Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day is an excuse to get your Gal Pals together to celebrate your friendship! While it’s always fun to shower your friends with chocolates and candies, it’s even more fun to set up a cute (and probably insta-worthy) tea party to really make them smile and feel special. After all, these are your pals that’ve heard all your stories and have been through the rollercoaster of life with you!
Where on earth did “Galentine’s Day” come from?
If you’re familiar with the American show Parks & Recreation, in the second season Leslie Knope (played by the hilarious Amy Poehler) gathers her best girlfriends together to host her annual Galentine’s Day breakfast the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s “ladies, celebrating ladies” she says.
Here at VIVA we like to elevate every experience so we’re taking Galentine’s Day breakfast and turning it up a notch with a Galentine’s Day Tea Party!
Here are the Essentials For Throwing a Galentine’s Day Tea Party:
Create a Tasty Tea Bar
Offer three kinds of teas: herbal, creamy and fruity.
We love the idea of using a loose leaf tea like: Elmwood Temple Garden Ayurvedic Herbs & Green Tea and using the rosebuds as garnish on top of your tea. Talk about beautiful.
Let your ladies choose their cups
Go with pink or red cups for the occasion!
Set the menu
Serve cute little sandwiches, scones and sweets on our Senses 2-tier Etagere Cake Stand
These dainty bite-sized cucumber tea sandwiches from Oh How Civilized are easy to make and look so cute!
Impress friends with these easy to bake scones, top with strawberry or raspberry jam and cream. YUM!
And lastly, don’t forget the sweets! Stop by your local bakery for mini cupcakes or pink macarons, or shop the bulk section at your grocery store and pick up some Chocolates and Heart shaped candies.
It’s all in the details
Clean up your living room (as if it already isn’t!) and display this Tea Party on your coffee table. Throw down all your cozy blankets and pillows to the ground around your table and make this a tea party your pals will feel comfortable at!
Stop by your local flower shop and pick up a little pink bouquet, or grab some pink confetti for the table. It doesn’t have to be fancy! After all these are your closest pals. The time spent with them is exactly what Galentine’s Day is all about!