When you're hosting Galentine's Day, it's likely that you'll be trying to choose an outfit at the last minute. To ease the pressure of finding the perfect outfit, ask all of your girls to come in Valentine-themed pajama sets! This way, everyone will be cozy, and the pics will still turn out cute.
2. Build Your Own Bouquet
If you want to set up an activity for your gathering, a wholesome option is building your own bouquets! You can either supply all of the flowers yourself or ask everyone to come with one bunch each. Head to your local Trader Joe's for a variety of options at affordable prices.
3. Cotton Candy Cocktails
Making cocktails for multiple people can be both expensive and time-consuming. This viral cotton candy cocktail is not only simple, but it's so fun to make that everyone can craft their own upon their arrival, saving you tons of time. If you have pink cups, that'll only make your refreshments look more lovely.
4. When in Doubt, Bow it Out!
Over the past few weeks, we've been putting bows on everything, and I mean everything. It's all thanks to the "coquette trend" on TikTok, which is designed to make everything look girly and dainty. Of course, hosts are already flocking to this trend when it comes to Galentine's Day. Whether it's placing pink bows on cakes, napkins, candles or drink glasses, this is a great way to step up your decor game.
5. Simplest Cookie Skillet
We love a recipe that fancy-fies store-bought cookie dough, especially this heart-shaped cookie skillet. All you need is a sheet of break-and-bake cookie dough, Valentine M&Ms, a heart-shaped pan or you can form the heart shape with your own hands. This is the perfect dessert to serve at your Galentine's party that looks like a lot more work than it really is.
6. Paint and Sip
This activity is for all of the crafty girlies out there who just want to relax while hosting. Head to your local craft store to purchase affordable canvases, easels and paint supplies for a paint and sip themed Galentine's Day gathering. This is relaxing way to catch up with your girls on all the latest tea while painting and sipping on cocktails or mocktails together.
7. Bring Your Own Board
If you're not a control freak in the kitchen and are open to asking your gal pals to bring a dish, look no further than TikTok's bring your own board trend. This trend has been around for years, and all you have to do is add some pink accents and heart-shaped treats to perfectly theme it with your Galentine's event. This can a include mini heart-shaped pizza board, a brunch board, a candy board and a classic charcuterie board. Yum!
8. Mini Goodie Bags
Lastly, this inspo tip is for those who are really looking to go above and beyond in their hosting journey. Curating mini goodie bags for your gals to leave with is a lovely gesture that will make you a true, top-tier host. All it takes is heading to the dollar store for candy, maybe some fuzzy socks and a handwritten note to tie it all together. Happy hosting!