I have been meaning to post this for over a week now, but better late than never!
Since Valentine’s Day fell on a Sunday this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to throw an event. I have been on crutches for about five months now, so I have been in need of some desperate friend time.
A week before the event, I sent out the above Paperless Post invite. I paid a little bit for the invites, but no more than $6. I knew that cooking for multiple people with a peg leg would be a disaster, so I figured making the event pot-luck would be a good idea.
In terms of decorations, I found a ton of inspiration on Pinterest. I made a secret board with my friend, Jenny, for her to contribute and to run my ideas past her. I bought a lot of the decorations from the Dollar Store, Party Favors in Coolidge Corner and Papersource (especially since I had a gift card there). I also tried to utilize what I had, like with my centerpieces. In terms of my outfit: I checked out the LC Lauren Conrad collection and ordered this delicate (pink) skirt.
Given that it was the coldest day of the year, I was a bit worried about attendance, but people came! Since I am new to this whole blogging thing, I didn’t take any actual pictures of my guests-but they were there, I swear!!!! Guests ending up staying for almost five hours, which was great. I am so thankful for my guests bringing their own dishes, helping me set up, gifting me with flowers and helping me clean up.
I think so many people think Valentine’s Day is about romance and having a certain special someone. That is great, and maybe that will happen one day. Maybe not. Being the Swiftie that I am, I love her quote,”You can have love all around you without being in love, and find romance in your everyday life without being in a romantic relationship. That can be just as fulfilling.” I don’t know what I would do without my friends; they certainly make me happier than some previous romantic relationships have.
Galentine’s Day was a great way to celebrate my friends, spend time with them (especially in my crippled state) and enjoy some good laughs. I would definitely love to make this an annual event, even if/when I ever find that special someone.
How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?