Leave the guys at home (or kick him out to spend the night on the town with his buddies) and celebrate your friendships for Valentine’s Day. Our unconditional bond with our besties encourages us to come as we are! Cozy loungewear is mandatory! I love this party plan, what could be more fun than desserts and cocktails? We watch our carbs all year, but we deserve one night just for sweets! If that isn’t your cup of tea, the party plan makes room for cheese and lots of it!
Make a pitcher of this beautiful pink batch cocktail ahead and everyone can serve themselves. Here is a great batch recipe:
Hibiscus & Aperol Cocktail
For the ginger syrup:
For the pitcher:
Mix everything but the sparkling wine in a large pitcher, saving the berries for serving. Stir and chill up to 48 hours prior to the party! What could be easier? Note: A glass pitcher will be much better than storing in plastic.
Get your groove on with a girlie play list. I love The Grease Soundtrack or ABBA’s greatest hits to set the mood or create your own list on your favorite streaming service!
To keep food prep at a minimum, Dessert Fondue set up is perfect for a girl’s night! Cheese and Chocolate (your other besties) Fondue, and you can add some festive one bite mini cupcakes. This is an easy prepare ahead solution that is fun to eat! Gee, I wonder what this tastes like dipped in Cheese or chocolate? LOL, what a blast! Get creative with what to dip!
For party favors, send home sweet little gifts with your friends that also serve as decorations, such as my Red Hot wine glass! For every Lolita® brand Red Hot Wine Glass sold from June 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, Enesco LLC and Lolita will donate 10% of the wholesale price to the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why™ Campaign.
Another fun idea is to get a Polaroid and take pics at your very own “sip and see”, with a Valentine’s themed backdrop! Now that’s purposeful decorating!
Keep the party going with a Beauty Product swap. Bring one new, tried and true, budget-minded, wrapped beauty product. Set a dollar limit! This gives everyone an opportunity to share something they love with a gal they love.
You could also do a Botox and Bubbly theme if you have a great injector who can do this through your favorite Medi Spa!
Plan on playing a rom com in the background, such as Love Actually, Bridesmaids…you get the gist!
All in all, celebrating your girlfriends is the perfect way to celebrate love!!!