How to Throw a Colorful DIY Galentine’s Day Party + Giveaway

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How to throw a DIY Galentine's party for your friends

We’re getting dangerously close to February, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. AND that also means that Galentine’s Day is almost here too!

I’ve never thrown a G Day party before, but have always wanted to because my friends are kind of awesome…So to celebrate those friends this year, I put together a Galentine’s Day party shoot. The whole shindig is in partnership with Seven Daughters wine and is complete with easy DIY ideas for throwing a party of your own.

Bonus! There’s a giveaway at the bottom of today’s post, where you can score a $50 gift card to purchase wine for your own Galentine’s Day celebration.

Party Time! Colorful DIY Galentine's Day Party

How to throw a DIY Galentine's party for your friends

Colorful Party Decor

This Galentine’s party has no shortage of drinks. So let’s start with a super easy cocktail recipe…

Fruity Sangria Blanca Cocktail

Make a sweet and fruity sangria blanca with Seven Daughter’s Moscato and fresh fruit, like white peaches and starfruit. Just slice up your fruit and add it to a pitcher, then pour in the wine and let it the flavors meld together overnight, before serving.

If you don’t have time to wait, you can always just add sliced fruit to a glass of wine, for decoration. Still tastes great and looks special for guests.

Fruity Sangria Blanca Cocktail Recipe

Fruity Sangria Blanca Cocktail Recipe

And once you’ve made the sangria, it’s time for a little floral embellishment…

DIY Floral Drink Stirrers

To make your own, you’ll need delphinium flowers, a glue gun, drink stirrer sticks, and a pair of scissors.

1. Start by cutting several blooms off of one long stem of delphinium. Leave roughly 2 inches of the stem on each flower, so you can wrap it around the drink stirrer later.

Note: If you’re not working with delphinium, you may not be able to wrap the stem around because it will be too rigid. So, you’ll want to cut the stem off completely in that case and skip step 4.

2. Next, add a bead of glue to the top of the drink stirrer.

3. Attach the base of one bloom, one at a a time, to the bead of glue.

4. Then, wrap the stem around the drink stirrer and attach with more glue.

5. Repeat this process with 1-2 more flowers, depending on how large you want each drink stirrer to be. Just be sure to keep the flowers toward the top of the drink stirrer, away from your drink.

6. Be sure to remove any hot glue strings, if applicable.

7. Place in a glass of wine and you’re good to go.

DIY // Floral Drink Stirrers Idea

DIY Drink Stirrers Idea

Then move on to table decor…

DIY Tablescape Decor

Bring together a centerpiece in a pinch, with some vases of varying heights, a few bowls, and a big bouquet from the local flower market. Split the bouquet amongst the vases you have on hand and leave a few small dishes empty for filling with snacks, around the center of the table.

Add interest with a patterned tablecloth and colorful table top objects. DIY Idea: I bought some colorful notepads from the Dollar Store and used them as place settings, by adding each guests name to the bottom. Bonus! The notebooks double as a party favor for guests to take home. Add a piece of fruit on top, to keep the paper from the notepads from flipping up in the wind, if you’re throwing an outdoor bash.

As a finishing touch, I added a clay beaded garland to the table, as decoration. You could also hang a garland above the table to save space,

Clay garlands for a colorful DIY Galentine's Day party

Colorful DIY Galentine's Day Party

Colorful DIY Galentine's Day Party

Fun and Games

Create a ‘Love Notes’ station for guests to write down all of the things they love about the people in attendance. It is Galentine’s Day after all. Fold ’em up and put them in a container, to be read later. And remind all of your friends how much they are loved.

Love notes for Galentine's Day

Love notes

And a few more photos from the shoot, to get you inspired…

How to throw a DIY Galentine's party for your friends

Sangria Blanca Cocktail Recipe with Seven Daughters Wine

Eat your veggies.

Colorful DIY Galentine's Day Party

Sangria Blanca Cocktail Recipe + DIY Floral Drink Stirrers

Colorful DIY Galentine's Day Party

Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Giveaway!

Now that you have some party inspiration, it’s time for the giveaway. If you’re a wine lover, you are definitely going to want to enter this one!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to Uncorked.com, home to the world’s greatest wines, online. So you can stock your party with all the wine you’ll need. *Must be a US resident and at least 21 years old to enter.* Giveaway closes on February 4th at 11:59pm EST.

