10 Galentine's Day Essentials to Set You Up for the Perfect Celebration

Celebrate in style with your friends

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The Spruce / Illustration by Amy Sheehan / Photo via Williams Sonoma

There’s no better time to celebrate those you love than on Valentine’s Day, especially if you want to shower your nearest and dearest with some much-deserved adoration.

Of course, Valentine's Day falls each year on February 14, but on February 13, it’s all about Galentine’s Day—it's the perfect excuse to round up your closest pals and enjoy a festive get-together in the name of friendship. Keep reading to check out everything you need to celebrate Galentine’s Day in style.

Deneo Happy Galentine's Day Banner

happy galentine's day banner


Welcome your party guests with these fun, glittery banners that also make the perfect backdrop for your adorable photo ops. Two pre-strung banners are included—one that reads Happy Galentine’s Day in red glitter and another that includes pink and red hearts. Both will instantly bring the love to any space you’re celebrating in.

Williams Sonoma Heart Table Runner

hearts table runner

Williams Sonoma

No Galentine’s tablescape is complete without the perfect runner, and this one fits the bill in spades. This machine-washable runner is white with red and pink hearts, making for the sweetest addition to any table.

The Holiday Aisle Berry Heart Tabletop Tree

The Holiday Aisle Berry Heart Tabletop Tree

The Holiday Aisle

Every Galentine’s-themed table needs a centerpiece—this 18-inch tabletop tree is sure to be a hit among your most style-savvy pals. Elegant red berries and hearts with burlap wrapping will fit any decor scheme in your space, and it’s the perfect size to stand out without taking up too much room on the table.

Winoo Design Valentine's Plates

valentines day heart shaped disposable plates


Whether your gathering is super casual or you need some cute plates for appetizers and/or desserts, this pack of 50 paper plates shaped like colorful heart balloons is sure to bring smiles aplenty. An added bonus: No dishwashing needs to be done when the party’s over—a double win!

EmbertoRemember Be Mine Heart String Lights

heart shaped string lights


Set the mood with these wooden heart-shaped LED lights from Etsy. Not only do they run on three AA batteries for truly fuss-free decorating, each strand comes with 20 lights and you can customize your party room by choosing between white, red, or pink hearts or a mix of all three. They can be hung as a photo backdrop or even across the table for some extra color.

Efunly Valentine's Day Decor Lights

red heart shaped lights


Pair a festive glow amid the evening light with the help of these heart-shaped curtain string lights. Each set includes six large heart lights and six smaller heart lights, with 138 warm white LEDs that feature eight modes, so you can customize based on your party’s specific vibe. They’re perfect for indoor or outdoor use—you can put them in your doorway to welcome guests with endless illumination, or bring them inside to add brightness in any room. You can connect up to four strands together and each heart includes a hook, making this buy a no-brainer.

HollyKristinDesigns Rustic Valentine's Day Quart Mason Jars

colored mason jars with valentine decor


These gorgeous Mason jar vases come in pink, white, and red, each with a coordinating bouquet of fake hydrangeas and its own design. They can be used to decorate your Galentine's Day celebration or be gifted to your guests as a token of love—it'll be a present they’ll cherish for years to come.

LoveFernDesignStudio Personalized Valentines Day Place Cards

personalized heart place cards


Welcome your pals by way of these heartfelt personalized acrylic heart place cards—these can be ordered with a ribbon hole and used as gift tags or without, so you can set up your table with these ultra-chic place cards.

Jill's Paperie Galentine Neon Script Boxwood Valentine Party Save The Date

galentines day invites


Surprise your guests of honor with a card inviting them to your Galentine’s soirée—after all, who doesn’t love receiving some good, old-fashioned snail mail? Each card is made of a classic, high-quality uncoated matte finish, setting the tone for your gathering with style and letting your friends know that there’s nothing but fun in store for them.

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Shallow Heart 1 1/4-Qt.

le creuset heart shaped pot

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Admittedly, it’s not the most budget-friendly item on the list. But this stunning cast iron cocotte will serve up sweetness in spades, whether you’re making your pals your go-to casserole or baking a gooey chocolate cake. It will look perfect on any Galentine’s table, and you’ll use it again and again long after the party’s over.

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