Galentine’s Day is right around the corner, so let’s make this year’s get-together the best. day. ever. Celebrating your girlfriends isn’t exclusive to February 13 but the day before Valentine’s is the perfect excuse to show some special love to the squad. As you’re planning your Galentine’s Day party, follow these five tips for a party your gals will love.
Tip 1: Send a custom invite
Let your friends know they are formally invited, but do it in a way that will get their attention and make it easy for them to respond! Text / DM a digital invite like the one above –– you can complete the invite with your app of choice and voila! We don’t mind if you steal ours, either. Feel free to save and send!
Tip 2: Select a color palette
This year we’re loving millennial pinks, greys, and golds. Tableware is a great place to let your color palette shine. We’re absolutely obsessed with Harlow & Grey’s elevated, disposable tableware. It’s chic, durable, and best of all, you minimize your clean-up!
Tip 3: Add flowers to your decor
Here comes the best part –– making your own decorations! For our Galentine’s Party, we crafted our own garland and floral wreaths. Follow the steps below to DIY, or have your gals help.
DIY Floral Wreath
Step 1: Gather materials
Shears, greenery, flowers, copper hoop, copper wire
Step 2: Attach greenery
Use the copper wire to attach greenery first to your wreath base
Step 3: Add flowers
Attach flowers with the wire, layer on top of greenery
Step 4: Decorate!
Hang your wreaths before your guests arrive. The flowers and greenery will stay fresh for about a day
What you’ll need: Greenery –– we used Italian Ruscus and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus –– shears, floral wire, flowers for a pop of color!
Step 1: Bunch greenery in groups of three
Wrap bunches with floral wire. We chose to use Italian Ruscus as our garland base.
Step 2: Tuck bunches
Create the garland effect by tucking bunches into each other. Hold them securely together by wrapping bunches together with floral wire
Step 3: Add accent greenery
Once you have your garland base, make your garland come alive by tucking accent greenery throughout. We used Silver Dollar Eucalyptus for this step.
Step 4: Add flowers!
For pops of color, trim flower stems and place throughout garland base. The garland will stay fresh looking for 12–24 hours.
Tip 4: Get crafty with your gals!
Our new Galentine’s Day DIY floral kits are a fun activity to share over rosé, and they make a great takeaway gift. Each kit includes a variety of stems that you can use to create up to 8 Bouqs with your friends. There are three different color palettes available, so you can select the stems that suit your vibe. Just make sure to order yours by February 1st to have it arrive in time for your Galentine’s Day party!
Tip 5: Leave them with a little something sweet
Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your friends and making them feel special. We love Sugarfina’s ‘Love You A Bunch, But First Rosé Roses.’ They’re the perfect takeaway gift for a little something sweet.
Hosting a Galentine’s Day party? Share your pics with us by tagging @TheBouqsCo and #Bouqlove.