Valentine’s Day is a special and romantic holiday for your loved one. However, your friends deserve some love too! That’s why February 13th is for the girls…Galentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, there are so many ways to celebrate your friends. If you don’t have plans yet, check out these fun things to do for Galentine’s Day!
Decorate Your Apartment
Before you make any plans, be sure to decorate your apartment for Galentine’s Day. Set the mood for a night full of fun with your girls by lighting candles, stringing Christmas lights, or blowing up themed balloons. Places like Party City and Amazon are the perfect place to gather decor for your party.
Host a Potluck
Host a potluck at your house! Celebrate your best friends by gathering around and sharing food. Whether you ask your friends to bring a delicious side dish or a delectable dessert, you all will enjoy quite the spread if everyone brings one dish. Set out some wine, or get some inspiration for Galentine’s cocktails from XO, Katie Rosario. Sip in style and indulge in appetizing sweet treats or snacks!
Have a Brunch
Hosting a brunch at your apartment is another fun way to spend time with your girls. Another idea involving food, but let’s face it–parties are better with food! Have everyone bring their favorite brunch dish. If you want to ensure that you have a little bit of everything, make a list of the items you want people to make and bring, and have them sign up for a designated dish! Get the mimosas pouring with this unique Strawberry Mimosa recipe by Delish. Gather around and enjoy each other’s company, and of course, a delicious brunch!
Set Up a Photo Station
Make memories last a lifetime by creating a photo station to document your evening! To make your own photo station, create a backdrop where you want your photos to take place. If you or your friends have a camera, you can use that or an iPhone! Get some photo props to hold to spice up the pictures–these can be printed out and taped or glued to craft sticks for your friends to hold. Let’s be honest, pictures are a must at a party, so why not take it to the next level with a photo station?
Bring out your competitive side with a game night! There are plenty of fun games for you and your girls to play–truth or dare, never have I ever, and a plethora of card games that will lead to an evening of laughter and fun. Of course, a game night requires wine and hors d’oeuvres. Set up a charcuterie board, set out the wine, and let the games begin!
Hand Out Valentine’s
Why not top off your party by handing out Valentine’s? In elementary school, the whole class brought Valentine’s to hand out to each other. It seems that as we get older, that tradition comes to a stop. Not on Galentine’s Day! Have your friends bring Valentine’s for everyone, and exchange them. Make it even more fun and create fun boxes to put them in. Take yourself back to the old days and share your love with your friends.
Galentine’s Day is the perfect way to celebrate friendship. Single or taken, there’s always a reason to enjoy the company of your friends–what better way to do that than by throwing a Galentine’s Party? Enjoy food, drinks, games, and fun with your best friends.
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