Yes, you read the title correctly. No typos here. That’s right, Galentine’s Day! It’s an actual thing. I know, first I’m trying to sell you on Pinterest Parties, then it’s Chrismukkuh, but I’m serious, Galentine’s Day is totally a real holiday and a fun reason to celebrate with your best gal pals.
So what exactly is Galentine’s Day?
While Valentine’s Day is all about doing something special with your significant other, Galentine’s is reserved for you and your best girlfriends. This sacred holiday was created by my idol and spirit animal, Leslie Knope, from Parks & Recreation (yes, a fictional character, but hey, still a real holiday!).
How do I throw a Galentine’s Day Party?
So glad you asked! My one and only Galentine, Nickie (Hi, Nickie!) and I usually celebrate the day before Valentine’s Day. This year will be our 3rd Annual Celebration.
Similar to a Pinterest Party, you’ll want to set up an e-vite (such as a Facebook event) so everyone can discuss what they will bring. Decide in advance if the host will provide supplies for the craft, or if everyone will bring their own materials. On the event page, ask guests to “sign up” for what dish they will bring, potluck-style. For this occasion, the more chocolate, the better.
And don’t worry, you know I’ve got you covered in the food + craft department. Also, be sure to follow my Valentine’s Day is for Lovers board on Pinterest for more inspiration and sweet ideas.
How to Throw the Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine Hearts from OMG Chocolate Desserts
Puff Pastry Waffle Shells with Nutella & Fruit from Reluctant Entertainer
Croissant French Toast from The Pioneer Woman
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake from Skinnytaste
Heart-Shaped Fruit Kabobs from Style Me Pretty
Melting Heart Cocktails from Style Me Pretty
Strawberry Nutella Milkshake from Two Peas & Their Pod
Cherry Fizz Cocktails from Style Me Pretty
Valentine’s Day Votive Candle Holder from This Grandma is Fun
Hugs & Kisses Mason Jar Gift from The Happier Homemaker
DIY Valentine Heart Crowns from Cutting Tiny Bites
50 Ideas for Making Your Own Valentines from Design Finch
Paper Curls Valentine Wreath from Better Homes and Gardens
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Have any fun ideas to add to the mix? What are your Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day plans?
These are great tips! I wish my friends and I would have one!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
such a cute idea! Love the recipes you listed!
Chanel van Reenen says
I love all these ideas! I have never thrown or been to a Galentines Day party but any excuse to get together with friends is a win in my book!
So fun! I love parties with my friends <3
The Domestic Musician says
At first I did think you had a typo ha! What an awesome idea!!!!
My favorite day of the year!! ❤?
I love this idea! Anything that combines delicious snacks and crafts is a win in my book!
I love this idea! I just might have to do this this year! 🙂
Charissa | thenotsobusymom says
I guess I’m behind the times; I didn’t know about Galentine’s Day!
I’ve never celebrated Galentines day, but I do love Leslie! I am going to have to celebrate this year! 😛
What a great, fun idea!
Jalisa Marie says
This is a great idea. I wish my other friends didn’t live so far away.
Such cute ideas. Also, love that GIF 🙂
Emily Bogner says
I’ve never heard of this before but I sure hope my friends know how much I love and appreciate them throughout the year! And the food ideas you suggested are making me so hungry!
The Everyday Mom Life says
That’s such a fun idea! I wish there was something like this when I was younger.
Such an awesome idea. Honestly , my husband and I never ever have celebrated valentine’s day. But this? this is genius!