How to throw a rad AF Galentine's Day brunch for all your (single and taken) pals #Entertaining#event planning#hosting#parties#party#valentine's day February 9 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Leslie Knope Galentine's Day card by ARoseCast Related Post Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends say, "you're hosting!" It's almost 2018 and you're ready to curl up with the pets and hit up Netflix, right? Nope. Your friends have decided that they want... Read more 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 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: Skittles cocktails Tons of mocktail ideas Even MORE mocktail recipes! Apple cider Moscow mule Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail Sparkling rosé strawberry cocktail recipe Rose Water Cointreau Fizz 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: Time Machine to the 90s Valentine card pack from Sweet & Lovely by Kate Gabrielle The perfect favor for all us basic avo fansBest Friend heart Avocado Necklace from Clay Creations Forever We may not be wearing friendship bracelets much anymore, but we all need a keychain!Pizza Friendship Keyring from Fairy Fountain Gifts I keep reading this as "Bits & BOOBS" which I loveSmall Zipper Purse from Alphabet Bags To honor the Galentine's Founder herself…Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins Stud Earrings from TheFoxyHipster Broad City card from nocturnalpaper 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 make this! A super easy and FANCY-looking cheese board Leslie's favorite: WAFFLES! Chicken and waffles or lemon poppy-seed waffles, perhaps? Fancy and yummy popcorn flavors Easy whipped cream desserts Homemade soft pretzels! 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. Get over hating Valentine's Day, and start culture jamming The day that everyone loves to hate is coming right up! Oh, Valentine's Day. It's not just the single people who hate Valentine's Day ("the holiday designed to make me… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Make breastfeeding punk again with these bad-ass nursing shirts NEXT This new glam goth IKEA collection could be the eccentricity your place needs Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.