holidays at home

Celebrate Galentine's Day with a Good Old-Fashioned Slumber Party

If you celebrate Valentine’s Day at all than you’d probably agree that the holiday is about more than just the love of your partner, it’s also the perfect opportunity to celebrate your best friends, sisters, pets, parents, and anyone you care about. It’s a fun opportunity to spoil those people you love with something a little extra sweet. This is exactly what we had in mind when we put together a Galentine’s Sleepover - except until like when we were ten - this version is filled with bubbly!

As always, AC Photography captured every detail so beautifully.

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Details are important with any party but the best thing about hosting a girls night in is that your friends are going to love anything you have planned. After all, that’s why your best friends to begin with - right?! We kept it simple with a selection of Rom-Coms (although truth be told - we ended up watching true crime documentaries instead!), popcorn, and a Nail Polish station.

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Chantel at Glass City Cupcakes whipped up the most adorable assortment of sugar cookies that were perfect for our sleepover theme this Valentine’s Day. Some resemble glasses of bubbly while others featured a fun play on the Netflix logo by using Chick Flicks in it’s place.


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As you can see, our miniature Goldendoodle Brody gets to enjoy all of the perks of any party we’re hosting at our house.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to break the rules with a little dessert before dinner but it’s always a nice gesture to offer your guests something a little more substantial. Charcuterie boards were pre-set on the tables and paired with Red Wine Mules.

We styled our eat-in kitchen area with an assortment of balloons and a tablescape featuring florals from Hafner Florist.

Most of the items pictured below were picked up from our local Homegoods store. If pink plates and champagne coupes aren’t something you’d use often in your home - be sure to hit up the After Valentine’s Day Sales this year so you’ll have them stocked up ahead of next season. With the low prices you’re sure to get, you won’t have to feel bad if you end up only pulling them out to use once or twice a year.


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Cyndi wasn’t lying when she said Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Whether it’s Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or any other holiday or not - having a girls night in was fun when we were younger and it can be just as fun now. Drinking champagne in your jammies and vegging out while you relax with your girlfriends is just got for the soul. I hope you enjoyed all of the details from this good old-fashioned slumber party.

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Feminine Friendsgiving + Wine Tasting Party

As Seen In: Mingle Magazine (holiday edition - 2018) available for sale at Barnes and Noble

Featured online by Inspired By This

If you get as excited for the holiday season as I do then you will love this wine-tasting backyard Friendsgiving party filled with feminine details. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks, and a Friendsgiving party is the perfect excuse to do so on more than one occasion and for a more casual get together with your girlfriends. I was inspired to start planning an intimate party for my friends where we could congregate and celebrate our friendships as well as our favorite season. With the Autumn leaves beginning to change color, I knew a backyard soirée was the way to go.

The foundation of the décor was a color palette which included an assortment of pinks, creams, oranges, and burgundy’s. I felt this was the perfect non-traditional mix of colors to set the scene for this Autumn party. One of my favorite features was a custom-built wine tasting display with curated wines from Martha Stewart Wine Co. The contrasting shades of wine against the white board was strikingly beautiful and lent itself perfectly to the party’s color palette.

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Celebration by Event Prep Photographer by Amanda Collins Photography

Written By: IBT Girls

“Any party that greets us with a glass of wine gets an A+ in our book! But seriously, how great is this custom display bearing wines of different colored varietals; red, white, rosé! Guests could take their pick as they entered this feminine Friendsgiving and wine tasting in one. After all, what’s Friendsgiving without wine? So wine-not combine them in a creative way. And when we say creative, we mean it. The Event Prep designed the backyard dinner beautifully with seasonal florals, a cozy lounge to sit at-complete with a fringe chandelier hanging from a tree-and a decadent dessert bar. It surely was a treat to all who attended, and to all of us who can draw from it inspiration for our own Friendsgivings!”

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep

An array of charcuterie boards were paired with different wine samples from the wine tasting display that sat atop a vintage dresser and was draped with a cozy fall blanket. The wine glasses had custom labels on the front to let guest knows which type of wine they’d be sampling. If a guest was interested in trying a wider selection- we also had wine flights available on wood paddles in the most darling miniature wine glasses. The custom wine glasses were created using a Cricut via Michaels.

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep