Call me a cheeseball, but I think Valentine’s Day is just the best. While I’ll celebrate love any day of the year, I think taking one day (or one month in my case) to spoil your loved ones is so, so great. Plus, my favorite color is pink, sooo…
Who all watches Parks & Rec here? Thanks to this hilarious show, a semi-new phenomenon called Galentine’s Day has been making its rounds through women’s apartments everywhere. This holiday typically includes mimosas, some kind of sweet treat (or 7), lots of laughs, and a tooooon of pics. The best part? You don’t have to be single to partake. That’s right! As Leslie Knope said,
“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Well, who would I be if I didn’t throw a Galentine’s Day soiree of my own? I sure did throw a party, and I’m going to show you how I did it using the vast amount of Valentine’s Day supplies Paper Source has to offer. Read on, lady loves!
Step One: Invite your gal pals over, and have everyone bring something. Potlucks are fun! I personally made a frittata and Funfetti cupcakes. Am I the only person who prefers out-of-the-box Funfetti cupcakes to gourmet ones?
I used this striped wrapping paper as a table cover… looks fancy, huh?!
Step Two: Set the scene. Galentine’s Day should look a lot like Valentine’s Day – lots of hearts and pink and red and cupcakes.
To make this poster, I used Rifle Paper Co wrapping paper and a brush pen to write on it. I framed it with a cheap poster frame from Michael’s and it fit perfectly! Fully aware that I messed up the quote, by the way. Oops.
Step Three: Pop that bubbly and cut that frittata! Everyone’s happier when they have a bit of champagne in them (and that is a scientific fact).
*Clink!* How cute are these gold paper straws?
Frittata recipe coming soon, y’all. Also, my friend made the most delicious french toast! I need to throw parties more often.
Step Four: Craft the morning away! For this part, we made Valentine cards to mail to our friends, families, and S/Os. Or ourselves, because, you know, #selflove.
This ombre pink stamp pad is so unique and everyone loved using it!
People started using the table confetti as decoration – I didn’t expect this, and loved seeing everyone’s creativity come out!
We used this awesome postcard rubber stamp to make cardstock into, well, postcards!
HA. I love wine, too, Alyssa!
So, who else is having a Galentine’s Day brunch? And, more importantly, am I invited?
P.S. Here’s everything that I used for the party:
- Post Card Rubber Stamp
- Savory Cotton A2 Note Cards
- Coral Heart Cards with Antique Gold Envelopes
- Valentine’s Day Washi Tape Set
- Pink Ombre Stamp Pad
- Black Stamp Pad
- Gold Metallic Sharpie
- Black Brush Pen
- Black & White Paper
- Gold Paper Straws
- Heart Confetti
- Rifle Paper Co Ombre Paper
- Heart Balloons
- 3D Heart Garland
- Heart Picks
- White Tissue Paper Pom Poms Kit
HUUUUGE thanks to Paper Source (a brand I know and adore) for sponsoring this fantastic get-together!
Audrey is an Arizona girl turned Chicagoan, and loves DIY projects, coffee, calligraphy, exploring Chicago, and dabbling in yoga. She works full time in digital marketing, but spends her spare time blogging over at Love Always, Audrey.