Who wants an excuse to hang out with your favorite ladies, drink fun cocktails, and surround yourself with ridiculous amounts of girlie fun? *raises hand*
A Fruity & Modern Galentine’s Day
I’ve teamed up with Master of Mixes to share some new & creative ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day in style! Read on for colorful decorating ideas, simple cocktails (with a fruity twist!), and easy styling tips for your drink station. Then head over to Part 2, where you’ll find a super cute Galentine’s Day tablescape to match.
P.S. You can find my Galentine’s Day Printables in the Design Hero premium library, including an EDITABLE signature drinks sign, big heart gift tags, and tent cards! 💕
Here’s a little sneak peek of the matching table ideas in Part 2:
For the drink station, I wanted to offer some “themed” cocktails (and mocktails) but also keep things VERY simple so the drinks didn’t require a gazillion ingredients or steps.
I went with champagne, club soda and one pre-mixed cocktail as the “base” for each drink + a variety of fruity mixers that guests could add themselves. The mixers were all fruit-infused syrups from Master of Mixes, made from premium blends of cane sugar and fresh fruit. I chose Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, and Mango and loved how the bright colors on the bottles tied into the theme!
All the signature drinks were given fun names for the occasion, of course!
You can also customize the Signature Drinks Menu to make the drink names your own. I kinda love the idea of turning this theme into a fruit-inspired bridal shower or birthday party too… so maybe the “Be Mine Bellini” becomes a “Bridal Bliss” or “Birthday Girl Bellini” instead. 🥳
Garnishes for Galentines
Drink flags on cute straws or stir sticks are another cute way to garnish your drinks. You’ll find “Be My Galentine” and “HEY GIRL” flags included in the printables too.
The Fruity Mule
The fruit-infused syrups are an easy way to give the traditional Moscow Mule a fruity *kick*. (pun intended) 😜 I couldn’t resist painting a toy mule figurine to match this drink idea… complete with a glitter dipped lime!
To keep things easy, set out pre-mixed pitchers of Moscow Mules so that guests can just pour, add a fruit flavor, and enjoy! Make sure to chill all the ingredients for your cocktail well and prepare the mixture right before serving. Serve ice on the side, not in the cocktail, to prevent watering it down.
I set the glasses for the Moscow Mules on top of 2″ party circles to create a unique – and easy! – display. (pictured below, left)
If you’re using clear disposable cups at your party, though, you can even mod-podge the circles directly onto the bottom of the cups! It’s like a cute little surprise for your guest every time they take a sip + a very creative “drink marker” solution. (Taping them on will work for a bit, too, but eventually the condensation from the chilled cocktail inside the glass will make the tape fall off.)
Small signs are another easy way to quickly theme up a party table! This Girl Power sign + matching “girls rule!” design are included in the printables, too.
More Galentine’s Day Fun
Hope you’re feeling *thirsty* for a girlie get together now! 💖 Head over to Part 2 for even more Galentine’s Day inspiration… we’re taking this playful theme to the brunch/lunch/dinner table next.
Disclosure: I’ve teamed up with Master of Mixes on this post and other creative ideas this year. You can learn more about our current partnership right here. Heartfelt thanks to our readers for supporting the brands that make it possible to keep sending creative inspiration your way. 💛