February 06, 2019
It is February which means lots of cheesy jewelry commercials and the grocery stores lined with bad boxes of chocolate. But then there is Galentine’s Day which is filled with time with your gal pals along with lots of bubbly, delicious food, and a side of stories you would only share with your closest girlfriends. At J. Leigh Events, we are big fans of Galentine’s Day and truth be told, I already have plans with my bestie for a girl’s day.
If you are planning a Galentine’s Day celebration with your favorite ladies, we have some ideas for you to take it to the next level. Of course, we have the perfect Party Perfected party box for your celebration and we promise you aren’t going to just see pink & red party supplies!
Last year a friend of mine threw a really unique and cool party for her birthday so all the credit goes to Simone for this Galentine’s Day party idea. She rented a cute Airbnb to host her party instead of hosting it in her place, it was a small one bedroom but it was absolutely perfect. I know I have mentioned this before but I think the idea is fun and brilliant; she and one of her friends had a charcuterie plate contest. Not only was it interactive but it was also one of the food elements for the party. She also had a local make-up artist come to the party as an added entertainment component. This party pairs perfectly with our fluorescent floral party box! You don’t need to hire a make-up artist to have a spa night in. Here are a few things you can do to have a Galentine’s Day Spa Party:
Galentine’s Day Brunch
I am a big fan of brunch! What is better than sleeping in on the weekend, rolling into a restaurant to have decadent breakfast foods with a side of something boozy? For Galentine’s Day why not host a brunch at your place? Don’t sweat it, you don’t have to do all the cooking. The best thing you can do for you and your sanity is to ask each girl to bring a different dish and a bottle of bubbly (or vodka if you have bloody Mary drinkers). If you order the rose gold and emerald party box, you cut out having to do loads of dishes. And this way all you have to concentrate on is making sure your place is guest ready and what dish you are going to make for the brunch. Why not set-up a super cute waffle bar?
Make Your Own Pizza Party
Who doesn’t love pizza? If you know of someone who doesn’t love pizza -- you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. The great thing about a make your own pizza party - that everyone can be in charge of their own toppings. Have someone who is living that low carb life? Cauliflower pizza crust (which works for your gluten-free friends too)! Have everyone bring their preferred crust and toppings! You’ll have lots of pizzas to try and share. And of course, have everyone bring their favorite bottle of wine. For an optional activity have someone download the app Heads Up -- I promise you will have a lot of laughs! The make your own pizza party pairs perfectly with our rose gold and lavender party box.
If you have a daughter and you want her to have her own Galentine’s Day celebration -- then the unicorn party box would be the perfect way for her to celebrate with all of her BFFs with a rainbow tea party. Keep the girls entertained with a cookie decorating station - make plain sugar cookies in the shape of rainbows with pastel-colored frosting and sprinkles for them to use as decor. Instead of cucumber tea cakes why not make unicorn shaped sandwiches with a rainbow filling or use sprinkles in a cream cheese roll tea sandwich to make it fit for a unicorn! If you want to really take your tea party to the next level consider making this color changing lemonade!
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August 19, 2019
Shine those apples, grab your new notebooks and put on your thinking caps: it’s back to school time.
I used to love going back to school in the fall as a kid, and I know my parents were pretty excited after a summer of entertaining my brother and I to send us back. Everything is fresh and new, and the possibilities are endless. It can also be a stressful time for parents and teachers alike. There’s back to school supplies to get, parent-teacher meetings to attend, and class parties to plan.
There are some easy ways to get the supplies you need for class parties, and parents can help with this, too. Read on to learn more.
August 09, 2019
August 02, 2019
As an event planner, weather can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. And, a lot of the time, it’s your worst enemy.
I was reminded of this in June when, thanks to some severe thunderstorms, we had to reschedule an outdoor concert at Waverly with Mo Money Band. The concert was highly anticipated as a part of their summer event series, but when a crazy thunderstorm prevented the band from being able to set up their equipment before the start of the event, we had to scramble to reschedule.