Valentine’s Day to me has always been a holiday to share, not just with a significant other, but with the one’s you truly care about! So don’t forget to tell your friends that you love them and what better way to do that than a “Galentine’s Party.” (Well… any excuse to throw a themed party, let’s get real.)
This year, I’m putting a spin on the Galentine’s party and sharing every little detail with you in a three part blog series! I’ll tell you all the secrets of how to plan a party with a theme that creates excitement and becomes the whole framework for executing a memorable event.
Have you ever heard of a “Favorite Things Party!”? Not only is it a great theme, it’s also a fun party activity to get to know each other… and oh yeah you get to take home a bunch of cool stuff. Here’s how it works in three easy steps:
Step 1: Pick a date and invite your best gal pals to join you! I created a Facebook invite to help keep up with RSVPs and to communicate important details about the evening. But you could also create an Evite, this might be the best solution for those who may not be online.
Step 2: Ask friends to each bring three of the same gift (see gift ideas below from some of my favorite things for ideas). The gift should be their favorite thing… a favorite lip gloss, a favorite scarf, a favorite book… you get the point. All three items should be the same, but can vary in color. So if the favorite thing is lip gloss, you could buy it in three different colors. Each gift should be wrapped in a open top gift bag.
Tip: Set a budget. For example, each item’s cost is under $25. This makes it a level playing field for everyone…
(1.) Clinique, Long Last Glosswear, in Adore U color. (2.) Love love this “HEY y’all!” tote (3.) Nothing makes me happier than an adult sippy cup for my wine. SWIG knows what they are doing. (4.) Every girl needs a signature scent, I love anything by Chanel, but this one is my favorite. (5.) Just one of many great books by Brene Brown “The Gifts of Imperfection.” (6.) BootayBag because who doesn’t like getting sexy underwear in the mail. (7.) You can’t go wrong with anything from Accessory Concierge, my new online go to for accessories. A Texas based company and amazing customer service by the way (8.) Have you ever wanted to scrape the bottle of your favorite foundation or lip gloss … if only you had a tiny spatula to do that? Prayers have been answered y’all…Spatulas have saved me money and changed my makeup game. (9.) Stop damaging your hair by putting it up in a ponytail with plastic hair ties… these are amazing and I think I own them in every color they make.
Step 3: To make it easy on the hostess ask guests to bring their favorite adult beverage and appetizer or dessert to share with the party.
Now, it’s time to pull together your guest list and get that invite out… Check back next week when I give you the inside scoop of planning the decor, recipes and every little detail to make your party a smash! xx Jennifer