Hint: It doesn’t need to be totally red and pink — but it does need to be cozy.


galentine's day party

Whether you have a lovah on February 14 or not, there’s one element of the holiday that never fails to delight: celebrating with your girlfriends.

Because, Valentine’s Day Galentine’s Day is really all about love, and your ladies have been there by your side through pretty much everything – if that’s not love, what is? This blush-toned, bohemian party shoot by Twenty Three Layers is the perfect way to shower them with your appreciation.

galentine's day party

“The whole purpose of Galentine’s is to spend time bonding with friends,” says Jessica Boskoff, CEO and founder. “It’s about telling stories, talking crushes, playing games, eating and drinking. It’s about good ol’ fashioned girl time.”

Translation: This is not a gathering you should be burning the midnight oil the night before to prepare. Keep it sweet, keep it cozy and keep it simple. For Boskoff, that meant starting with one staple piece — a fringed tablecloth from Anthropologie — and building upon it with items she already had.

galentine's party

“For me, my vision of bohemian style includes tons of pillows, a textured tablecloth and lots of blush accents,” says Boskoff.

To extend the outdoor party space, Boskoff layered two rugs on top of each other. The smaller rug, from West Elm, lent the textured coziness bohemian style, and the larger flat rug gave guests more space to stretch out and relax.

galentine's day party

 If you’re throwing an outdoor Galentine’s party, consider how comfortable your guests will be in the February weather. Boskoff added large pink pillows from ABC Carpet & Home, tossed with other textured blue, red, white and black pillows, around a coffee table to give guests a soft nook to settle into (just think about how cozy this setup was during your middle school slumber parties). Blankets were rolled up in a vintage wooden basket and strewn upon the blankets.

“I love the coziness of sitting around on pillows instead of chairs, and using a coffee table instead of a dining table,” says Boskoff. “And whether you’re inside or outside, blankets can add a special touch if someone wants to throw one over their shoulders or put it on their lap.”

galentine's day party

For the tablescape, Boskoff created a sweet display that was feminine without being cliché by blending blush tones with brass and neutrals. The champagne flutes are by Anthropologie, the pink dessert plates are by Suite One Studio @ Anthropologie and the candlesticks are by CB2.

galentine's day party

 A truly special Galentine’s Day celebration requires just as much thoughtfulness as any other party, so crown the table with a gorgeous, cheerful flower centerpiece. The one here is by Van Vliet & Trap.

But remember, thoughtfulness doesn’t equate to going overboard — so instead of cooking up a feast, stick to finger foods like frosted cupcakes, pink meringues and delicious tea sandwiches.

galentine's day party

“I like serving foods that don’t require a fork and knife — easy things guests can pick at and pass around,” says Boskoff. “And instead of just having wine, I decided on a pink lemonade punch. I wanted to keep within the color theme!”

Add a little extra touch by freezing edible flowers in the ice cubes for your punch, an easy party trick that will delight your girlfriends.

galentine's day party

A final party trick: Relax.

“Try not to spend all night in the kitchen or busying yourself too much when guests arrive,” says Boskoff. “You’re all each other’s dates, so give a dress code like pajamas or cocktail attire so nobody feels out of place.”

Inspired to throw a Galentine’s Day party just as charming as this one? Swipe up for more photos of this blushing bash.

galentine's day party

galentine's day party

galentine's day party

galentine's day party



Styling + Design- Twenty Three Layers

Photography- Vanessa Tierney Photography

Printing and Paper Design- TPD Design House

Florals- Van Vliet & Trap

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