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The Perfect Galentine’s Party, Planned By Our Designers

The cutest Galentine’s Party is just an article away! Here are three LS designers and their top tips for your next all-gals bash.

Blush-Worthy Decor

Curate a festive vignette – even if it’s ‘just for looks.’ It will add mood (and a little bit of luxe) to the party’s setting. You can even incorporate it into your entryway for an elegant welcome!

#2: “DIY photo booth. Anyone with a phone and social media will love this. All you need is balloons and a fringe backdrop. Be sure to keep the party's color scheme which will most likely include red and pink.”
– Cha’queza Telp, Living Spaces Designer

Over pink? Go glam.

#3: “Go beyond the typical reds and pinks that you associate with Valentine’s Day. Wow your guests by choosing complementary colors to your neutral spaces with the rich and sexy colors like dusty rose, mauve, pink rose, red velvet, blush, and cherry red. ‘Ooh’ and ‘ahh’ your gal friends with some bling, shine and shimmer with some crystals and metallic accessories!”
– Danny Hsu, Living Spaces Designer
#4: “We all know we have a dark corner of the room that could use some life. Try adding a floor lamp to make the space more inviting to guests and liven up those dark corners. When hosting a party you can always play around with color-changing light bulbs, changing the color as the night goes along.”
– Brynna Evans, Living Spaces Designer

#5: “Prepare your living room for a night in with the ladies! Adding luxurious accent pillows and blankets to your sofa is the perfect way to relax and binge watch movies. If there isn’t enough space for your girls on your sofa, you can always use ottomans, poufs, or benches as extra seating for all your friends.” 
– Brynna Evans, Living Spaces Designer

Sweet Talk

#6: “Setting up an appetizer and dessert table for your guests is a great way to start the evening and treat yourself and your friends. Start by clearing off your favorite buffet or bar table to showcase your goodies. Decorate with cozy colors for a homey rustic vibe, perfect for a night in with the gals.”
– Brynna Evans, Living Spaces Designer

#7: “Pick a signature cocktail. When throwing any party with a theme, having a signature cocktail can steal the show, while also giving your guests a festive beverage to enjoy.”
– Cha’queza Telp, Living Spaces Designer

#8: Set up the dining room with tables for two, and rotate seats through each course of the meal. If your guests don’t all know each other, this is a perfect way to get them acquainted. Like speed dating, but for friendship!

#9: As an icebreaker, give each guest a pen and small notecards. Have her write one compliment or note of encouragement for each guest in attendance. At the end of the party, send each guest home with a ‘goody bag’ filled with her ‘notes of love!'

#10: To elevate the ‘fun-ness,’ invoke the senses. For background music, stream your favorite ‘girl power’ playlist. And cater to the olfactory: keep a diffuser or candle going with a fragrance like vanilla or cotton candy to match a ‘sweet’ theme!

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