Finding new reasons to hangout with my best gal pals has never been an issue for me. I’m constantly looking for new ideas on ways to strengthen my existing relationships and start new ones. Last weekend my friend Cait and I went on a little adventure and came up with some fun activities to go do this Fall, besides the traditional dinner or happy hour. (But just to be clear, this is in addition to wine drinking and our big Italian family style dinners – we wont be giving that up anytime in the near future.)
All of these ideas will spark your inner creative at heart and hopefully you’ll learn a few new skills with your besties by your side. Among the ideas were Succulent Planting Party, Watercolor Party, and a Cake Decorating Party…. I’m starting to see a theme here – so let’s get this party started! Here are the ideas:
1. Succulent Planting Party – this is really just a gateway to shopping in Downtown Bryan, but I’m good with that, and kudos to Market 1023 for their clever traffic drivers. Stop by Market 1023 to pick your succulent, find a planter and then check out. They will help you plant your succulent and give you directions on how to care for it. I think you could easily make this into a stop during your First Friday adventures, tacking on a drink at the LaSalle Hotel or a classic movie at The Queen Theatre and your in “girls night out” business.
2. Watercolor Party – With the trend of brush script and beautiful watercolor paintings continue to flood everyone’s Instagram feeds it only seems natural to jump on the band wagon and try your hand at the craft. A wonderful friends of mine and local artist Beth Symons, owner of Bethany Joy Design, is now booking private parties. You can contact her directly through her Facebook page to setup your next Watercolor Party!
3. Cake Decorating Party – I’m generally more interested in the consumption of cake and cookies, but I’m willing to put my sweet tooth aside and learn a few new baking skills. The Chocolate Gallery in Downtown Bryan will offer a fresh take on their adult classes this fall and they’re also upgrading their classroom! For more details about scheduling a class reach out to Christina Patterson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also as a side note, The Chocolate Gallery has licensed Texas A&M chocolates and gelato hand dipped into a waffle cone that will take you back to your childhood. If you are an aspiring chef like myself, you will enjoy browsing through their very nice selection of kitchen gadgets from Le Creuset bakeware to high-end appliances that you would find at a retailer similar to Williams-Sonoma.
Now, go call all all of your gal pals and plan a creative party! Cheers! xx-Jennifer