A Galentine Celebration!

January 25
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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show some heartfelt appreciation for those we love…and a Galentine Celebration is the perfect way to include our gal pals in on the fun!  This holiday isn’t just about candlelight dinners with true loves, or whimsical parties for the kiddos…friends are equally as important in our lives and I strongly believe in taking advantage of ANY opportunity to celebrate with them!  So today I’ve partnered with some creative & talented gals to bring you holiday inspiration including favor ideas, easy DIY truffles, and even some free printables for you!  So let’s get ready for some festivity with a…

“you’re the bomb” galentine celebration!

galentine celebration

the party gifts…

Sunbasil Soap makes the most amazing bath bombs (and soaps, and body butters…) and my favorite sizzling spheres of goodness became the inspiration for the party theme!

galentine celebration favor

these bath bombs are so delicious smelling i can’t even begin to describe!  i hope you check out her Etsy shop…i know you’ll find something you LOVE!

galentine celebration bath bomb gift

and to top them off, these adorable, custom tags designed by Press Print Party  go perfectly with my gifts!  AND you can grab the direct link at the end of this post to print off your very own!  just use a 2″ punch or simply cut them out!  make sure to check out all the amazing valentine ideas while you’re visiting her site!

galentine celebration DIY

i simply wrapped up an assortment of bath bombs in cellophane, twine & the tag and dropped them into a glass so they wouldn’t roll around on the party table!

galentine celebration gifts

the party treats…

these “truffles” were inspired by the valentine “smooches” bath bombs!  my friends at The Bakers Party Shop advised me on how to create the fun sweets for my galentine celebration!

galentine celebration

what you’ll need…

Chocolate Chameleon Orchid Candy Color

white sanding sugar

red heart quin sprinkles

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut candies

white candy melts

galentine celebration DIY

this oil-based color is perfect for chocolate or candy melts!  it won’t seize up like water-base color might!

galentine celebration DIY

blend several drops of the candy color into your melted chocolate until you get your desired shade…

galentine celebration DIY treat

add the hazelnut candies and coat on all sides…

galentine celebration DIY treats

lay them out on a piece of parchment…

galentine celebration DIY treats

then roll or dust with the sanding sugar and place the heart on top before the candy sets up…which happens fairly quickly.

galentine celebration DIY treats

THANK YOU to The Bakers Party Shop for giving me these instructions for creating “custom” truffles with ease!!  i think they look like miniature bath bombs don’t you?

galentine celebration

let’s talk decor…

you know how i love to keep it simple but make it look festive at the same time…and the best way to do this is think a little outside the box!  do you know what these “vases” are?

galentine celebration

if you guessed shot glass…you’re absolutely right!  this sweet set of 4 made perfect galentine celebration centerpieces!

galentine celebration decorations

my chalk board became the backdrop…but if you don’t have one you can use a chalk marker on black poster board!!

galentine celebration

i clipped paper hearts to my window sheers…an alternative is to use painters tape to hold the hearts AND poster board right to a wall!

galentine celebration

celebration food never needs to be grand…truffles and a cocktail completed the menu!  but i did jazz up the glasses with darling paper straws…

galentine celebration

you gotta love these convo hearts: “hey gal” “BFF” “4EVZ” “GRL-PWR”…perfect addition for a ladies night!

galentine celebration

and by each little plate…the party gifts!

galentine celebration gift

so cute!

galentine celebration favors

and i love giving gifts that let my pals pamper themselves!  i know they’ll love them!

galentine celebration favor

recycled fun…

you also know by now i LOVE to recycle & reuse my party supplies!  the festive wrap on the cake stand is actually a leftover fiesta party lei!

galentine celebration

you can use gentle sticky dots to hold it on if your stand isn’t perforated.

galentine celebration

bright color, fun favors, easy treats…these are the makings of a festive galentine celebration!

galentine celebration

who might you tell…

“you’re the bomb!”

click here to get your free printable!  and make sure to check out more party fun in the Press Print Party Shop!

products seen in this post can be found at~

Sunbasil Soap bath bombs~roses are red bath bomb, smooches bath bomb, rosebud lips bath bomb

The Bakers Party Shopwhite sanding sugar, chocolate chameleon orchid candy color, red heart quin sprinkles

Amalfi Decorcake stand

Target Dollar Spot:  shot glasses, balloons, paper straws

Home Goods:  iridescent stemless glasses

you can see more gal pal party inspiration here!

pin for later~

galentine celebration

  1. Anonymous

    January 25

    Love the bath bomb truffles! What a brilliant idea! Thanks, Lori!

    • Lori

      January 25

      Oh I’m so glad you like them! They’re my favorites!! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

  2. Brenda

    January 25

    This party is the bomb – what a great design with the bath bombs and I love the shot glass floral vases. Loving the purple and red too.

    • Lori

      January 25

      Thanks so much Brenda! This was a really fun party to work on! xoxo

  3. Carolina

    January 25

    Every single detail is perfect and so pretty!! What a great way so celebrate friendship!!

    • Lori

      January 25

      Thank you so much Carolina!! Celebrating friends is the best! Wish we could celebrate together! xoxo

  4. Susan

    January 25

    Such pretty details! Love the dessert idea and the bath bomb ! They are so popular now.

    • Lori

      January 28

      Thank you Susan! I do love those bath bombs and thought it would be a fun theme! xoxo

  5. I loved working with you on this project!!! You’re so talented!

    • Lori

      January 29

      I loved working with you too! It was such fun and I adored the darling tags for those bath bombs! You’re the bomb! xoxo

  6. Beth

    February 4

    Love these ideas for a Galentine’s celebration! I’ve never thrown one, but with these ideas and resources, you make it look easy! Thank you for this awesome post!

    • Lori

      February 5

      Thank you! I love Galentine celebrations…such a fun excuse for gals to get together!!

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