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5 Things to Think About When Planning a Galentine’s Day

Year after year, Galentine's Day is becoming more popular with single ladies. We are finding that beautiful women don't need a date to enjoy Valentine's Day. Having your best ladies beside you can be just as fun! We have thought about 5 key points to focus on when planning your next Galentines day.

1. Location, location, location

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days for places like restaurants, outside markets or unique spots around town. When planning your Galentine's Day, you need to think about a location before all else. If you plan to go out on the town, check the reservation policy ahead of time. A good rule of thumb is to make a reservation a few weeks to one month in advance. Having a larger party will make it difficult for restaurants to accommodate on a normal day, especially if they don't have private rooms. Talk to your girls, find a location and lock it down!

2. Theme

Theme nights are the best! Galentine's Day doesn't have to be all hearts and roses (unless that's what you want). Some ideas we have for you are: Spa Day, Be My Galentine, Great Gatsby or Black-Tie. The theme should be something that represents your girl group. Whether you are hard-working mamas that need a night to relax or businesswomen that want a night to dress up and hit the town, a good theme can bring your party to the next level.

3. Food

Of course, if you have your event at a restaurant, you can expect the type of food that will be served. But what if the food is left up to you as the planner or host? Think about what you are trying to accomplish with your party. If it is meant to be a night to relax and rejuvenate, you want to serve something light such as salads and light snacks.

If it is a pajama, veg-out by the television movie night, you want pizza, popcorn, ice cream or whatever you reach for when you just want to let loose. Be conscious of your friends and their diets. You still want to make sure you have a variety so that every lady has something to enjoy. Don't forget one important thing…THE DRINKS! Whether its wine, champagne or a signature Galentine’s Day cocktail, serve something to keep the good times rolling.

4. Activities

Having something fun to do at your party is a good idea if it fits with the atmosphere of the night. You don't want to be in a high-end restaurant smashing heart pinatas. You could make homemade sugar scrub if it's a spa night, sing karaoke at a local bar or play cards at home. Do something that you know will encourage talking and laughter.

5. Budget

You shouldn't go broke for one night with the girls. Talk with your friends and figure out what you want to do as a group. A night out on the town will most likely be more than a cozy night in. Set boundaries that you are all comfortable with. If you offered up to be the sole spender of this night, set a budget that works for your wallet and do that best you can with it. This night is supposed to be about fun with your gal-pals. You don’t want to wake up the next day regretting how much money you spent.

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