40 Sweet Galentine’s Day Party Ideas for 2024 (2024)

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but the day before is equally as special. Why, you may ask? It’s the officially unofficial holiday—Galentine’s Day! If you’re not familiar, Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation (season 2 episode 16) coined this term, and dedicated this special day to honor ladies celebrating ladies. She says “we leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” that sounds pretty good to us!

February 13th, aka the best day of the year, is meant to celebrate all types of love; your female friendships, best friends, and any other relationship you hold close to your heart. So, make Leslie (played by Amy Poehler) proud by planning a special party with the sweetest Galentine’s Day party ideas.

Whether you are anti-Valentine’s Day, a single looking to celebrate yourself, or just want an excuse to host a party for your besties, Galentine’s Day is the way to go. We’ve compiled the latest TikTok trends, classic party ideas, and girl dinner inspiration into a unique list of Galentine’s Day ideas you’re going to want to show off to your friends.

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Galentine’s Day Party Invitation

One of the most important steps in planning any party is to send out invitations with ample time, especially if there's a theme. Purchase custom party invites on Etsy or DIY your own using our Valentine’s Day backdrops and wallpapers. Send digitally or in a red envelope and you’re ready to party!

Heart Balloon Wall

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Balloons are timeless party decor that will never go out of style. Whether you choose to assemble them in an arch or as an accent in the event space, they add a fun pop of color (pun intended!) For simple Galentine’s Day party decorations, purchase pink and red mylar heart shaped balloons, then create a DIY backdrop by taping them up for a fun piece of balloon wall decor.

Friendship Bracelets

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Taylor Swift is responsible for making friendship bracelets come back in a huge way, and we’re here for it! If you’re looking for crafty Galentine’s Day party ideas, get stretchy bracelet string and a variety of colorful beads, including ones with letters, to design personal accessories. Your guests will love putting together unique friendship bracelets that they can wear after the party or even trade—because that’s what it’s all about!

PowerPoint Night

As seen on TikTok, you’re going to want to have a PowerPoint night with your closest girlfriends. If you aren’t familiar, each person makes a different deck discussing whatever topic they wish. Take turns presenting the slideshows and be prepared to laugh.

For example, compare the friend group to members of the Kardashian family, rate each other's exes, or decide which reality show everyone would most likely be on. The best part is, you can literally do anything!

Espresso Martinis

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Get the girl gang together and whip up espresso martinis for your Galentine’s Day party. Although this drink may seem intimidating, all you need is vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso shots, and simple syrup. Get creative with your choice of alcohol and try making this mixed drink with fun flavors like marshmallow vodka, salted caramel Kahlua, or chocolate cherry Baileys.

If you’d rather leave the mixology to the professionals, hire a bartender to whip up a few signature drinks for your celebration.

Taylor Swift Theme

Invite your Swiftie friends over for a Taylor Swift themed party, Galentine’s Day edition. Choose your favorite album to set the tone or pull from a number of them for the entertainment, decor, and food and drink details. How perfect is a Red themed Galentine’s Day party complete with “make fun of our exes” co*cktails, a Picture to Burn bonfire, and a performance from a country band?

Heart Shaped Pizza

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Choosing an entree for this party can be difficult depending on the number of guests, so it’s best to go with a classic—pizza, but make it cute. Test your chef skills by creating heart shaped dough for guests to dress with a variety of toppings. If you’d rather not make a mess in your kitchen, call your local pizza shop to see if they have any special Valentine’s Day pies.


Afterall, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, so is there a better Galentine’s Day party activity than karaoke? Sing your favorite love songs and friendship anthems together with the help of a karaoke DJ. They will bring the necessary equipment, available song list, and help set up and break down to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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Mob Wife Aesthetic Themed Party

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2024 has officially been dubbed “mob wife winter” according to TikTok. This style trend focuses on all things bold and glam, so a mob wife aesthetic themed party makes a perfect Galentine’s Day party idea this year. Invite your girlfriends to wear a faux fur coat, do dramatic makeup, and channel your inner mob wife. For this party, take inspiration from old school Italian by serving dirty martini pasta, limoncello, and decorating your space with a luxurious, dark red color scheme.

Cotton Candy co*cktails

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Pink is the color scheme for this get-together, so make sure to grab plenty of pink cotton candy for sweet and delicious drinks. Place a handful of cotton candy in each glass and pour your choice of Prosecco or sparkling fruit juice on top. Guests can watch the pile of fluff melt away, leaving behind a beautiful pink drink.

