Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you are living the single life or are happily taken, you can still have a wonderful time celebrating the season of love. This year, instead of just focusing on flowers and romance, do something special for your girlfriends and throw a Galentine’s Day party! It’s the perfect time to get your friends together and celebrate each other.
What exactly is Galentine’s Day?
For over 10 years, the day before Valentine’s Day has been called Galentine’s Day. It’s a day all about women celebrating women and setting aside time to show appreciation for all the extraordinary ladies in your life. It’s a great opportunity to remind your friends that they’re great and are loved by a whole bunch of special someones.
Now that you know a little about the holiday, it’s time to start planning your own Galentine’s Day gala. Whether this is your first year hosting a February 13th get-together or your tenth, we’ve come up with some great tips to make this year’s Galentine’s Day party your best ever.
How to Host the Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party
Pick a Theme
Having a theme isn’t required, but it can make preparing for the festivities easier. When Galentine’s Day first started, brunch was a very popular theme. Groups would get together at a local restaurant and enjoy their favorite breakfast foods and drinks. If your friends love a good brunch, this is a great option for you!
However, don’t feel like you have to stick to the classics. You could do a sleepover, a chocolate-lovers bash, a spa day, or even an anti-Valentine’s Day theme. Whatever you pick, just make sure it’s right for your friend group, so everyone can enjoy.
Make a Galentine’s Day Playlist
No Galentine’s Day party is complete without music from your favorite female artists. Throughout history, successful ladies have been inspiring girls to be their best selves with their lyrics. Pick a few songs from different decades, so you have something for everyone.
You can also get your friends involved in the planning process by asking them to send you some of their favorite songs. This will make the party feel more personal and help get them excited for the big day!
Create a Heart-Themed Menu
Great food is essential to any Galentine’s Day get-together. Make your friends fall in love with your menu by putting out a special, heart-shaped spread for them to enjoy. Snacks and desserts are where you can get especially creative.
Charcuterie boards are a very popular choice right now. They allow you to cater to a bunch of different tastes without breaking your budget. We created our own Valentine’s Day-themed charcuterie board that can help you get started planning your grocery list.
Effortlessly impress your friends with an extra-special dessert course. Our Heart-Shaped Cake Roll Sandwiches are absolutely stunning and incredibly easy to make. All you need is a Dutch Apron® Bakery Cake Roll or two, a heart-shaped cutter, some frosting, and sprinkles!
- Slice the Cake Roll
- Cut and Shape
Make it a Spa Day
Don’t forget to relax! Spend some time unwinding this Galentine’s Day by throwing in a bit of self-care and bringing the spa to your party. Lay out a few comfy robes and get ready for a day of pampering.
There are plenty of easy, spa day activities you can do right from the comfort of your home. Have a DIY face mask station, set up an area for manicures and pedicures, and maybe even try a make your own fragrance station! It’s a great way to relax and make a bunch of fun memories.
Gifts for the Gals
Let them keep the celebration going long after the party has ended by sending them home with a little something special. It’s easy to get creative and put together a small parting gift that shows your appreciation for the people that came to spend the day with you.
One option is creating custom-wrapped chocolate bars. These treats make for great party favors, and they are really easy to put together. All you have to do is download a template online and get designing. Then it’s just print, glue, and give!
You could also choose to get a little more personal with your favors by including a special photo frame with a “Memories Coming Soon” insert. This would be replaced by one of the photos you took during the party. You can print off the photos and mail them to your friends with a little card thanking them for their friendship and for their attendance at your party.
This February 13th, celebrate the season of love with a day of memorable fun with your closest girlfriends. Just follow our guide, and you’ll be ready to throw a Galentine’s Day party that shows all the incredible ladies in your life just how special they are. Now, get ready to treat yourself and your friends for your new favorite day of the year.