Friday Five – Vol. 01 Galentine’s Day Must Haves

Happy Friday! Fridays are going to look a little different than they have in the past around here! I decided to implement something called “Friday Five” in which I will share 5 things, or places or a combination of the two that rank my top 5 for the week. Enjoy! And if you have a suggestion make sure you post in the comments below!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and although I have someone I could celebrate with, we prefer to ignore what we dub “Hallmark Holidays.” Instead, I’d much rather get together with some of my girlfriends from high school, eat some sweets, drink wine and catch up. This year I am hosting which means a little more preparation is needed on my end! Here are the 5 things I am making sure we have at our Galentine’s day party this year!

Love Balloon Banner

Seriously, how cute is this LOVE balloon? Not only can it function as a decoration but it could be a fun prop for photos! I may or may not have ordered multiples to keep in stock!

Fresh Flowers

red roses

Its no surprise I’m a huge fan of fresh flowers. I usually make a point to pick up a bouquet about once a month just to spruce up my office coffee table or dining room table. My favorite places for great flowers at an even better price are Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. You can usually find a great bouquet for around $10.  I’ll skip the red roses for my gals though and will likely opt for what ever looks best. I won’t know until the day before!

Party Punch


I recently found this punch recipe on Pinterest and I’ve been dying to give it a try. Galentine’s day seemed like the perfect excuse to test it out!

Sweet Treats


Last year I tried to make Funfetti cake pops and although the were an A++ on taste the presentation could’ve been better executed. To make things easier, I am sticking to the Funfetti, but opting for a heart shaped pan. Not only is it easier and less time consuming to make, but clean up will be a breeze! Still the same great taste!

Conversation Hearts

Lastly, what is Valentine’s Day without conversation hearts!? You can never go wrong with these!

So excited to get together with these ladies next week for a fun time of catching up! What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Something special with your significant other? Or just spending it with friends? Let me know!



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44 Comments on Friday Five – Vol. 01 Galentine’s Day Must Haves

  1. Chelsea Damon
    February 14, 2017 at 10:12 am (1 year ago)

    We have that exact frosting at home! I’m going to surprise my husband and son with a valentines day cake this evening!

  2. Jennifer
    February 12, 2017 at 9:45 am (1 year ago)

    I love those heart-shaped molds. I think I have three of them now in various sizes. And that punch looks REALLY good. I’d drink that right up.

  3. Amber
    February 11, 2017 at 11:41 am (1 year ago)

    I love the love balloon and have enjoyed using it as a prop, as a photographer. I also have a ton of adorable sessions using the conversation hearts and fresh flowers bouquets!

  4. Brittany
    February 11, 2017 at 8:58 am (1 year ago)

    It took me way too long in life to know about Galentine’s Day! I definitely want to celebrate it this year with some of my close girlfriends!!

  5. Nikki
    February 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Conversation hearts are the best. I love eating those every year. I really like that foil balloon too!!

  6. Blythe Alpern
    February 10, 2017 at 1:43 am (1 year ago)

    Kind of wish I was doing a Galentine’s Day event this year. That punch and those cake pops sound so tasty and I know my friends would love them.

  7. Sarah
    February 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I LOVE that love balloon. I first found those types of balloons looking for new years decorations and they are so cute!

  8. Courteney Noonan
    February 9, 2017 at 11:38 am (1 year ago)

    I’d love to make the funfetti cake pops! The heart shaped moulds are so cute 🙂

  9. Robin Rue
    February 9, 2017 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

    Those treats look so good! I had no idea that there was a Valentine’s version out there.

  10. Di
    February 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Cute items here for valentines day. Those conversation hearts bring back memories. I can clearly remember getting them as a kid!

  11. Shelby
    February 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Such cute ideas. I love how you keep it simple. Nothing will cost so much to break the bank, but it would all come together for an awesome party.

  12. Karen
    February 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm (1 year ago)

    That punch does look super delish! And its pink, so cant go wrong with that! But – since I’m not having a party soon I might do the Funfetti cupcakes instead!

  13. Kiwi
    February 7, 2017 at 8:45 am (1 year ago)

    Im actually hosting my 5th Galentines Day party this weekend. I will make sure to have some Conversation Hearts handy.

  14. Stephanie Lee
    February 6, 2017 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

    These are so cute! I love that balloon. And very cute idea to make cake pops!

  15. Tabitha Shakespeare
    February 6, 2017 at 1:02 am (1 year ago)

    Such a cute post! These are definitely all must haves, especially that party punch! So yummy!

  16. Jessica
    February 5, 2017 at 9:46 pm (1 year ago)

    That punch looks great. I love the idea of doing something for valentine’s day with just the girls. Unfortunately all my girl friends are so spread out now due to our careers we are very rarely able to get together to do anything 🙁

  17. Angela Ricardo
    February 5, 2017 at 9:52 am (1 year ago)

    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. These ideas were so cute and perfect for Galentines and Valentines day. I like the Love balloon, it was so cute!

