Thursday, February 11, 2016

Party Planner: Galentine's Day (+ Birchbox Giveaway!)


Before we jump into our Valentine's Day festivities, we have another awesome holiday to celebrate - that's right, this Saturday is GALentine's Day! If you're wondering what Galentine's Day is, we'll let our gal Leslie Knope explain it:


Basically, Galentine's Day is an excuse to gather all your favorite gals in celebration of friendship! What could be better?! As BFFs slash co-bloggers, we're obviously in favor of any reason to have more gal time, so we're sharing some easy tips for hosting your own Galentine's Day fiesta. Gather your favorite gal pals and celebrate in style!

DECOR

Who said that roses are just for V Day? We love the special feeling that comes with receiving flowers, so decorate with some fresh, feminine arrangements. Also, we've designed a set of free printable conversation hearts just for Galentine's Day that can be used for food picks, goody bag tags, or as cocktail glass decor as seen below. With messages like "You make my heart glitz" and "I love you more than nail polish", they are perfect for the girly gals in your life! Click here to download your free set.



SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

Raise a glass to your gals with a tasty signature cocktail! For a liquid dessert spin, try our creamy Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini.


If you'd prefer something on the fruity side, our Love Potion Martini features refreshing berry flavors and is best served in a large pitcher for easy refills as the girl talk continues throughout the night.


PLAYLIST

The right tunes can make or break a party, so we recommend some sultry songs from a cute guy...I mean, you knew we just have to suggest our gal Michael Buble, right? There is really no other option for us!


NO BOYS ALLOWED (or maybe just some...)

Obviously there will be no boys making the cut on your Galentine's Day fiesta guest list, but we made a slight exception when we spotted these adorable Single Lady Cupcakes in a bakery display. Make your party a little sweeter by cutting out photos of your celebrity crushes and featuring them as dessert toppers. 


SWEET TREATS

And speaking of sweets, don't forget the desserts! In fact, skip the main food all together and make it a dessert and drinks only party.



We like to serve finger food desserts so that everyone's hands are free for more cocktail pouring. This year, we sampled some absolutely amazing chocolate-covered treats from Shari's Berries - the presentation of these desserts was beautiful, and the taste was even better. They would absolutely be the perfect decadent treat for your party, as well as a yummy favor to send home with your friends!




VALENTINE CARDS

It's always important to take any opportunity to let our special people know how much we care about them, so pick up a box of retro Valentine cards and write silly messages to your gals. It was fun back in second grade, and it still is now! Just find a cute, fun design that showcases something you love, like these adorable burger cards from our gal Emelia


No matter what kind of Galentine's Day plans you have, as long as all of your besties are there laughing together, you know it's bound to be a good time! And here's one way to make it even more fun...we've teamed up with Pam and our other blogger gals to bring you a chance to win a year of beauty, courtesy of Birchbox! Enter below for your chance to win.


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How will you be celebrating Galentine's Day this year?

20 comments :

  1. Yaya for Galentines day! I'm going out with my girls in NYC this weekend. No better way to celebrate haha
    http://www.simpleanddelish.com/2016/02/the-wynwood-walls.html?m=1

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  2. Love those cupcakes!! Back in college we always had a girls weekend for Valentine's Day and it was so fun!!

    xoxo Alexis @ chemistrycachet.com

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  3. We did a Galentine's Day at my work a few years ago and it was SO fun! Love all your ideas and those cocktails look delish! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. ok that martini - yes and yes! leslie knope knows what is up. and i still want to try those chocolate covered cherries! YUM

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. I love Galentine's day!!! That sounds like such a fun way to spend time with your gal pals :) Pass the berries, yum!

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  6. You always have the best ideas--and THANKS for the little shout out. I had so much fun sending Galentine's!!

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  7. I used to really like Galentine's Day celebrations when I was single. It's just a nice excuse to hang with your girls :)

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  8. I just love the idea of Galentine's Day! All you ideas are just lovely :) Btw, you gals look so happy and cute in that pic with MB!!

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  9. This is all seriously the cutest and I'm so hungry at just the thought of all these treats!! Love the idea of Galentine's day!

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  10. These ideas are awesome! I am totally doing Galentine's Day next year! We should all get together and have Galentine's Day brunch! I just printed out your conversation hearts and I have to say my favorite is Sequins + Glitter = True Love! xo

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  11. Oh I love Galentine's Day - and now I'm craving ALL the chocolate. I love your ideas and definitely need to plan something with my girls this weekend :)

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  12. I'm just staying in, and cooking with my boyfriend.

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  13. Oh I forgot about this holiday!!! So fun and what a great idea. I'm all about my gals and wish we could celebrate together tonight (they live far away).

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  14. haha i had no idea where galentines even came from, brilliant! learn something new every day. i don't really celebrate it - or valentines, to be honest. i do like all the candy at the store that i buy myself though.

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  15. So many fun ideas! Those cocktails and Michael Buble are always a great idea <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. My plans are to bake Valentine's Day cookies with my kids and then watch a sweet movie.

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  17. LOVE Galentines Day!!! All these are such great ideas and I will definitely be making those single ladies cupcakes haha!

    Kathy xx
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.com

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  18. We haven't made Valentine's Day plans yet. We will probably hang out as a family.

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  19. I love the idea of celebrating Galentine's Day with your besties! I would definitely want all of those Bradley Cooper cupcakes!

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  20. Love Galentine's Day! I love it more than Valentine's Day! Thanks for a great giveaway! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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