I was going to post this on Monday, but then decided that might not give you time to get this together. So, I am going to post this off schedule to allow you time to throw this fun evening together. I recently hosted a girls night in at my house to prepare for Valentine’s Day. However, I kind of wish I had waited a bit to host the same event for Galentine’s Day. Have you heard of Galentine’s Day? Well, it’s actually a fictional holiday ~ turned into a real holiday. It’s celebrated on February 13th and it’s the day where we celebrate our best girlfriends. Really, could we get through life without them?
To celebrate your girlfriends, i say you should throw together a little impromptu celebration just for them. And since it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, you can still do what I did and make this Jenga game for your SO for Valentine’s Day. I found this “sexy” Jenga game online at The Dating Divas. They have tons of free printables and date ideas. I printed off enough copies for all my friends and asked them to bring their Jenga game.
We had so much fun munching on finger foods and sipping cocktails as we Mod Podged on the word strips onto each block. One of the girls even googled extra ideas for the blank pieces while we worked. It was so fun ~ and so easy! I highly recommend you throw one of these parties together for your friends.
A Few Tips for a Galentine’s Day Party
Send out a quick invite. I like to use this online invitation site. Here’s the one I sent.
Keep decor to a minimum and instead focus on making a beautiful table with food. Since it’s Galentine’s that means fresh flowers, of course (and wouldn’t they look lovely in this pitcher/vase that is half off right now?). I am also a sucker for balloons, so I might have some of these greeting my guests.
I also think these would be the cutest treat to have on the table. They’re colorful and so easy to make. Don’t they look festive? I found them here from Simply Kierste.
Make as much of your food ahead as you can. You don’t want to be working in the kitchen when your guests arrive and you want to be able to enjoy your time together. I served foods we can eat while we worked on the game. Think of things like a cheese board with crackers, small pest bites, crostini. I also served small toasts with brie topped with fig preserves that was a hit.
If you prefer to do a little more for your get togethers, I found this adorable party to inspire you. I would love to go to this party! And if you’re still looking for Valentine’s Day gifts, take a look here.
So, do you have plans for Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day? I want to hear all about them.
Until next time ~