How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Get Together

February 1, 2018

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.

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galentine's day

 

 

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.

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galentine's day

 

 

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 Killer Playlist 

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

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galentine's day

 

 

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) Get Your 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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60 responses to “How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Get Together”

  1. Angelle says:

    This is so cute!! Love all of these fun ideas!!!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  2. Jessica says:

    So many cute ideas! Now I totally want to make heart shaped pizza for E!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  3. Such a pretty post! Love the layout and the plan to celebrate. Please invite me over 😉

    ❥ tanvii.com

  4. Stephanie says:

    Honestly I can’t wait until NEXT year because I will finally be in my own place and have the ability to play hostess for fun events like this! You’re giving me so much inspiration for my future Galentine’s Day celebrations!

    • Danielle says:

      So much fun! It definitely does make a huge difference when you can do all of the entertaining in your own home! Perfect excuse for weekly dinner parties 😉

  5. Ruth Ridley says:

    This is so perfect!! Now I want to host a Galentine’s Day!!

  6. Kileen says:

    This is such a cute post and great ideas for a Galentine’s day, it would be so much fun!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  7. Amber Nall says:

    So fun! Never had a Galentines day celebration but now I want to plan one!

  8. Megan says:

    I love Galentine’s Day! I hope yours is so fun!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  9. Kim says:

    These are seriously all such cute ideas for Galentine’s! I love the Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats and the heart shaped pizza!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  10. Laura Leigh says:

    Oh my goodness! So many fun things! Pretty sure my mom would die over the heart pizza haha.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  11. Lisa says:

    Ok! Can I just say this is the cutest idea ever! I am totally doing this next year. I love all of these fun ideas you had, my girlfriends would love this.

    XO-Lisa
    http://www.thatssodarling.com

  12. huyen tran says:

    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!

  13. Linh Dao says:

    wow your post makes me wish I had more girlfriends and that they would be closer to me to do this! Love the idea babe! they are too cute! Thank you for sharing! I love how creative it is!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/love-isnt-saved-for-just-one-day/

  14. Lauren says:

    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

  15. Laurelle says:

    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

  16. Stephanie says:

    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

    • Danielle says:

      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 😉

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

  18. Bryanna says:

    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

  19. Morgan Klein says:

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

  20. Iliana says:

    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 ?

  21. Jhumki Nag says:

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

  22. Bethany says:

    Loving all of this girl! Such cute ideas!

    xo,
    Bethany // http://www.simplybethany.com

  23. Heather with WELLFITandFED says:

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

  24. Kenzie says:

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

  25. Such great ideas Danielle! Love the heart shaped pizza haha

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  26. Kristin Cook says:

    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!

  27. Brittany says:

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

  28. Sarah says:

    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)!

  29. Rachna says:

    The photographs got me!!! such an amazing post!!

    The Pretty Lady Blog

  30. I had never had thought of making a heart shaped pizza. Such an easy but smart thing.

    xoxo,
    Emma
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

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