After a second wildly successful year, Galentine’s has officially taken the #3 spot in my list of fake holidays – with numbers 1 & 2 being my birthday and Friendsgiving ; ) Never heard of Galentine’s? Catch up here, then come back and read on about our Sunday Funday 5-hour brunch, and get some ideas for your own celebration next year!
We started around 11 (mainly because I knew I’d want to sleep in a little bit) and the last few ladies didn’t leave until around 4:45pm. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with delicious food, bottomless mimosas, coloring, chatting, music trivia and more.
We spent most of our time gathered around the dining room table – so I made sure to make that area as beautiful and inviting as I could. The coloring pages are from a book I bought at Target, topped with dollar store plates, and favors – a cute pair of socks – wrapped in tissue and string! I added mason jars filled with colored pencils, and a few vases and jars of white tulips from the Fresh Market.The coasters are part of a “make your own” set I found awhile ago at Michael’s, the balloons in the back are a mix of Target (gold) and the dollar store (pink and white) and the XO banner is also from Target, of course!
Now that I look back, Target may as well have sponsored the entire Galentine’s event – the Sweet Blush candle I burned all morning is also from the red and white bullseye of happiness. Side note: I bought that candle online solely because someone said it smelled like the infamous Anthropologie one – but for only $12! AND GUESS WHAT? IT DOES. Hurry, it’s 10% off until midnight!
I unfortunately didn’t snap many photos during the actual brunch – I was too busy enjoying the food and the company! But in case you were wondering, I served 2 varieties of quiche from the Fresh Market, bacon, donuts and fruit; plus a mimosa bar with three different types of juice. For the record, orange is still best but berry punch is a close second : )
As much fun as it is for me to plan, decorate and execute events like this, nothing compares to the entire uninterrupted afternoon I got to spend with a group of girls I feel incredibly lucky to call my friends. We’ve known each other for varying lengths of time – some are my elementary school buddies and some I only just met within the past few years – but I can’t imagine my life without them, and I had so much fun celebrating our friendships for the second year in a row : )
We were also missing a few who couldn’t attend – hopefully everyone can make it next year! If you’re planning your own Galentine’s or simply hosting a girly get-together, I highly suggest the Target One Spot and dollar store for decor – you can save a few bucks and still put together a classy and cute event theme.
Feel free to comment with any suggestions or questions – I’d love to hear your ideas! : )