Galentine’s Day may have started as a fictional holiday on the TV show Parks and Recreation, but it has since become so much more than that. Now, women across the world mark the annual occasion by spoiling their favourite girlfriends with some inspired pampering. Falling on the 13th of February, Galentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to share a little appreciation with your gal pals.
Whether you’re heading to the spa, having a night on the town, or just indulging in a nice bottle of wine and some girly movies, starting with a memorable meal is the perfect chance to really wow your girlfriends and make it an event to remember. Maybe it’s mimosas over brunch, an elegant lunch or a four-course catered dinner–whatever you choose to do–we’re certain that our Galentine’s inspired table settings will give you plenty of ideas to show your creative side.
Make your event as beautiful as your friendships!
Treat your Galentine's event as an extension of your friendship, by lovingly creating a tablescape that will leave the ladies in your life feeling inspired.
The most stunning table settings use a central colour palette and a memorable centrepiece to tie all the elements together. For our blush and floral-themed Galentine’s table, we led with classic blush tones and a touch of gold, using softer creams and whites to balance the tablescape. Fresh hints of green added by the bouquet also give everything a lovely lift.
If you do plan to use a different palette for your centrepiece, then keep a few things in mind. First, try to decide what the overall colour scheme will be. The metal used in your cutlery is an excellent place to start. Pinks, blushes and creams are natural partners to gold, whereas silver cutlery might look more elegant paired with soft lilac tones and purples.
It can also be a good idea to add variety to the bouquet. While it can be tempting to go with classic pin roses, a florist may have alternative ideas (and cheaper ones at this time of the year) for a mix of flowers that include different sizes, colours and shapes of blooms. Alternating flower types can truly bring the centrepiece to life while adding a sense of balance that can give the bouquet a much more natural feel.
Now, if you’re looking at our bouquet and wondering where to get yourself something similar, the florists behind this beauty are Basket Kase Creations 4 U. The stunning floral arrangement is a beautiful 6-foot long piece that includes a mixture of blush and white garden roses, hydrangeas, and even a few tulips poking their heads out.
When Galentine's Day is done and dusted, why not let your friends bring a few flowers home for themselves. Alternatively, you could do what Julie of Basket Kase Creation 4 U did and donate them to a care home after the event.
Give your gals a little gift...or two...or three…
Nothing says I appreciate you like a lovely gift. As you’ll be sharing this occasion with a group of friends, it might seem daunting to choose something suitable for everyone. It’s not really about getting anything super expensive, which might make your friends feel uncomfortable, but rather a thoughtful gesture which they can tuck away in their handbag and use later. We think our gorgeous hair ties fit the bill, so the next time your friend ties up her hair, she’ll be sure to think of you and smile.
If you want to get even more personal, you can pick specific ones for each gal and get their names printed on the card that comes with any of our gifts. It’s the perfect way to say “Happy Galentine’s Day”. As you can see from the pictures, each of these would make an elegant addition to our table setting. The only trouble would be in choosing the perfect one!
Add a touch of sugar for some Galentine’s indulgence
Once again, embrace that colour scheme and get a cake that will have your friends oohing and aahing. We went for the ultimate red velvet cake, iced in delicate blush and decorated with some fresh flowers (“borrowed” from the bouquet!). We can attest to the fact that it tastes just as good as it looks, and we have Que-t Sweet Treats to thank for that!
As Galentine’s is a celebration, we didn’t stop at the cake. Oh no! We simply could not resist adding in some sweet gold brushed xoxo cookies from Sugar Coma Cookie. Sweet treats speak straight to the heart and are easily decorated to match any theme, so they’re always a great way to add a personalized touch to your occasion.
A bit of charm will keep things classy
When we were little girls, we probably exchanged charms or wore necklaces that we matched up with our very best friends. So for Galentine’s we wanted to capture that magic and give a nod to the nostalgia of those youthful friendships that helped make us the women we are today, so we chose to place a Plum Polka Dot’s wine charm at every setting. The perfect nod to the past while paying homage to our present. We think it marks the occasion and reflects the constant evolution of our lives as women and friends.
Set the tone with a vintage-feel chalkboard
Last but not least, the most important thing about Galentine’s day is, of course, you and your friends. Why not use some hand-lettered signage to show the ladies in your life a little extra appreciation. We think that this adorable chalkboard is the perfect way to greet them when they arrive and wish them a Happy Galentine’s Day.
You can even customize the writing to make it unique to the women in your life. Why not include a personal joke, or give a nod to a shared experience. Another cute idea, would be to put a conversation starter on the board. Maybe ask something like What is friendship to you? Adding a personal touch like this will give you all a chance to share your mutual appreciation. Because that’s what Galentine’s Day is all about. So, whatever you do this Galentine’s Day, don’t forget to share the love with the ladies in your life
Happy Galentine’s Day, ladies!
Galentine’s party details
@handletteredlovebybev styled this Galentine’s brunch and all the details are posted on her blog. Be sure to check it out!
📷 Photography: @alexisleaphotography⠀
🌸 Florist: @basketkasecreations4u⠀
💎Hand Stamped Jewelry: @mintandbirch⠀
🎂 Cake: @quetsweettreats⠀
🥂Glass Mason Jar Tumblers: @masonjarmerchant⠀
🎈Banner and Cake Toppers: @glitterpaperscissors⠀
💃Models: Bev of Hand Lettered Love and Mallorie of Little Bee Custom Creations
💄Bev’s Hair and Makeup: @radiantbeautiesbc⠀
💄Mallorie’s Hair and Makeup: @primaartistry⠀
☕Hand Lettered Starbucks Cups: @handletteredlovebybev⠀
🎊Confetti and Heart Napkins: @paperandparties⠀
🛍️Tote Bags: @onecraftykeeper⠀
🛀Blush Bath Soak: @soluxuryinc⠀
🍽️Trinket Dishes: @sparrowridgecreations⠀
💕Love & Hearts Mini Trio Planters: @aloegal604⠀
🍷Wine Charms and Hair Ties: @plumpolkadot⠀
🧶Knit Cozies: @theshtshellknit⠀
🥰Tea Towels: @littlebeecc