Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party Ideas for Your Closest Friends

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Gal pals are the best kind of friends – so celebrate your bestie with these ultimate Galentine’s Day party ideas.

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Best friends. Those girls in your life that understand your crazy moods, always have your back, and support you unconditionally in every way.

That friend group that makes room in their busy lives no matter what is happening for a group chat. The ultimate best friend who is with you on the best days of the year or the worst.

This group of girls has been there from your days as single ladies, or to be by your side on your special day or any other big day in your life like your bridal shower or baby shower.

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You have been through it all and the best part is after all the New Year’s Eve parties, coffee dates, road trips, spa days, and a secret Santa or two – you always go the extra mile to spend quality time with one another.

Even when a busy schedule might interrupt a girls night – you always make sure to have a great time when you’re together.

Whether enjoying a movie marathon, grabbing some nail polish and painting nails, enjoying your favorite drinks, or playing board games – there’s always time for each other.

So, to celebrate that wonderful kind of dedicated friendship during the Valentine’s Day season (even if you are anti-Valentine’s Day) why not host your own Galentine’s Day party and turn it into the best day of the year for gal pals?

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What is Galentine’s Day?

Celebrated every February 13th, Galentine’s Day is (according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,) a “day for women to celebrate their friendships with their lady friends.”

Galentine’s Day was created by Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation – a fictional main character played by Amy Poehler. The character invented the holiday as a tribute to her close girlfriends.

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Whether having an honorary themed party for the day or selecting thoughtful Galentine’s Day gifts to exchange – celebrating the day is the best way to honor lasting and loyal friendships.

Although Galentine’s Day takes place the day before a very romantic holiday – this tradition is for both single gals and those in a relationship.

Celebrating Galentine’s Day is the perfect addition to the season of love.

Why throw a Galentine’s Day Party?

There is no better way to celebrate friendship than by throwing a fabulous get-together at home with your girlfriends.

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A Galentine’s Day party is the perfect way to catch up, bond, and have fun.

If you are ready to say “Happy Galentine’s Day” as your besties walk in your front door – then keep reading for some fun and creative Galentine’s Day party ideas to help you plan the perfect celebration for your girls!

How Do You Host a Galentine’s Day Brunch?

Good news! With some of these easy ideas, a few sweet treats (skip the private chefs for this party), and some signature drinks – your Galentine’s Day party will be a piece of cake.

Galentine's Day party ideas brunch

The first step is to make sure you pick a theme and grab some great decorations to set the scene for Happy Galentines Day ideas!

Consider decorating with:

  • Heart-themed paper cups, napkins, and plates
  • Balloons
  • Party props for pictures (or a DIY photo booth)
  • Invitations (digital or old-fashioned)
  • Tablecloth (or place settings)
  • Utilize color schemes based on your preference like pink, gold, white, red, purple, or silver.

For more great decorating inspiration check out a Pinterest board.

Decide on a Signature Galentine’s Day Treat

The first thing to decide on is the food.

No brunch is complete without a fabulous and unique selection of food and drinks.

Typically, when it comes to traditional weekend brunch parties, people will think of mimosas, sugar cookies, or finger sandwiches.

Seven Sister Scones Box

But a great option and something special and unique for a Galentine’s Day brunch is to serve up special signature treats with unique flavors that will be sure to impress.

A unique, easy way to add a delicious treat is with an individually wrapped tasty treat from Seven Sisters Scones.

Offering a variety of flavors, the scones make a perfect choice to compliment a signature Galentine’s Day cocktail or coffee (see below).

Offering a variety of flavors, the scones make a perfect choice to compliment a signature Galentine’s Day cocktail or coffee (see below).

You could serve Seven Sister Scones in flavors like:

  • Apple Carmel 
  • Butterbeer
  • Carrot Cake
  • Cotton Candy
  • Lemon Poppy
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Vanilla Bean

Or there are gluten-free options like:

  • Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip
  • Gluten-Free Blueberry
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
  • Gluten-Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll

And Vegan options like:

  • Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Scone
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scone
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Some of my personal favorites are Cotton Candy, Strawberry Champagne, Cinnamon Roll, and Butterbeer.

