How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine's Day

Photo Credit: Iowa Girl Eats

February 13th has been dedicated to the ladies, thanks to “Parks and Recreation.” Gather your best girls— mothers, co-workers, girlfriends, friends— and spend the day eating breakfast food and celebrating female friendships. Galentine’s Day can be celebrated by anyone, single or not. As long as you’re in the company of people you love to be around, it will be a successful Galentine’s Day.

Maybe you know the general things to include—food, friends, drinks and music—but do you know the specific things that will make this Galentine’s Day stand out above the rest? Here’s what you need to know about having the best Galentine’s Day ever!

How to Celebrate Galentine's Day

1. Mimosa Bar
Galentine's Day

Nothing says brunch better than mimosas. Champagne and juice is arguably one of the classiest ways to drink alcohol. Take it up a notch and feature a variety of juices and fruits to mix with the champagne. Try pomegranate juice and cranberry juice and include some raspberries, lemonade and other colorful mixers and fruits. Don’t forget about champagne flutes! You don’t have to get fancy with these, plastic ones will do just fine.

2. Boxes of Chocolate
Galentine's Day

Use boxes of chocolates as snackable decorations on your coffee table or TV stand. Don’t forget to include other decorations like flowers and chocolate covered strawberries. Speaking of decorations, don’t forget to make this adorable Valentine’s DIY centerpiece for your table. In general, edible decorations are a great idea—when your guests eat your decorations, you have less to clean up at the end of the day!

3. Waffle Buffet
Galentine's Day

Every Galentine’s Day needs a waffle buffet. Include Belgian waffles with toppings like syrup, butter, strawberries, blueberries and chocolate. Waffles don’t need to be too fancy but it is Galentine’s Day so feel free to go overboard with the toppings—chocolates, chocolate drizzle, candy hearts, strawberries—no one is going to judge you today. Galentine’s day is all about empowerment and happiness.

4. Delicious Snacks

Looking for something other than waffles to add to your Galentine’s Day brunch menu? Try some of these snacks from Iowa Girl Eats that we can’t get enough of:

Almond-Stuffed Chocolate Covered Cherries 

These cherries are filled with almonds meaning these are bite-sized snacks of pure deliciousness. Need we say more?

Galentine's Day Iowa Girl Eats Homemakers Furniture

Galentine's Day Iowa Girl Eats Homemakers Furniture

Gluten-Free No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

Strawberry shortcake is an obvious go-to for this holiday. The delicious strawberries, the beautiful, bright color… What more could we ask for of a sweet Galentine’s day treat?

Gluten-Free Turtle Brownie Sundaes with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream and Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

If the other sweets aren’t your thing, go for this ice cream sundae with homemade hot fudge! We’ve never met someone who turned down a classic hot fudge sundae.

Galentine's Day Iowa Girl Eats Homemakers Furniture

5. Party Favors
Galentine's Day

Give your gal pals something to remember this day by! Include a little brown bag with candy hearts, a rose, an old-school valentine and a whole box of chocolates! Pro tip: Take Polaroid pictures throughout the day and include those keepsakes in the goodie bag for them to keep forever!

So, what are you waiting for? Start inviting your girl gang to your Galentine’s Day celebration on February 13th and enjoy the company of your amazing friends.

Is Galentine’s not really your thing? We’ve got your back. Read up on our Anti-Valentine’s Day party guide for a different type of party you can host in the spirit of, or in spite of, love and Cupid’s arrow!

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