Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec said it best, “What’s Galentine’s Day? 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. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst.”
Whether you’re flying solo or drunk in love, this year V-Day falls mid-week, which means it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life with a Galentine’s Day soirée. And now, more than ever, we could all use an excuse to party with our BFFs. ☺
1. Set the Table
First off, impress your guests with a bright and bold table scape. No need to go crazy here, some colorful bouquets from Stapleton’s or any local florist make the perfect centerpiece. Feel free to stray away from the typical red & pink, and go for blooms in light blues, blushes, and purples. Remember: Galentine’s Day holds no rules. ☺ Add a personal touch with Insta print-outs of the crew with a polaroid heart gallery or show off your DIY-skills with handmade adorable paper 3D hearts.
2. Sweet Treats
Get the party started with a signature cocktail or mocktails. We LOVE the whole choose-your-own-adventure set-up, so go for a cocktail, margarita, or martini bar, with all the fixings. Complete the look with oh-so-pretty details! Like Neatly Nested’s cocktail napkins and “Southie” themed drinkware and clinkware. Then, prep the menu. Our favorite idea? A make-your-own pizza party, because let’s be real, pizza is everyone’s one true love.
3. Show the Love
Give the gals something from the <3. Pull together a bottle of nail polish (in their favorite hue), a nail file, and some cozy socks (Dew Luxe has a great selection) for an instant mani or pedi. Or for a quick gift on the go, stop by Wears + Wares for a set of “With Love” cards, which serve as positive reminders of love everywhere. Ku De Ta also has quick, last-minute gifts like oh-so-sparkly Bling earrings, statement necklaces, candles and more.
How will you be celebrating Galentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments! XOXO
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