Ultimate Galentine’s Day Party Ideas for Your Closest Friends

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Embrace the magic of friendship and female empowerment as you embark on the delightful journey of hosting your besties for a Galentine’s Day party. Keep reading to learn more about how to throw the ultimate Galentine’s Day party at your home.

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Galentine’s Day is a celebration of the incredible women in your life – a time to honor the bonds of sisterhood, laughter, and shared experiences.

To fully show your gal pals how much you care, get ready to host an unforgettable party that captures the essence of friendship and fun.

From charming decorations to delectable treats, let your Galentine’s Day party be a testament to the beauty of celebrating your friends who lift each other up.

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This day is all for those girls in your life who 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.

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.

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Even when a busy schedule might interrupt a girl’s 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.

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

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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 Party?

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.

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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.

What Kind of Food Options are Best for a Galentine’s Day Dinner with Friends?

Transform your Galentine’s Day dinner into a feast of indulgence with a carefully curated menu that caters to the tastes of your cherished gal pals.

Start the evening with a selection of delectable appetizers, such as gourmet cheese boards, bruschettas, and assorted finger foods that encourage mingling.

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Move on to the main course with options that cater to various preferences – perhaps a hearty pasta dish, a flavorful vegetarian spread, or succulent roasted chicken.

Complement the meal with vibrant salads and sides, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

For a sweet conclusion, offer a tempting array of desserts, including rich chocolates, fruit tarts, or a luscious cake.

Don’t forget to include a signature Galentine’s Day cocktail or a selection of mocktails to toast to the wonderful bonds of friendship.

The key is to create a dining experience that reflects the warmth, laughter, and shared moments of this special occasion, leaving your guests with hearts full and taste buds delighted.

What Kind of Drinks Should Be Served at a Galentine’s Day Party?

Elevate the festive spirit of your Galentine’s Day party by crafting a stylish and inviting cocktail area.

This cocktail bar will become a focal point for toasts, laughter, and shared moments with your gal pals.

Begin by selecting a chic bar cart or designated area and adorn it with elegant glassware, cocktail shakers, and an array of garnishes.

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Offer a well-curated selection of libations, including a signature Galentine’s Day cocktail that adds a personalized touch to the celebration.

Consider including a variety of spirits, mixers, and garnishes to cater to different preferences.

Enhance the ambiance with soft lighting and decorative elements that reflect the theme, perhaps with themed napkins, floral arrangements, or even personalized drink stirrers.

Encourage your gal pals to explore their mixology skills by setting out recipe cards for a DIY cocktail experience, fostering an interactive and engaging atmosphere.

Should Gifts Be Exchanged at a Galentine’s Day Party

Yes, absolutely!

Elevate the spirit of appreciation and camaraderie at your Galentine’s
Day party by incorporating a heartfelt gift exchange.

Create an atmosphere of love and thoughtfulness as each guest brings a carefully chosen gift for another, showcasing the unique and cherished qualities of their friendships.

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Whether it’s a personalized trinket, a favorite book, or a handmade creation, the act of giving becomes a meaningful expression of gratitude.

Consider organizing a ‘Secret Galentine’ exchange, adding an element of surprise and anticipation to the festivities.

Set aside a moment during the celebration for the exchange, allowing each woman to open her special gift and share the sentiment behind it.

What Are Some Galentine’s Day Party Favor Ideas?

Send your gal pals home with a piece of the Galentine’s Day magic by incorporating charming party favors into your celebration.

Consider delightful options like personalized mini succulents, scented candles with heartfelt notes, or custom-made friendship bracelets that serve as tokens of your special bond.

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Add a sweet touch by packaging candies or chocolates in thematic containers, or create custom Galentine’s Day-themed goodie bags filled with pampering items like bath bombs, lip balms, and cozy Galentine’s Day socks.

A thoughtful Galentine’s Day party favor not only extends the joy of the celebration but becomes a tangible reminder of the love and laughter shared during your Galentine’s Day gathering.

What are Some Fun Activities for the Galentine’s Day Party?

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

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.

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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.

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

What Are Some Other Fun Galentine’s Day Party Ideas?

Infuse your Galentine’s Day party with an abundance of joy and camaraderie by incorporating engaging games and activities that celebrate the spirit of friendship.

Kick off the festivities with a Galentine’s Day Trivia game, testing each other’s knowledge on favorite memories, inside jokes, and shared experiences.

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Consider organizing a compliment circle, where each attendee takes turns sharing heartfelt compliments or memories, building a positive and uplifting atmosphere with your gal pals.

For those who enjoy a bit of friendly competition, host a Galentine’s Day Bingo easily purchased on Etsy.

You can also set up a fun Karaoke machine and sing the hits with your best gal pals.

What Other Fun Things Can Gal Pals Do During the Galentine’s Day Party?

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

Transform your Galentine’s Day gathering into a cozy and entertaining affair by incorporating a movie marathon that celebrates the magic of female friendships.

Create a designated movie-watching area with plush cushions, blankets, and a selection of favorite films that spotlight the strength, humor, and resilience of women.

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Enhance the experience with themed snacks and refreshments, such as popcorn and chocolates.

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

I hope you enjoy a wonderful party with your best friends.

Remember, 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.

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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!


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

    • Hi Fransic!

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

      Thank you for reading!

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Hi Nia!

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

      Thank you for reading!

    • 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.

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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 🙂

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!!!

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • Hi Prajakta!

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

      Thank you for reading!

    • 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!

  22. Such cute ideas! I always had so much fun going out with my gal pals on Valentine’s Day.

    • Hi Tracy!

      I’m glad you like the party ideas. Hopefully you are able to have fun with your friends again this year!

      Thanks for reading!


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