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My friend Sarah and I threw our 2nd Annual Galentine’s Party this past weekend! Sarah got this Fika cookbook for Christmas and it was the perfect starting point to planning the party.
Fika is a Swedish social tradition, meaning “to have coffee.” The daily event allows people to take a break from work to enjoy baked goods and coffee and tea. While I’m sure fika is more a 15-minute break to get up, refresh coffee, and get a snack in the office break room, I like to imagine it as a whimsical, happy time to go down the street to the cute neighborhood café to grab a warm croissant.
Our Galentine’s Party was all about small, mostly sweet treats and taking a break in our lives to relax, catch up, and celebrate friendship.
Sarah made Chokladbollar (chocolate, oat, and coconut balls) and a cardamom cake. Both are from the cookbook and were delicious!
We also had cheese (Swedish and brie) and crackers, carrot cake balls made by Sarah’s sister, chocolate cake, and cream-filled churros.
Sarah also made rhubarb cordial to mix with champagne or sparkling water.
For the DIY, we decorated mini succulent valentines.
We wrapped them in tissue paper, dressed them with washi tape, and made a punny tag. We started with “Life would SUCC without you” and others included “You don’t SUCC” and “You Succulent!”
This DIY craft was SUPER easy, not messy, and customizable. And how cute are the mini succulents?! Do you know any other succulent puns?
How are you celebrating Valentine’s this year? Let me know in a comment below!
P.S. Check out our first Valentine’s Party here!