This past weekend I had my girlfriends over for a Valentine’s Day Party, or rather a Galentine’s Day Party. It was so much fun to celebrate our friendship and spend a morning together. I wanted to share with you guys the little details to the party and decor in this post.
This post may contains affiliate links – original post/party done in Feb 2018 – updated in Feb 2021
Valentine’s Day Party
This Valentine’s Day decor and table runner has now served as the perfect tablescape for both a Galentine day party and a family Valentines day table decor to enjoy with my husband and kids.
I tacked affordable ways to create a space I loved both times, but I will both walk you though those things in this post, as well as in the video in this post.
The decor was simple, but I will link what I can below, and please feel free to comment or email me with questions regarding what isn’t linked (likely due to it being a home goods or Dollar Section find!).
Valentines Day Table Runner
The table runner was a quick easy DIY – I used a roll of white paper we had on hand and simply painted on an XO design. It was my favorite aspect of the party!!
I moved at a diagonal and purposefully let the brush get on the drier side for some of this. Don’t worry if you mess up – it is messy and won’t be seen!
Vases – Cheap Hack
For the second phase of this cute set up – I had a vision for vintage antique silver vases filled with flowers. That was not in the budget, so I got to thinking.
I grabbed some plastic vases/bowls/candy dishes from party city and the dollar store, as well as some small plastic bowls. I used hot glue to add a base to the dishes that didn’t have them, then used metallic silver spray paint to paint them silver.
They honestly turned out PERFECT, and would be a great addition to any party or table scape and no one would know the difference.
Plates and Glasses for you Valentines Day Party
I used different plates both times I did this table scape because I was hosting in a different way. The first year I used disposable plates for the party, where the second year it was a table setting I wanted our family to enjoy for a while.
Both times everything involved was VERY inexpensive. I did use craft paint and sealer on the salad plates for the newer table setting which was a fun little change.
Silverware | Paper Straws | Champagne Glasses – no longer available but these are fun and similar | Carafes | Stemmed Glasses | Bubble glasses (similar)
Decor and Details
For the details to the party each time they differed slightly, however my goal was lots of flowers. The First year I found all of my flowers at At Home, and the second time I opted for real and went with Trader Joes flowers.
I had a vision of a ceiling full of balloons at first then decided maybe hanging a ballon garland over my table would work. I decided to hang one from Party Hop Shop length wise with the table and it was GORGEOUS.
Valentines Day Party Menu
Instead of going all out, I went simple on the menu. I went with donuts, Quiche from Whole Foods, Mini parfait’s using this homemade granola recipe that I had already made, and chocolate covered Strawberries. It was the perfect little meal to suit everyone, and took me no time to get together.
I also served sparkling water an a mimosa bar, because what kind of brunch would it be without that?? – for the mimosa bar there was orange, grapefruit, or cranberry juice, so we all switched it up!
Valentines Day Party Decor
I kept things simple and mostly confined to the dining room, however I did use this tutorial and make a balloon strand to put up on the mantle. I switched out a few of the prints in my frames using these prints, and I called it a day. Sometimes I think simple is better!
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Pin The Photo Below for Later
Hopefully this photo helped you figure out just what you want to do for your Valentines Day party, and you feel inspired to get decorating. Pin the photo below to find this post later, and be sure to leave a comment with any questions, and follow me on Instagram (@arinsolange) for more fun!
JennaFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm
Seriously!? You knocked it out of the park with this!! It turned out so awesome!
SaharFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:26 pm
Beautiful! Well done — I’m sure your gals felt very loved!
JennyFebruary 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm
Sooo cute, I’m a sucker for a good tablescape ????. Love the handmade table runner, what a great idea!
NatalieFebruary 5, 2018 at 11:43 pm
I love a good girly Valentine’s Day party ! Turned out great !
HeavenFebruary 6, 2018 at 12:35 am
Love it Arin!!! Turned it so good!
My Blog InspiresFebruary 6, 2018 at 11:34 am
Wow I love those pink pink flowers and balloons . Awesome !
AshleyFebruary 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm
Love how this turned out! That table runner is so cute!
aliaFebruary 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm
I’m in love with your table runner! This is such a cute idea.
Simpli SandersFebruary 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm
This is such a great idea! I’ve been meaning to get more of my friends together to just catch up. I really need to do this!
Chelsee HoodFebruary 7, 2018 at 12:03 am
I’m obsessssssed with every single detail!!!
MartinaFebruary 7, 2018 at 8:52 am
Every little detail was PERFECT! Love your style Arin!
DianaFebruary 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm
This is so dreamy. I need to recreate this exact setup!
CaitFebruary 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm
Girl I think you outdid yourself! That table runner and your mantle—dying!!!!
JeniferFebruary 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm
This is the cutest party ever!!!!
StephanieFebruary 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm
You are so stink’in talented! You should be in interior design or something, you’d make the big bucks! Oh, and please invite me to your next party too! ????
JessicaFebruary 20, 2018 at 12:53 am
Totally saw this party on the gram and fell in love with it! I love that balloon arch so much, going to use it for a baby shower I’m hosting next month!
AndreaFebruary 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm
So adorable!! Know this was last year , but few questions:
1. Where did you get the heart napkins and
2. The gold frames (and the little black and gold foil heart pics in the frames)?!
ArinFebruary 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm
Hi! Thank you so you much. The napkins were from Home Goods (and they have lots of super cute options similar this year here!). I got the frames from the target dollar spot a few year ago, but have seem similar ones there from time to time. I just removed the prints that were in it, and switched them to these old prints I had. I all about improvising with decor I have around the house.
carolFebruary 10, 2019 at 10:04 am
what sort of paint did you use as well as what size of paint brush….would love to do this as well…thanking you in advance
ArinFebruary 11, 2019 at 10:22 am
I just used normal craft paint and a foam brush. It was super simple!
MistyDecember 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Having trouble finding the glasses from target. Any idea what they are called?
ArinDecember 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm
HI! they were dollar spot vases at the time, but I will see what I can find for similar options!
MegJanuary 19, 2020 at 9:27 am
I love the individual cake stands. Where did you find them? The whole table so great!
ArinJanuary 19, 2020 at 10:10 am
Thank you! They were from the target dollar spot, but I am almost sure they have them again this year!!
TinaJanuary 22, 2020 at 8:38 am
where did you find the roll of white paper?
ArinJanuary 22, 2020 at 9:40 am
Hi! I Want to say its linked – but it is Mellissa and Doug so can likely be found at any craft store or target/amazon! xo
AshtonDecember 21, 2020 at 2:28 am
Hiiii where did you find small hobnail glasses???
ArinDecember 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm
Hi! They were from the Target Dollar spot – watch for them soon – I feel like they do similar ones most years 🙂
How To Throw The Ultimate Valentine’s Day / Galentine’s Day Party At Home – On A Budget – relashkFebruary 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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TJanuary 8, 2023 at 9:17 am
I love the tablescape. I keep seeing it come up on Pinterest. It’s beautiful! I was wondering where you got the dotted water glasses? So chic!
ArinJanuary 8, 2023 at 1:45 pm
aww thank you! The exact ones in this post were actually the target dollar spot but I have these and LOVE them as well – https://amzn.to/3Gq9kYi
EllenJanuary 15, 2023 at 10:14 pm
Where did you get the gold octagon candle holders. Looks like there’s 2 different sizes. One is taller and the smaller one is good and white.
ArinJanuary 19, 2023 at 6:11 pm
Hi! those were from At Home