For The Girls

You can invite whoever you want to this celebration, but you’re going to need a few Galentine’s Day party game ideas. This Galentine’s Day party game combines sleepover classics like truth or dare, never have I ever, and many more. Purchase your own set of this hilarious card game from Amazon.

Pajama Party

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There’s no need to get dolled up for this occasion, unless you want to, but you can never go wrong with a classic pajama party. Wear your favorite matching PJ set, festive Valentine’s day lounge pants, or a chic satin set with feather accents. The most important part of this celebration is that everyone is comfortable.

DIY Vision Boards

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Galentine’s Day is only the 44th day of the year, so there’s still plenty of time to craft a vision board filled with your goals. Get poster boards, glue sticks, and that stack of old magazines you’ve let pile up to create an aesthetic piece of art filled with motivation and inspiration.

Bring Your Own Board

BYOB: bring your own board, any kind. Stick with the classics like a savory grazing board, or you can create one with your favorite cuisine. Arrange all of your favorite appetizers on a tray, dessert treats, or even co*cktails. Everyone brings their own to create a delicious potluck meal and the perfect Galentine’s Day party food idea.

Chocolate Strawberry Bark

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If you’re searching for creative Galentine's Day party food ideas, look into the latest TikTok trends. Wash and cut your strawberries to create a layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Next, pour melted peanut butter on top of the strawberries and spread evenly. For the final step, pour your choice of melted chocolate on top to cover the peanut butter. Pop the tray into the freezer to solidify, then cut into squares. This dessert is the perfect sweet treat for a Galentine’s Day party.

Fitness Class

Grab the girls and head to your local fitness studio for a Galentine’s workout class. Whether you enjoy sweating at spin, relaxing at yoga, or stretching in barre, going to a class is a fun way to get everyone together, even if it’s only for a little bit. Call your favorite studio to see if they offer private classes for events and start planning!

Barbie Theme

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Is there a better theme for Galentine’s Day than everyone’s favorite gal pal, Barbie? To pull off this Barbiecore aesthetic you’ll need pink everything. Think pink decor, pink food and drinks, and of course pink clothes for the ultimate Barbie theme party. While planning this party, just think; "what would Barbie do?"

Butter Board

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Some of the best Galentine’s Day party food ideas are the most simple. Butter boards have been all the rage recently, and they’re super easy to make! Get your favorite butter, let it soften, and season to your liking (or you can always get a pre-seasoned one). Next, spread on a wooden board, garnish with fresh herbs, and scatter different types of bread and crackers around for guests to dip.

Chick Flick Marathon

Queue up all of your favorite rom-coms and chick flicks for a mandatory movie marathon. From Pretty Woman, to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Fifty Shades of Grey, you and guests will be laughing and crying all night long. Don’t forget to make some popcorn, buy sweet treats, and even rent a movie screen for an extra memorable movie night.

Live Music

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Nothing beats the sound of live music. Whether you invite five or 50 friends, The Bash has talented musicians for any size occasion. Browse singer guitarists, pianists, and even string quartets depending on the vibe of your Galentine’s Day party.

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Mamma Mia Theme

Chances are, the group of friends you invite to this Galentine’s Day party are fans of Mamma Mia. If party goers enjoy the movie or the musical, easily turn this celebration into a Mamma Mia themed party. Book an ABBA tribute band, sing your favorite 1970s songs, and prepare to be a dancing queen! If you want to stick with a groovy, sparkly, and upbeat vibe, take inspiration from our trendy disco party guide.

Rent a Photo Booth

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Who doesn’t love a photo booth? Not only is a form of party entertainment, but it doubles as a party favor for guests to take their picture home. Re-live all of the excitement from your party when your friends post their digital downloads on Instagram.

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Wine Swap

If you’re in need of fun Galentine’s Day party game ideas, guests will love taking part in a wine swap. Similar to a gift swap that happens during Christmas, each guest will bring their favorite bottle of wine wrapped up. People will select a gift based on their given number and have the opportunity to steal a bottle from another. Whether you’re first or last, everyone's a winner here. If wine isn't the drink of choice, this swap can be done with any other type of beverage.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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No type of Valentine’s Day party is complete without chocolate covered strawberries. Make them ahead of time or have a sweet fondue party with your friends. Dip a variety of fruit in dark, milk, and white chocolate with an assortment of fun toppings.

Princess Diaries Theme

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If Mia Thermopolis is your favorite Disney princess, this is your sign to plan a Princess Diaries themed party as a special touch for your Galentine’s Day party. Invite your friends to wear their favorite pajama sets, sip on Genovian pear co*cktails, and you can even book a singing pianist for a royal touch.