This post is in partnership with Seven Daughters Wine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site possible.

31 comments | Click here to reply

what a fun party!! Your diy’s look pretty easy and so colorful!!

Sarah Lagen | January 28th, 2015 at 9:33 am

I would love to do something like this with friends, been too caught up in the new job and new baby.

Leighanne | January 28th, 2015 at 10:01 am

I love pairing wine with strong cheeses.

Sonja | January 28th, 2015 at 10:52 am

Wine and baked brie are my favorite together!

Jacquelyn | January 28th, 2015 at 10:55 am

This really makes me want to throw a Galentine’s day party this year.

Jessica | January 28th, 2015 at 11:02 am

This would be a great gift to give to my sister who is turning 50 this year. A celebration because she went through a very hard battle of cancer a few years a go and so far is doing well.

maureen | January 28th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Those floral drink stirrers are gorgeous, B! And I LOVE the love notes station!!!

Kelly @ Studio DIY | January 28th, 2015 at 11:20 am

Love everything here. Call me crazy but I have never heard the word “Galentine,” but it is and has been absolutely my favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day…even if I am married!
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Carolyn Selheim-Miller | January 28th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

I’ll pair wine with just about anything! But I love the feeling of a light+bright galentine’s party in this post. All of the fruit! I’m thinking a glazed pear tart, lemon bars, even a salad with strawberries and walnuts if more of a meal is the plan. Oh! Balsalmic strawberry-topped cupcakes… The sangria would go amazing with all of them– though a lighter red wouldn’t be amiss, either!

Hannah Joy | January 28th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I love to pair all sorrs of appetizers and desserts – baked brie, fruit, olives, crostini, roasted nuts, pavlova, brownies, tarts…just about anything really 🙂

Kristen | January 28th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Cheese!

Colleen Boudreau | January 28th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Love the decor, the colors, everything! Galentine’s is a super cute idea!
We are hosting a Valentine’s day giveaway as well this week featuring Etsy items! Enter if you’d like 🙂 http://bluepoppyblog.com

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katie a. | January 28th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

White whine and sushi are a perfect pairing!

Julia | January 28th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I’ve had many dates with friends for Valentine’s Day, so one of the group doesn’t feel down, but never heard of this name for it before. So cute and I love the floral drink stirrers!
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Jaclyn | January 28th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

So glad to hear of 7D! I could Niechelle Wade go on forever with just cheese. So many wonderful choices! 🙂

Niechelle Wade | January 28th, 2015 at 5:18 pm

This is soooo Cool. I love the idea of a galintines party. This way no one in your girlfriend group feels left out because they are single
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Staplemeknot | January 28th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Oh how I love sangria! That gift card would be fabulous so I can try some new recipes!!

Katie L | January 29th, 2015 at 1:57 am

Wine and chocolate!

Beth K | January 29th, 2015 at 5:04 am

Favorite thing to have with wine: cheese!!

Sarah Robin Johnson | January 29th, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Haha that is way too cute! It took me a minute to get “Galentine’s Day.” Love it!

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Kelsea Echo | January 29th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

I’ve been wanting to do a Galentine’s day for these past two years now! I think it would just be a fun way to celebrate friendships, and to love on my girlfriends. I’m trying to put a Galentine’s together this year, and love your ideas for Galentine’s! Let’s hope I can put it together!

ThatSassyBagel | January 29th, 2015 at 6:27 pm

I’m going to throw one of these Galentine’s parties when I move no matter what the season. Just because it’s a beautiful thought!

HEATHER ALYSIA MCNEIL | January 29th, 2015 at 9:33 pm

I love bruschetta with wine.

ella | January 30th, 2015 at 4:20 am

I would love some wine with cheese!

Brittany Koelmel | January 30th, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Cheese, of course! I make a mean cheese plate.

Marty M | January 31st, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Wine with fondue! Yum.

Emily K. | February 1st, 2015 at 12:13 am

I love to have a nice variety of cheeses and fruits with my wine!

Kim S | February 1st, 2015 at 8:44 am

Cheese! No doubt.

mercedes | February 1st, 2015 at 7:33 pm

I’d like to win to give a special touch to our next picnic. I love wine with sourdough and cheese.

Kristen | February 3rd, 2015 at 2:32 am

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