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Everything You Need to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party

Whether you are in a relationship or not, quality time with your girlfriends is something you should always fit into your calendar. In addition to being good for your spirit, it’s been scientifically proven that hanging out with your girlfriends is good for your health also. What better way to show your love and appreciation for your gal-pals than by throwing a Galentine’s Day party?

Here’s what you will need:
1. Send cute invitations via email/text message to your squad (I used Evite)

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2. Decorate! Get whatever decorations you think are cute. Fresh flowers and candles add a nice touch. Valentine’s day themed paper plates and napkins are a cheap way to add girly details. I even found festive heart toilet paper to really set the mood.

valentine's day toilet paper love sucks

Tell love how you really feel… hehe

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3. Treat yo self. And your girls too!
Skinny Banana Pudding Recipe:
Prep time: 15 minutes | Serves 12
– 2 (1 oz.) packages of instant vanilla pudding (Fat/Sugar free)
– 4 bananas, sliced
– 2 cups of non-fat greek yogurt
– 8 oz. of fat free cool whip
– 30 reduced fat Nilla wafers
1. In large mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix together until creamy
2. Beat in greek yogurt
3. Mix in cool whip
4. In a serving bowl, layer wafers, bananas, then pudding mixture. Repeat layering until pudding is gone
5. Chill for 3 hours before serving. (I also put pink sprinkles and chocolate on top to match the holiday)

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4. Prepare activities for the day. I bought a few prizes for added incentive. Here were some of our favorites:
Secret Cupid – Tell your guests to bring a Secret Valentine gift, and do a white elephant exchange.
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Bingo! I found the game for $2.99 at party city

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Print out the lyrics to popular love songs and have each girl do a dramatic reading of the song. The girl with the most correct guesses wins! CLICK HERE to download a PDF of 10 songs to use

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-Make a list of lovey-words, and a list of gross words (phrases can be included as well). Cut the words and place them in two cups. Have each girl choose two words from each. Set a 5-minute timer and have everyone write their own love poem using the words they have selected. This game is HILARIOUS. Whoever has the funniest poem wins. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of some words/phrases that can be used
Choose a handful of words that guests are forbidden from speaking, such as: Love, engaged, boyfriend, sex etc. When someone says the word, they get a sticker placed on their body (and may also be forced to drink extra) . The girl with the most stickers at the end of the day wins a prize (and is usually crowned drunkest of the party)

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Buy a V-Day card for each girl. Write their name in their card, and toward the end of the party pass the cards around so everyone can write a sweet personalized message to one another. At my party everyone read their fav message they received aloud. The author of the best love notes won a prize 🙂

I hope this post inspires you to gather the true love’s of your life this weekend (your girls, duh) and celebrate ONE ANOTHER <3 Who else thinks Galentine’s Day should be made into an official holiday?!

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15 Comments

  • Reply wanderlustts February 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    omg this is such a great idea, I mean our best friends need love to on valentines am i right?! Love the cocktails they look SO cute!! This makes me want to throw a special party for me and my girls too. Great recipe for me to try out (i’m not the best baker i’ll be honest..), and last note – love what you did to that toilet paper LOL !

    Wanderlustts
    http://www.wanderlustts.com

  • Reply Manda February 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Wheres my invite? lol This looks so awesome! The banana pudding look SO SO amazing! I cannot get over that toilet paper! You really thought of everything! This is such inspiration!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • Reply Jennifer Lee Quattrucci February 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Wow ! I am truly so inspired to throw my own Galentine’s Day party ! From the skinny banana recipe to the playlist to the idea of buying a card for everyone there’s so much fabulousness about it ! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Eliza February 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Aww, you’ve made it so perfectly well! I’d be delighted to be invited to the party like that! It’s absolutely perfect, loving it!
    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • Reply Thomas Falkenstedt February 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Haha, this was seriously such a fun read. I felt like I was actually attending your Galentines and I can say for sure that I would be cored the winner of the party (but not the most drunk one, haha). Sounds like an amazing setup and I’ll steal some of your tips! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  • Reply Michelle February 12, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This is the cutest! And that toilet paper is kinda amazing! Where did you find it??!! Happy V-day!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com

  • Reply Aldora February 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Wow! Looks like you enjoyed yourself in that Galentine’s Party. Those food look so delish and how I wish I can join you! And hearts toilet roll? It’s too cute not to get it!

  • Reply Open Kloset February 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hey Love:)
    Hows you?
    How Amazing Darling:) Everything so cute and Romantic:) that Toilet paper with hearts are super Sweet:) Loved Everything:)
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Kary

  • Reply EVA LAKO February 15, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hello dear!!
    Great tips and very funny this little cards with the messages.
    thanks for sharing
    Sending love from Italy
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  • Reply Jessie February 16, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I love those champagne glasses ! They are so pretty! Where are they from? Would love to get some for my place 😉

    Xx Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/stay-active-with-grana/

    • Reply Lani McGuire February 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you! They are Crate & Barrel 🙂

  • Reply Diana February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    looks like you had a lot of fun! Love all decorations, I liked toilet paper! Will get it for next year!

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  • Reply Darlene February 17, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Looks like a fun night with your girlfriends! I should probably host one of my own! Thanks for the inspiration.
    xxxx
    thenewgirl

  • Reply Sofia February 21, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Love this post and all the fun recipes and ideas. What were those drinks that you made?! Kind of made me want to throw a valentines party haha.

  • Reply Lainey March 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Heck yeah this is exlatcy what I needed.

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