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Ready to Give Galentine's Day an Upgrade?

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

Not sure where to begin? I've rounded up some of my favorite tips for hosting the perfect Galentine's Day get together!

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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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2) Decorate Like It's Nobody's Business

Let's skip the cutout construction paper hearts for this one, k? Decor totally sets the mood and putting together a fun heart-shaped piñata (you can buy these cute mini piñatas if you're not feeling crafty) or making these colorful conversation heart balloons makes all the difference for a fun party setting! If you're feeling real artsy, you can even design your own photo op with this cute balloon garland.

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3) Feed Your Girls What They Really Want

Pizza & donuts...duh. I love this conversation hear donut DIY! If you want to keep it a bit simpler, grab a box of plain donuts and some fun toppings and recreate these!

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4) Do Dessert Right

I get it, we're not all chefs. Some of us have more of a calling for ambiance. If you're too busy with your decor, save time in the kitchen by setting up a dessert bar! 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?) Set up a donut-decorating station because, well, everyone loves donuts.

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5) Create a Killer Playlist

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

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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 & come in sweats instead! No need to go all-out, unless we're talking pajamas, of course.

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