Champagne Brunch

Gather a bunch for an elegant champagne brunch! Visit your favorite brunch spot for bottomless mimosas or whip up a big stack of waffles, pancakes, and omelettes in your own home. Who doesn’t love a relaxing weekend brunch, especially as a Galentine’s Day celebration?

Cooking Class

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Cooking is more fun together! Book a caterer to lead you and guests in your very own cooking class for a fun Galentine’s Day party activity. Browse catering teams on The Bash and communicate with the chefs to put together a delicious and homemade Galentine’s day dinner menu.

Secret Cupid

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Santa is on vacation until December, so bring on Baby Cupid! Assign guests a random person attending the Galentine’s Day party to purchase a gift for ahead of time. Your friends will love the excitement of receiving a present that isn’t for their birthday or Christmas.

Galentine’s Banner

Galentine’s Day party decorations are easy! Fill your venue with pink, red, and anything else your friends would like. Complete the space with a Galentine’s Day banner so everyone will know what this special party is for.

Bridgerton Theme

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This is one of the best Galentine’s Day party ideas that Lady Whistledown is going to want to write about! Bridgerton is an elegant and chic theme that can turn any celebration into the social event of the season. Start by serving tea, book a string quartet to play as guests make their grand entrance, and crown the Diamond of the Season to add to the Galentine’s Day party activities.

Wine Tasting

Gather at your favorite winery, restaurant, or your own apartment for a fun evening of wine tasting. Try different blends of vino paired with charcuterie, play a few rounds of wine trivia for a Galentine’s Day party game, and book an acoustic band to help set the mood.

Pink Pasta

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Pink and red is the central theme for this celebration which is easy to incorporate into your food. Try the viral pink pasta by Wishbone Kitchen that uses beets and goat cheese to achieve that bold shade. This dish is guaranteed to taste just as delicious as how it will look on your Instagram story.

Food Cart

Who doesn’t love a little post-dinner snack at a party? Browse The Bash to find unique food carts that come right to you! Choose from coffee carts, fast food pop ups, cotton candy, and many more that will add a unique detail to your Galentine’s Day food ideas.

Trendy Western Theme

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Let’s go girls! This isn’t your typical western party; think pink! Wear your best bedazzled cowboy hat, book a western band, and you don’t forget to serve cowboy caviar and espresso martinis. Create an aesthetic seating area with cow print accents, pampas grass, and dried flowers for the perfect Instagrammable photo op this Galentine’s Day.

Singing Telegram

Sometimes, telling your besties how much they mean to you is difficult to put into words, that’s where the singing telegram comes in! Put a spin on this classic Valentine’s Day gesture by booking a Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, or Madonna impersonator to do it for you. Combining emotion with comedy is the perfect way to celebrate Galentine’s Day.

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Pink and Red Attire

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If you’re looking for an excuse to wear your neon pink, heart printed Valentine’s Day sweater again this year, why not at the Galentine’s Day party? Whether you’re single or in a relationship, this party is all about celebrating with your best friends, in style. Invite guests to dress in a pink and red dress code to prepare for February 14th.

Favorite Things Party

Another unique Galentine’s Day party activity that has become popular on TikTok is a favorite things swap. All you need to do is bring three of your favorite things; skin or hair products, candles, snacks, literally anything. Guests will then take turns sharing what they love about the item they brought. Afterwards, partygoers will have the opportunity to bring home the items they're interested in, getting a piece of their friends’ favorite things.

Paint and Sip

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Most likely, there is going to be wine at this party; we don’t make the rules! While you’re sipping on your favorite rosé, you might feel inspired. Get your artistic juices flowing by attending a paint and sip class or organizing your own at home. Just make sure you have enough paint, canvases, and wine to go around.

Ice Cream Sundaes

Even if this party is for the girls only, you’ll definitely want these two men in attendance: Ben and Jerry! Arrange a table filled with different flavors of ice cream and fun toppings that will pair perfectly with the chick flick marathon. From marshmallows, to sprinkles, and crushed up cookies, any sweet treat will make the perfect topping.

Goodie Bags

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Start with a custom canvas bag for each guest available on Etsy. Then, fill the bag with whatever you want! Sheet masks, chocolate, candy, mini bottles of wine, the possibilities are endless. You can also personalize each bag based on your friends’ hobbies and interests for an extra special touch.

Find even more Valentine’s Day party ideas and inspiration here on The Bash.

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