A Galentines Day favorite things party is the perfect celebration for you and your girlfriends on February 13th.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard all the rage of Galentines Day, but we put together this Galentines Day favorite things party before it was a thing. We are so excited to show you more!
This Galentines Day Favorite Things Party I styled was recently featured on one of my favorite party blogs ever…Hostess with the Mostess! I am sharing a few photos here that weren’t included in her post. Be sure to head over there for all the best photos from the party as well as all the details and information on how to throw your very own party!
Have you been wanting to create the perfect girls night in for Galentines Day? This party is so fun and easy to put together. From the sweets and cocoa bar, including ooey gooey red velvet cookies (recipe included below), to a fries before guys bar, this party has it all. There is even a kiss “kard” making station with my fave, Red Apple Lipstick products, for writing up something kind for your cutie.
Each girl brings a few of their favorite things and everybody goes home with the same amount they brought. So fun! There is even a philanthropy aspect with blessing bags we made for the local homeless shelter. Get all the details and photos for this epic DIY party over on Hostess with the Mostess HERE.
LIVE Soda Kombucha is one of my very favorite things so I knew I had to serve it as the beverage of the day to our guests. The cola flavor is my favorite but they have other great flavors like rootbeer, dreamy orange, living lemon and more.
I also couldn’t resist doing a fries before guys bar as french fries are my FAVE food! Well and gluten-free pizza and sugar cookies and tacos and…oh wait, we were talking about french fries. So yeah, I thought it would be a fun time to practice the calligraphy I have been working on for the sign. Not perfect but perfectly imperfect if you know what I mean. It is always fun to try new things and develop new talents. I was SO inspired by Jenny Cookies (one of my very fave party stylists) and her annual favorite things holiday party. My favorite holiday happens to be Valentines Day so I thought it would be fun to tie in the favorite things party with Galentines Day this year. I asked each girl to please bring 3 of TWO of their favorite things valued at $5.
We drew numbers and had 3 groups of about 4 girls who would take turns going up to pick something. We did this six times and everyone went home with a little bag filled with a variety of the girls favorite things. Some of them included gift cards, lotion, pens, notebooks and jewelry to name a few.
Read the rest of the details for the blessing bags & kiss kards on Hostess with the Mostess… HUGE thanks to Red Apple Lipstick for their beautiful gluten-free lipsticks they provided for our kiss kard station & the big giveaway at the end of the night, the girls loved them! Also, thanks to 6 Pack Fitness for donating a Renee tote for one lucky gal at our party to win.
In order to encourage the girls to bring items for our blessing bags, I told them each item was a ticket to enter the party prize of my favorite things: 1 Six Pack Fitness Renee Tote ($169.99 value) perfect for meal prep/travel and an everyday purse or diaper bag, an assortment of lipsticks, glosses, mascara & eyeliners from Red Apple Lipstick ($200+ value) and LIVE Soda Kombucha coupons ($25 value).
The girls loved it!! So much in fact that competition got a bit crazy. We had one girl bring over 500 items! We were able to make 30 blessing bags for the homeless shelter as well as a few extra. They were perfect for the girls to keep in their car in case they passed someone in need while out driving.
Will you be throwing a Galentines Day party this year? We would love to hear your ideas as well as memories from any girls party and/or favorite things parties. We may just go pin them to our Pinterest board for more inspiration. So be sure to leave a link below too!
Be sure to go get the recipe for our ooey, gooey red velvet cookies too. They were so delicious that we ate the whole batch that day! If you need more gluten-free Valentines recipes, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ones from the best bloggers across the web. Including these delicious red velvet donuts from our friend Brianna at Flippin’ Delish. If you need some healthier options, I love these 4 Valentines kids snacks from my friend Erin at Meaningful Eats.
Party photography by Paige Hurst Photography
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