Celebrating Valentine's Day with your honey is great, but we all know that the best part of the holiday is living it up with your girlfriends.
Valentine's Day Galentine's Day is really all about love, and your ladies have been there by your side through pretty much everything – if that's not love, what is? This blush-toned, bohemian party shoot by is the perfect way to shower them with your appreciation.
What Makes Galentine's Great
"The whole purpose of Galentine's is to spend time bonding with friends," says Jessica Boskoff, CEO and founder. "It's about telling stories, talking crushes, playing games, eating and drinking. It's about good ol' fashioned girl time."
Translation: This is not a gathering you should be burning the midnight oil the night before to prepare. Keep it sweet, keep it cozy and keep it simple. For Boskoff, that meant starting with one staple piece — a fringed tablecloth from — and building upon it with items she already had.
1. Make It Cozy
"For me, my vision of bohemian style includes tons of pillows, a textured tablecloth and lots of blush accents," says Boskoff.
To extend the outdoor party space, Boskoff layered two rugs on top of each other. The smaller rug, from , lent the textured coziness bohemian style, and the larger flat rug gave guests more space to stretch out and relax.
If you're throwing an outdoor Galentine's party, consider how comfortable your guests will be in the February weather. Boskoff added large pink pillows from , tossed with other textured blue, red, white and black pillows, around a coffee table to give guests a soft nook to settle into (just think about how cozy this setup was during your middle school slumber parties). Blankets were rolled up in a vintage wooden basket and strewn upon the blankets.
"I love the coziness of sitting around on pillows instead of chairs, and using a coffee table instead of a dining table," says Boskoff. "And whether you're inside or outside, blankets can add a special touch if someone wants to throw one over their shoulders or put it on their lap."
2. Set The Stage (And The Table)
For the tablescape, Boskoff created a sweet display that was feminine without being cliché by blending blush tones with brass and neutrals. The champagne flutes are by , the pink dessert plates are by and the candlesticks are by .
A truly special Galentine's Day celebration requires just as much thoughtfulness as any other party, so crown the table with a gorgeous, cheerful flower centerpiece. The one here is by .
But remember, thoughtfulness doesn't equate to going overboard — so instead of cooking up a feast, stick to finger foods like frosted cupcakes, pink meringues and delicious tea sandwiches.
"I like serving foods that don't require a fork and knife — easy things guests can pick at and pass around," says Boskoff. "And instead of just having wine, I decided on a pink lemonade punch. I wanted to keep within the color theme!"
Add a little extra touch by freezing edible flowers in the ice cubes for your punch, an easy party trick that will delight your girlfriends.
3. Don't Forget To Have Fun
A final party trick: Relax.
"Try not to spend all night in the kitchen or busying yourself too much when guests arrive," says Boskoff. "You're all each other's dates, so give a dress code like pajamas or cocktail attire so nobody feels out of place."
Inspired to throw a Galentine's Day party just as charming as this one? Scroll up for more photos of this blushing bash.