GGB Raleigh’s Magical Girl Brunch
Raleigh had its second brunch, with the most epic theme of Magical Girl. With there being so many Magical Girls and not enough time to get them all in, Officer Kathryn focused her crafting skills and highlighted the top 3: Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
We had some new faces join us for brunch this month! We were so excited to see and meet our new members at the Tupelo Honey Cafe in Raleigh. The fun story that goes with it is kinda epic. Officer Kathryn was able to get all the crafty stuff done and was so focused on it, that she forgot to make a reservation at our VERY popular brunch spot. The morning of, she called right when the restaurant opened and was lucky enough to talk to Emory, who was able to pencil us in. Then Officer Kathryn found out that Emory was a Lady Geek when she got a look at the centerpiece. We give her a huge shout out and big thank you for saving us!
First we have some Cardcaptor Sakura Star Wands. These are candy covered Oreos that were made with a simple round mold. The stars were added with chocolate and the little wings are candy covered butterfly decorations that you can purchase. They might have been the hardest part!
You might have seen this picture somewhere! As fun favors for our ladies, Officer Kathryn made all 8 Sailor Senshi and Sailor Moon herself from a patter that she had previously purchased from cloudsfactory on Etsy. It was all the excuse she needed to bust these out in the month before brunch.
Cloudsfactory has a bunch of geeky cross stitch patterns and they are all super cute. If you are crafty, you should check her out!
We also had some super cute Puella Magi Madoka Magica paper crafts. Officer Kathryn found these patters from tsunyandere on deviantart. It was a little bit of a learning curve, but all 5 were done and came out pretty well. Mami was a favorite with everybody.
From there we created our Geek Tree! Each month, we are going to decorate this little necklace tree to match our theme. We hung the cross stitch hoops to look like ornaments and settled our 5 Madoka crafts at the base. Not only did the girls like it, but the surrounding tables and wait staff stopped by to check it out.
We had so much fun meeting our new girls and talking as geeky as we could! We were pretty 50/50 on the best Magical Girl show, and we talked a lot of geek and laughed a lot. We already have some great ideas for future brunches. We can’t wait to see more of you next time!