While we often associate the month of February with Valentine’s Day, there’s been a slight shift in focus in recent years! Galentine’s Day is a special holiday meant to celebrate your closest girlfriends. Like Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day is right around the corner. However, it’s celebrated on February 13th! Celebrate by hosting Galentine’s Day at your luxury apartment at Arden Place! Gather drinks, snacks, games, and of course, your best pals for a night of fun. Check out these tips for hosting Galentine’s Day!
Make a Guest List
First thing’s first: the guest list! Think about some of the most important female friends in your life. Once you figure out who you’d like to invite, create a Facebook event or even start a group text message! Give everyone the details so all of your best friends can put the date on their calendar. Keep in mind that your guests don’t have to know each other; they can make new gal pals at the event!
Stock Up on Snacks
No party is complete without food. Now is your chance to whip up some Instagram-worthy hors d’oeuvres. Assemble a charcuterie board with some of your favorite cheeses, meats, and crackers. Or, have everyone bring a dish for a potluck. Of course, there also has to be dessert. Colorful pink and red cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and other sweet treats are the perfect addition to your Galentine’s Day.
Get the Drinks Flowing
Next step: cocktails! From themed cocktails to your favorite bottles of wine, decide what you and the girls will be drinking. Websites like Pinterest have numerous Galentine’s Day cocktail ideas, so you can browse the options and find some of your favorites. Or, you can have everyone bring a bottle of wine for an at-home wine tasting. Simply set out glasses and rotate through the group so you can sample each other’s wine!
Games, Games, & More Games!
Once you’ve got the food and drinks covered, keep in mind that you and your friends will need an activity! That’s where games come in. Whether you play a fun Galentine’s Day-themed game or simply a card game, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Etsy has a wide variety of different Galentine’s Day game ideas. Or, you can watch your favorite rom-com or reality TV show and look online to see if there’s a drinking game made up for it. In fact, there are plenty of pre-created games for shows like the Bachelor, Schitt’s Creek, Friends, and more! Have a few ideas on hand and decide with the group what you’d like to do.
In addition to games, there are plenty of other activities you can do on Galentine’s Day! Gather supplies and make your own facemasks, or simply buy some facemasks at the store for an at-home spa night. Top it off with some nail polish and do manicures and pedicures! Or, gather a variety of flowers from a store like Trader Joe’s and have everyone make their own bouquet to take home. If you have crafty friends, get some canvases and paint and have a wine and paint night at home! With these activities, your Galentine’s Day will be anything but boring.
Create the Perfect Party Playlist
Last but not least, music is key! If you use Spotify, you can even make a collaborative playlist and have all your friends add their favorite songs to it. Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and more, pack your playlist full of some of the best female artists. A fun playlist keeps the party going all night long!
Now that you’re equipped with tips, you’ll be a pro at hosting Galentine’s Day! Celebrate your friendships with the women in your life by having a small get-together and an evening of food, drinks, games, and fun.
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