableware for a sophisticated tablescape

Something Sweet for Brunch and How To Present It

Here are two showcase recipes to spark ideas for food that will work in with your theme, plus we’ve collected a whole Pinterest Board for you to follow and find the perfect brunch recipes for your friends!

Brunch tart to make

Sugar Salt Magic’s Pistachio Rose Panna Cotta Tart is the perfect addition to your Friendship Day Brunch

This amazing tart, by Marie the super-talented woman behind Sugar Salt Magic, will not only be a winner with the girls but is perfect to sit atop the Amari Rose Gold Pedestal Cake Holder as a focus of your pastel table setting! Take a look at our Pinterest Board for more of Marie’s beautiful recipes or hop onto her Sugar Salt Magic website and immerse yourself in some of the most gorgeous food photography you’ll find online!

footed cake stand

Amari Cake Stand is the perfect compliment to the amazing food you’re serving!

Up next is a delicious Coffee and Cream Pavlova that will tempt even the most hardened Paleo or Keto obsessed friend! This recipe comes from Sneh at Cook Republic, and pairing it with the Pauli Cake Stand in Navy is going to make a wonderful centrepiece to any sophisticated, moody tablescape you create. Cook Republic is a wonderful website full of delicious recipes and Sneh has a fascinating and eclectic story that will engross you as much as her beautiful food does!

cake stand

Pauli Cake Stand is perfect for the Coffee and Cream Pavlova the girls will adore!

Why not ensure the memories from this day last a lifetime by going all out and make it extra-special! Buy a bottle of the best champagne you can and ask the girls to bring along their favourite bottle for today or to keep cold for your next catch up!

A Special Friendship Day Gift She’ll Adore!

A thoughtful way to end your brunch is with a small token of your appreciation of the friendship you share. Take the time to think about each personality and try to incorporate a little something on the table that ‘speaks’ to each of them – the gift of a healing crystal that can double-up as a place holder on your brunch table or perhaps a bowl that doubles up as a catch all for her bedside table, even a beautiful champagne glass for her to take home are all great ideas.

We would love to hear your International Friendship Day ideas and how you spoil your friends and don’t forget to hop onto our International Day of Friendship Pinterest Board for lots more ideas for your table and tummy!

Elegant champagne glasses

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