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Styling Harvard Parties: Galentine’s Day 2018

Happy Galentine’s Day you Poetic Land Mermaids! It’s no secret I love to throw theme parties. One of my favorites has become Galentine’s Day. It was originated on “Parks and Recreation” by Leslie Knope. It’s caught on over the years and this is the third year I’m throwing a little shindig for it. It’s a day when ladies celebrate ladies and in my book, it’s one of the best days ever. Last year, I hosted a brunch and the year before a lunch. According to Leslie Knope, you’re supposed to “kick it breakfast style” but I like to be different so this year, I’m combining two of my favorite things: high tea and charcuterie.

I decorated the tableĀ  with a roll of kraft paper. Apparently instead of charcuterie boards, charcuterie tables are becoming a thing! I styled the table with all kinds of cheese, fruits, crackers, olives, meats and nestled in tea sandwiches. In my family, we call sandwiches on small rolls that have chicken or tuna salad in them “funeral sandwiches”. My friends think it’s crazy and hilarious. Not many people have heard that before. Does anyone else call them that? Funeral sandwiches are one of my Dad’s favorite things. It’s becoming a running joke between this group of my friends. For this event, one of my gals requested funeral sandwiches (as a joke) so I had to come through with those!
Now onto the favors!
The favors might be my favorite part this year. I bought these mini wooden crates at Michaels and added pink paper shred from Dollar Tree. Some fun props like rubber rings and heart shaped sunnies were added along with a lip gloss, candy and bubbles. Underneath each crate was a makeup bag. We decked ourselves out with some of the props then took pictures in my homemade photo booth. As always, it was a great time spent with my gals!

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