20 Gorgeous DIY Galentine’s Day Party Ideas
These DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas are just what you need to throw your BFFs a fun bash! From decor to food to gifts, there’s a lot to make & do!
Have you seen the popular TV Show, Sex and the City? If you have, you’ll remember Samantha Jones saying, “We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We’re soulmates.”
And that, my friends, is the exact thought behind Galentine’s Day!
No, we didn’t spell that wrong, we are talking about Galentine’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate female friendships and is celebrated on 13th February, the day before Valentine’s Day. This is in line with various sayings like ‘Sisters before Misters’, ‘Bellas before fellas’, or the slightly more anatomical ‘Uteruses before Duderuses’ or ‘Ovaries before Brovaries’!
A Galentine’s Day celebration is similar to Valentine’s Day, which means there’s a lot of red and pink, and of course, chocolates! However, the underlying theme for Galentine’s Day is friendship, as opposed to romance, and it’s a great day to have a fun time with your gal pals.
So this year, why not plan a Galentine bash for your friends? Here are some DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas that you can easily put together to have one of the most memorable times in your life!
20 Gorgeous DIY Galentine’s Day Party Ideas
1. Galentine’s Day Invitations
The first thing you need for any party is an invitation card, and this one from Lia Griffith is so pretty! It’s elegant, simple while also conveying the mood of the party – in short, it’s perfect!
2. Galentine’s Day Card Printables
I don’t think any woman will disagree with this card by The Paper Mama! It’s a fun card to use either as a Galentine’s party invitation or to send to your gal pals who live in another city or country, to let them know you’re thinking of them.
3. Love Letter Garland
Once the invitations are sent, it’s time to tackle the decor, which is next on our list of DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas! Mikyla Creates has an adorable love letter-themed banner, that can easily be made with some felt and string.
4. Floating Hearts Garland
If all you have at home is paper, then that’s all you need! Miss Bizi B shows us how to use pink and red paper to create some stunning heart garlands, which can hang over a table or be used as a photo backdrop.
5. Heart Photo Backdrop
Your girls will definitely want to click pics of the party and upload them to the ‘gram, so make it worth their while! This heart backdrop from Design Love Fest is simple, but effective and keeps the focus on what really matters – your pals!
6. DIY Hearts Table Runner
You’re all going to spend some time chatting with each other around the table, so make sure your table is set properly! A Night Owl shows us how to make a Galentine’s themed runner, which will surely impress everyone!
7. Personalized Heart Coasters
We love this idea from Proper for two reasons – 1) You have some themed decor for your table and 2) Your guests can take them home with them! That’s the fun of having personalized items!
8. Chick Flick Movie Line-up Poster
A list of DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas would be incomplete without mentioning chick flicks, wouldn’t it? This printable from Studio DIY acts as a program pamphlet for your guests, so everyone knows what’s coming up next!
9. Valentine’s Coloring Pages
We think these coloring pages from Easy Peasy and Fun are great for an end-of-the-party activity. You can gather your supplies, sit down and pour out your hearts – as you color them in at the same time!
10. Printable MASH Game
If you’re a kid of the ’80s or ’90s, you’re sure to remember the game called Mash! In case you’ve forgotten, don’t worry – Mom on the Side explains all the rules and also provides us with a free printable!
11. Valentine’s Day Donut Bouquet
It’s not a party without food, so that’s next on our list of DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas! Passion for Savings has this beautiful idea for a donut bouquet, which is an interesting way to display some yummy treats!
12. Hot Lips Cupcakes
Cupcakes are a great choice for any party, and when they’re as pretty as these ones from A Helicopter Mom, it’s all the more so!
13. Cranberry Kiss Mocktail
If you want to keep your Galentine bash alcohol-free, these cranberry mocktails from 3 Boys and a Dog are an excellent choice. And not just because they fit the color scheme perfectly!
14. Printable Fries Container
We love these fries holders from Studio DIY – they’re so perfect for a girls-only party like Galentine’s Day! They’re really easy to put together – just use thick paper so they last at least as long as the fries!
15. DIY Origami Gift Box
The final stop on this list of DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas is party favors or return gifts – and we think the packaging should be as cute as the gift! Check out our tutorial to make these cute little boxes that are perfect for little jewelry pieces or trinkets.
16. Galentine Gift Cones
If you’ve got gifts that won’t fit in a little box, check out these gift cones from The Crafting Chicks. These will hold an assortment of little gifts and candy, and you can secure them with some plastic wrap!
17. DIY Iron-on Mini Gift Bags
If you have some extra time to spend on your DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas, we highly recommend making these tote bags from Woman in Real Life – your guests are going to love them!
18. Flair Galentine Printables
If your gang loves flair pins, these printable cards from Studio DIY are a nice way to present them. You can either get the same pin for everyone or go with different pins that suit each one’s individual personality.
19. DIY Galentine’s Day Planters
Want some eco-friendly DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas? Well, Hallmark has just the thing for you, with these Galentine’s Day canvas planters!
20. Fortune Cookie Valentines
This printable from The Crafting Chicks is something you can use with anything that has a fortune cookie theme, and not just erasers! For instance, you can fix some fortune-themed jewelry to the card, or even insert it into an edible version!
These DIY Galentine’s Day party ideas can easily be adapted for a bash for preteen or teenage girls too. In fact, you can have a ‘side party’ for the daughters of your friends, so that while they join in the fun, they also have their own private space.
Your home will be the ideal place for these ideas, but if that’s not convenient or you have a large number of guests, you can also hire a small party hall and set it up ahead of time. You can also make it a picnic or pot-luck style where each person brings a dish while the host sets up the drinks. There are so many things you can try, but at the end of the day, you’re all sure to have some beautiful memories to take home!