  18. McKenzie Allyshia
    February 5, 2017 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh, yes to all of those! I love the love balloon banner — I want one just because ha ha. I bought some adorable pastel pink tulips a couple of days ago and am hoping to keep fresh flowers in my home all through the month.

  19. Angie Rose
    February 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm (1 year ago)

    What adorable ideas! That party punch looks so good. Every year, my boyfriend gets me a bag of conversation hearts and I always try to make a few sweet treats 🙂

  20. Marisa
    February 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I love baking for valentines. So many cute molds out there to use .

  21. Reesa Lewandowski
    February 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I am having a little get together with friends right after valentine’s day. I need to make this punch! How delicious does that look?!

  22. Nikki Arnold
    February 4, 2017 at 6:25 pm (1 year ago)

    This is such a sweet idea. It’s so nice to treat our girlfriends and we are the best at knowing what our gal pals love!

  23. Jeanine
    February 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm (1 year ago)

    my husband has to work on Valentines so its going to be just an ordinary day around here. That drink looks really great though!

  24. Amber Nelson
    February 4, 2017 at 11:25 am (1 year ago)

    Conversation hearts are my favorite part of Valentine’s Day and those balloons are pretty darn cool as well!

  25. Brandi with Big Fit Fam
    February 4, 2017 at 9:21 am (1 year ago)

    I love sorbet punch! This a great list of must haves, I def agree with candy hearts and flowers

  26. Theresa
    February 4, 2017 at 7:31 am (1 year ago)

    I really like the balloon banner. It looks so festive!

    • Theresa
      February 4, 2017 at 7:31 am (1 year ago)

      The punch looks really fun too. I’ll have to check it out!

  27. Jocelyn @Hip Mama's Place
    February 4, 2017 at 3:54 am (1 year ago)

    I love all of these ideas! And oh my, that punch looks so delicious! I need some of those flowers, too!

  28. Belle
    February 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm (1 year ago)

    These are great ideas! The flowers are so pretty and that punch looks really good! I want some please!


  29. Terri Steffes
    February 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm (1 year ago)

    We are peas in a pod. I love the balloons and the punch and I have loved conversation hearts since 1964.

  30. Joanna
    February 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, that party punch looks like my kind of thing! I can see a version for the kids, and a version for the grown ups!

  31. Courteney Noonan
    February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm (1 year ago)

    My friends would love all of these! I’ve never thought of having a Galetine’s Day before. I have a boyfriend but it’s still something I’d love to do haha

  32. Karen
    February 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Honestly – I have been eyeing those “LOVE” and “YAY” balloons for a while now! GALentines day is a perfect excuse to buy some and enjoy the fun and friendships!

  33. Valerie Jane
    February 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks to me lke you’ve had an awesome week! I’m a huge fan of the candy hearts.. there is just something so nostalgic about them! 🙂

  34. Marcie
    February 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm (1 year ago)

    That punch looks amazing! I can’t remember the last time I had punch at anything and that’s a crime! Plus that pineapple looks so festive!

  35. Tereza
    February 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm (1 year ago)

    That party punch looks delicious! Punch is not something we normally make here in the UK but I did have a sloe gin one the other day and it totally makes me want to make a fresh Valentine’s one! x

  36. Cara
    February 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm (1 year ago)

    That love balloon is adorable! Hope I get one this V-day…hahaha! I actually got these giant Love card and envelope from Target and was going to do something with it. The more personalize it is the better. 🙂

  37. Angela Tolsma
    February 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

    I hadn’t seen the love balloons before! Those are awesome and something I would totally pick up! I love the conversation hearts but I’ve never used them for conversation, just snacking

  38. Jessi
    February 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

    That party punch looks like so much fun! i will need to try that next time I have a girl’s night in

  39. Lyd
    February 3, 2017 at 11:04 am (1 year ago)

    I love the balloon, so fun! And that punch looks so good, I might make it before v-day haha!

  40. Mistle
    February 3, 2017 at 10:40 am (1 year ago)

    Love all of these! Though I enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, I also love a good Galentine’s celebration.

  41. Ashley LaMar
    February 3, 2017 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

    I agree with Debra, that punch sounds fabulous! I love punch for parties and gatherings and that one looks so easy.

  42. Jewels
    February 3, 2017 at 7:14 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome list! I love the “love” balloon especially in Rose Gold! Punch is always a good idea. I’m excited for my celebration this year.

  43. Debra
    February 3, 2017 at 1:49 am (1 year ago)

    Love that punch! What a great drink, it looks wonderful! That would be so elegant for a night with the ladies!


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