February 14th… traditionally a day that strikes fear in the hearts of all the single ladies. But thanks to Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, you can celebrate your love for your favorite gal pals with these adorable Galentine’s Day party ideas!
1. Plan a Paint n’ Sip party.
Nothing says “Galentine’s Day party” like wine and paint! Have your guests bring their own bottle of wine and set up a fun wine bar. Provide a few tasty apps and pass out boxes of chocolate for everyone to enjoy while they paint! A painting party host can help design a painting to match your theme and then lead the group in creating a keepsake. Check out our full post on painting parties for more ideas!
2. Host a sappy screening.
Whether rom-coms make you swoon or sick, make sure your Galentine’s Day party includes a giant movie screen in your backyard. Pass out blankets if it’s chilly, set up a wine bar (yes, you’re seeing a theme here) and prepare to let the emotions fly! Have a blast berating When Harry Met Sally or telling those nerds in The Notebook to get a life. Or if your group is less cynical, pass out the tissues and sob together through the end of Me Before You.
3. Have a Bollywood party.
You can’t go wrong with themes when planning your Galentine’s Day party! If your group is looking for something unique, why not take them to Bollywood? Use bright colors to decorate, serve tasty appetizers, and hire authentic entertainment. Try booking a belly dancer to lead your group in some new dance moves, or hire a henna tattoo artist to adorn everyone with some beautiful designs.
4. Let the ladies’ night roll.
Would you rather cut loose during your Galentine’s Day party? Hey, that’s why party buses exist! These rolling nightclubs combine awesome soundtracks with killer cocktails. You can stay on the bus all night or plan a few different stops! So put on your little red dress and let your party girl out for the night!
5. Viva Las Vegas!
Going to Vegas would be a great way to gather for Galentine’s Day, but it may not be in the cards for your budget. Host a casino night instead! Local casino party rental companies can provide everything you need, from cards to tables to dealers. Don’t forget a bartender and DJ (or even an Elvis impersonator) to complete your party!