How to Host The Perfect Galentine's Party
Have you ever thrown a Galentine’s Party? We personally had not until this year when we decided to invite 20 of our friends together for a fun afternoon filled with bubbles, lunch and of course, chocolate!
In case you don't know, Galentine's is a global holiday that celebrates women's friendship and typically celebrated on February 13th but can be observed any other day in February.
The event was a blast and something we’re thinking about doing every year! Here are 5 top tips for hosting your very own Galentine’s party:
1 – Timing
February is a short month, so consider choosing a date earlier in the month. We opted for the first Friday in February and had a great turn out. After dry January, our friends were ready for an excuse to get dolled up, let loose a little and party! Try to send out the invitations at least two weeks before so people have time to plan and find babysitters if they need one!
2 – Food
Depending on how many ladies you plan to invite, you may want to cook yourself or consider catering or even a private chef if your budget allows. Pinterest has a lot of cute Valentine’s themed apps and desserts! Since it was lunch, we kept the fare light and ate a salad, salmon and panacotta for dessert.
3 – Décor
If you haven’t already noticed, we love pink and everything girlie! Galentine’s is the perfect excuse to go all out with pink, red and white décor. Flowers, balloons, flowers and bows were abundant! We found a lot of cute décor items, especially balloons, on Etsy!
4 – Attire
While not required, we asked our guests to feel free to dress in theme (aka pink, red, white!). This made for super cute photos and was nice to see everyone’s personal style shine!
5 – Tunes
Set the mood with your favorite upbeat hits. We found a few playlists on Spotify specifically for Galentine’s Parties!
6 – Favors
While not necessary, consider giving your guests a small favor to take home with them. We had these custom heart cookies made to match our pink and white gingham décor and couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! Try your local bakery or find someone on Instagram or Etsy!
What do you think? Would you ever host a Galentine’s party? Share in the comments below!