Gal + Valentine's = Galentine's! Clever, right? This party inspiration crafted by Lauryn Prattes Styling And Events, Holly Chapple Flowers, and Abby Jiu Photography is all about celebrating friendships this Valentine's. Feasting on sweet treats, crafting love day notes with stationery by Winifred Paper + calligraphy by Laura Hooper and sipping bubbly sounds like a Vday spent well. Click here for more.
Valentine's Day Printables
Host a Galentine's Soiree for your girlfriends this year to celebrate your friendships. We designed our party around a playful and fun color palette of cherry red, blush pink, fuchsia, white and gold.
Sweet treats and desserts are not only the perfect bites for the party, but also double as Valentines Gifts. Using an edible marker you can write any message onto a macaroon shell, and package them in a pink tissue paper cracker for an extra special surprise. Another treat is a unique spin on Italian Rainbow Cookies - instead of the traditional red, green and white we made them more Valentines appropriate with pink ombre layers. Chocolate seals made using a wax stamper from Laura Hooper Calligraphy were dusted gold and “glued” to the top layer using melted chocolate. (See tutorial below)
Hand painted watercolor cookie hearts, X’s and O’s make for a Valentines surprise. We packages ours in vellum envelopes, tied with red and white twine and sealed with wax. But one of our favorite desserts was the adorable heart shaped S’mores. Why have white marshmallows when they can be pink marbled? Cut marshmallows out with heart cookie cutters and layer with white chocolate and a chocolate cookie - nothing says I Love You S’more.
The table for the party was set with acrylic trays, gold vinyl decals printed by Winifred Paper studio featuring calligraphy from Laura Hooper. The trays were then filled with all the paper, tape and crafting supplies needed for an afternoon of Valentine’s making delight. And one of our favorite Valentines is the adorable Cootie Catcher from Winifred Paper studio, package with a little crinkle paper and a pink box and it’s complete.
Pink champagne glasses and heart and arrow stir sticks made by Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events were the perfect touch for the table. Above the table we strung gold heart garland while greenery and flowers from Holly Chapple accented the chandelier. More beautiful blooms in shades of pink and red finished off the table.
Check out Laura Hooper's Etsy shop for some of the details we used in the shoot available for purchase - like the heart coasters, cake topper and Valentine's day prints.