This year my daughter truly started to come out of her shell at school and build some friendships with girls in her class… it makes my heart so full to see her little budding personality and excitement for going to school. I wanted to do something special for her and some of her new “Gals” so I decided to host a little Galentine’s Day Playdate. If “Galentine” is a new term for you, it’s basically when you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your best gal pals! I really do think it’s nice to take time to appreciate all the loving relationships in your life and that’s what makes February 14th a special day (not just for the candy and the roses although that’s always good too ;)).
For the girl’s Galentine’s Play Date I made the playroom festive with balloons a Valentine teepee and lots of music for dancing!
I also thought it would be fun to set up a cupcake decorating table and have a little craft at the end.
For the table set up I decided to use wrapping paper as a runner because the colors tied in so well together. I love using wrapping paper as a runner because its inexpensive and there are SO many options. Basically all of the party decor I already had on hand. My Rae Dunn Ceramic bowls and vase which I collect (from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls), the pink chargers I grabbed at Michael’s last year for Easter and I was so excited when I realized they would be perfect for this holiday as well. I grabbed the paper goods and wrapping paper as well as the heart garland from Target.
I baked some cupcakes (store bought, I mean who has time to do them from scratch?) with store bought vanilla icing (again who has time) For toppings I did crushed graham crackers, mini chocolate chips, strawberrys, conversation hearts and lots of sprinkles!
They loved decorating and most importantly eating their creations! We did a quick little craft after creating Valentine’s Crowns
What a fun Gal’s Day celebration it was!! They laughed, giggled and ate a ton of junk food! I hope my daughter grows up with loving friendships and remembers this special little playdate!
Have you ever celebrated Valentine’s Day with your Gals? What fun things do you like to do??
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