HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN GALENTINES PARTY
Even though this is primarily a wedding blog and we’re all about the love for your OH up in here, we still think there’s no love quite like that between you and your besties and It’s always nice to take the time to appreciate your gal pals right?! So with valentines just around the corner wouldn’t it be the cutest idea to throw a little Galentines party?! And actually, this theme doesn’t even have to be right by valentines day, it would also work for a pretty epic bridal shower, hen party or bachelorette right?! Cue the heart balloons, confetti canons and all the girl power!
SET THE TABLE
First up, we love the idea of setting the table with adorable heart themed accessories! We got some adorable pink heart plates from Postbox Party and popped heart lollipops and heart napkins around them. We decided that we wanted everything to either be pink or red just to really pack those girlie lovey vibes into everything! This included the flowers running down the centre of the table, and the lovely Beq from Beq’s Bouquets did not disappoint in supplying us with an abundance of gorgeous pink blooms! You’ll also spot our brand new chick flick quote stickers on all of the glasses on the tables, because wants a girlie evening without a little chick flick fun right?! You can grab the stickers here if you like and they include funny quotes from films like mean girls, legally blonde, clueless and more! We filled the drinks with pretty pink lemonade and added a splash of grenadine to create the ombre effect. If you want to be even more extra with your table then you can add a bunch of pink snacks too like pink wafers, pretty pink popcorn or cupcakes! We love these influential women cookies from Aww Sam!
CREATE AN EPIC BACKDROP
To carry on with our colour scheme I really wanted to make a backdrop that would POP in all of the photos, and since we have already made an emoji heart backdrop in the past, balloons backdrops, flower backdrops and many more we went for something much more simple this time. I kid you not ladies, this backdrop is simply rolls of wrapping paper taped to the wall! And it’s as simply as that! We used this pink double sided wrapping paper from Paperchase!
You don’t have to give your girls gifts of course if you’re trying to keep the costs down but we think it’s a really cute way to show your gals how much you appreciate them! If you’re stuck for ideas then our cute eye masks make great gifts and don’t cost the earth either! Or you could let your girls take home one of the glasses that they’re cocktails were in, or make up cute little goodie bags full of sweets and treats! The possibilities are endless!
I love a good game at a party! Whether you decide to play some drinking games or keep it casual with cute games like the heart connect four we found in Flying Tiger! Studio DIY has a great free printable famous besties memory game too which would be fun! The choice is yours what you decide to do at the actual party, of course you could stick on a chick flick movie and watch too!
So what do you guys think?! I can’t even tell you how much fun we had shooting this Galentine’s Party for you guys, there were a lot of laughs! Be sure to check back in next week where we’re going to be sharing some behind-the-scenes footage of what we got up to while we were shooting too!
Heart Plates: Postbox Party // Heart lollipops: Flying Tiger UK // Fresh Flowers: Beqs Bouquets // Glass Vinyl Stickers: Bespoke Bride Shop // Heart Balloons: Postbox Party // Party blowers: Flying Tiger UK // Confetti canons: Flying Tiger UK // Eye Masks: Bespoke Bride Shop // Heart Napkins: Flying Tiger UK // Gold cutlery: Target // Squiggly Straws: Flying Tiger UK // Ruffle Blush Pink Heels: ASOS // Red bow heels: ASOS // Pastel Pink Lace Mini Dress: ASOS // Backdrop Wrapping Paper: Paperchase // Valentines Connect Four Game: Flying Tiger UK // Red High Court Shoes: ASOS // Dusty Pink Block Heeled Shoes: ASOS // Pink and Red Floral Print Dress: ASOS // Heart Bag: Skinny Dip // Valentines Sheer Heart Socks: ASOS // Metallic Pink Court Shoes: ASOS // Red Smock Dress: ASOS // Pink Pleated Midi Skirt: ASOS // Bardot Colour-block Dress: ASOS // Rainbow Babe T-Shirt: ASOS //