Galentines Day Brunch : On an Affordable Budget

February 12, 2019


 Happy Galentines Day Ya'll! 

Galentines Day was created by everyones favorite Park Director, Leslie Knope on one of my all time favorite tv shows, Parks & Recreation. It's pretty much the best day of the year, because it's all about celebrating your BFFs.

“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” - Leslie Knope

My husband is my soul mate, but my girls are first true loves. I only have a core group girl friends, friends I know they'll always have my back, stand up for me in a bar fight (it happened once guys), drop everything they are doing to help me paint furniture on random week nights & most importantly bring me pizza and champagne when i'm having a bad day. 

Sometimes you need just need to sip champagne, eat an omelette, gossip and catch up!

Budget Friendly Gifts & Decor

As many of you know, I'm on a strict budget with  my husband. So when I brought up the idea of hosting a Galentines Day I said "baby whats my budget for decorations and obviously gifts for my girls." He said can you do it all for $50? I said challenge accepted! 

I live literally on the border of Delaware (NO SALES TAX), so I went to my favorite place, and I'm not ashamed to admit this, DOLLAR TREE! They seriously have the best decorations for any holiday. I grabbed, champagne flutes, anything pink and red & hear related, candy & a ton of balloons! I spent less than $30 and still had enough to spend on little pamper gifts for the girls. Went to my next favorite store, WAL MART and put together little clear cosmetic bags with eye mask, face masks, a dainty heart shaped jewelry jar and a nail polish, what girl doesn't like to pamper themselves? 

 The Spread

I wanted to keep the food simple, this was not part of the $50, but a lot of this stuff I already had in the house plus each girl brought something which helped me out a lot!
I made yogurt parfaits, hashbrowns & bacon. My husband being the amazing person he is made us all omelets, he was cute and took everyone's order like a waiter <3 While the omelets where cooking we sipped on a raspberry lemonade champagne concoction I came up with (honestly I just wanted a pink a drink with champagne, I had theme here yall), nibbled on festive donuts & munched on some yummy macaroons I brought back from Paris. 

It was a perfect morning spent with a bunch of ladies I love most, and goes to show, a little budget can go a long way!

PS thanks for the photos ladies, I was still getting ready and didn't take any before photos all my friends did :-).

XO - Jo

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