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My girls and I threw an early Galentine's Day party at Lindsey's house. Alicia couldn't be there of course, since she lives in California, but Lindsey and Maddy came, along with my two DILs, my granddaughters (except Sofia, Alicia's baby) and my "adopted" daughter Charly. Maddy and I decided to team up today to talk about our favorite ideas for decorating and enjoying your own Galentine's Day, because, after all, who enjoys a sweet, pink party more than a bunch of girls?
Everyone brought something to share. We had cupcakes, brownies, punch, crackers and dip, and pickles (my granddaughter Jayda's favorite)!
A great treat to enjoy would be these Valentine's cinnamon rolls. They're pink and heart shaped!
Any pink treat or drink would fit the theme here, so feel free to be creative. And remember, the more over the top, the better.
We set up a puzzle to work on. Dollar Tree has a lot of puzzles to choose from and I had been in the mood to work one for awhile. Of course, I haven't had a chance to finish it, so it is still set up at Lindsey's house. (Sorry Lindsey!)
Madalynn's favorite activity that night was the romantic comedy that we watched, Austenland! It is a pretty fun movie for all ages of girls to enjoy! You can order the DVD or stream it on Amazon Prime.
We also played a really fun game! Alicia had given it to me at Christmas and it is a great game to play with a group of people. It is called "Things". One thing that I love about it is that you don't have to move to a table to play, you can just sit around on the couch. It comes with everything you need to play and you really learn a lot of funny things about each other. It is really meant to be played with ages 8 and older, but my 6 and 8 year old granddaughters played and they made the game even more hilarious!
You will notice on our party table of treats below, we used the table runner I showed how to make last year. It was great to pull it out again to set all of our treats on.
We decorated with some really cute things from Dollar Tree and from Target. Look at these cute things:
I particularly loved these wire photo/placecard holders that we found at Dollar Tree! I can't find them for you online, but check out your store to see if they are there. We put empowering quotes in them. Next time, we will plan farther ahead and put photos of each person in them.
The pink bags in the back are also from Dollar Tree. They come is many colors, 10 in a package. We filled them with cute little gifts for each person. We included packs of Kleenex tissues that had empowering sayings on them, to carry out our theme. We also included bath salts, lip balm (From the Target One Spot), bubbles and chocolate! (Be sure to wrap up your chocolates and bath salts really well, and separately, or you will feel like you are eating bath salts when you eat the chocolate. oops!)
Finally, here are some of the sayings that we used in the card holders. I made them to fit on 3 x 5 cards. Be sure to check your settings to choose the right sized paper and auto-size choice when you print them. Just click on the saying for the pdf. The Audrey Hepburn saying is one of my favorites!
The last one is Maddy's favorite. I love it as well, I am going to try to incorporate it into my life.
Last, but not least, you'll want some galentines to hand out to your gals. You can include these with the favors, or just gift them on their own with some chocolate. Alicia designed these free printable ones for you and your friends to share!
You can download all of these for free here.
We all had a lot of fun together, and we hope you can use some of our ideas at your party, whether it is for Galentine's Day or for Valentine's Day, you can make it something special!
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2/13/2018 07:15:24 pm
I didn't get my act together this year, but in 2019 I definitely hope to host something for Galentine's, so I really enjoyed these ideas. A puzzle is such a simple but fun group activity and I reckon Austenland would be up my street too. Thanks!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!