GGB Fort Collins – Mythical Creatures Brunch

Group photo of the women in attendance at Geek Girl Brunch Fort Collins Mythical Creatures Brunch

“Ride with Unicorns. Swim with Mermaids. Dance with Fairies. Breathe Fire and Become a Dragon.”

For our 15th brunch, GGB Fort Collins celebrated mythical creatures! We convened at the Emporium Restaurant and Wine Bar in old town Fort Collins, which was very welcoming and accommodating to our large group. We even attempted to recruit some of their other patrons to our cause.

Our officers put together some extra-fabulous goody bags for this brunch! Each bag contained custom fairy earrings by SuperNova Designs, some fantasy stickers, a phoenix charm, a coupon from our sponsors at FanMail, some “unicorn poop” (nerds candy) and a business card from our GGB Boss, Sarah at Purify Spa. Plus, look at the rainbow bags!

Photo of the goody bags that were handed out.
Goody bags!

As our ladies arrived, everyone was given a mythical creature to color, courtesy of brunchette Janelle – thank you so much, Janelle! Then everyone broke the ice by introducing themselves and talking about their favorite mythical creature. We kept having to decide if something was more ‘supernatural’ or more ‘mythical.’ Our final criteria was that a mythical creature had to be it’s own species. Curses don’t count (sorry, Gollum). Our ladies did an excellent job dressing up, as usual! We love seeing the outfits and cosplays that our girls wear to our brunches, and we try to encourage it.

Our brunchettes coloring their mythical creatures
Our brunchettes coloring their mythical creatures
Geek Girl Brunch Fort Collins officer, Allison, rocking a unicorn onesie.
Geek Girl Brunch Fort Collins officer, Allison, rocking a unicorn onesie.

 

For our first activity, each lady was given some pens and crayons and asked to create her own mythical creature. We loved our responses! Duck-squids, Pega-whals, Panda-corns, you name it! Our prize winner was randomly drawn out of the glorious masterpieces that we received.  Ashlynn  won unicorn earbuds, a seahorse keychain, two horse pins, a flamingo coin purse, unicorn chapstick, mermaid temp tattoos, a unicorn sticker sheet, and a mermaid mug!

Geek Girl Brunch Fort Collins officer, Jakki, displaying one of the drawings from the "create your own mythical creature" activity
Geek Girl Brunch Fort Collins officer, Jakki, displaying one of the drawings from the “create your own mythical creature” activity
Ashlynn with her fabulous prize bag
Ashlynn with her fabulous prize bag

 

Our second activity was trivia based. We showed everyone images of 11 different creatures and asked them to guess the name of the creature. Whoever guessed the most correctly won – and our winner was Erica! She won mermaid bath bombs, Burt’s Bees lotion, Mercosmetics body butter, a unicorn lapel pin, unicorn cupcake mix and $10 restaurant gift card.

Erica, who won one of the prize boxes, showing off her epic bloody mary.
Erica, who won one of the prize boxes, showing off her epic bloody mary.

Finally, we drew our raffle prize winner – Taylor! She won a custom pair of dryad horns from SuperNova Designs.

Taylor rocking the Dryad horns that she won as the final raffle.
Taylor rocking the Dryad horns that she won as the final raffle.

To conclude our brunch, we announced our next theme (Shark Week) and encouraged more help with our biggest endeavor yet: a table at Fort Collins Comic Con!
We are very fortunate to have the brunch community that we have, and we can’t wait to see everyone at all our brunches in the futures.

xoxo
Sarah, Jakki, Allison

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