If you’re not feeling the whole Valentine’s day thing this year because maybe 1. you’re single (af) or 2. you just don’t play into this whole holiday, I have something to cheer you up! Gather all the single ladies from your squad and host the best Galentine’s day ever on the 13th of February! NO BOYS ALLOWED! Just you and your closest girls bonding and creating memories.. maybe even a new tradition? Here are some tips on how to throw the perfect Galentine’s day party!
GAL-DAY ESSENTIAL: DECORATIONS
Like any other party, this Galentine gathering is going to need lots of decorations! Just remember these three B’s: backdrop, balloons and banners – and you’ll be good to go. The backdrop is probably where most pictures will be taken, so find a spare (blank) wall and get crazy creative! It doesn’t even have to cost you much. This DIY Chevron Fringe Backdrop project from I Spy DIY is perfect: it’s easy, it’s cheap and you can customize the colors.
You”ll also needs lots and lots of balloons. Heart-shaped balloons, polka dot balloons, letter balloons.. you name it! The more, the better.
SHOP THESE GALENTINE’S DAY BALLOONS:
1. X’s and O’s Letter Balloons / Hema – 2. Love Letter Balloon / Etsy – 3. Red Lips Balloon / Etsy – 4. Tassel Heart Balloon – Etsy – 5. BFF Letter Balloons / Hema
PS. if you’re wondering about the cute heart face balloons on the side, here’s the easy DIY from A Bubbly Life!
GAL-DAY ESSENTIAL: TABLE SETUP
Give your party a little extra ‘umph’ by having the best table setup for all your guests. Table toppers, flowers, candles, cute tableware. Make it as extravagant as you want. Odds are you probably already have a lot of these items laying around the house.
Need more inspiration? Pinterest is your best friend trust me! You’ll find that you can actually also DIY a lot of table decor. But these next items will also do the trick (and they’re very affordable!).
SHOP THESE GALENTINE’S DAY TABLE DECOR:
1. Mason Jar / Hema – 2. Metal Tray / H&M – 3. ‘LOVE’ Pan Coaster / H&M (on sale) – 4. China Plate / H&M (on sale) – 5. Valentine’s Day Confetti Popper / Hema – 6. Valentine’s day Party Straws / Etsy
PS. you can easily make these cute Galentine’s day treat bags at home. Maybe use them for name tags and fill them up with candy?
GAL-DAY ESSENTIAL: TREATS & DRINKS
Speaking of food.. no good party is complete without an abundance of delicious treats and drinks. And it just so happens that this holiday has many themed food ideas to choose from! From sugary treats to pink martinis, think of Galentine’s day as one big cheat day!
Not much of a kitchen wizard? Not too worry, I’ve found some cute food and drink ideas that don’t require too much effort. Maybe you can even get all your girls to help you out. Friends that cook and mix cocktails together, stay together!
CHECK OUT THESE GALENTINE’S DAY FOOD IDEAS:
1. Mini Emoji Pancakes – 2. Pasta with Cream Roasted Beet Sauce – 3. Sprinkled Popcorn – 4. Heart-shaped Chocolate Cherry Donuts
CHECK OUT THESE GALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL IDEAS:
1. Valentine’s Day Straws & Stirrers DIY – 2. Rosé + Raspberry Cocktail – 3. Raspberry Pink Champagne Float – 4. Beyonce Lyric Glasses DIY
GAL DAY ESSENTIAL: ENTERTAINMENT
The last bits you need for the ultimate Galentine’s day bash is the entertainment! Make sure your posse has absolutely no time to dwell on their failed romances and flings. Instead bring out the maximum fun so that the day is filled with nothing but tears of laughter!
Take this giant Tic-Tac-Toe for instance, how cool! And all you really need for this are letter balloons and some washi-tape. And what about these DIY tattoos? Ink Sisters Unite! Another idea is to bring a Polaroid camera and have the most epic and random photo sesh ever. Don’t forget the photobooth props! To make this Galentine’s day even more special, exchange small gift boxes/beauty items with each other for a sentimental touch. Want more of a mellow party? Create a list with all your favorite chick flicks for a fun movie marathon. Or have a sing-a-long karaoke session on Youtube.
CHECK THESE GALENTINE’S DAY ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS:
1. Polaroid Fun – 2. Valentine’s Day Fun Box DIY – 3. Nail Polish With A Message
Whatever it is you plan to do at your Galentine’s day party, the key is to be among friends that love you and vice versa. Because at the end of the day, that is all that matters… and the memories made will be sure to live on forever!
Are you planning on hosting your own/going to a Galentine’s day bash this year? What do you think of these ideas? Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer – photos from The Blondielocks, A Bubbly Life, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart, Pixabay, Hello Wonderful, Bell’Alimento, I Heart Naptime, Making Nice In The Midwest, The House That Lars Built, Luci’s Morsels, The Cookie Rookie, Bespoke Bride, Oh Happy Day, Brooke Taylor, Pottery Barn, The TomKat Studio
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All of these decorations are SO cute. In love!
What an adorable idea! Almost makes me want to be single again. LOL Beautiful pics!
I love your Galentine’s day party inspo! Its super chic and cute and I totally think these ideas could help anyone pull of a really great party. Love you site and your style!
Love these ideas! Galentine’s > Valentine’s !
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