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Host a Galentine's Day Party For Your Lady Friends

Feb 13 2014 - 7:00am

Today, take a cue from our dream best friend Leslie Knope [1] and host a Galentine's Day [2] party! "What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas!"

Designed and photographed by Brooke Courtney [3] over at Walk in Love [4], this bright, fun, and sparkly party setup would be perfect for celebrating the amazing women in your life — single or not — this Valentine's Day.

Photos by Brooke Courtney Photography [5] via Walk in Love [6]

The Invites

Remember, no boys allowed!

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [7] via Walk in Love [8]

The DIY Tablecloth

Here's how to make your own XOXO painted tablecloth [9].

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [10] via Walk in Love [11]

Pom-Pom Centerpiece

Inexpensive craft store pom-poms make a creative centerpiece.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [12] via Walk in Love [13]

The Cake

This gold textured cake by Gina Witmeyer [14] was made extraspecial with a fringed topper.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [15] via Walk in Love [16]

Have a Heart

Place a Ban.do sequined heart [17] at each table setting for the girls to take home as favors.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [18] via Walk in Love [19]

The Backdrop

Use strips of fabric and ribbon to make a gorgeous, textured backdrop like this one Ashley Meaders [20] created.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [21] via Walk in Love [22]

Gem Drink Stirrers

Making these DIY [23] drink stirrers is a cinch! Just glue plastic gems back to back on dowels.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [24] via Walk in Love [25]

XOXO

Decorate with Xs and Os cut from glittered cardstock.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [26] via Walk in Love [27]

The Cake Topper

Make a simple fringed cake topper with paper and dowels.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [28] via Walk in Love [29]

Photo Op

Use the swizzle sticks for photo props before they're dunked.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [30] via Walk in Love [31]

Vintage Glasses

Not only is vintage glassware uberglam, but it can also be thrifted for cheap.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [32] via Walk in Love [33]

The Place Setting

Vintage plates, ribbon, and hearts, oh my!

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [34] via Walk in Love [35]

Pink Party

Dress code: pink.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [36] via Walk in Love [37]

The Complete Look

Festive and fun: check!

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [38] via Walk in Love [39]

Bold Color

Keep the color palette pink and red with touches of gold, silver, purple, and black.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [40] via Walk in Love [41]

Modern Meets Vintage

Old-school flatware, plates, and glasses mix with modern fun for a look that's girlie but grown-up.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [42] via Walk in Love [43]

The Tablescape

Use mismatched tables for a fun setup.

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography [44] via Walk in Love [45]


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