Wednesday, 14 February 2018

How to throw a Galentine’s Day Tea Party




Hey Guys,

I hope everyone is excited and ready for Valentine’s Day. If you are either single or just not able to be with your significant other this year, I really hope this post will inspire you to still have fun this Valentine’s Day.

This year I knew I wanted to host some type of a Galentine’s day celebration for my girlfriends (because I love any excuse to throw a party). At first, I thought a brunch would be best because it could be super girly, super pink and super fun. On second thought, however, I quickly realized that a brunch would require me to be in the kitchen, given that’s the only way I could serve hot food. Then, it hit me..... I could host a tea party! That way I could spend most of the time actually enjoying the event rather than being in front of the stove.

Without further ado, let’s break down all the steps you will need to follow in order to throw your very best Galentine’s Day Tea Party

Step 1 – Decide on your theme/color scheme
Once I decided to host a tea party, my first thought was about selecting an appropriate color scheme. I went with baby pink, silver and white with hints of green.

Step 2 – Put together your lists
A set of lists will be your best friend! They will keep you 1) organized and 2) from buying things you don’t absolutely need. Unless, of course, you are like me and will still buy things you don’t need.

The lists you will need are as follows:
1. Guest list
2. Food and drink list
3. Décor list
4. Shopping List

With the exception of the guest list, write down everything in two columns “things you have” and “things you need”. After that, transfer all of the things you need onto your shopping list.

Step 3 – Send out invites
This step will depend on how many guests you plan on having. If it’s a large party, you might want to go with traditional paper invites that you send out in the mail. If it’s a small party, evites are just as great. If it’s for close friends, you can call them, like I did, and threaten that if they don’t attend this will be the end of your friendship (totally joking! Don’t do that).

Step 4 – Place all orders
Depending on what you need, you may need to order some of the stuff. Please check on shipping times for your items! I placed orders for my cake, cupcakes, and tea set approximately 4 weeks before my party. I also wanted to order cookies, but I waited until a week before the party to place the order. Turns out the shipping time stated 1-2 weeks, so I didn’t end up taking that chance.
















Step 5 – Shop
This is the fun part!!!! To make it not stressful, pick up items you will need while you are out doing your regular shopping. I visit Target all the time (which may/may not be a good thing), so I picked up a few décor pieces while grocery shopping. I saved all my food and fresh-flower shopping for the day before the party, mainly because I wanted everything to be as fresh as possible.

Step 6 – Decorate
To be honest, I may have had more fun decorating than shopping. I put up all of my décor the night before, including my table scape/setting.

Step 7 – Prepare Food & Drinks
I prepared all of my sandwiches the morning of the party and covered them with saran wrap. When my guests arrived, I transferred them to the 3 tier cake stands for serving.

Step 8 – HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!! A good tip would be to plan an activity of some sort.




This event was hosted by my friend Kelly and I. Please check out her blog post to learn more on




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Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae
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