Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. As I said in yesterday's post, I just enjoy celebrating love. I have so much love and joy in my life and although I try to constantly remind my loved ones how much they mean to me, I like to get into the holiday spirit and really celebrate around Valentine's Day.
Every year growing up all of the ladies in my family would celebrate Galentine's Day over Sunday brunch. We would exchange little gifts, talk lady things, and just enjoy the love we shared for each other.
Fast forward a few years to my days of binge-watching Parks and Recreation in college I was again reminded of this tradition by my favorite fictional character and spirit animal, Leslie Knope.
During every season of the series, Leslie Knope throws a Galentine's Day brunch on February 13th for all of her gal-pals. Originally is out of bitterness for being single, but even as she meets her boyfriend and future husband she continues the tradition to show her closest ladies just how much they mean to her.
Last year, a friend of mine threw a Galentine's Day brunch to ask us all to be bridesmaids in her wedding. Definitely a day filled with love, laughter, and happy tears.
This year, I wanted to throw the brunch because I have so many beautiful women from multiple walks of my life here in D.C. and I wanted them all to meet and be surrounded by equally strong and beautiful women.
There are a few necessities to through a successful and fun Galentine's Day brunch that I want to share with you to inspire your own: