Hosting a Fabulous Galentine’s Party

Galentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the special bond between gal pals. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s no better time to gather your closest friends and throw a memorable Galentine’s party. Here are some tips to ensure your celebration is filled with laughter, love, and lasting memories.

Create a festive atmosphere by decorating your space with shades of pink, red, and gold. Think heart-shaped balloons, streamers, and confetti scattered on tables. Consider adding personalized touches like photo collages of you and your friends or DIY crafts that reflect your friendship. Dollar Tree has great decor and you can also stop at Michaels’ to get a few DIY projects!

Keep the energy high with entertaining activities that everyone can enjoy. Set up a DIY beverage station where guests can mix their own signature drinks or host a themed movie marathon featuring classic chick flicks. You could also organize a game night with board games or trivia quizzes tailored to your group’s interests. I think presentation night is a great idea! Each person can make a presentation on whatever they like and then quiz each other at the end to see who knows who best. I like to paint, so I set up a little “Paint ‘n’ Sip” station. Here’s a painting I did symbolizing love and luck!

Card painting

No party is complete without delicious food and treats! Serve a spread of finger foods, appetizers, and sweet treats like heart-shaped cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cupcakes adorned with edible glitter. Me and my friends are lazy, so we get cookie dough instead of making them from scratch, or even make a stop at Insomnia, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

insomnia cookies exterior

I know that now that we are all in college, things can get pretty busy and hosting a party may not be on the top of your to-do list. I think taking some time out of your day to go grab brunch with your girls is totally fine! My favorite place right now is the Hanabusa Cafe in the Loop – they have the best fluffy pancakes!

pancakes at hanabusa cafe

Hosting a Galentine’s party is the perfect way to celebrate the incredible women in your life and create lasting memories together. With a little planning and creativity, you can throw a fun and unforgettable celebration that celebrates friendship, love, and the power of sisterhood. So gather your gal pals, raise a glass, and toast to the beautiful bonds that make life sweeter. Happy Galentine’s Day!

– Saira

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