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Ideas For The Next Girl Gathering

The holidays came and went; it's time to get that special group of ladies together again! The hustle and bustle of the school year usually has everyone all missing friends. What is the occasion, though? If longing for an excuse to get together or a party theme, here are fun ideas and inspirations for that next soiree. 

DIY Flower Bar
Bring spring to the gathering by putting creativity to the test. Each attendee can bring one bunch of one flower type, or you can provide 8 to 10 different varieties of florals (be sure to include greenery and baby's breath, too). Place each of the flower options on a long table with tissue or paper to wrap the bouquet, as well as some thin twine to tie it up. When guests arrive, enjoy cocktails while arranging the varieties together, sharing ideas and giving each other pointers. This not only creates fun conversation, it also gives each friend a chance to show off their skills. Plus, everyone leaves with a takeaway as a reminder of a fun day to keep in their home.

Brunch Bunch
Bring back brunch. Get-togethers often happen in the evenings, and Sunday morning goes overlooked. A brunch with a theme will get everyone intrigued and excited to bring their favorite dish to the hostess' home. Theme ideas could be based around an area, such as Southern foods or fiesta favorites. Or, a build-your-own brunch could take place with options for decking out waffles or creating one's own parfait bowl. If you're up for a mix, ask everyone to make their favorite family breakfast recipe and take a trip down memory lane as a group.

Soap Making
You can never go wrong with an event centered around treating yourself. With a spa theme, creations could include making soap, bath bombs or bath salts. Essential oils can take center stage and the creativity is all about the unique combination that everyone builds. To go along with the relaxing theme, cocktails or snacks could include embellishments such as lavender and mint.

Favorite Things
This is by far a favorite new trend for gatherings. A Favorite Things party is simple and can be incorporated into any event, whether it's a dinner out or a night in. Simply set a dollar amount and ask each guest to bring a favorite item of theirs: one for each person. This could be their go-to lip balm, a book they highly recommend, or even a piece of jewelry they love to wear. Each guest goes home with a grab bag of goodies, all highly recommended by their friends. If your group loves to shop, this is the party for you!

Progressive Dinner
If your group doesn't mind hopping around town, a progressive dinner is always downright fun. This could be a good way to incorporate spouses if you want to make it a couple's event. Each step of the evening is hosted by a different friend, with guests traveling between each course to a new location. This is a fantastic way to beat the cost of dining out without putting the burden on one friend or couple to do all the cooking themselves. The dinner could build as it typically does from starters to mains, or each stop could include a heavy appetizer with dessert at the end. Enjoy!

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