While we all might be talking about Valentine’s Day coming up, let’s not forget one of the best days of the year to celebrate our gal pals – Galentine’s Day! If you’ve never watched the television comedy series, “Parks & Recreation”, you might be wondering, “What is Galentine’s Day?”. Well, quite simply – it was a made-up holiday created by Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation” character, Leslie Knope, intended to toast to your love for your BFFs and gal pals.

As Knope explains in the show, “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.”

How To Host a Galentine’s Day Party

To help you and best girlfriends make Galentine’s Day a fun and memorable occasion this year, today’s entertaining guide shares easy, effortless ideas on how to host a Galentine’s Day Party.

How To Host a Galentine's Day Party for Your Gal Pals

To start with, sweet treats and delectable bites are a must-have for any fabulous Galentine’s Day party. From frosted cupcakes to decorated sugar cookies and glazed donuts, indulge yourself with sumptuous foods that turn any get-together into a party. 

How To Host a Galentine's Day Party for Your Gal Pals

Toast to the bond of friendship with sparkling wine or French Champagne. You can even kick things up a notch by creating brunch-appropriate mimosas or fruity cocktails. Just make sure to stock the fridge with extra bubbles, as your gal pals will probably end up hanging out for a few hours.

How To Host a Galentine's Day Party for Your Gal Pals

A fun and festive way to add flair to your Galentine’s Day party decorations is with over-sized jumbo letter shaped foil balloons that say “XOXO” or another cute saying. Not only are these affordable decorations a way to make a big statement at your party, these adorable balloons will also be fun to keep around for Valentine’s Day, since they’ll float for at least a week (if not longer).

How To Host a Galentine's Day Party for Your Gal Pals

Last, but not least, are the party favors. To create memorable (but inexpensive) party favors that your guests will love, using spray adhesive and different colored glitter, decorate wine bottles with a whimsical ombré finish that not only makes the bottles sparkle and shine, but also creates a feminine finish that is certainly celebratory. 

No matter how you celebrate Galentine’s Day, make sure to have fun with your favorite gal pals and let them know how much you love their company and value their friendship.

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