Flannels & Flapjacks

Ladies, gather your gal pals & guys, get your lumberjack dudes together!

One of the best things about Christmas break is hometown friend reunions. Last night a couple of my best friends and I ate breakfast for dinner, swapped stories, and laughed until our stomachs ached for three hours straight. We make a point at each school break to catch up on the latest happenings in our lives. Usually we do so over a drink at our favorite local coffee shop, but I thought it’d be fun to have them over for a festive gathering since it is the holiday season after all.

A month or two ago, mom sent me a fabulous magazine called Mingle, dedicated to DIY celebrations. It’s essentially Pinterest and a blog bound together in beautiful pages because it shares the cutest ideas alongside personal stories. The party that stood out to me was Holiday Flannels & Flapjacks. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would make the perfect reunion for me and my friends.

We all know that breakfast food makes the best dinner and flannels are comfy and cozy-combine the two and you have the perfect pair. The flannel theme is super versatile because you aren’t limited to a specific color scheme and you can mix-and-match different plaids. I actually used wrapping paper that reminded me of a flannel shirt plus a non-traditional confetti-inspired print for the simple decor. I added it and some gold tassels to pre-existing burlap bunting and created a couple of table runners.

I set up a build-your-own pancake bar that included chocolate chip mix-ins and an apple cinnamon topping. (Don’t forget the bacon!)

In the spirit of giving, I put together mini stockings stuffed with red nail polish, Christmas confetti, and a candy cane for party favors. I attached a punny tag that said: “‘Plaid’ you came” 😊.

The girls brought goodies of their own…sparkling cider…with all the giggles and squeals, you would have thought it was the real stuff 😉.

I’m already looking forward to the next time I get to see these fun friends of mine!

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