Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Very Flannel Galentine's Brunch

To cap off Women's History Month, I'm sharing all about one of my favorite ways to celebrate women: Galentine's Day! This past February was my third annual Galentine's party. Each year, I try out something new: the first year was a slumber party, last year was a Favorite Things Party, and this year was all about flannel and brunch. We continued on the tradition of our favorite things, but switched up the other elements. All the details of our Galentine's Brunch are below.


THE FOOD
I opted for brunch this year, which meant lots of tasty food. There were mini pancakes, cinnamon streusel muffins, and mini desserts. My two favorites, though, were the yogurt bar and Chicago's own Stan's Donuts. The yogurt bar was created using vanilla yogurt, granola clusters, and different fruit options.


THE DRINKS
You can't have brunch without a little caffeine. Each girl had her own mug to choose from, as well as an assortment of coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. The cherry on top: heart-shaped sugar cubes. We also served a brunch staple: mimosas, with both orange and cranberry juice. For those who wanted something light and refreshing, I served water flavored with mint and raspberries.


THE ACTIVITIES
There were a few different activities throughout the morning. We started with Galentine's pictionary, where we drew things like No Boys Allowed, A Dozen Roses, and Drunk in Love. Whoever guessed correctly got to share their favorite things gifts. If you're unfamiliar with the idea, each attendee brings two identical gifts featuring one of her favorite things. This year, my gift was all about tea, as I drink it everyday. Other gifts included a vegan cookbook, vintage Cubs hat, and a needlepoint kit. We not only got to share our faves, but walked away with two of our friends' favorite things, as well. (To read more about throwing your own Favorite Things party, click here.)

Once we were finished gifting, everyone created their favor. I had always seen DIY flower bouquet bars and decided this was the time to try it out. Everyone loved it! There were different flowers to choose from, cute kraft paper wrapping, and flannel ribbon to tie it off. Everyone walked home with a bouquet created by them!


Galentine's is always one of my favorite times of the year. It's a way to get your girlfriends together and celebrate. I love that I've started this tradition and can't wait to start planning next year's fun!

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Cheers to all the wonderful women out there!

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