Host The Ultimate Galentines Day Party
Use this Galentines Day party guide with home decor, menu items, game ideas, and 9 outfit formulas for the perfect day with your girls.
There is nothing quite like getting all of your BFF’s together, sharing a festive meal, doing something girlie, and laughing until you cry.
Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th and was popularized by Amy Poehler’s fictional character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. It’s traditionally centered around brunch and involves celebrating all of the best ladies in your life.
Here is the complete guide to planning the perfect Galentine’s Day Party!
1. Create A Galentines Day party Hostess Gift
Use the 5 cute Valentine’s DIY ideas below to give each of your guests a sweet gift to remember.
Flirty Fortune Cookies
These cheesy pick-up line cookies will be perfect for your valentines! The cheesier, the better! Stuff them in these fortune cookie-style crispy cookies dyed pink and dipped in chocolate with sprinkles.
Bread Loaf Valentines
What better way to show someone you love them than with a basket full of carbs? Meet the “Somebody Loaves You” Valentine’s Day Gift Basket.
Embossed Heart Keychains
Make colorful embossed heart keychains with your favorite little sayings inspired by conversation heart candies.
Tell them how much you care with this adorable heart corner bookmark!
These cute little animal candy huggers are the perfect handmade kid’s Valentine’s project.
2. Decorate Your Space
Balloons, streamers, banners, and confetti can add so much to your party. Highlight the classic Valentine’s Day colors and use lots of red, green, white, and gold. Grab these heart-shaped balloons and ones that spell out “Galentine’s” – these also make the perfect photo backdrop. You can even use your decor to set up a little photo booth corner complete with cheesy props.
3. Create A Menu
It’s time to whip up all of the heart-shaped treats! If you’re going the traditional route and hosting a brunch, you can make eggs, bacon, heart-shaped pancakes or waffles, croissants, bagels, cinnamon rolls, and more. Serve lots of red fruit on the side like strawberries and raspberries. Consider adding my amazing chocolate fondue to the menu.
Pair your meal with mimosas or put together a coffee bar with fancy drinks, such as this Cinnamon Vanilla Whipped Iced Coffee. Decorate the table with roses, candles, and a fancy tablecloth for a stunning spread.
4. Plan A Game
Assign Everyone a Secret Cupid
Think Secret Santa, but for Galentine’s Day. Everyone is assigned a name and then shows up to the party with a small gift. Consider treating your bestie to a cute pair of earrings, a scarf, coffee beans in a mug, pedi lotion and foot scrub, or some new nail polish.
There’s nothing more nostalgic than getting together with the besties, and doing each other’s nails. It will bring you right back to your slumber parties from middle school, and it’s still fun after all of these years.
Make Friendship Bracelets
Reminisce, take some downtime, and catch up. The best part? Everyone will have a keepsake to take home.
Make Flower Arrangements
Everyone loves a bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day, so make one for yourself or each other. You can hit up local farmer’s markets or even the grocery store for some inexpensive blooms. Make sure you have lots of festive colors like reds, pinks, and whites. Look for flowers like roses, carnations, tulips, orchids, and lilies.
5. Plan Your Wardrobe
Use these 9 outfit ideas for the casual Galentine’s brunch or a fancy night out.
Happy love day friends!
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