This year we decided to celebrate our gals in true Native Poppy style: with flowers, craft cocktails and the Beyonce Pandora station- because DUH!
We had a mini massage bar, braid/glitter bar, hand-spun cotton candy, custom cocktails, tasty bites, cake pops, photo-booth, and we finished by making beautiful lush flower crowns! This gal's night out was truly one for the books! We can’t stop thinking about how much stinkin’ fun this was, we wish we could do this every weekend!
This night was photographed by the best, Erica of Samerica Studios ! She really captured the vibe of the entire night-beautiful, colorful, empowering and just so dang fun!
We had it at the chic Plenty of Petal’s POP Studio in North Park-think bright, clean, white brick walls, beautiful terra cotta potted plants & clean minimalist furniture! Can you say GOALS!?
The space was transformed into a girl-power flower oasis with beautiful furniture rentals from Folklore Rentals! We could lay on this comfy couch and sip floral inspired cocktails from Please and Thank You Bar anytime! We sipped on delicious drinks with just the cutest names like, Kiss from a Rose which featured Svedka Rose Vodka, hibiscus, vanilla, lemon and champagne. We couldn’t think of a more "galentinesey" drink if we tried!
We had the ultra-talented Colored Amber making us all feel so magical and glam with the most intricate and glittery braids! And just when you thought we couldn’t be living our best lives any more-so, we had a freakin' MASSAGE BAR where all our stresses, if they weren’t already gone, were definitely gone now. Jasmine Cherry truly has the magic touch!
We seriously went all freakin’ OUT with the desserts we brought in for this workshop! And they truly delivered. We had the cutest, tastiest cake pops, mini cupcakes and cookies by the one and only San Diego Cake Pop Shop! But it’s Galentine’s Day and we couldn’t stop there, we also had Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. bring little teeny tiny tarts along with the most scrumptious hand pies!
If you couldn’t tell, we LOVE sweets so of course our favorite cotton candy goddess was there Swoonful! She had the raddest matcha-strawberry flavor and lavender honey mimosa flavor, that we're honestly still dreaming about.
Botanica California provided some of the seriously best guac we’ve ever had (and we have had a lot of guac)! She also created the most delectable tamales, fresh crisp salad, and tapas. Just looking at these pictures is making us hungry.
So after we ate and drank and got massages and had our hair braided- we made flower crowns! Seriously everyone’s crowns were UH-MAZ-ING! We made our signature “Grace,” style crown! We used an array of different flowers, like spray roses, straw flower, mini carnations and wax flower for the base of the crowns! Everyone looked like a true queen!
It was so fun to celebrate our gals; to give each other affirmations all night, to snack away on the best treats, to enjoy lovely cocktails while receiving a much needed massage and to dance our little hearts out to the Freaky Friday soundtrack all while wearing the most beautiful flower crowns that we freakin' MADE! We love our GALS and we LOVE, LOVE!