How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Get Together

Yeah, yeah, Super Bowl Sunday – I’ve got other things on my mind like pretty pink flowers, my favorite puckered gummies and some fun rose-colored cocktails. If you haven’t celebrated Galentine’s Day, I think it’s about time that you start.

“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope, Parks and Rec

Don’t know where to begin? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tips for hosting the perfect Galentine’s Day get together!


1) DRINK IN STYLE

A good party revolves around great cocktails and I’m loving these V-Day themed drinks! (PS – scratch the “for two” part, because these are the perfect cocktails to share with your girls!) Also loving this Pink Strawberry Sangria and these Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats. Oh, and these pink heart straws are a must; no excuses.

If you haven’t thought about giving your bar cart a makeover, you can find some inspo from Lauren of Murphy’s Law.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

2) DECORATE LIKE IT’S NOBODY’S BUSINESS

Cutout construction paper hearts? I think not. Decor totally sets the mood and putting together a fun heart-shaped piñata (you can buy this one if you’re lazy) or making these colorful conversation heart balloons will be a total game changer. If you’re feeling real artsy, you can even design your own fringe photobooth with some tissue paper and yarn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

3) FEED YOUR GUESTS WHAT THEY REALLY WANT

Heart-shaped pizza. Duh.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

4) DO DESSERT RIGHT

Making desert is cute, but aren’t you going to be busy with your decor? Save the time of spending hours in the kitchen and set up a dessert bar instead! If your girls like to party, try this pink hot chocolate with a few shots of whipped cream vodka. Don’t have a boozy bunch? (or have a boozy bunch who really likes to DIY?) Whip up some donuts earlier in the day and set up a donut-decorating station because, well, everyone loves donuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

5) CREATE A THEMED PLAYLIST

Because what’s a Galentine’s Day party without a great Galentine’s Day playlist?

6) MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT

Don’t even bother dreading having to think of what movie to watch, because whoever made this “What Romantic Movie Should You Watch” chart is a sheer genius. While we’re on the topic of watching movies…

7) LET YOUR GIRLS GET THEIR COZY ON!

Tell your girls to ditch the full face of makeup, spray in some dry shampoo and get cozy! No need to go all-out, unless we’re talking pajamas, of course.

So if you’re twiddling your thumbs thinking about how you don’t have a Galentine’s Day party to go to, HELLO! Host your own! What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate?

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  1. February 19, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Omg if I had more girlfriends I would totally do this!! Girl time is seriously necessary as an adult because who can resist knowing the latest gossip! haha I would so buy the heart pizza for my girls on valentines! pizza and cocktail sounds like a wonderful night!

    • February 16, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      You and me both girl! My girls are scattered all over the map and I wish I got to see them more often!

  2. February 11, 2017 / 12:14 am

    I’m loving this post so much!! Even though I spend Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, my friends and I are always sure to get together for a Galentine’s brunch or drink night 🙂 My bar cart is completely decked out for the occasion too 🙂

    xx,

    Lauren // http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

    • February 16, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I’m in love with the idea of being able to change up a bar cart every season! So fun!

  3. February 8, 2017 / 12:58 am

    Omg, I LOVE Leslie Knope!!!! Haha! And these ideas are great! As are the beautiful pictures!! I have plans with my husband, but now I kind of wish I had a girls night planned!
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

    • February 8, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Haha, isn’t she the best?! So many fun things to try out! I like the idea of having a Galentine’s party a few days earlier, so that way you can do both!

  4. February 7, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Well aren’t you making me wish I had more gal friends in my life right about now! Can you just take a weekend trip down to visit me so we can try out some of these ideas together?? Hahah, you had me at raspberry pink champagne floats and donut decorating! Sounds like so much fun!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • February 8, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Girl, you and me both! All of my girlfriends are spread all over the place and it’s rare that we all get to be in the same place at one time! I say we throw our own party together 😉

  5. February 7, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Such a cute post! I threw a Galentine’s Day party last year, and it was such a blast xx

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks Tracie! You must have had the best time!

  6. February 7, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever! That heart piñata, those candy heart balloons… seriously adorable! I also really love how you threw in that Parks and Rec quote. So perfect! You really know how to be the hostess with the mostest, that’s for sure!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Ugh so many fun projects, I want to try them all!

  7. February 6, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    This is one of my favorite posts ever!! The heart shaped pizza is just killing me (along with everything else)!! Love it!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Ahh I know…the pepperonis!!! <3

  8. February 6, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Omgosh this post is super cute!! You’re making want to host one again! That bar cart is so cute and I love the way you set it up 💕

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      How fun that you’ve hosted one before! So many cute ideas, right?!

  9. February 6, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Everything was so girly and cute. Really gotta try a few!! Loved the heart shaped pizza

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks lady! That pizza totally has my name written all over it 😉

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks love! So many fun things to try out!

  10. Heather with WELLFITandFED
    February 6, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Such great ideas. The pizza was a fabulous treat to have! The Jammie’s are so cute too!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks Heather! I’ve been eyeing that pizza since I found it on Pinterest. Will definitely be making it more than once to celebrate the holiday 🙂

  11. February 6, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Girlfriend, these are the cutest. Completely made me want to throw my own!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Realistically I feel like these ideas can be spread out over a few years of parties but I just want to try them all!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Isn’t it adorable?!

  12. February 6, 2017 / 6:31 am

    This post is so fun! I have never gotten to throw a Galentines party before, but I would really like to. I particularly like the idea to make it a PJ party!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Me either Kristin, but with all of these new ideas, I feel like I’m set for the next few years, haha! And yes – comfy is always better 🙂

  13. February 5, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Those donuts are so cute! I love the idea of a galentines date!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Brittany! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  14. February 5, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I’ve never done a Galentine’s Day, but after seeing this, I might just have to plan one! Those doughnuts are so adorable! And I’ll be dreaming about those drinks. You always want something more when you know you can’t have it (so knocked up right now, lol)!

    • February 7, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      I haven’t either Sarah but I’ve been feeling so inspired with all of the cute DIY and decor! Aren’t the mini donuts so fun?!

    • Danielle
      February 5, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thanks for stopping by Rachna!!

    • Danielle
      February 5, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Right?! Such a cute idea and the simpler the ingredients, the better! The heart pepperoni’s get me!

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