Sure, Valentine’s Day is great and all, but what if you’re more into showing love to your besties than a significant other? Enter Galentine’s Day! What started out as a punchline on NBC’s hit sitcom Parks and Rec has quickly become a favourite holiday of mine for bringing together my best gal pals and celebrating the power of female friendship.
If you want to host your own Galentine’s party this February 14th, now’s the time to start planning. To get the ideas flowing, I’ve put together a list of must-haves for creating a memorable occasion that you and your guests will love.
In my opinion, dessert should totally be considered a mandatory meal every day. Why not pull out all the stops and create an Insta-worthy sweet table filled with candies, cookies, cakes, and waffles à la Leslie Knope. Sure it may not be the healthiest spread, but everyone will definitely leave happy.
A Signature Drink
Choose your favourite cocktail and set up a stylish bar for your friends to help themselves. A pre-made mix in a drinks dispenser like this one will make it easy for guests to sip and enjoy. And don’t forget the little details like striped paper straws, ice cubes filled with berries or herbs, and drinkwear that matches your theme to really bring things to the next level.
A Power Playlist
Girl power is the message of the day, so a fitting playlist will be sure to have some strong female anthems as well. Think the Spice Girls, Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, or any of your favourite confident ladies. A good playlist might even turn into an impromptu karaoke session, so be ready to belt out some tunes!
Floral walls, handheld props, and pretty décor can take things over the top when it comes to filling your party with ample photo ops. Pinterest has tons of DIY ideas to choose from that can easily be made with just some paper and scissors, so take this as an opportunity to show off your crafty side, and your guests will be super impressed.
Make your guests feel extra special by gifting them with little tokens of your appreciation. I love giving gifts that can be enjoye by spending some self-care time, because they’re gifts that just keep on giving! Some favourites:
I love this purse-friendly perfume that guests can spritz on and immediately be transported to the rose gardens in the South of France.
This isn’t a regular sheet mask, it’s a cool sheet mask! Its jelly texture stays put to provide a hydrating boost for glowing, smooth skin.
This clean burning, all natural soy wax candle has a fresh and fruity scent that will keep that loving feeling going strong.