How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Party

02.02.18 - BY Nona Raybern
Galentine's Day

Leslie Knope just really had it together when it came to her relationships. And we’re not just talking about relationships with significant others. We’re talking relationships with her best pals. Which is why there’s no better way to show your appreciation for your friends than by throwing them a super fun Galentine’s Day party!

So what’s Galentine’s Day?

It’s a holiday that actually started on NBC’s Parks & Recreation. You can read how this modern holiday came to be. Thanks to the power of the internet, Galentine’s Day is now an unofficial holiday celebrated by many.

Of course, there are a few key necessities when it comes to the perfect Galentine’s Day party. From food to decor, it’s time for you ladies to treat yo’self.

a colorful backdrop for all those instagram pics

If you want a memorable time with your friends, make sure to give people a reason to take a photo! This easy DIY photo backdrop from Lovely Indeed comes together quickly with streamers. You can customize the colors and add in some sparkly garland strands for extra pop! Create your own hashtag for your party and #getwild (and by wild, we mean stacks on stacks of waffles).

the girl power playlist of your dreams

Did you know that former First Lady Michelle Obama made a playlist on Spotify for International Day of the Girl? It includes songs like “Run the World” by Beyonce, “Respect” by Aretha, a little Billie Holiday and TLC. It’s the ultimate in girl power and the perfect ambiance music for your Galentine’s festivities.

A cute table setting with plenty of flowers or plants

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A lovely little table setting starts with the right kind of plates, bowls, and tableware. Don’t forget the flowers and a nice touch of marble or metallic accessories, and your Galentine’s Party will elicit the perfect amount of Ooooohs and Aaaaaahs.

you definitely need, yes need!, a waffle bar

Stacks on stacks! This is the ultimate brunch food and makes total sense for a Galentine’s Day brunch. Food bar set ups are easy to manage and make for a more interactive party! A waffle bar comes together with waffles and a smattering of whatever toppings you choose, sweet or savory. Creating it is the easy part. Not eating all of it before guests arrive is the hard part.

Serve your toppings in these little prep bowls and use these mini ladles for different flavors of syrup! We highly recommend trying our Orange Cardamom Syrup, especially if you plan on serving ice cream with your waffles.

a custom punch cocktail for the day

Pink. Slushy. Lemonade. Champagne. Four words together that can make anyone happy. This amazing punch recipe from The Inspired Home is perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, really any time that you’re parched and you want a bit of refreshment. This drink is an ideal sipper for a day of celebration and would fit perfectly into these stainless steel wine glasses that will keep them cool all day long.

you can’t forget dessert!

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Tiny treats make the best and cutest impact. Try making something like cake pops, mini-cupcakes, or find your favorite French bakery and order a few dozen macarons! Unless you are ambitious and Monica Geller, in which case, make your own macarons! Whatever the dessert, make it small and make it adorable.

A little card at the end to show your gal pals they’re #1

These Galentine’s Day printables are the perfect card to show your appreciation for your friends, featuring real quotes from Leslie Knope said to Ann Perkins.

Now, you can make your Galentine’s Day party as big or as small as you’d like. There’s no right number when it comes to the number of friends you have in your life. And your Galentine’s Day party should reflect you and your squad, even if that means getting all inclusive inviting over the Manentine’s too (I tried). Whatever way you do it, remember these small tips and take the day to enjoy the company of those in your life who fill you with love and friendship!