What’s more fun than dressing up for a dinner party with your closest gals? Not much, we say! So, we’re totally jealous of this this mod Galentine’s Day party Tara Berger, of One Stylish Party, threw with her BFFs. Because of fun girly parties like this one, Valentines.. err Galentine’s Day now a widely celebrated holiday. So take a cue from these ladies and throw a bash of your own this year. You can don pink party dresses, sip champagne, and even dive into heart shaped desserts!
Tara shares, Valentine’ Day is the perfect excuse to gather together with some of your closest girlfriends to celebrate friendship and create new memories. Inspired by the glamour of the 1960’s, I decided to host a chic and colorful Galentine’s Day dinner party with a slight mod twist. I wanted to steer clear of the cliché reds and pinks for the party decor and instead incorporated bright lemon yellow and bubble gum pink, contrasted with a bold black and white abstract dot pattern.
I enlisted help from Lisa of A Charming Fête to style a vintage rattan bar cart. She filled it with retro glasses, geometric desserts plates, chic black and white barware, classic wines and all of the ingredients to mix up a signature drink.
I served a Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade as the signature drink, made with Elderflower Lemonade, citron vodka, prosecco and homemade blackberry simple syrup. We topped it with a lemon garnish and Sugarfina Sugar Lips. I decided to simplify the party menu and go heavy on appetizers. The food selection included prosciutto mozzarella skewers, lemon orzo with feta and bruschetta with ricotta, basil and honey. Of course no party is complete without a cake! So, I set-up a dessert spread with themed sweets like a raspberry drip cake, conversation heart cookies, mini cupcakes and lemon macarons.
The best part of the evening had to be making a toast on the balcony to the amazing city we live in and the friendship we have with one another. What a fun and memorable evening it was to spend Galentine’s Day with such a great group of ladies!
We hosted the party in a downtown Cleveland penthouse condo with floor to ceiling windows and incredible views of the city. The dining table was draped with a lush greenery garland with vibrant florals and fresh lemons. The place settings included mid-century modern pink speckle plates and spaghetti tumblers. They were accented with a DIY dot napkin, black flatware and laser cut conversation heart sayings (that also served as photo props and party favors!).
For the party backdrop, I used two mod bookcases lined with pink photography paper, accented with greenery, florals and fresh fruit. I had fun coming up with unexpected details such as a pink retro phone, a yellow balloon covered chandelier and custom throw pillows that coordinated with the theme perfectly.