Check out more delicious Seven Sisters Scones options – they always have great picks and fun seasonal options.

Add Some Additional Food for a Bigger Brunch

Now that you have the signature scones selected (and easily with no cooking, baking, or prep work – yay!) you can add some other items to the menu like:

Galentine's Day party ideas with coffee
  • Mini quiches
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Cut fruit
  • A cheese plate
  • Different dips
  • Artisan bread
  • Olives

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Set up a Coffee Bar Cart

If your Galentines love to sip on some coffee and tea, serve up a coffee bar.

You can find a lot of heart inspired coffee accessories, including mugs and cups that are perfect for a Galentine’s Day party.

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Grab items like:

  • Coffee pods or beans (depending on what type of coffee maker you have)
  • Coffee flavors (think fancy coffee-house flavors)
  • Fun coffee mugs
  • Fancy spoons

You can also serve up some different types of teas, or a variety of coffee drinks. The coffee or tea is sure to complement the delicious scones guests can snack on. The cinnamon scones pair well with coffee and bring out the flavor of the scones.

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Create a DIY Drink Station for a Signature Cocktail or Mimosa

Mimosas are one of those party drinks that are easy to make and are always popular for any brunch – especially a Galentine’s Day one.

One of the Galentine’s Day party activities can be a quick bar tutorial on making your own cocktail or mimosa.

Once your gal pals learn the cocktail, they can help themselves and make it their own way. If a signature cocktail or mimosa isn’t favored, you could open a favorite bottle of wine to share.

To finish your cocktail/mimosa bar pick up:

  • Champagne flutes
  • A cocktail-making set
  • Mixers for a cocktail or a mimosa (like orange juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, peach juice, or cranberry juice)
  • Your favorite champagne or liquor if making a cocktail (think rum, vodka, or a coffee liquor for the coffee bar)
  • Fruit to top off the drink

Consider adding pairing suggestions to the menu.

For example, a traditional orange juice mimosa pairs well with a strawberry and champagne scone or a cranberry orange flavor scone.

In addition, coffee and Kaluha would be wonderful with a decadent chocolate Kaluha scone.

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You could also suggest a cotton candy cocktail to complement the cotton candy scone. Or perhaps a white chocolate martini would mix well with a gluten-free banana chocolate chip scone.

Make a Galentine’s Day Craft

With the brunch and drinks decided, now it’s time to celebrate with a fun Galentine’s Day craft.

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One of my favorite things to do at a party and a fun way to celebrate Galentine’s Day is to make crafts with your gals.

February is the perfect time of year to enjoy a girl crafting day.

You could even set up a DIY photo booth to capture pictures of your gals with their crafts and post them on social media.

Galentine's Day Party Craft Ideas

Create Galentine’s Day DIY crafts like:

  • Make your own coffee mug or wine glass with a Cricut
  • A DIY wreath party
  • Paint and sip
  • A bouquet-making tutorial with fresh flowers
  • Paint a porcelain Valentine’s Day trinket
  • Create a front door sign with their name
  • Make Galentine’s Day mugs with a Cricut
  • Paint-by-number sheets
  • Diamond by number heart art

Don’t Forget to Play Some Games and Activities

If all the yummy scones, drinks, and crafts didn’t wear you out – it’s time for some games!

Grab your gals and get ready for some friendly competition with some of your own games or classic ones.

Galentines Day party ideas karaoke and games

Either way, it’s sure to be a blast!

Pro tip: Be sure to pick up some fun prizes like a gift card, some bottles of vino, or even just some beauty face masks to add some more fun to the party.

Some great games and activities for your Galentine’s Day party include:

  • Sing your heart out on a karaoke set
  • Name your favorite love songs quiz
  • What is that favorite romantic movies quiz
  • Have a blind wine swap taste test
  • Play a gift swap game
  • Learn some new moves in a YouTube video dance class
  • Play a classic game like Buzzword or Monopoly

Watch a Gal Pal Movie

Last but certainly not least – if your gals want to continue the party, turn on a great movie.

