On Sunday, my friend Natalie hosted a Galentine’s Day party for our little gal group! We chatted and laughed while we sipped on mimosas, ate cucumber & cream cheese tea sandwiches, and some special Valentine’s sweets alongside Natalie’s homemade flat white coffees! It was so fun to have some girl time while some of our guys are away for work!
Natalie made these adorable Crayon Heart Decorations for her house. She has a full instructional DIY on her blog if you click the link!
We exchanged handmade valentines with each other, just like when we were younger. My friends are seriously so crafty! Brett handmade these stunning fresh flower crowns for each of us, Amanda hand cut the dancing girl emoji’s out of construction paper and turned them into cards, Natalie hand stitched hearts onto her cards, and Celina handmade mini Narwhals that unfolded into hearts (because we are all obsessed)!
Laila lusted over the flower crowns!
Of course our mini gals Ruby and Laila got their own special lovey dovey Valentine’s from “Auntie Amanda!” Minnie Mouse plushie purses and heart shaped sunnies!
I loved Nat’s heart tipped nails! She said they were super simple to do, just two crossed brush strokes!
After mimosas and lunch, Natalie made us all her famous flat whites. She had been hyping them up to me ever since I tried my very first flat white at Starbucks in Seattle last month. Her husband, Jaxin is from New Zealand (home of the flat white) and she assured me that she had been schooled by Jaxin and all of his Kiwi friends on how to make the absolute perfect flat white. She did not disappoint! Girl’s got it going’ on!
Correction, you’re my cup of coffee!
Since I’ve been spending a lot of time on planes and in green rooms, I’ve been learning how to do all sorts of snazzy braids while I have free time to kill! This is a dutch fishtail crown! Maybe when I finally get brave enough I will do a youtube tutorial!
Gals and the little gals! Brett, me, Celia & Laila, Amanda, Ruby & Natalie!
And just the grownup gals! Amanda, Celina, me, Natalie, and Brett!
Laila LOVES dogs, and she was freaking out when Poppy came out to play! She lovessss Poppy!
Auntie Amanda reading Ruby a story before all of the gals went home, such a sweet moment.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing and creative gals. I love these girlies to the moon and back!
I hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s day surrounded by people they love!
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Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsFebruary 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm (8 years ago)
What a cute party! That’s so fun to exchange Valentines with each other. Takes me back to my childhood 🙂
evolvewithmaryFebruary 18, 2015 at 11:59 am (8 years ago)
I love that dutch fishtail crown, I really need to learn how to style my hair with braids. What are flat whites? Ruby is adorable, looks like you had a great Galentine!
Katie @ Produce On ParadeFebruary 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm (8 years ago)
That looks like a really lovely day! How spectacular! I adore those crowns too, so talented you all are 🙂
Tom @ Raise Your GardenFebruary 19, 2015 at 10:00 am (8 years ago)
Laila sounds just like my Esther. If there’s a dog she’s a happy little girl. Nice party. 🙂
Annita Avila-SharpeFebruary 24, 2015 at 9:53 am (8 years ago)
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