If you know me well, you will know that I absolutely love to host; whether it be a simple gathering with friends, or throwing an elaborate party. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to plan a get together for my gals! Aka. Galentine's :)
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I wanted to plan something special for Galentine's, and I had several ideas such as card making for our loved ones, but my favorite was cupcake decorating!! I'm not much of a baker, but I did take a cake decorating class with my sister when I was a teenager and it was a ton of fun. Of course I also wanted to decorate and set the mood for LOVE day, because we can love our friends too <3.
For cupcake decorating I prepared dark chocolate cupcakes from Natasha's Kitchen, and two different kinds of frosting; a white chocolate frosting and a pink cream cheese frosting. I also purchased lots of different sprinkles, and garnishes: white chocolate chips, peppermint crush, m&ms, and edible roses. For the frosting, I had one piping bag and 9 different tips, and I made several more piping bags from ziplock bags.
For cupcake and frosting recipe click here.
As the gals gathered at my house, I had printed a fun Valentine's Day crossword puzzle for them to solve. Although it wasn't a race, my friend Angela managed to win. :) She was done before I even crossed off 5 words. (For the fun crossword click here.)
Cupcake decorating with amateurs can get messy, so I used craft paper as a table cloth and painted Xs and Os with a white chalk marker. Simple, yet classy solution.
Look at those chocolate covered strawberries, apples and rice crispy treats! My friend Zorianna made them, clearly she works at a bakery because they tasted even better than they looked! :)
We aren't professionals, but I think they came out really pretty :) Galentine's was a fun and relaxing evening spent with great friends! Oh and we finished off the evening by watching 'How to lose a guy in 10 days' and then some Olympic 2018 figure skating!
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This blog is long overdue! I've wanted to start it years ago, but never got around to it. Traveling is my passion. My dream is to one day visit all continents, countries and states in the U.S. Thankfully I have had the opportunity to visit 39 countries in 4 different continents so far. Keep posted for my adventures and life events on my blog! - Rebecca
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