Galentine's Day party ideas movie

One of the most relaxed of the Galentine’s Day celebration party ideas is watching a movie that showcases a strong female lead or great friends like:

  • Legally Blonde
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Bridesmaids
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Now and Then
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Clueless

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Final thoughts

Every friendship, bestie relationship, or friend group is special, and celebrating Galentine’s Day is a great way to honor that special bond.

Throwing a Galentine’s Day Party will create more memories to last a lifetime.

Grab your scones and other party supplies for a great Galentines Day party!

Your turn!

Do you have a special group of friends in your life? Do you have some Galentine’s Day Party Ideas? Let me know in the comments!

53 thoughts on “Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party Ideas for Your Closest Friends”

    1. Hi Fransic!

      I’m excited you liked the Galentine’s Day party ideas!

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Barbara!

      I love the idea of a Galentine’s Day party, too. I’m excited you found the ideas plentiful.

      Thank you for reading!

  1. YAY! I love the idea of celebrating friendship with your favorite gals. How fun! Love the ideas! Sounds like a great time!

    1. Hi Christine!

      I’m so excited you love the Galentine’s Day party ideas.

      Thank you for reading!

  2. Karaoke sounds like a great Galentines Day event! Thanks for sharing! Galentines Day can be so fun!

    1. Hi Nia!

      I think karaoke is always so much fun – especially with gal pals.

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Deanna!

      I love the idea of a Galentine’s Day party, too. So much fun with friends!

      Thank you for reading!

  3. I love the idea of having a galentines party! My friends and I have talked about getting together soon, we will have to make this our theme.

    1. Hi Stephanie!

      I hope you are able to have a Galentines Day party with your friends! Have the best time!

      Thank you for reading!

  4. Luna S

    Love these ideas, I always love having a girls day with my friends! Always nice to put aside some time for friends 🙂

    1. Hi Luna!

      I’m so glad you love the Galentine’s Day party ideas. I agree – it’s always fun with friends!

      Thank you for reading!

  5. I love this! Parks and Rec foreverrrr!!! I have a hubby but we don’t celebrate. I would LOVE to get my girlfriends together to celebrate our friendships!

    1. Hi Julie!

      You should absolutely get your Galentine’s together and celebrate this year!

      Thank you for reading!

  6. Love these great ideas for galentines day! Will be considering these this year with my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Brooke!

      I hope you are able to throw a Galentines Day party this year for your friends.

      Thank you for reading!

  7. Friendships need to be celebrated and nurtured. I knew there was a national friendship day, but Galentine Day? This is a new one. Is there an equivalent for men?

    1. Hi Bryan!

      I think Galentine’s Day is still on the newer side – not really sure about for the men. I think there should be though! All friendships should be celebrated!

      Thank you for reading!

  8. O I love this idea! Too bad all my friends are away from me. But maybe we should do a zoom drinking party!

    1. Hi Olga!

      You should try a zoom Galentine’s Day party with your friends! That would be a fantastic way to connect and celebrate!

      Thank you for reading!

  9. Watching movies would be the easiest thing to do from your list. But I also love the idea of making crafts. Thank you.

    1. Hi Beth!

      Movies are a fun way to celebrate at a Galentine’s Day party. I do love the crafting best, though!

      Thank you for reading!

  10. galentine’s day sounds fun! thank you for these ideas, now thinking of calling up my girl friends to celebrate 🙂

    1. Hi Tweenselmom!

      I hope you are able to call up you girlfriends and host a Galentine’s Day party with them.

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Ntensibe!

      I’m so excited you like the sound of a Galentine’s Day party and brunch!

      Thank you for reading!

  11. I love all of these fun and creative Galentine’s Day activities and foods. It is wonderful that you added in gluten free and vegan options as well. I also like the idea of adding a fun craft! Very fun indeed!

    1. Hi Michelle!

      I’m so excited you love the Galentine’s Day party ideas. I have several family members with dietary concerns so I always search for gluten free and vegan options to be inclusive. Also, the crafting is my favorite part!

