Galentine's Day Party: Emojis are a love language brunch2.01.2016
there has been a lot of excitement and questions over the emoji themed galentine's day party that i did with my friends oakley, alycia, dani, whitney, and cecilia. we've all been sharing sneak peaks on instagram and are beyond tickled pink to finally be sharing it today on our websites. especially me! this party has been a been brain child of mine for a while and i had so much fun finally getting the chance to host it!
Galentine's Day Party
photos by roxana b photography
i love getting together with my mom friends for any excuse in the book. but brunch is one of my favorites! so, combining my love for breakfast/lunch food with my obsession for emojis, i came up with idea to do an emoji themed brunch where the heart eyed, winking kissy faced yellow emojis and dancing red ladies were in ample supply.
a great way to really set the tone of your own emoji themed party is in how you choose to decorate your table. since this was a party for me and my girlfriends. i wanted this particular galentine's day party to be fun and youthful but still maintain or more classy vibe. so i mixed things up with some fun homemade emoji place chargers (i'll be showing you how to make those later this week.), fresh flowers, place settings that consisted of napkins folded into large envelope shapes containing a personalized valentine for each girl, and then rounded everything off with with some fun dishes, glasses, striped straws and other fun decorations from my favorite online party store...zurchers.
for me, there is just something so cozy and quaint about having galentine's day party in your home. plus, i love a good excuse to decorate my home with personalized touches, like this custom felt circle banner and the "emojis are a love language" banner that i created from the bees knees shoppe, that fill every nook and cranny with a beautifully festive transformation.
let's talk about the flowers shall we? aren't they to die for? if you're ever choosing to do an event with a more fancy flare. i think fresh flowers are always the way to go. my friends at foxglove floral and gifts did such a good job putting together these beautiful arrangements! they definitely added that extra special touch that i was looking for and went perfectly with the color scheme i had in mind for this emoji themed party.
and what's a party without good food and cake?! whether you are throwing a party for your kids or for your grownup girlfriends, the things you choose to serve are a great way to set the tone of your event and get everyone in the partying spirit! so since this particular galentine's day party was a brunch, i stuck with some delicious and classic brunch foods from mt. vista catering and a yummy emoji themed cake from provo bakery. the food was absolutely incredible. so i wasn't surprised in the least bit to see it all get quickly eaten and happily savored!
whenever i choose to entertain, i always make sure to focus my energy on the people who attend and in turn am able to avoid a lot of the stress that can come with hosting a party because my attention is mostly focused on the love i have for those who are coming. so, when you choose to host your own galentine's day party or any form of an emoji themed party for that matter, remember that hosting the perfect party isn't about the decorations, food, or table settings. it's about the company of those your love and how each person feels when they leave your home.