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Styling Harvard: Galentine’s Day

Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day invitationLeslie Knope is my spirit animal. Without her, we wouldn’t have Galentine’s Day! For those of you who don’t know, Galentine’s Day is when you celebrate your ladies. Here’s the Leslie Knope explanation:

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.”

Ovaries before brovaries, uteruses before duderuses, and so on! If you saw my last post, I had the dining room decked out for this intimate little gathering. What you didn’t see was the surprises I had for the girls. Read on for some easy and inexpensive DIYs and party details. 

Every Galentine’s Day needs waffles. What better waffles to serve than these heart shaped mini ones from Ikea?! Allllllll the heart eyes!Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day

No brunch is complete without mimosas and I sure do love me some champagne for breakfast (or anytime of day!). I bought a variety of juices and poured them into glass bottles. I filled my oversized champagne bucket with ice, added the juices and champagne and the girls helped themselves. Super easy mimosa bar!Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day

Last year, we made DIY V-day sweatshirts. Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day This year was a slightly bigger crowd and I wanted to keep the gift budget down. My sister donated her heart shaped shaped piñata and I filled it with some last year V-day clearance items from Target and nips. Plus, it’s always fun to bash something!Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day

I also bought heart shaped glass bowls from Dollar Tree for each guest. I filled them with some pink basket grass and added candy to them. I tied gift tags with each girl’s name on it and they took them home as favors.Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day

I made a heart shaped cake last year.Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day While it was a piece of cake to make (pun intended), I wanted something less time consuming so I bought some Valentine’s Day bakery items.Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day Styling Harvard | Galentine's DayI styled the table with silver and black and white XO chargers with lots of pops of red and pink. Since I wanted to be able to sit and enjoy my guests, I made sure clean up would be simple. Paper plates and plastic cutlery did the trick. Everything got tossed afterwards and the only thing to wash was the champagne glasses and serving dishes. Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day Styling Harvard | Galentine's DayStyling Harvard | Galentine's DayMy sister came dressed for the festivities! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the the commotion these balloons caused at 4 am!
Styling Harvard | Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day combines two of my favorite things: brunch and my girls. Oh, and mimosas! If you celebrated with your gal pals, I hope you had as much fun as we did! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

xo, katie


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