How To Host The Perfect Galentine's Day Party

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While Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate your loved ones, another cute tradition to add to your calendar can be Galentine’s Day.

While this term has been popular on the internet for several years, for those who might not know, Galentine’s Day is a day before Valentine’s and is on the 13th of February. 

Women use this day to celebrate and appreciate their gal-pals just like how Valentine’s Day celebrates your romantic partners.

This tradition became popular from the show ‘ Parks & Recreations’ where the characters first introduced the concept of Galentine’s and described it as ’Ladies Celebrating Ladies’ and everyone has loved it ever since!

Galentine’s Day can be an amazing opportunity to appreciate your gal pals who have supported you through so much and cherish the beauty of platonic love. And what better way to do that than hosting a fantastic Galentine’s Day party?

We’re here to help you plan the ultimate Galentine’s Day get-together that your friends will cherish.

Whether it’s a small gathering or a big bash, this blog is your one-stop shop for tips and ideas. Let’s make this Galentine’s Day special by celebrating the wonderful women in our lives

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Plan Ahead

If you are wondering how to host the perfect Galentine’s Day Party, the first step is to make sure that you plan ahead of time. This will give you the time to arrange everything without rushing.

You can start by planning the number of people you will invite. It is also great to consider if the people you invite know each other. If not,  you can think of ways to introduce them so it is comfortable on the day of.

Once you have the number of people in mind you can then set the budget. As students, you would never want to go overboard just for one event. Remember that your friends will appreciate your thoughts and efforts regardless of how much you spend on them. So it is good to keep a budget and stick to it!

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Choose a theme 

While the theme of Valentine’s with everything in red is great, you can spice it up a bit and choose a different theme if you are wondering how to host the perfect Galentine’s Day party. 

You can pick a movie or a TV show that you and your friends enjoy and request everyone to dress up as a character. 

Or this could even be themes such as tea parties, picnics and more.

What matters is that it’s exciting yet not too complicated!

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Create cute invitations

What better way to invite your loved ones than a themed invitation card? You dont have to be the best artist in the world to do it. You just need a vision, and Canva of course.

You can browse through hundreds of easily accessible templates which you can use to create the perfect invitation card!

Visit the Canva Website to make the cutest invitation card today! 

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Decorate the place 

Decorating your place is one of the most important steps if you are thinking about how to host the perfect Galentine’s Day Party,

You will easily be able to get a variety of decor for Valentine’s Day, so you can use that to your advantage. 

Yet again, it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. You can blow up some balloons and use some flowers to make your student accommodation look more ‘festive’.

Or if you want to go all out, you can invest some time and money into transforming the living space into the theme you like!

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Decide on the Meals

You can decide ahead of time if you would like it to be a brunch, dinner or a casual party.

If you are someone who enjoys cooking, you can opt to cook some of your best dishes for the party. 

Or you can choose to order takeaway or even decide on a potluck event so everyone can taste a little bit of everything. 

There is no right or wrong when it comes to this, as all that matters is that you consider everyone’s food preferences.


Choose Games/ Activities 

You can organise a couple of games and/or activities that you all can do together. This can be watching a new movie, playing board games or trying something new like pottery painting.

This can be a fun way to engage everyone especially if everyone in the group is not acquainted with each other.

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Gift Exchange 

Similar to Secret Santa, you can do a small gift exchange with everyone who is attending. You can all decide on a budget and create a small wishlist so it makes the finding a gift process SO much easier.

Everyone can exchange gifts on the day of and this can be an exciting activity that engages everyone and also makes everyone feel appreciated. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts, am I right?

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Appreciate your Gal Pals

The most important step while hosting a Galentine’s Day Party is to appreciate your close friends. Take the time to mention how much they mean to you and how they have impacted your life. While you might think it’s obvious, this will make your friends feel  loved and appreciated which is the whole purpose of Galenntie’s Day after all. It’s about ‘Ladies Celebrating Ladies’!

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We hope that these tips act as a helpful guide for you if you are wondering how to host the perfect Galentine’s day party.

Hosting the perfect Galentine’s Day party is a delightful way to celebrate the incredible bonds of friendship that enrich our lives. As we’ve navigated the steps to create a memorable gathering, we hope you always remember that it’s not just about the decorations, food, or activities; it’s about the love and connection shared with our gal pals.

In a world that often rushes by, taking the time to appreciate and cherish our female friendships is a precious gift. Galentine’s Day, inspired by the fictional Leslie Knope, reminds us to do just that, and a party is a wonderful way to honour this tradition.

 Here’s to celebrating the power of female friendship, today and always!

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