1. LOVE LANGUAGE CARD GAME | 2. CHEESE TASTING BOX | 3. CUSTOM PHOTO CALENDAR | 4. COUPLE’S JOURNAL | 5. AIRBNB GIFT CARD | 6. THE COUPLE’S COOKBOOK | 7. CHOCOLATE BOX | 8. SOUFFLE COOKING CLASS | 9. FRENCH HOLIDAY AT HOME BOX | 10. UNISEX ROBE | 11. MASSAGE CANDLE | 12. FRAME WITH BRASS PLATE | 13. COOKIE TIN | 14. SLEEP WELL SET | 15. COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TASTING BOX | 16. PICNIC BASKET
Valentine’s Day is next week! And just like I did last year, I thought it would be perfect to have another Galentine’s Day party. This time around though, I combined it with a Favorite Things party. Have you ever been to one? It’s so much fun. You get your friends together and each person brings some of their favorite things to share with the group. If it’s a large group you can either set a lower gift price or just have everyone bring 3 things and attendees can draw names out of a hat to see who gets what. I hadn’t been to one before, but I’ve been seeing them pop up more and more around the holidays. I was dying to throw one and this was the perfect solution.
1. EDGE CHAMPAGNE GLASS | 2. PINK STEMLESS FLUTES | 3. COPPER STEMLESS FLUTES | 4. VERA WANG FLUTES | 5. COPPER COUPE | 6. ART DECO FLUTES | 7. SIMON PEARCE FLUTE | 8. MIDNIGHT FLUTES | 9. STEMLESS FLUTE | 10. ROSE GOLD SAUCER | 11. ENCHANTE FLUTE | 12. MALACHITE FLUTE | 13. CHEERS SET | 14. NORTHERN LIGHTS FLUTE | 15. TANK CHAMPAGNE GLASSES | 16. COUPE | 17. GOLD FLUTE | 18. BUBBLES HIGHBALL | 19. LA FETE STEMLESS SET | 20. CYLINDER FLUTES
5 | And voila! You can now send love on Cupid’s arrow to each of your favorite gals. These could be used as place cards, food cards, or simply unique table top decor like we did here.
I’ve been wanting to throw a Valentine’s Day themed party for a few of my friends for awhile now. The correct term is a Galentine’s Day Party. Yes, that’s what I’ve been told 😉 Either way, it’s a party filled with hearts and treats, am I right? I thought it would be fun to update the traditional Valentine’s Day theme of red roses and chocolate and add a modern twist, especially since this isn’t your average celebration.
I decided to partner up with Pier 1 for the party because not only do they have an amazing selection of tabletop and party decor, BUT they’re also running an amazing Instagram contest during the month of February. They’re handing out $5,000 Pier 1 gift cards to 5 winners! Pretty amazing right? All you have to do to enter is post a photo to your Instagram account featuring Pier 1 products and use the hashtag #Pier1LoveContest. You’ll also need to be following @Pier1 and have a public account.
I worked together with Kendall, who reached out to me during our contributor search and we brainstormed. Eventually we narrowed the theme down to blush and gold. Fun right? Perfect for a Galentine’s Day party. And what’s more amazing than serving donuts and champagne at a girl’s get-together? Sounds like a perfect combo to me 😉
Once we had the theme ready to go we got most of our party decor at Pier 1 and went to town. My friend Jessica from HejDoll came to celebrate and took all of the gorgeous pictures.
We took our inspiration from those gorgeous ombré blush candles from Pier 1. I’m not sure if you can tell in the photos, but the pink candles are rimmed with gold. So that’s where the blush and gold theme came into play. We started with a white tablecloth – white always makes a great base to let the tabletop decor shine. Then we draped it with white tulle to give it a soft, feminine feel.
Kendall found some pink ombré wrapping paper that matched the candles perfectly and we used that as a table runner. The white plates trimmed in gold were perfect for our theme as they tied in the white of the table cloth with the gold on the candles. And of course we couldn’t NOT use the matching place cards. The cream napkin tied in with the cream on the runner and the gold trim matched the dishes and place cards. Oh and let’s not forget the bubbly, we loved the modern shape of these champagne flutes. Aren’t they sexy?
Kendall also came up with the cutest DIY arrows, so perfect for a G/Valentine’s theme. She’ll be posting a how-to later! The flowers came from Trader Joe’s and the gold vase was one we already had lying around. It’s pretty simple, but eye-catching as well, right? The balloon/tassels/confetti were an Etsy find and we had the donuts custom-made at a local donut shop.
Had you heard of a Galentine’s Day party before? Doesn’t it look like fun? I mean, what’s not to love about pink/gold + donuts/champagne, right?
And don’t forget to enter Pier 1 Import’s Share the Love Photo Contest for a chance to win a $5,000 Pier 1 gift card!
Arden and I always love coming up with fun Valentine’s Day treats for friends and family (last year’s here and the year before). This year, we thought we’d make homemade cookies. Arden’s really into baking and cooking in the kitchen right now.
We made vegan shortbread cookies using coconut oil. We used this great recipe and the cookies were so tasty! Arden even did most of the work herself 🙂
Of course the taste test is the most important part of baking cookies, right? 😉
As for the actual Valentine’s Day cards, I saw these adorable Valentine’s Day Photo Cards from Pear Tree Greetings and I was sold. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time keeping the names of Arden’s schoolmates straight. I’m sure some of the other parent’s do too. Photo picture cards are ingenious, don’t you think? I couldn’t resist this cute picture of Arden either. It was from our holiday photoshoot, but the red dress Arden was wearing was perfect for Valentine’s Day too!
Pear Tree Greetings has a great selection of the cutest cards you guys. And they’re so reasonably priced! We chose this picture card template and they were only $.59 each. That’s not much more than your average, generic V-Day cards you get from the store. These are so much cuter than Barbie or Transformers too, don’t you think? 😉
We had such a hard time deciding on which cards to choose. They have a bunch of different Valentine’s Day for Kids – tons of designs for both boys and girls. We loved these designs too!
Pear Tree Greetings is offering $25 worth of credit for one lucky reader. This contest will run until this Wednesday (to give the reader enough time to order before Valentine’s Day!). So pick your cards and be ready to order! Or if you don’t want to wait, they’re currently running a sale for 20% off with a $30 min. The code is FEB20 and it’s only valid for two days!