Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends! Let them know “My Life Would Succ Without You” with a Galentine’s Day DIY Succulent Gift.
February is maybe my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, but it’s also Valentine’s Day. And at my house, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating all of your favorite people. I make handmade Valentine’s for the kids and for friends. I enjoy lots of chocolate treats. And this year I’m celebrating with some of my very favorite girl-friends. I’ve got all the party details to share with you!
(Just a note – This party was held pre-pandemic.)
Galentine’s Day Party
DIY Succulent Gift
Almost all of my friends are crazy for succulents and cactus plants. But I have to be honest, I don’t have the greenest thumb. I try, but it’s just not something I’m great at. So while you could certainly make these succulent gifts with real live succulents or cacti, I’m making mine with some crochet plants.
I picked some super easy shapes for my crochet cactus. A Ball cactus? Well, you essentially crochet a ball. I did one in the continuous rounds, similar to making a hat, and another I made with ribbed row, similarly to how I made my crochet pumpkin.
I also wanted to make some pretty little flower pots for my crochet cactus gifts. These are simple terra cotta clay pots (actually from the same lot that I used to make my Reindeer at Christmas). I spray painted them red (the one on top I taped off so I only painted a portion of it). Then I went back over the top with some gold paint and a paint brush.
Be creative and just have fun with the painting. Since these were for Galentine’s Day I went with red and gold, but you could pick whatever color combination is your favorite. I also think the red and gold looks great with the green crochet plants.
The taller prickly cactus in the middle is made with ribbing like the round cactus on the left is. I worked the ribbing in straight rows, creating a rectangular shaped. Make it as tall and as wide as you want to fit your clay pot. Finish it off and use a long tail to seam your cactus together.
A cute gift needs a cute card to go with it. I came up with three different Galentine’s Day cards that fit with my DIY Succulent Gift. They were all so fun I couldn’t choose just one!
With gifts in hand I could meet up with my girlfriends for our early Galentine’s Day party!
Galentine’s Day Party Ideas
Are you familiar with Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec and her Galentine’s Day party? If not, Leslie is a big fan of her gal pals and likes to celebrate them every year with a girls only Valentine’s Day party, aka Galentines Day!
Want to celebrate friendship and host your own Galentine’s Day Party this year? Now that you have a gift idea, grab a drink recipe, appetizer, and dessert to make your party one to remember.
Every Galentine’s Day party needs a drink! Chastity at Cowboys Life made us each a hot Jalapeño Grapefruit Mocktail. Visit Chastity for the drink recipe!
One of the best things about a Galentine’s Day party is being able to eat all the garlic, spinach, and onions that you want. Which is exactly why the Spinach Gnocchi Balls Autumn made are the perfect appetizer. Head over to Mama Challenge for the recipe!
Plus, look how great the Spinach Gnocchi Balls match the succulent gifts?!
No party with your girlfriends can be complete without a dessert. And who doesn’t love some red velvet cake? This Red Velvet Kiss Cake from Everyday Best is perfect for your Galentine’s Day party. Visit Shannon for the dessert details!
With the perfect drink, appetizer, dessert, and gift, you’ve got everything you need to throw your own Galentine’s Day Party!
Can’t get together in person? Make all your own goodies and have a virtual celebration.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
Want another free pattern for Valentine’s Day? Make these Tiny Hearts Fingerless Gloves!