We love a good excuse to get together with friends — and Galentine's Day is just that. Whether you're partnered up, or single (and loving it!), dedicating a day to eating, sipping and pampering is the perfect way to do just that.
So, as we inch closer to February 14th, we're corralling a few must-haves when it comes to hosting your gathering. From pink-hued drinks to a rockin' playlist, no Galentine's soiree is complete without a few of our favorite things. Check them out below.
Everything You Need for an Epic Galentine's Day Party
1. An instagrammable beverage
Considering the holiday falls in the dead of winter, a comforting latte (and a beautiful one at that) is a must. Take cues from this Rose Beet Latte. Combined with Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer and a couple simple ingredients, it's bound to end up on all of your friends' feeds.
2. Anything chocolate — like this lava cake recipe
When you're setting the mood with a V-day theme, chocolate is pretty much a given. This year, instead of buying a box of drugstore sweets, consider whipping up this Chocolate Lava Cake recipe. It's quick, delicious and made with Marine Collagen to support healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints.** How about that for love in every bite?
3. A rockin' Galentine's Day playlist
What's a party without music? Hit 'play' on this Galentine's Day playlist and you'll be dancing around the kitchen with your pals before you know it.
4. A pampering activity
Show you and your friends a little extra TLC. For an at-home spa experience, stock up on a few face masks, herbal tea and ALL the candles for your attendees. Then, if you're feeling adventurous, make your own DIY collagen masks instead of buying them.
5. A mocktail recipe everyone can sip on
TBH, your event does not need to include alcohol to make it memorable. Just take this gorgeous mocktail recipe for example. Made with Vital Proteins Lavender Lemon Collagen Beauty Glow,blueberries and lemon, it's delightful, refreshing and won't cause that next-day hangover. We're all for it.
6. A sweet, handmade take-home treat
Treat your friends to a soothing at-home bubble bath, complements of this handmade Rose Bath Bomb. Made with ingredients like coconut oil, dried rose petals and Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin, this scented creation will keep the feel-good vibes going long after the evening's over. (Oh, and our advice? Make a few extra to reward yourself for being an extra great party-thrower!)
7. A line-up of all your favorite flicks
From Romy And Michele's High School Reunion to Hidden Figures, these films are all about celebrating female friendships. And if you're looking for inspiration on which ones to show, use this list to get started.
8. And candy, obviously
Remember those days of arriving to school with a backpack full of Valentine's day treats to share? Throwback to those simpler times by putting out bowls of your own handcrafted Hot Cinnamon Gummy Bears. This fan-favorite recipe calls for coloring made with just beets and water, so it's a better-for-you way to indulge the night away.