How to Throw the Best Galentine's Day Party This Year

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to show someone whom you are romantically interested in or someone you love that you care about them,, but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? Odds are since you are reading this article you are new to the idea of Galentine’s Day or are you are in the process of putting on the best Galentine's day party of the year. Either way we can help you here at Celebrate For Good!

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

So in this blog article we’re sharing with you the ins and outs of Galentine's day and how to celebrate this new unofficial holiday because if you aren’t hosting a Galentine’s Day party this year, you’ll definitely want to. We hope this helps you learn everything you need to know about this new fun holiday.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is the best day of the year to get together with your girlfriends and celebrate your friendships, because what is better than that? Galentine’s Day is typically celebrated on the day before Valentine's day on February 13 but you can also host a party on Valentine’s Day. It really just depends on you you plan to invite, if the girls you have in mind have significant others, they may not be able to attend on Valentine’s Day. So if you want to get everyone together, to avoid anyones Valentine’s Day plans we recommend getting together on the 13th, This makes it possible for the most amount of your friends to be able to attend your party.

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Below is our step by step guide on everything you need to know for throwing your own Galentine’s Day party. We go into detail on each topic below on the main list:

  1. Find a location for your Galentine’s Day party

  2. Invite your girlfriends

  3. Decorate, decorate, decorate!

  4. Create an epic playlist

  5. Eat, Drink and Be Merry

  6. Party the night away!

For more details on this list, refer to our information below!

1. Find a Location

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

Photo by Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell

When looking for a great location, it all depends on how you want your Galentine’s party to feel. What time of day are you planning? What is your theme? Consider all of these questions when picking a location. It can be as simple as inviting your girls over to you place or you can even hire an event planner to help with an extravagant party that will blow your friends away! Basically, be selective in where you choose to host your party. Having your event at a local estate, urban rooftop or underground hideaway are just a few spots to look for. It still all goes back to the first question though and it is how you want your party and guests to feel. Do you want it to be close and intimate or light and full of fun. Once you pick your feel it is easy to find a great location.

2. How to invite your girlfriends

Have you ever received a mass email from the office saying there’s food downstairs and when you went to the breakroom, there was nothing left? No one likes impersonal, last minute invitations. Don’t just send a text or an email! Make it feel like your gal pals are invited to the party of the year. Handwrite an invite and send it because who doesn’t love receiving mail? Make sure to send them out a couple weeks ahead of time so they can save the date and everyone can plan accordingly.

3. Decorate, decorate, decorate!

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Figure out the theme of the party and dream up how you want the ambiance to feel. Create the atmosphere with gorgeous decorations! You can DIY a lot of these decorations or find a cheap option. Here’s a list of some things you can include in your Galentine’s Day party:

  • Flowers

  • Plants

  • Cute Prints

  • Heart-shaped Sunglasses

  • Paper Heart Garland

  • Heart Confetti

  • Tealight Candles

  • Glitter

  • Insta-worthy props

  • Fancy gold silverware

  • Gold plates

4. Create an epic playlist

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No one likes dead silence between the chatter. Fill in the spaces with some music. DJs nowadays can become costly and there’s so many ways you set the tone yourself. Here’s some ideas of what you can do… You can go old school and borrow a vintage record player and put on a record. Or you can get a bluetooth speaker and put together a playlist of your favorite songs to jam out to with your friends or have the girls submit suggestions with their RSVPs. If you have too much going on to make a playlist, don’t worry! We made one for you here. (insert playlist)

5. Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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A party isn’t a party without food! Create a menu or hire a caterer for a night filled with good food and yummy treats! There are many local spots that offer catering so it isn’t as expensive as it used to be. (Bonus points: they usually deliver!) Sweets are always a good option but make sure there’s some other choices so your guests don’t leave hungry. (When in doubt, pizza is always a winner.) Don’t forget to include cocktails or mocktails!

6. Party the night away!

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Whether you plan a DIY night, movie marathon or dance party, always plan to take alllll the photos. Buy a couple props or make your own and have an impromptu photoshoot before your guests leave the party. There’s no better way to remember this night with your girlfriends. If you don’t know how to set one up, here’s a couple suggestions on how to make your own photobooth. (link)

Good luck and Happy Galentine’s Day from the CFG family! If you try any of these tips, share your party on Instagram and tag us (@celebrate_for_good) because we would love to see how it turned out.