18 Galentine’s Day party ideas to shower your friends in all the love

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I refuse to believe that there is anything better than getting all of your closest friends together for a day (and night!) filled with laughter, tea (both tea-spilling and actually drinking tea), games, booze and just a bunch of food. Like, a whole lot. That, my friends, is what Galentine’s Day is all about.

Created by the ultimate best friend herself, Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day lands on Feb. 13 of every year. It’s a day to celebrate your friends as the real Valentine’s in our lives. What started as a fictional holiday quickly morphed into one of the best days of the year, and it should be celebrated with as much care as Christmas, Halloween and New Year’s combined. 

If you’re stressed about how to pull off the most extra and over-the-top shindig this Galentine’s Day season, chill, I got you. Just text the group chat with a save-the-date and scroll down to shop everything you need to pull off the best G-Day the world has ever known.

Shop Galentine’s Day Party Ideas

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, $68

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Polaroids at a party = a must. Go the extra mile with this adorable pink camera.

2. 4 Pieces Heart Shaped Sunglasses, $13.99

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How adorable are these sunglasses? The perfect over-the-top touch to an over-the-top party.

3. Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Thin Crust Pizza, 2 Pies, $59

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Ah, yes. Pizza. Call around to your local spots to see if they can make a heart-shaped pizza for you. Or you can order this set of two pies for authentic New Jersey thin crust pizza (aka, the best kind of pizza). Thanks to Goldbelly, the pizzas ship nationwide! Just choose your delivery date at checkout.

4. The Tutu Dried Bouquet with Vase, $85

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Flowers always help set the mood, but standard roses are just too “meh” for Galentine’s Day. Switch it up with this chic bouquet of dried flowers.

5. McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic California Rosé, $20.89

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Obviously, a good glass of rosé is needed. You can drink it straight or get inventive with some kind of rosé cocktail. Pssst, even though it’s not seasonal, frosé is always a classic.

6. Esme Champagne Glassware, $10 (Orig. $12.50)

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Speaking of rosé, you’re going to need something fun to serve drinks in! This glassware from West Elm is just so much fun. Order them for your Galentine’s Day party, and then have them forever!

7. Bachelorette Party XL Pink Babe Straw, $8.99

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Of course, no themed glass of wine or cocktail is complete without a fun straw.

8. Satin Pajama Set, $59

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Everybody at all times would rather be wearing PJs — trust me. Spoil your guests by gifting them matching pairs, or shoot them the link so you guys can coordinate!

9. Milk Bar Better Than Roses Cake Truffles, $49

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If you’ve never tried one of Milk Bar’s famous cake truffles, then you’ve never really felt true ecstasy. This special edition box comes with red velvet, birthday and chocolate birthday truffles.

10. Swissmar 11-Piece Bienne Fondue Set, $79.95

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Every party ever needs to have fondue — but especially a Galentine’s Day party. Melt chocolate or cheese (or both!) and get to dipping. It’s a fun group activity and a meal rolled into one.

11. Dash Mini Waffle Maker, $19.99

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If fondue isn’t your style, who could ever resist a mini heart-shaped waffle maker? No one.

12. All Shapes of Beauty Apron, $34

You and your guests are going to need aprons to make sure there’s no batter or fondue mess all over your matching jammies! This boob-themed one is incredible.

13. BONAOK Karaoke Microphone Bluetooth Wireless, $29.99 (Orig. $39.99)

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Karaoke? Immediately yes.

14. DIY Friendship Pins Gift Set, $25

Amp up the nostalgia with this DIY pin set and go around the room telling your best (and most scandalous) stories from the summer camp years of yore.

15. Actually Curious Card Game: Happy Hour Edition, $25

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Okay, but playing a bonding card game while tipsy on rosé drinks is kind of a mood… right?

16. LAPCOS Pearl Sheet Mask, $17

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Pamper your guests with a classic mask moment! This fan-favorite sheet mask instantly brightens your skin and will leave you feeling oh-so-relaxed.

17. Hydro-Hearts Pimple Patches, $12.99

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Whether or not you’re actually dealing with any breakouts, these V-Day-themed pimple patches are too good not to pass around.

18. You Look Cute Today (And Every Day) Card, $7

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The party isn’t complete without either a “welcome” or “thank you” card. Give your guests special ones just from you with this illustration from Instagram artist @katieisdoodling. If anything, this quote should be the real motto of Galentine’s Day.

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