Throw a Last Minute Galentines Party!

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Valentine’s has never been so fun for me until I became a mom and then suddenly it became the cutest occasion to embrace all things pink and red, decorate and dress up, make heart shaped EVERYTHING and host a ton of themed playdates and parties.  I now freakin’ LOVE Valentines.  And my daughter does too.  If you’ve been following our Instagram stories, you know, we’ve been celebrating with weekly activities, new crafts and recipes all month!  With Galentines coming up February 13th, we wanted to throw an early Galentines party to inspire you and show you how you can throw a last minute one too.   Thanks to Joseph Stella Studio for collaborating with us on all the event photography so we could share with you all the lovely details!

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On the menu were heart-shaped sandwiches for the kids, a charcuterie cheese platter for the adults, and lots of tasty nibbles for the littles to snack on.

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The girls enjoyed clinking their fancy teacups for a collective cheers and giggled the whole day through.

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The moms enjoyed their drinks too!  Champagne glasses were made to feel special by dipping the rim in honey and dipping into sprinkles.  Add a rasberry, place on or near a letterboard with a cute Valentine’s message and cheers!

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Do you like the crowns I crafted by simply adding a cut out heart to ready-made crowns I re-purposed from another party?  Easy peasy, matchy matchy party decor!
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Other party decor included garlands from the Target dollar bin and leftover striped ribbon I already had.

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Thanks to Wall Decor Plus More who sent us these sponsored black heart decals!  They are so cute, aren’t they?  They immediately transformed my living room from its everyday look into a festive venue for our galentines party!  And the girls loved it!

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Every Galentines party needs a great photo backdrop.  This served as the perfect spot!  You can create one too by simply focusing on decorating and styling one wall.  Make it feel special with garlands, photo props, balloons, coordinated fabric, decals or whatever you happen to have at home to go with your party theme.  We draped matching fabric over our makeshift backdrop and added some pom pom garlands for yet another photo opp.  See below for inspiration.

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Bonus points if you can get your guests to come dressed in your party’s color theme!  Look how cute these minifashionistas were!!  We didn’t look so bad ourselves either.  The mommies enjoyed coordinating too!

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That’s it!  I hope you make time to celebrate the everyday, and I hope this post inspired you to somehow show your girlfriends how much you love them this Galentines!

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