Gear up for Galentine’s Day!

If you haven’t watched the TV show Parks & Rec, 1) What’s taken you so long? Get on that! 2) The lead character, Leslie, celebrates Galentine’s Day and has launched it into a rather popular celebration.

What is Galentine’s Day? It’s the day we celebrate our girlfriends on February 13th, traditionally by hosting a brunch with your besties. This newly recognized holiday hits me on so many levels. When I was single, it was a day to reaffirm that my girlfriends will be there long after some of the duds I dated and to share in our life milestones/setbacks. Now that I’m married, it’s a day to remember all that we’ve gone through together and to share life’s NEW milestones/setbacks (it’s never ending, amirite?)

While some of my closest friends and I now live in different parts of the country, I still like to send them a little something to know I’m thinking of them and appreciate their presence in my life.

it’s been awhile since I’ve hosted a brunch for my friends, but I’m considering hosting one this year. And in true event planner fashion, I’ve already stalked down some cute table setting / decor and gift ideas.

Invitations

Galentine's Day invitation
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Regardless of whether you send evites or traditional paper invitations, everyone loves feeling appreciated. And what better way to make your friends feel appreciated than throwing a brunch in their honor!

You can find some gorgeous PDF downloads on Etsy. Just purchase, download, and customize with the brunch address and it’s ready to send out, either through email or snail mail. What did people do before Etsy??

Florals

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like roses, but anything goes for Galentine’s Day. Peonies, roses, anemones, daisies, succulents, you name it.

I love the simplicity of coffee cup arrangements. Want to take it a step further? Personalize each mug for a guest and the arrangements double as guest favors!

Jan18_Coffee cup arrangement
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Photo Wall

Whether you’re throwing a fancy feminine brunch or a casual anti-Valentine’s Day movie night with your girlfriends, nothing sets the mood like the right decorations.

Photo booths have been popular for awhile now … and that’s because they’re fun! Simple items you can find at any party store can turn a plain wall into a fun backdrop. I’m obsessed with the metallic letter balloon trend and creating a photo wall from them.

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Table Settings

When it comes to table settings, I’m all about keeping it simple. The focus should be on the conversation and food, not the table decorations. Plus, you don’t want anyone having to reach over things in order to grab their glass or silverware. This simple setting from Style Me pretty checks all my boxes. Simple. Classic. On theme.

Galentines place setting
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Food

ok, real talk: breakfast is my jam. If i could eat it for every meal, I would (and sometimes do!). What says brunch better than waffles? or mimosas? I’ll tell you, nothing.

waffle bar
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mimosa bar
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For more fun ideas, check out my Galentine’s Day pinterest board!

Tell me, how do you celebrate Galentine’s Day? I love hearing about people’s holiday traditions and ideas!

 

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