Happy Galentine’s Day Table

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These Happy Galentine’s Day table decor ideas will help you celebrate all your best-est girlfriends in style this February 13th. Ladies celebrating Ladies! 

Happy Galentines Day

My husband and I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Our shared thoughts on the day were the first thing we bonded on and sparked our first conversation! Throwing a Happy Galentine’s Day party, though, sounds SO fun to me. Ladies celebrating Ladies and all that! I’ve wanted to host one forever. This February, I’m doing it!

valentine decorations DIY

Not sure what Galentine’s Day is?

“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,” says Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler on “Parks and Recreation”). “Every February 13 my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

galentines day 2019 table

Sounds fun, doesn’t it!

Scroll down for my Happy Galentine’s Day party ideas – my tablescape for this year’s Valentine’s Day Tablescape Hop, hosted by dear Chloe from Celebrate & DecorateBe sure to scroll down to see the other Valentine’s Day tablescapes – there are new settings all week so check back often.

galentines day 2019

To add even more fun, I’ve added downloadable Cheesy Pickup Line Place Cards, perfect for your Happy Galentine’s Day Celebration to my Goodies (Resource) area. The file contains eight different cards, featuring ridiculous pickup lines we’ve all heard at least once! Not on my list? You can get them HERE. 

Happy Galentine’s Day Table and Party Ideas

 

The Table Runner

The table runner is a quick, easy DIY – I used a length of inexpensive canvas, hemmed with stitch-witchery, and added heart-arrows with a sharpie.  Less than hour yielded an adorable holiday accent! Click over here for directions on how to make your own.

DIY Valentines Decorations

valentines table cloth

 

The Centerpiece

Tulips are my FAVORITE at this time of year, with their bold colors and casual yet formal stature, they are my spirit animal of flowers. My REAL spirit animal is a goat.. bahh? But, I digress.

 

valentine centerpieces

galentine centerpieces

 

 

The Table Setting

I have fancy china, but hardly ever use it. Instead, I love to pair colorful dessert and salad plates with plain, white, every-day dinnerware. For this setting, however, I reversed it and went with these DIY colorful dinner plates and white salad plates, topped with a gold-rimmed black heart and a glitter-filled shot glass of gummy hearts.

Happy Galentines Day Table

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Black and cream scalloped napkins add a teeny bit of elegance.

diy valentines day

Black glass goblets add a little drama.  My favorite flatware makes another appearance. It’s still hard for me to believe it’s disposable!

 

 

The Menu

I went simple on the menu. My main dish – grain-free Eggs Benedict Strata from Celebrations with hollandaise sauce by Danielle Walker. There is literally nothing in this book that isn’t amazing!

galentines day party brunch

To save time, I went with store-bought pecan sticky buns, Yoplait Oui vanilla yogurt served with a side of granola and fruit kabobs topped with watermelon hearts.

galentines day ideas

valentines day party

No Valentine’s or Happy Galentine’s Day would be complete without sweets. Strawberry macaroons, with crisp and chewy perfection, are perched atop this DIY Hearth Plate.

valentines day table decorations

Cocktails

A brunch essential, my mimosa bar started with my favorite prosecco. I included orange, grapefruit, or and cherry juice to mix things up! I’ll also have Sparkling water for those looking for the taste of and bubbly of mimosas but not the alcohol.

happy galentines day cocktails

 

Other Decor

Embellished with adorable, cheeky, cheesy pickup lines you and your gal-pals will be giggling and rolling your eyes over these DIY Happy Galentine’s Day place cards.  They are available for free download to my mailing list subscribers. Click here to get your copy!

galentines day table decorations

 

I’m so excited to get the Happy Galentine’s Day party started. In the words of Leslie Knope: “Ovaries before brovaries. Uteruses before duderuses.” Forever, Amen. Now, bring on February 13th!

 

Who’s your bestie and how will you be celebrating Galentine’s Day?

PS: don’t forget to take a peek at the other Valentine’s Day Table settings. Thanks for stopping by!

Valentines Day Hop Graphic

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21 Comments

  • Rita C at Panoply

    February 5, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Kim, can I come to your party?! Oh my, I love every single thing about this playful, yet sincere, message of thanks to all the women who hold us up through everyday ups and downs. The menu (those mimosa bar choices – one of each, please!), including those cute kabobs with hearts; that table runner (so very creatively simple!); the place cards (a hoot!, great conversation starters); and the table settings themselves – this would have the girls talking for days, weeks afterward about what a great time spent. Bravo.

