Ultimate Galentine’s Day Brunch

#Weliterallycannoteven handle how stoked we are for Galentine’s Day. It’s that oh-so-special time of year where we get to hug our lady friends, dance around the room to the Backstreet Boys, braid each other’s hair, and pillow fight. Because those are things that girls actually do, right? Maybe (probably not). BUT we likely will be gossiping about our dating lives while having tasty pink cocktails.

The internet is exploding with ideas for your gal-pal party, and we couldn’t help but share the best of it with you:

Crafts, Decor, & Activities:

6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c80c8a9a970b-800wiBalloon Arch via A Beautiful Mess

VALENTINE-2527S-DAY-PAPER-FLOWER-DAFFODILSPaper Flowers via The House That Lars Built

Tissue Paper Garland via Be Crafty Workshop

Confetti Balloon via Knot & Bow

Chick Flick Movie List via Studio DIY

Personal Style:

Printable Lady Tattoos
via Studio DIY

Valentine French Manicure
via Studio DIY

Food & Beverage:

Sprinkled Brownie Phrases via Studio DIY

Blood Orange French 75 via Cookie & Kate

Besties Cookie Cake via Studio DIY

Thyme-Pink-Grapefruit-Greyhound-645x968Thyme & Pink Grapefruit Greyhounds via Freutcake

Last Minute Christmas Decor

With only FIVE DAYS left until the big day, chances are that you’ll be hosting a person (or 20) at your house soon. Here are some quick and festive ways to amp up your place, so it’s as holiday ready as an elf on steroids on Christmas Eve.

1. Framed stamp art


Using a rubber stamp from your local craft store and some paper of your choice, simply swap out some of the framed art you already have on your wall or mantel. Simple as that, and you’re done!

2. DIY printed gift wrap


Since you’re already in stamping mode, you can make some custom wrapping paper as well. Flip a brown paper bag inside out, grab some white paint, and an eraser or paint brush. Dip your eraser or brush into the paint, stamp wherever you’d like on the paper and then craft away! Allow to fully dry, then top it off with some string and a sprig of needles from your x-mas tree.

*Tip – you can also make patterns using a handmade potato stamp

3. Bundles of pine needles


Gather some fallen pine needles and cones from your yard and tie together with some twine or string. Hang upside down wherever it suits you! They also look adorable grouped together to create a larger statement piece.

4. Tree-shaped dessert or table toppers79ideas_black_paper_trees 79ideas_christmas_tree_in_a_jar

Crazy easy tutorial for these little buggers can be found here. All you need is thick paper and scissors. The more the merrier!

5. Pine cone string

DIY with the Sweetest OccasionLeave your pine cones as-is, or get a little fancy and gold leaf them as seen here. Either way, it’s a fast and affordable way to decorate your mantel, window, or doorway.

You can probably get all of these things done in just a couple of hours. So make a cocktail, turn up the tunes, and have at it!

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