Mingle With Meka
Galentine's Day is a time to gather with your gal pals and celebrate your love of friendship and sisterhood. Each year my friends and I pair up and alternate hosting a Galentine's gathering. When I co-hosted with my friend, Iesha, we immediately decided to choose a restaurant for our soiree. Avoiding the hassle of cleaning/prep before and after, curating a menu, and decorating was very important because of our busy schedules during the week.
Houston is a vast city so choosing a centrally located restaurant (with a private dining area) was a priority. Iesha and I decided on Texas de Brazil, a churrascaria. We also like the fact that the private room did not require much decorating and the restaurant offered a prix-fixe menu.
Attire: To keep things festive, we requested our friends wear shades of pink and/or red.
Fresh greenery (from the bushes outside my house), 2 large candles, and 3 vases each holding a single red rose served as the centerpiece.
A curated playlist of our favorite 90s R&B songs played in the background as we ate, talked, laughed, and at times sang along. Dinner (and service) was great! At Texas de' Brazil, each guest has a two-sided card at their place setting. The green side is a nonverbal way to signal to the roving carvers you'd like a selection from the variety of meats offered. If the card is turned on the red side, the carvers know, no service is needed at the time. Sides are served family-style and the salad bar was plentiful with everything from cheeses, charcuterie, soups, roasted veggies, and more.
Red heart-shaped boxes were purchased at Target and filled with the following:
-A split of wine
-Stemless wine glass
-Valentine's Day socks
-Cooling gel eye mask
Here are a few more ideas for items you could include in your Galentine swag bags:
-Bracelet (I'd purchase them from a wholesale shop)
-Journal and Pen
-Compact Mirror (Michael's and ETSY have cute and inexpensive options)
-Small succulent plant or planting kit
Galentine's is an 11 year old holiday traditionally celebrated on February 13th however choosing a date that works well with everyone's schedule is perfectly okay. There are so many fun ways Galentine's can be celebrated. Here are a few ideas to consider:
-Vision Board Party
-Painting/Crafting/Soap or Candle making party
-Floral Arrangement/ Crown making class
-Movie Night (in or out)
This year, due to the pandemic, the hostesses have arranged for us to have a virtual celebration on February 21st. I'm hopeful that next year my friends and I will be able to gather as we did in the past.
💞Happy Galentine's Day, Ladies💞