Last year, I helped host a Galentine’s Party with my friend and it was such a fun night! We did a gift exchange and we all brought treats and celebrated girl power and sisterhood. We had planned on making that an annual event but the universe had other plans. But my love for Galentine’s Day was born and I wanted to do something special for my little gal pals, Ella and Caroline. So yesterday, I put together a Galentine’s Day brunch and we had so much fun. I thought about having the same girl power theme but as I worked on my Black History Month newsletter, I was inspired to make it a Black Girl Magic Galentine’s Brunch. We got in matching dresses, decorated heart shaped waffles with whipped cream and sprinkles, and did a super fun photo booth with customized DIY sunglasses I made for each of us. And we celebrated being a family, being girls, and our black history.
Most of the decor was from my favorite party shop, Ellie and Piper Co, and all the pink and heart-shaped things I already had. I picked up a dozen roses and arranged and rearranged everything until it all came together. I sprinkled some confetti and pictures of some of my favorite black heroines (including my mom and sisters!) for a final touch.
Honestly, for me, this party was pretty last minute. I knew I wanted to commemorate Galentine’s Day somehow but had no idea what I was going to do until a few days ago. It’s amazing how easy it was to pull together and it taught me something important: you don’t have to do much to celebrate and create magic. A few flowers there, some confetti here, and a whole lot of love made this a special experience. It was simple and beautiful and we had a great time together, just us girls. And as Ella licked whipped cream off her fingers, she said, “This was the best day ever!”