The Complete Guide to Hosting Galentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance anymore, thanks to Leslie Knope, we have Galentine’s Day to think about too! Galentine’s Day is all about spending a fun, relaxing day catching up with your girls and sharing the love with one another. Are you in charge of hosting or planning this year’s event? We’re here to help make the day perfect for you and all your ladies!


Stick with the holiday theme for your Galentine’s Day outfit. Think reds, pinks, and hearts galore! For a more formal look, opt for a fun, whimsical dress. If you’re planning on a more low-key and relaxed day, or just looking for a warmer option, stick with a cute and bright festive sweater instead.


There are so many directions you can take your tablescape in, and it really depends on your style and the feel of the event! Keep it more neutral with a brown bag runner covered in X’s and O’s and pops of color in additional decor. Or embrace the holiday to its fullest and carry on the reds, pinks and hearts throughout the decor! We love pulling in the sparkles with different accent pieces too!


Food should be tasty and fun! Our pick is to stick with snack-y finger food and desserts. Think Chex mixes, kabobs, and pretzels. There are so many fun and easy ways to add the holiday feel and festive colors into your snacks. You can even turn decorating your snacks into a party activity! Dip pretzels and fruit into chocolate and coat in pink sprinkles… whatever your heart desires!


Show your ladies some love with a little something special. Whether you want to go big and buy everyone something sweet, or create your own DIY gifts, this extra touch will be appreciated by all! Not that Galentine’s Day should be about presents, but the simple gesture of giving a nice, thought out gift really illustrates just how much you care about your favorite gal pals.