Our first Pier1 event of the year, Besties & Blooms, was all about Galentines day. Whether you’re single or not, hosting a Galentine’s event is a really fun way to celebrate the upcoming Valentines Day holiday. Since the holiday lands mid-week this year, your can either celebrate the holiday the weekend before or the weekend after (or both like we are). During the event we learned about creating the perfect gift baskets for your bestie, putting together your own terrarium and creating a table for a Galentine’s brunch.
The first demonstration was all about creating the perfect Galentine’s gift, whether it’s a simple candle, a gift basket or an arrangement in one of the etched glasses that come in a variety of styles this season.
Important things to remember when you’re creating an arrangement:
- Large Blooms first
- Long Stems
- Don’t be afraid to go big, but don’t clump
Ideas for what to put in your basket:
- Candles (the Pink Champagne came highly recommended)
- A faux floral bouquet (or a real one!)
- Handblown Wine Glasses
- Reed Diffuser or flower reed diffusers
The second demo of the afternoon was about creating a succulent arrangement. There are so many vessels for creating your own terrarium around the store and you can go really simple, or go all out, the choice is yours.
If you’re using a vessel like the one above, you can fill up the bottom with stones or other fillers and the build from there. There are plenty of faux succulents to choose from in store and you can go with as many as you like.
The last demonstration of the day was all about hosting your own Galentine’s Day brunch. For our brunch idea we went with a waffles station with parfaits & granola. It’s simple and delicious, and waffles are always a good idea for brunch.
If you’re looking for an invite, you can download one here.
One important thing to remember before setting up your Galentine’s Day event (or any event) is to protect your table, so table runners are always ideal!
We also learned how to fold our napkins into hearts which adds a bit of fun to your place setting… You can also put two napkins together, gather in the center (like a bouquet) and slip one of the floral napkin rings for a easy and yet sophisticate look.
Christa | theavidpen