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Throw an Epic Galentine’s Day Party

Everyone has an opinion on V-Day, but here’s a celebration ladies can ALL get behind. In a time where women are working harder than ever, juggling relationships, motherhood, careers, and everything else in between, we all could use a day where we bring our squad together and celebrate each other. Enter Galentine’s Day!





For the uninitiated, Galentine’s Day was coined by everyone’s favorite park director, Leslie Knope, from the show, Parks and Recreation. This fabulous unofficial holiday falls on February 13th and is for awesome women to come together and celebrate each other’s awesomeness. Guys, y’all need to make yourselves scarce, ‘cause this one’s all about the ladies!’

From Leslie Knope herself, “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

For Galentine’s Day, no simple wine and cheese will do. Here are our top tips for throwing the best party ever for your sisters from other misters!

Send a Festive Invitation

Give your besties a taste of the fun to be had by sending a swank invitation. Paperless Post has some of the best designs, and you can customize them all you want. Or go old school and send a snail mail; Etsy is full of Galentine’s Day invitations, or you can personalize and print one of these free printables.

Set the Mood 

📷: Annie Meisel

Trick out your place with a few DIY decorations to get everyone happy and ready to party. We like this adorable heart garland, DIY pom poms, and these fantastic girl gang balloons.

Get the tunage on point with a killer playlist full of women empowerment, from artists to songs. Check out our favorite HERE.

Signature Drink

📷: Brit + Co

The pinker the better here. Anything HERE will be a big hit, or a make-your-own-LaCroix cocktail bar would be pretty sweet, too.

Menu to Die For

Go Leslie Knope breakfast-style with some favorite brunch recipes, like make-ahead blueberry French toast, vegetable frittata, glazed mixed berry scones, and lemon cake.

Fun and Games

📷: DIY Projects

Plan a few fun things to do, as wild or as low key as you and your squad prefer. Use your girl gang balloons as a selfie station backdrop with a basket of photo props nearby. Make it a karaoke night. Host a Bachelor marathon. Or make a craft together. We all love flowers in February (or any time of year), so set up a DIY floral bouquet station! Click HERE for all the how-to details.

A Favor to Remember

Give your BFFs the gift of relaxation with a make-your-own bath salt bar. On a table, gather a small selection of salts, herbs or essential oils, little mason jars, and labels for your friends to customize their perfect bath blends. Suggestions HERE.

Pop, fizz, clink for a fabulous Galentine’s Day!