How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals

How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
Leslie Knope Galentine's Day card by ARoseCast

Galentine's Day is coming soon! No, not the holiday for the couples, the wondrous holiday born from Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. The FUN one, okay? The one that celebrates all of your friends, gals and otherwise. Coupled or single or N/A.

Celebrating the beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn babies. You beautiful tropical fish. You beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk oxen. And of course, you poetic noble land mermaids.

If you're wanting to celebrate all of your pals at a Galentine's Day brunch, this is how I would do it…

A fun signature cocktail/mockatil

How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail from Lauren Conrad

Having one batched cocktail at your brunch allows for cash-saving and a fun drink. Just back it up with lots of water and sparkly non-booze-y drinks, too. Here are a couple of ideas:

Or just grab a few bottles of rosé + OJ or some of your favorite craft brew and be done and done.

Non-cheesy favors

No hearts necessary, but fun nostalgia, snarky humor, and irony is WELCOME:

How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
Time Machine to the 90s Valentine card pack from Sweet & Lovely by Kate Gabrielle
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
The perfect favor for all us basic avo fans
Best Friend heart Avocado Necklace from Clay Creations Forever
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
We may not be wearing friendship bracelets much anymore, but we all need a keychain!
Pizza Friendship Keyring from Fairy Fountain Gifts
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
I keep reading this as "Bits & BOOBS" which I love
Small Zipper Purse from Alphabet Bags
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
To honor the Galentine's Founder herself…
Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins Stud Earrings from TheFoxyHipster
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
Broad City card from nocturnalpaper
How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
In love with a fictional character enamel lapel pin from Sweet & Lovely by Kate Gabrielle

A killer playlist

We're making this an empowering and positive Galentine's Day party so it's all about upbeat, lots of good lady-driven music, and self-love. I'm lifting ideas from an Offbeat Bride post for these recs, but they're SO good.

Easy and delish finger foods

How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals
How to make this!

A good party game

Try a super easy-to-learn social game to get everyone LOLing. I like Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens, Werewolf, Mafia, Murder of Crows, and Secret Hitler).

For a crew full of smart phone holders, these group games on your computer, game console, or TV are SO fun.

Some self-care thrown in

Never miss an opportunity to get relaxed when you can. Pull out some eye masks, water bottles, and curl up under some weighted blankets to cap the day off with some relaxation and a movie.

Rule: no bad-mouthing yourself!

We're not all about hating on singledom or lamenting the bad parts of ourselves on Galentine's Day. So leave the negative talk about yourself at the door — even if you're just planning this with yourself and your pets.

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