Galentine’s Day Soiree

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Last year Kali, Amina and I had so much fun celebrating Galentine’s Day, that I decided to invite a few more gals to join us this year for a Galentine’s Day Soiree! If you happened to catch my Valentine’s Day Décor post a few days ago, you already got a sneak peek, but now I’m excited to reveal the final details.
Setting the table for Galentine's Day
I decided to set my dining room table with cake and tea trays filled with sweets… but still leaving room for guests to sit down with their food and drinks. At so many parties everyone crowds around the kitchen and stands around with plates in hand, but since this was going to be a smaller group I wanted to let my guests sit and relax.
Galentine's Day Soiree
And what better way to relax than with a glass of champagne or two? I threw a few raspberries into each glass to go with our Valentine’s Day theme. How cute are these Champagne Flutes I found at Target?
Galentine's Day Soiree - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
I wanted to keep the menu simple with cheese, fruit and prosciutto platters, salad and pizza. And of course everyone knows on Galentine’s Day you have to save room for dessert! 🙂
Italian Chopped Salad
I made my favorite Italian Chopped Salad, along with a Vegan Chopped Salad (pictured on the left). The vegan salad was something I threw together on a whim, but I’ve already had requests for the recipe. I’ll be sure to put it on the blog soon.
Galentine's Day Soiree
Galentine's Day Soiree - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
Sheree and I have been friends for awhile and I’m sure you’ve seen her a few times on the blog. We met Amanda at a Blogger event and I met Ming through Instagram. By the end of the night it felt like we were old friends.
Galentine's Day Soiree Decor
Nearly every vase was filled with DIY floral arrangements and tied with a pretty pink bow.
Gluten Free Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
Gluten-free Double Chocolate Kahlua Cake
And this Double Chocolate Kahlua cake is also gluten and grain free. I’ll be posting the recipe later this week so be sure to check back.
Galentine's Day Soiree - Candy Buffet
The candy buffet was so popular at our movie night, that I decided to bring it back Galentine’s Day style! All the girls took candy home for their sweethearts (and some for themselves too). I’m leaving it up until Valentine’s Day of course and it’s been a delight to my neighbors and everyone else whose come over since the party. Also, the hubby was happy we had little ties for the treat bags… he needed an extra one for his loaf of bread this morning. 🙂
Galentine's Day Soiree
Susie Cakes is our family favorite bakery and the hubby ordered a dozen and a half mini cupcakes… we didn’t have a single one left after the party. I was really happy to sit down and relax with my girls Mia and Mariana.
Galentine's Day Soiree Deor
Galentine's Day Soiree
Sheree brought her minis who are always the cutest and most enthusiastic guests. We served them sparkling pink lemonade with adorable heart straws.
Galentine''s Day Soiree Decor
Galentine's Day Soiree - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
I got so many compliments on this Needle & Thread dress, but I need a hair tutorial from Ale. Scroll down for a side view of his gorgeous princess do she just “threw together”.
Galentine's Day Soiree Photo by Amina Touray
Galentine's Day Soiree
I was so happy to see Amina’s mom Christina who was visiting from Sweden.
Galentine's Day Soiree Ice Cream Bar
I set up an ice cream and sorbet bar with toppings because as mentioned before, I consider Galentine’s Day to be a very important dessert holiday.
Alejandra Morin
Galentine's Day Soiree Card Making Table
After we filled ourselves with pizza, salad and sweets, we made our way to the basement for wine and card making.
Galentine's Day Soiree Card Making Table
I set up a folding table and chairs with a plastic table cloth and filled pink containers with blank cards and craft supplies. I included plenty of ribbon, stickers, markers, glue sticks, scissors, flowers, sparkles and tacky glue.
Galentine's Day Soiree - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
I’m not sure if the kids or the adults had more fun with this craft table. Probably the grown ups because we got to drink wine while we made our cards.
Galentine's Day Soiree Card Making Table
Everyone brought cards home for their loved ones along with the candy. Such a sweet Galentine’s Day Soiree activity… I might have to make this a yearly tradition.
Galentine's Day Soiree - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
Are you celebrating Galentine’s Day this year? I’d love to see what you have planned!

Photos by Amina Touray.

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Lisa
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8 Responses to Galentine’s Day Soiree

    • lisa@hollywoodfoodchain.com says:

      Thank you! They were so good. Are you baking anything special for Galentine’s Day this year?

  1. Jessi Malay says:

    How cute is this set-up?!! The treats look so cute and yummy! Love 🙂

    XO, Jessi
    https://jmalay.com/we-bought-a-house/

  2. Joy says:

    Love this idea! So cute!!

  3. Kaitlin says:

    You did such an amazing job putting this together! I would love to host (or attend!) something this sweet. I love the attention to detail you put into both the party and this post. The decor looks beautiful and the food seems so yummy! Thank you for sharing!

    Kaitlin || http://www.thecuriouslemon.com

    • lisa@hollywoodfoodchain.com says:

      Aw, thank you Kaitlin! Please let me know if you decide to throw one. I’d love to see your photos!