Love. It truly is a beautiful thing. And although it may not (yet) be between you and that dark-haired cutie with the gorgeous eyes that you always spot in the coffee shop downtown, your friends do count for a big something in this love-fest. After all, where would you be without them? Show your leading ladies they’re a staple in your life by throwing a Galentine’s Day brunch or dinner party. With these 19 red + pink ideas, your party is practically planned. All you have to do is extend the invitation.


1. Nail It: Red nail polish is the crown jewel of all sexy nail polishes. Share its powers with your friends by gifting them a bottle that has a personalized card tied around it with ribbon. (via The TOMKAT Studio)


2. A Pinch of Love: They say the best way to land a lover is to make a killer dinner. If you’re winning over the hearts of your best friends, you can never beat indulging their sweet tooth. Put your crafty side to work by baking cookies ahead of time and having your guests decorate them red + pink during the party. (via The Fancy Things)


3. Stirred With Love: It’s really the little things in life, and these adorable red + pink + purple (oh my!) stirrers won’t let you down. With a simple skewer, some beads and a paper heart, your drinks will be garnished in style. (via Tell Love and Party)


4. Donut Let Me Go: Add a pop of color to the dessert table with these mini donuts. The variety of pink icing and sprinkles mixes up the color palette. Even if you’re a novice baker, you’ll be able to nail this DIY. (via Crazy Style Love)


5. Bursting With Love: Fill the hearts of all of your guests with these precious heart-shaped piñata boxes. This craft is manageable, and you can easily fill the hearts with knick-knacks, candies or other trinkets. (via Brit + Co)


6. One Love, One Heart: For more of a modern party, try this chic drink garnish. It’s simple to make with craft paper and a skewer. (via Style Me Pretty)


7. Get Cozy: Even if you’re just hosting a movie night, you can still throw this easy craft into the mix. These DIY Valentine’s Day heart leggings will be perfect to snuggle up with your best buds while you Netflix binge. (Photo via Jeff Mindell Photography)


8. Cooties for Life: Bring back the days of playing in the schoolyard in one easy craft. Known as the cootie catcher or an origami fortune teller, this craft makes for a great favor for your fun-loving friends. Make it easy on yourself by using the print template. (via Style Me Pretty)


9. Let Love Grow: Dress up a succulent plant by painting the container in poppy colors. You can do this ahead of time for a favor, or it can be a party craft. Double the duty of these plants by having them serve as centerpieces before sending them home with your friends. (via A Night Owl)


10. Love Is a Gift: When the party is all said and done, send your favorite gals home with a treat bag that is so adorable, they’ll want to keep it forever. This one can be made in a few easy steps, but doesn’t skimp on style. (via Style Me Pretty)


11. Forever Clipped Together: Old school is brought back to life with this cute guest favor idea. These sequined red + pink barrettes are perfect for the festive setting. (Photo via Ruth Eileen Photography)


12. Pour on the Bubbly: Whether you’re making mimosas or having a champagne toast, don’t underestimate the power of the bubbly — especially when it’s decked out for the holiday. Check out a few different brands to find a label you love. (Photo via Abby Jiu Photography)

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13. Set the Scene: Make your tablescape scream “let’s celebrate!” with this sequined place setting. Lay a simple tablecloth down, add some adorable pom poms and cutouts, and you’ve completed your look. Choose plates with a metallic accent for extra elegance. (Photo via Brooke Courtney Photography)


14. DIY Color-Blocked Heart: Take a simple cake from bland to wow with these easy DIY cake toppers. Your local craft store should have everything you need to make these for your party. (via Sarah Hearts)


15. A Time for Balloons: Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without hearts. Keep the event classy with some oversized heart balloons instead of heart confetti or those big cheesy paper hearts. (Photo via White Loft Studio)


16. Caked in Love: Start a conversation by designing your own conversation heart cake. It’s a very easy baking project, and the best part is the cake calls for champagne. (via Brit + Co)


17. Toast to Friendship: Celebrate the ladies who always have your back with this delicious cocktail recipe. The Cherub’s Cup cocktail combines a variety of delicious flavors: gin, rosé wine and muddled strawberry. (Photo via Freutcake)


18. Flair Exchange Tassel Garland Kit ($13): Deck out your house with a DIY tassel garland. Depending on how bright or neutral you want to go, the kit is available in a variety of colors. Get your celebration on with garland and confetti.


19. Seal It With a Kiss: Something as simple as a kiss can make a big impact. Snag yourself a vintage tray, add a few Hershey’s kisses and get to decorating. (via Craftaholics Anonymous)

Are you inspired and ready to get crafting? Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page for more ideas, then share your finished projects with us on Instagram using #iamcreative!