Inspired by Leslie Knope from Parks n’ Rec, Galentine’s Day is the best excuse to invite all of your best gal pals over, have an adult pajama party, eat heart shaped pancakes, devour chocolate covered strawberries and drink wine 👯♀️🍓🍷💋💞
Our Stella sister Natalie hosts a Galentine’s party every year and has all the tips and tricks to help you host the most epic girl gang gathering!
First Things First: Design Your Invites
We know, we know – these days a group text with the details works just fine, but we’re pretty extra over here and there’s just something about an old fashioned invitation.
No, you don’t actually have to mail it! Design your invite on Canva, download it and send it to your #girlgang via email or text. From experience, people LOVE the extra mile – it instantly turns their #partymodeon 🎉
Not really into the whole designing thing? We’ve got you covered! CLICK HERE to download our Galentine Party Invitation Templates.
Next Up: Party Prep
The Target dollar section, Dollar Tree and Amazon will be your best friend when it comes to finding your themed decor. The main things to search for are fun plates + napkins, funky straws and items to create the perfect photo op. Because if there aren’t pics… it didn’t happen 📸
To help save you some time, we picked out all the necessities and linked them all HERE!
Finally: Decide Your Food Theme
There are so many fun, festive food ideas that you can incorporate into your Galentine’s party. The key is to choose a food theme and stick to it. Here’s our top picks that we’ve done in the past:
Pizza Party 🍕 – if you want to go full on slumber party, pizza is a great choice! You can have pizza delivered or take it up a notch by making your own heart shaped pizza using a pan like this!
Breakfast Style 🥞 – if you want to embrace the true Galentine’s that Leslie Knope talks about, this is your choice! Think heart shaped pancakes, chocolate covered strawberries, mimosas, that sort of thing. You can make this one super cute by buying all of the red and pink fruit you can think of.
Snack Attack 🥨 – if you’re the host and want to make things easy for yourself, have everyone bring their favorite snack dish. Think Super Bowl Sunday – buffalo chicken dip, chips + salsa, pigs in a blanket, etc. This option never disappoints.
No matter what you choose, we highly recommend incorporating a Galentine’s CharTREATerie board with all your favorite heart shaped candies and chocolates – it’s always a hit! Here’s a blog post showing you how to create your own.
Once you’ve got the decor and food, all you need to do is throw in some fun games and you’re all set! We’ve linked our go to party games HERE.
Now you’re ready to party with your girl gang – cheers 🥂