  • Mary

    February 5, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Kim, I laughed out loud at your pick up lines, too clever and perfect for Galentine’s Day! Your sharpie heart and arrow runner is super fun, affordable and festive too. Love your pretty tulips. Brunch looks delicious too especially with your Mimosa Bar. It’s always a treat to blog hop with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Ann Krucek

    February 5, 2019 at 7:49 am

    How fun! Your pick up line place cards are a hoot! Your tulips are fabulous, wishing I had that gorgeous bouquet ? right about now, kind of dreary here! Love your table runner, then to find that you made it!!! Great idea!!! Mimosas are always a good idea!! Enjoy!!

  • Liz

    February 5, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I enjoyed your Galentine’s Day table. The food and drink ideas look great. I’m impressed with your hand decorated runner and love the gathering of tulips for the centerpiece. Cheers to a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

  • Carole at From My Carolina Home

    February 5, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Second try, your blog didn’t accept my first comment because of the ‘at’ sign in my signature line. Very pretty.

  • Pam Richardson

    February 5, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Kim, your friends are going to love this party that you are throwing for them. The runner is a great DIY and the tulips are the perfect centerpiece. Your menu sounds so delicious! It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Chloe Crabtree

    February 5, 2019 at 10:29 am

    How sweet this lovely table is, especially with the sweet little Valentine notes you added to each place setting. The menu sounds and looks so yummy! Bring on the Bellinis! I love how you have arranged your tulips like they are so casual in the individual bottles! Thank you so much for joining another hop and sharing your table styling talents with all of us!

  • bonnie morgan

    February 5, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Kim, Your party looks wonderful! You have inspired me to have a Galentine’s party!
    Great ideas as usual. You are so creative!

  • Kari Rogers-Miller

    February 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Kim I love your pick up lines…so cute. Your tulips are perfect along with your black and pink decor. Great job for your gal pals. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain.

  • Cecilia

    February 5, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    This is so fun! I love the theme and your pretty centerpiece! Happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  • Marsha

    February 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Kim, what a fun time exclusively for the ladies. So much love among friends. And such a lovely breakfast. It is so welcoming. I love all the wonderful and cozy touches like the tulips, warm-hearted note cards, scalloped napkins and, of course, the gummy hearts, of which I am such a fan. Your table runner is perfect for your table. What a beautiful time for just the ladies. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Sandra Garth

    February 5, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Oh my goodness those pick-up lines are hilarious! I’ve never hosted a Galentine’s event but I sure do want to. The canvas runner looks expensive and tulips this time of year are a real treat. If you hadn’t mentioned the flatware wasn’t real I wouldn’t have guessed it. It would be hard for me to part with it as well.

  • Linda

    February 5, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Kim, what a fun Galentine’s day party. Loving your cheesy pick up lines. The fruit kabobs are fun! Tulips are so cheerful and add so much beauty to the table. What a lovely breakfast planned for your gal pals.

  • Debbee M

    February 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Kim, I had so much fun viewing your delightful post, table and menu. Oh. My. Goodness, what a riot those pick up lines are and how clever to use them as place cards! It’s been a looooong time since anyone tried a pickup line on me! Of late it’s more likely some creepy guy on Facebook or Instagram wanting to friend me… yuck! What a wonderful time you and your besties will have.

  • Jenna

    February 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Oh Kim, how much fun! Your place cards with the cheesy pick up lines are hilarious! Love the modern feeling you have created, and the plates look fantastic! I also love how you grouped vases of tulips for the centerpiece…and your food looks and sounds amazing! I want to come to your party!! Fabulous! {loved hearing your story about how you and your husband met, so cute!}

  • Shannon Blackford

    February 6, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Kim, this is such a pretty Galentine’s table. What fun it would be, and the food looks delicious, You have inspired me. It has been so much fun being on this hop with you! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  • Rebecca

    February 7, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Kim, thanks for providing the background of Galentine’s Day (I’ve never watched Parks and Rec). What a great idea! I can have the girls over for breakfast after the kids go to school. I just love everything about your table! The strata and sticky buns are making me hungry. I’m so impressed that you made the table runner…you must have very steady hands!. It is so cute and just perfect for a casual girl’s breakfast. The cheesy pick up lines made me laugh, too. So clever! It’s a pleasure hopping with you. Happy Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) Day!

  • Lynne

    February 9, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, Kim! I want to come! It looks like such a fun party. I love all of the details…from the cheesy pick up line place cards to the amazing menu. You have thought of everything! I hope you enjoy a very Happy Galentine’s Day!

  • Donna Bianca

    February 10, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Your friends are very lucky ladies, Kim! Have a wonderful Galentine’s day with this perfect tablescape!

  • Maureen

    February 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Pink tulips, cocktails and adorable fruit skewers! When can I expect my invite! And those Valentine messages are priceless!! Might have to borrow those 🙂

  • Amber Ferguson

    February 11, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Any table with fresh pink tulips and fresh fruit is perfection to me! So many cute ideas here Kim! I love the black and white touches, especially the scalloped napkins.

    So happy to hop with you! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day!

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