How to Host a Modern Galentine's Day Party for your Girlfriends

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the special women in your life. It’s a time to get your girlfriends together and show them how special they are to you. Ariel of The Hostess Helper joins me again with her very special Modern Galentine’s Day Party. She has great tips to share so you can host a Galentine’s Day party of your own - one that’s fun and features an informal tablescape.

Modern Galentine’s Day Party Gift Box Ideas for your girlfriends - including a makeup bag, chocolate covered pretzels, mini cupcakes and more. See all the details to plan your own Galentine’s Day Party on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

12 Tips for Hosting Your Own Modern Galentine’s Day Party

• Use different size vases filled with roses, carnations and ranunculus in shades of pink and red. The flowers featured here are from Farm Girl Flowers and they can ship their pretty blooms to you.

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• Display candles in assorted sizes and colors to match your party.

• Kate Spade inspired decor with black and white stripes brings in the modern vibe.

• Place printable signs into frames for extra fun decor details on the table. These signs were from Sweet Rain Designs and read “all you need is love and a cupcake” and “she has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance”.

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• Continue with the black and white decor with your serving platters and a cute x’s and o’s table runner - both from Pier 1.

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• For food - keep it simple and order take-out for the main portion and then you can focus on making the desserts extra special.

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• Create a treat board with chocolate covered pretzels from Whole Foods Market, black & white and red velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles, long stem strawberries, Maggie Louise Confections’ lipstick shaped chocolates, Hershey Kisses, and M&Ms. There were even custom macarons from The Sweet Smith that matched the theme.

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• Using elements that relate to each other will pull the entire party theme together - for instance the Kate Spade quote about lipstick and the Maggie Louise Confections’ chocolate lipsticks. Ariel likes to focus on the small details to make the party feel personalized. And, I absolutely agree - those little details are always noticed by party guests and make it so much more special for them.

• Create special gift boxes for your girlfriends to take home with them. Ariel packaged up the goodies inside makeup bags from Sweet Water Decor and tucked inside there were socks from Target, Customized Valentine’s Day chocolate covered pretzels from Fatty Sundays, and Baked By Melissa 6 pack of cupcakes.

PS: For purchases from Sweet Water Decor, if you use code “hostess_helper” at checkout, you will receive 25% off your order.

• Ariel wrapped the cover of the cupcake box in black and white wrapping paper and filled the inside of each gift box with pink tissue paper and my very own Festive Fetti confetti.

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• Have your guests enjoy their party sweets on Meri Meri pink and gold heart shaped plates.

• Serve drinks in Kate Spade NY gold striped glasses.

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Ariel’s best advice for anyone hosting a Galentine’s day party is to have fun with it. I love that she says “it’s okay to get messy with your tablescape design”

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What’s your favorite decor detail from this Galentine’s Day Party? I’d love to know what you ❤️ the most from this modern party table in the comments.

PS: Thank you to Ariel of the Hostess Helper for joining me on my party blog.

From the Archives : a Spectacular Pink & Yellow Dessert Table

I've fallen in love with this bright pink and yellow dessert table {see the original post here with all the close-ups of the sweets and decorations}. The tissue paper poms and the word Celebrate created with fresh flowers is spectacular. The perfect color combination for any summer celebration including baby showers and birthday parties.

Design by Kerri of Sweet Indulgence | photo by Heidi Hope Photography

DIY : Flamingo Straws and a Mommy / Daughter Sleepover

I came across these DIY Flamingo Straws from Fête Gazette and fell in love with them. There are so many parties these could be used for - but for fun, how about a mommy/daughter{s} sleepover where you join your girl{s} for the night and have a camp-out in their bedroom? I know they would be super excited to get this special night underway. The Carole Hochman flamingo chemise and BedHead Kids flamingo sleep set shown below would be perfect to wear after you have a fun night-time drink together. Maybe pink lemonade? PS: the DIY for these straws say to coat the styrofoam balls in glue and add glitter. I suggest using glitter paint to cover the styrofoam so you won't have to worry about glitter coming off in your drink.

DIY Flamingo Straws : created by Fête Gazette | as seen on www.Best-BabySites.com

Flamingo Sleepwear for Mommy and Daugther | as seen on www.Best-BabySites.com