It’s the season of love and appreciation. (and not just for your significant other!)
Two weeks ago on the blog I gave you some sweet secrets on how to host the perfect Galentine’s Day for your girl friends. It also involved a lot of sugar, sprinkles, and DIY crafts. As any blogger and event planner would, after writing that post and watching too much Parks and Rec, I knew I needed to host a Galentine’s Day brunch for myself. While it didn’t fall on the actual Galentine’s Day from the show, I managed to channel my inner Leslie Knope to spoil all my Ann Perkins’s.
Thus, the day after Valentine’s Day was spent kicking it breakfast style with funfetti pancakes and sprinkle donuts, a variety of sweets, mimosas, and great conversation with a few of my lady friendors. While I then spent the afternoon in a sugar coma that nearly killed me on my evening run, it was great getting to celebrate the ladies who’ve made my transition to Atlanta so amazing.
While it may look extravagant, it was actually super easy to put together. As a planner who loves to host, most of the things I already had! I had the china, chargers, and crystal for my own dining room. Plus, the linen, doilies, vases, and candles are part of many I already collect. Really, the only expense was the food, the party balloon and garland, and candy for my (amazing!) place card favors. (Thanks Target and Dollar Tree!)
This brunch was so easy to put together. Not to mention, it was so much fun!
Now, there’s no excuse for you not to channel your inner Leslie and Martha Stewart. If this doesn’t make you want to throw a brunch to celebrate your girlfriends, then I don’t know what will.
Thanks to my lady friends who came to indulge in sugar comas with me. I can’t wait to make Galentine’s Day a yearly affair for Cathy Nugent Weddings! Next year is going to be even bigger and better.
- Party Balloon – Target
- Pom Garland – Target
- Heart Stirrers – Target
- Pink Paper Doilies – Target
- Paper Straws – Michaels
- Red Chargers – Bed, Bath, and Beyond
- Ribbon – Dollar Tree
- Plastic Tumblers – Dollar Tree