Hosting Guide: How to Throw the Ultimate Galentine's Day Party

Galentine's Day Guide

This Valentine’s Day whether you are married, taken, or single, Magenta wants to show you how to throw the best 2020 Galentine’s Day party with your girls. 

If you are unfamiliar with this holiday, we like to refer to TV Show character Leslie Knope's quote from Parks and Rec, "it's only the best day of the year". On February 13th women from all over use Galentine's Day, as an official day to celebrate women, friendships, and utilize this time to drink an overflowing amount of Rosé. 

So without further adieu let the Galentine's Day planning begin.

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First things first,

Space

Whether it’s a house or your apartment, transforming your space for hosting is key to throwing a successful Galentine’s bash. Space is also important to know what size party will fit your home and who’s lucky enough to make the VIP guest list. We advise planing your party around your space. Depending on where it is being held you can determine what time of day, what type of setting, and type of hors d'oeuvre will be needed to execute a seamless party plan.

Invites

Invitations set the mood of the party and creates buzz to get your girls excited for a time of laughs and friendship. Nowadays with social media it is so easy to make cute little Evites and slip them into your guests Instagram dm’s. 

If you love crafting we suggest taking a more sentimental approach and making your own invites with an authentic twist. Circling back from the holidays once again Rae Dunn's Imprint Alphabet Stamp Set is a perfect way to add a special touch to personalizing your Galentine's Day invitations. 

Decorating 

We styled our Galentine’s Day party using Amy Hamley's Palm Desert collection to create a soft and elegant look. Palm Desert is feminine, simplistic and a great complimentary collection for pink and red color contrast. 

 

We recommend using Palm Desert's Serving Tray  to serve your guests a pairing of rosé and raspberries as your guests arrive. We filled Amy Hamley's pitcher with a bouquet of Valentine's Day inspired roses for a festive table centerpiece.

 

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Palm Desert's Cheeseboard is a nice charcuterie board for cheeses and small bites. Turn your Galentine's day party into a brunch by incorporating a DIY Lox bagel bar and add Tapas Trays to separate toppings like cappers, red onions, parsley, and dill. 

 

Use Amy Hamley's Luncheon Plates for showcasing heart shaped candies or Red Velvet cupcakes for a side of something sweet. 

 

String up lights or add Luminaries  to your table to set the tone of your party setting. If you already have Amy Hamley's Planters be sure to either bring some nature to the party or use them for a place to temporarily hold gift bags and Valentines.

 

Have a complimentary coffee station as an option for guests to indulge. With quality coffee, flavored syrups, and fun novelty coffee accessories you have an easy self serve coffee bar so as a host you can focus more on entertaining and not barista-ing.

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Here are a few items we love to incorporate into any brunch coffee bar:

Icon Coffee Drip Espresso System
Palm Desert Cream + Sugar Set 
Palm Desert Tumblers 
Icon Sugar & Spices Shaker 

 Be sure to have a milk frother on hand to add a nice ending touch.

 Here are some recipes for hosting a Galentine’s Brunch: 

 

Lox DIY Bar

Galentine’s Dinner Party 

If you are wanting a more evening formal Galentine’s dinner party before a night of cocktails we suggest utilizing entertaining and tableware from Rae Dunn's Heritage and Stem Print Collection. This look adds a sleek sophisticated aesthetic to any urban city apartment or loft.  

 

We suggest starting off with the Icon Wood Serving Board to place red roses to make a perfect conversational centerpiece. Set the vibes with Rae’s Stem Print 'Chill' Wine Cooler  this stoneware is perfect for pinot Grigio or a nice white chilled wine. Looking to pair your menu with red wine instead? Rae Dunn's 'Pour' Pitcher is a perfect piece for serving up a rich Pinot Noir sangria to really get the party started. 


You can never go wrong with a warm crisp French baguette and rich balsamic and olive oil as a starter everyone will devour. Rae's Stem Print 'Oil' and 'Vinegar' table accessories goes perfectly with Rae's 'Bread' Basket. Pasta is every girl’s comfort food so why not serve a rich pasta dish at this year's Galentine's Day dinner. We suggest complimenting your dinner party dishes with Amy Hamley’s Palm Desert Plates in Black.

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Don't forget to add rose petals to your overall table spread for final finishing touches! A fun party idea is incorporating a lipstick background wall where the girls can choose a lipstick of their liking and kiss the backdrop. This adds a fun interactive way to get your guest to create a fun instagramable moment and can be used as a giftable new shade of lipstick.


Gifts

A Host always leaves the best impression on her guests! Giving gifts is a sweet way to thank your girlfriends for attending your event. 

Here are a few Magenta inspired Galentine gift ideas:

Fierce Enamel Pin

Plant Life Trinket Trays

Assorted Word Stones

Stationary Pouches

Coasters

Hello!Lucky 'Cork It!' Memo Cubes

Heritage Icon Leather Journals

Let's Put a Bow on it and, Wrap it Up...

Be sure to download Spotify's Galentine's Day playlist with all the latest girl anthems to sing along to. Make memorable moments by sharing what each person brings to your circle of friendship, and laugh about funny memories you all went through if you can remember all of them… Finally just remember, if nothing else Galentine's day is a great way to heal any broken heart. Goop CEO and Actress Gywneth Paltrow couldn't put it any more simple, "The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends". 

We hope you have a lovely 2020 Galentine's Day ladies, and good luck Hosting!

xoxo - Magenta

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