Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, you do have a significant other — several of them, in fact! Your pals are there through thick and thin, so why not celebrate love in all its permutations and put together a V-day soiree that spoils you all and ensures you won’t miss any holiday trimmings? From classic gifts to a lavish mani station, this Galentine’s Day party has everything you need to love and feel loved.
An all-dessert buffet is exactly what you need to get the party started off right. Store-bought goodies that are cleverly presented make the menu simple as well as pretty. And save the low-fat, low-sugar stuff for another day — calorie counting is not allowed on Valentine’s Day.
A lovely, easy-to-make ombre backdrop sets the stage for the beautiful set-up and creates a great place to gather.
A fancy Valentine’s Day bar set-up that has something for everyone is a must for this single ladies’ soiree. A mini wine bar, a signature cocktail, and a sweet soft drink are all beautifully styled for maximum impact.
Clever bar details such as witty napkins, sparkly linens, and striped straws all add up to one glamorous bar.
Shimmering signage and edible accouterments (think fresh berries and sprigs of sage) elevate drinks.
A station devoted to DIY nail art helps get the girls glammed up. Just set a selection of nail polishes, nail stickers, other implements on a tray with some signage and instruct the gals in advance to arrive with clean nails prepped for primping.
For the ultimate indulgence, hire a professional nail artist to make an appearance and create Valentine’s Day designs. Here, celebrity manicurist Carla Kay shares some of her Radiant Orchid-inspired designs with Tracy.
Pretty mix ‘n’ match nail designs make custom manicures more fun.
Wrap up the party with a wonderful gift exchange of classic Valentine’s Day gifts.