How to Host an Unforgettable “Galentine’s Day” Party!
Over the years, I have looked forward to hosting Galentine’s Day with my best gals rather than actual Valentine’s Day! It is so fun to get together and really indulge in that “girly-girl spirit” without the men around. We change the theme up every year, and it has become an annual tradition. Here are a few fun ideas if you want to host an unforgettable party!
1. Decor: Create a festive vibe and go all-out on decor! Target has adorable Valentine’s items this year! I love getting to decorate my home with hearts and pink and red, even if it is only temporary. Fresh flowers are a beautiful touch for every party, so make sure you add them for the girls. Buy a large bouquet of pink and red flowers and make your own small arrangements around the house. I also love to decorate by filling up glass jars with Valentine’s candy! This makes a great centerpiece for the table. It is important to indulge all the senses when hosting a party. You can do this by lighting candles and playing fun, girly music, you know your friends will enjoy!
2. Food and Drink: You can find adorable heart shaped food inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram and at my parties, brunch is always a huge hit with the ladies! You can never go wrong with mimosas, coffee, heart shaped waffles, pancakes, bacon, and fruit. Or make it easy on yourself and head to a local bakery to pick up Valentine’s themed desserts. Another fun idea is to create wine and heart-themed charcuterie boards for an evening party. You can easily cut out heart shaped cheese, meats, fruits, and veggies with cookie cutters.
3. Photo op: These days, a photo op staging area is a must for a Galentine’s Day gathering. If you have never done this before, do not be intimidated. It is quite simple! The most important factor is choosing a spot with good lighting. Pick a wall and get creative! Adding simple elements with streamers, balloons, or garland is all you need. If you really want to go all out give your gals cute matching Valentine’s Day themed t-shirts and heart shaped sunglasses as a party favor. Everyone will want to take photos together!
4.Activities: It is always nice to have a creative activity to do together at a party while you socialize. Purchase craft kits and make your own Valentine’s Day cards. Another nostalgic throwback is making friendship bracelets.
I hope this inspires you to have a little fun and throw a party just for the girls this year. Quality time with friends is important if you are to keep your relationships strong. There is no better time to spread a little love and celebrate the precious people in your life!
Mom to 2 toddlers and loving wife