How To Host The Perfect Valentine’s Day Party For Your Gals

Skip the sorrow of being single and throw a Galentine's Day party with your favorite ladies!


Whether you’re happily taken or living the single life, friendship should always be celebrated! And what’s better than ladies celebrating ladies? Take a twist on the day of love by throwing a Galentine’s Day party for you and your favorite girls. Gush on your crushes or praise your independence with your supportive soul sisters on a day spent together. Grab your favorite gals and celebrate each other the best way you know how to – with treats, drinks, and lots of girl power!

Here’s how to host the perfect Valentine’s Day party for you and your gals!

1. Send Out The Invites (Girls Only!)

Get your friends excited for the party with some totally cute invites. Your invites will set the tone and expectation of the party, so make sure you include all details – from what your guests should wear and bring, to the standard date, time, and place information.

Joseph Laurin via The Beauty Pin

Photo courtesy of Joseph Laurin via The Beauty Pin

2. Set The Mood

No girls-only party is complete without the ultimate girls’ night soundtrack. Make a mix of your favorite songs that represent you and your best friends. We’ve gathered a few examples to help you start your list! Who doesn’t love a classic ex-boyfriend hate song by Taylor Swift or an empowering girls run the world beat by Beyonce?

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3. Glam It Up With Decor

Decorations are more than necessary for your Galentine’s Day party. While you can stick with standard pink and red balloons, these decor ideas take it up a notch.

DIY Conversation Heart Balloons

Mary Costa Photography via Studio DIY

Photo courtesy of Mary Costa Photography via Studio DIY

XOXO Glitter Banner

ConfettiDesignShop via Etsy

Photo courtesy of ConfettiDesignShop via Etsy

DIY Sequin Heart Hair Clips & Place Setting

emily reiter of anna delores photography via Lauren Conrad

Photo courtesy of Emily Reiter of Anna Delores Photography via Lauren Conrad

DIY Floral XO Letters

Honestly Yum

Photo courtesy of Honestly Yum

Chalkboard Quote Art

Nicole D Photography via The Sweetest Occasion

Photo courtesy of Nicole D Photography via The Sweetest Occasion

4. Extra Sweet Treats

Candy, chocolate, and more candy – the major food groups for your sugary event. For those of you who have an extra sweet tooth, these treats are sure to please.

White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies

Sally's Baking Addiction

Photo courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Valentine’s Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn)

Gimme Some Oven

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Completely Delicious

Photo courtesy of Completely Delicious

Nutella Marshmallow Bars

Inside BruCrew Life

Photo courtesy of Inside BruCrew Life

5. Pretty Drinks To Sip On

Quench your thirst from all of those tasty treats with a sparkling cocktail, sprinkled martini, or fruity mimosa!

Adult Raspberry Italian Cream Soda

The Cookie Rookie

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Mimosa Bar

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio via The Tomkat Studio

Photo courtesy of Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio via The Tomkat Studio

Shirley Temple

This Lil Piglet

Photo courtesy of This Lil Piglet

Sweetie Martini

Inspired By Charm

Photo courtesy of Inspired By Charm

6. Photo Booth Fun

Take away memories from your celebration of friendship with a DIY photo booth. Capture precious moments by setting up a pretty backdrop and making a statement with silly props, like this festive photo booth you can set up in 5 minutes!

Bright Bold and Beautiful

Photo courtesy of Bright Bold & Beautiful

7. Little Love Notes

Every girl likes to feel loved. Show your appreciation for one another by having each guest write things they love about all the people at the party. Read them aloud to make everyone feel appreciated!

PapernStitch

Photo courtesy of Sarah Eddy via Paper & Stitch

8. Leave Your Guests With Gifts

Make your girls feel special on Valentine’s Day by sending them home with little gifts or trinkets. Nail polish is an easy girly gift to give, but if you want to get a little more personal you can make DIY Sharpie mugs or purchase mugs with personal messages for each one of your besties.

The Crafted Sparrow

Photo courtesy of The Crafted Sparrow

Abby and Grace Shop via Etsy

Photo courtesy of Abby and Grace Shop via Etsy

Now that you’ve got your tunes, treats, drinks, and decorations – you’re ready to party! Valentine’s Day with your best gals is all about celebrating your friendship and what makes each of you so wonderful. Spend your time giggling with girls who mean the most to you for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day party!

Have any other awesome Valentine’s Day party ideas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Top Image Credit: Brooke Courtney Photography of Walk in Love via POPSUGAR

Mady Dahlstrom

Mady Dahlstrom

Senior Editor, Porch.com. Mady writes about interior design and decorating, home remodeling, and loves scouring Pinterest for the best DIY projects. You can find her work on ForbesLife, InStyle, Huffington Post, and SheKnows. In her free time, Mady enjoys exploring Seattle and decorating her downtown apartment. Follow Mady on Twitter at @madydahlstrom and feel free to reach out to her at madisond@porch.com for any inquiries.


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