Valentine’s day is just around the corner (as in next week). We all know it’s a constant reminder of high expectations for relationships, or a huge reminder of our singledom. We may be over “facebook official” statuses, but that doesn’t make love any less complicated. No matter what your label is, there’s always time to have some fun with your main beezeys. Here’s a simple breakdown on planning the best Galentines party with all the mega babes in your life.
Where My Ladies At?! Who to invite? You’re fav foxes, duh! Time to make an invite list with all the most important babes in your life. But, the question is, how many? Do you want it to be a big fiesta, or a small scale soiree. Do you want to be mixing and mingling with all your babes throughout the night, or would you prefer a more intimate setting with one on one conversations? The number of guests will be a key factor in the vibe for your tribe.
Location, Location, Location! Exactly what type of party are you throwing here? Galentines Day has endless opportunities. Do you want a full girls night out on the town with dinner reservations and clubbing? Magic Mike Double Feature? How about a babes brunch? Do you want a swanky cocktail hour at the newest speakeasy? Or are you thinking a girls night in with wine, potluck style food, and PJ’s? No matter what option you choose, as long as you have your fav ladies (and maybe some gents!), there’s no wrong answer.
Will You Be My Galentine? We all know the invite says it all. It gives you the deets, and sets the stage for a hella good time. Here are a few options to get the word out, and set the mood just right. You can A) You can swing by your local stationary store and grab some adorable cards in person. B) Order cards online at places like Tiny Prints, or Moo C) Check out places like Etsy for some downloadable printables. Here are some of my fav Galentines Brunch, GNO, Singles Awareness Day, or D) For the easiest and most eco-friendly option, do a digital invite a la Evite or Paperless Post.
Dranks on Dranks. If you’re partying at home, cocktails are a must! Here are a few festive recipes that are a blast in a glass. I’m loving these Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats from the Rookie Cookie. They’re easy, festive, and most importantly, delicious! If you’re looking to be v-day chic, Love Potion Number 9 Martini is where you want to be. Lastly, this Blackberry Lemon Thyme Bourbon Cocktail from A Flavor Journal is the way to any gal’s heart.
The Way To Our (Sweet)Hearts:
We all know that the way to a womans heart is through her stomach, that’s why the menu is a key component to every party. While chocolates and cookies are delicious, we also know that you don’t want to a sugar hangover the next day. So, we’ve got you covered with both healthy and… not so healthy options. 1) Valentine’s Day Caprese Salad because… cheese 2) Strawberry Avocado Toast perfect for a Valentine's brunch with all your ladies! 3) This adorbs Perfectly Pink Valentine’s Day Popcorn 4) A V-Day classic Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pops 5) Dying over these Conversation Heart Cookies, especially if you make custom ones for each of your BFF’s 6) Heart Shaped Pizza… YES PLEASE!
Dress to Impress
No matter what you’re plans are, you should always dress to impress. We are really diggin’ these looks, there’s something for every occasion. Brunch is the perfect excuse for a little lace, check out the Let’s Get Crossed maxi dress for a softer vibe. If you’re hitting the town, there’s nothing sexier than a vampy little red number, like this slip dress, but if you want a little more coverage, check out the Lady in Red. No matter what you wear, just remember that Galentines is the time to slay with all your babes, you don’t call them soul mates for nothing.
Low Maintenance Love
Galentine’s day is the perfect excuse to give a little gift to the foxes in your squad, and maybe treat yo self in the process. You can give a little something to everyone, or you can do a gift exchange. Either way, we suggest you set the mood with this candle for all the baddass b*tches in your life, or maybe you’re hoping your (friendship) love will grow, so check out these cute little planters. We’re dying over this mug; Leslie Knopp would be proud. You can’t forget these 90’s inspired chocolate wrappers, that will bound to have you laughing. You can also include these adorbs DIY foldable valentines for all your bae’s.
Galentine’s Day is about more than just flowers and chocolates. It’s about letting your tribe shine and gathering your girl gang together. So, pop the champagne and celebrate your fav gal pals, because life is better when you’re together.
The VIXEN Team
P.S. We love Galentine’s Day just as much as you do. If you'd like to gather with other VIXEN babes and have a fun night of vino and vision board making then join us for our Valentine’s Event on February 9th! Check our insta for the deets