I know it’s a couple days past Valentine’s Day now…but I’m still reminiscing about the Galentine’s Day party I got to host at Hotel Bel-Air in LA with Wedding Paper Divas and Mindy Weiss. Guys, Mindy Weiss…She has done all Bachelor weddings! She also did Ellen and Portia’s wedding, Ciara and Russell Wilson’s…I could go on, but you should just look her up.
We wanted to celebrate ALL kinds of love at our Galentine’s Day party. Who’s to say it’s just for couples? IT’S NOT. So all you single ladies and gents need to get on board with the new trend of just celebrating all kinds of love on that day. Consider this my heads up for next year. No pity parties and complaining about being single. When I was single, my girlfriends and I would have the BEST night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We would pass around a bottle of wine with no glasses (classy), and start what we called the “feel good circle.” You go around the room and everyone tells one person what they love about them. And everyone gets a turn to feel good. When you’re done, let me tell you…YOU FEEL THE LOVE 🙂 Although we didn’t do the feel good circle at our event, with Wedding Paper Divas and Mindy Weiss in charge of the party, the room was full of love down to every creative detail.
Wedding Paper Divas is SO creative and has ideas that can be affordable too! I left feeling inspired. Take a look at these invitations, napkins, and love notes. Adorable!! One love note says, “I love you more than….” and under it I wrote a bold statement. I said wine, and made it for Shawn. That’s love right?? @calligkatrina helped me with the calligraphy so that it looked pretty too.
Everywhere I looked, there was something to inspire the ladies in the room, The pillows and coasters were even speaking my language. Shutterfly nailed it.
They really thought of everything. From a photo booth room with LA Photo Party, that had a balloon theme backdrop done by Balloon celebrations, to a lips and lashes station by Liz Castellanos (@makeupbyliz) for girls to get glammed up!! I actually stole a couple packets of her lashes from her because they were so fabulous. I also had a chance to sit down with caricature artist James Malia so that he could sketch me!! I looked him up after and he’s done everyone from Betty White to Brad Pitt! So he’s kind of a big deal…
I had such an amazing time celebrating love with the gals! I wanna hear about your Galentine’s Day parties!!