For those dreading the idea of Valentine's Day, turn that frown upside down and get to planning one of the best holidays of the year - Galentine's Day! Gather your lady friends, kick back and celebrate your friendship!
Cheers to Leslie Knope, fictional superwoman from Parks and Recreation, played by Amy Poehler for creating such a holiday. Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th. If you're puzzled with where to begin, let us help you! Below we've highlighted some fun ideas for how to host the BEST galentine's day party.
1. Invite Your Coolest Friends
Start by sending out pretty digital invites to your friends. Paperless Post has great options!
2. It's Not a Party Without Cute Witty Bash Paper Goods
Pick out all the heart decorations and party supplies you can find. Don't worry, we have you covered in this department. Browse our Valentine's collection and discover products you'll love. Click to shop.
4. Dessert Bar & Champagne
Bubbly paired with sweets... sign me up! To save on time, you can buy chocolates, macaroons or cute cookies from your local bakery. If you're a baking queen below are two super delicious cookie recipes that pair well with champagne.
Source: Fashionable Hostess
Looking for ways to spruce up that bubbly! How fun are these heart-shaped strawberry ice cubes! Click for recipe.
5. Don't Forget Savory Snacks
Find some inspo in Ain't Too Proud to Meg's famous cheese boards. While you're at it, prep a candy board too!
6. Fun DIY Activity Ideas
Homemade strawberry sugar scrub... smells so good, you'll want to eat it! With a few simple ingredients, you've got yourself one yummy project for the girls. Click for recipe.
Source: The Gunny Sack
Not feeling the sugar scrub? How about these darling DIY heart embroidery wine bags! Sugar and Charm has a great tutorial for you, click here.
Source: Sugar and Charm
Remember back in the day how cool it was to exchange best friend necklaces, rings and bracelets with your best friend? I'm talking, the coolest!! My girlfriends and I did this possibly too often. Anyway, why not bring it back and create DIY floral friendship bracelets. Oh Joy! has the cutest tutorial, click here.
Source: Oh Joy!
7. Don't forget party favors! A few ideas for you:
Funfetti Biscotti click for recipe.
Source: Oh Joy!
Or how about this - "I need s'more friends like you." I mean, come onnnnn! So fun.
Source: Little Peanut Mag
Last, but not least... Don't forget to have a good music playlist handy! Surprise your girls with a spontaneous dance sesh! Spotify has a great one titled "Galentine's Day"