      Thank you for reading!

  12. Melanie E

    I’ve never celebrated Galentine’s but i have had a mixed group of friends over a few times for Valentine’s Day. I don’t see why they can’t be celebrated too. These are all great ideas. I’d love to play games if we did one.

    1. Hi Melanie!

      I hope you are able to gather your friends and celebrate Galentine’s Day this year. The games are always a fun way to enjoy some laughs and fun!

      Thank you for reading!

  13. Class ideas! Wish I had the time to head out with my galentines but we’re all so busy.

    1. Hi Nyxie!

      I hope you’re able to enjoy some time with your Galentine’s this year. Maybe try a quick zoom Galentine’s Day party?

      Thank you for reading!

  14. These are some great ideas for celebrating Galentine’s Day! (I’m having a Galentine’s Day tea party this year for the first time.) I love the idea of making a signature Galentine’s Day treat. You could bake cookies or cupcakes, or make a batch of brownies and cut them into hearts. Adding additional food to the brunch is also a great idea—you could include pastries, quiche, omelets, waffles and fresh fruits. A DIY cocktails station is also a nice touch—guests can make their own drinks like mimosas or martinis. If you want to add an extra special touch, consider providing pairing suggestions so guests can mix and match different types of food with their drinks. To make it truly memorable, why not put together some activities or crafts? For example, you could create printable floral crowns for everyone to wear during your movie night! And last but not least, don’t forget to pick out an inspiring Gal Pal movie for everyone to watch! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Julie!

      Amazing ideas for hosting a Galentines Day party! I love all of your food ideas as well as making some printable floral crowns for everyone to wear during movie night. You have some wonderful ideas and I love the DIY cocktail station, too!

      Thank you for the great ideas and reading!

  15. Those scones sound amazing! Some of the flavours I would never thought of! This whole idea sounds like a blast!!!

    1. Hi Amanda!

      I’m totally in love with Seven Sisters Scones. The ones with the icing on top are my favorites. They are a great and easy addition to a Galentine’s Day party (or a regular day at home.)

      Thank you for reading!

  16. I love all these Galatine Day ideas! So much fun! Thanks for sharing them!

    1. Hi Charity!

      I’m excited you love the Galentine’s Day party ideas!

      Thank you for reading!

  17. These are great Galentine’s party ideas! There are so many fun options. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Lisa!

      I’m excited you think the Galentine’s Day party ideas are great. I always try to come up with lots of fun options.

      Thank you for reading!

  18. I love the idea of a Galentine’s day party. So much more fun, and so much better than all the stress and pressure of planning a day with a romantic partner!

    1. Hi Nish!

      I’m excited you love the idea of a Galentine’s Day party. It really is a fun time with friends!

      Thank you for reading!

  19. I love the idea of Galentines! Especially for us single people! And your ideas are lovely! But, what about a Grandtines party with the grandkids?

    1. Hi Susan!

      I’m excited you love the Galentine’s Day party ideas! Also – I think Grandtines party is a must-try! I think everyone should have a holiday to celebrate the most important people in their lives!

      Thank you for reading!

  20. So many fun ideas like brunch, the coffee bar and mimosas! I love a Galentine’s Day party. A perfect way to spend Valentine’s for a single woman like myself, focusing on my best gal pals. The hard part will be which ideas to include. We were planning on margaritas and a Taco Bar. Karaoke sounds like the perfect addition!

    1. Hi Danielle!

      I hope you have a wonderful time with your best gal pals! I love the Galentine’s Day party ideas to include margaritas and a taco bar! Fabulous tips!

      Thank you for reading!

  21. Celebrating friendship is so important, and your ideas will be such a help in planning my next galentine’s party.

    1. Hi Prajakta!

      I hope your next Galentine’s Day party is a success. I love to celebrate friendship, too!

      Thank you for reading!

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    1. Hi Angela!

      I’m excited you found the Galentine’s Day party ideas to be interesting and hope you are able to enjoy a party with friends.

      Thank you for reading!

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